Our mission

English is the international language and is the most widely spoken language worldwide. English is quite simply the language of success.

UP embeds English in its degrees – no need to study elsewhere.

In this rapidly evolving technological world, its critical that students are adaptable and can evaluate information. UP is the only university embedding “critical thinking” in its degrees.

The Faculty of English and Employability is dedicated to helping students build skills needed to become successful students and professionals, particularly English language proficiency and critical thinking. We also help students develop their capacity to communicate effectively, think creatively and cooperate with others.

The Faculty of English and Employability is dedicated to helping students build skills needed to become successful students and professionals, particularly English language proficiency and critical thinking. We also help students develop their capacity to communicate effectively, think creatively and cooperate with others.

UP graduates make highly valuable employees & future leaders — multi-skilled with their:
1). Degree
2). English fluency
3). Critical thinking
4). Employability skills

Employability (soft skills) are the most important skills for career success. UP is the only university embedding employability skills in its degrees.

♦  Interpersonal abilities ♦  Flexibility for new tasks
♦  Resilience when things go wrong ♦  Empathy
♦  Leadership ♦  Communication
♦  Teamwork (we not I) ♦  Responsibility
♦  Good manners ♦  Ability to teach & learn
♦  Works well with diversity ♦  Self-confidence & optimism
♦  Good listener ♦  Problem solver – not hand to someone else

Communication – is a critical skills for success. How else to diagnose and deliver best outcomes for patients and clients? UP is the only university embedding communication skills in its degrees.

Education Program

Foundation Year English – Foundation Year students study English five days per week in an intensive program that builds fluency in listening, speaking, reading and writing English, as well as developing critical thinking skills by tying language to contemporary culture.

Second Year English – Students continue to build English skills needed in the medical profession, particularly understanding and communicating ideas in a way that will be needed in future vocations. Students will demonstrate learning by creating health awareness literature and presentations.

Critical Thinking – The Critical Thinking courses are designed and embedded throughout the second, third and fourth year curriculum where students will learn how to approach problems and ideas from every angle. The program enables and encourages students to build up a higher level thinking where students are required to think and logically reason their thoughts rather than to repeat given information.

Our department is currently planning additional coursework in the areas of English, Critical Thinking and Career Readiness.

Schedule for Classes

Foundation Year English – 15 hours per week, Semester 1 & 2
Second Year B.S. English – 3 hours per week, Semesters 1 & 2
Second Year B.S. Critical Thinking – 3 hours per week, Y2, Y3 & Y4

Course Instruction

All English and Critical Thinking coursework is taught via interactive classroom lecture.

Foundation Year English – Foundation Year offers a one-of-a-kind English program, designed especially for UP. This English program builds fluency in listening, speaking, reading and writing English, as well as developing critical thinking skills by tying language to contemporary culture. Health sciences students also take a course in English medical terminology.

Faculty Team Members

Mr. Jake Pedersen
English Department Administrator
Tel: (+855) 78 283 171
Email:jpedersen@puthisastra.edu.kh

Ms. Jenny Pisani
Coordinator and Administrator for Foundation Year English
Tel: (+855) 70 286 822
Email:pjenny@puthisastra.edu.kh