Ms. Phan received her MA. from the Professional Studies program for International Development in
1998 from Cornell University.
Ms. Phan had extensive training and experience as a language teacher before she came to Cornell in
fall 2005. She studied the pedagogy of teaching a second language in Russia and also in Singapore, she
has many years experience teaching language, including eight years teaching English and Russian in
Cambodia, a semester teaching Khmer at Cornell in 1999, three years as a teacher of ESL in the Ithaca
City School District, and continues private tutoring of Khmer in the Ithaca area.
She is a native speaker of Khmer, and fluent in English and Russian, with a working knowledge of
French. She has a certificate from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and
is an Oral Proficiency Tester in the Khmer language.