Ireedui English Learning Center

Akhtolkhun (Agii) Makhsum, owner and operator of Kobesh Travel, is one of the most experienced and skilled English language teachers in Mongolia.  He is a graduate of the International Relations University in Almaty, Kazakstan, earning a bachelor’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) in 1999.

In addition to teaching full-time at a public school in Ulgii for over 10 years now, Agii also runs the Ireedui (“Future”) English Learning Center, a source of after-hours English instruction for young people and adults throughout the community.  At Ireedui, English courses are taught in three levels: elementary, intermediate, and advanced.  The curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of each learner: for example young people tend to focus on grammar whereas adults want communicative skills and “everyday language.”

Opened in 2006, Ireedui is proud to have over 400 graduates, including members of government, private business, public agencies, and people in the tourism industry.  Many of our younger students have gone on to win distinction in Mongolia’s regional and national-level English Olympics.

In the future, Agii, six-time winner of the Regional English Teachers’ Olympics and four-time participant in the National English Teachers’ Olympics in Ulaanbaatar (including a third place win in 2010), hopes to expand Ireedui to include a secondary school where English is taught alongside the traditional academic subjects from teachers trained in modern methodologies.