Driven by an ambition to teach languages around the world, Christian Chasset founded the Hong Kong Institute of Languages with his wife in 1985. Since then, he has taught French continuously in Hong Kong, and for this long-time service, in 2007, he received the prestigious “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques” (Knight of the Order of the Academic Palms) award from the French Government. Before moving to Hong Kong, Chasset also taught in France for eight years.
Besides providing courses in English, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese at all levels to individuals, the Hong Kong Institute of Languages also provides corporate training for both local and multinational businesses. “We believe that what we do today will have an impact and make a real difference in the lives of our students tomorrow,” Chasset said.
Over his past 30 years in the education field, Chasset is happy to have taken part in the education of different generations of students. He has been able to witness the milestones and achievements of his students from working in well-known companies to getting married and then bringing their children to his institute.
The Hong Kong Institute of Languages joined the Chamber in 2000 with the goal of exchanging ideas with other companies – large or small, taking advantage of the many events, services and training offered, and meeting people who truly understand the value of training done by professionals. Chasset is always impressed by the number and quality of the events, programmes, speakers and training offered to members at a reasonable price. In addition, the Chamber helps contribute to the school’s image as a well-established institute through featuring it in the Members Benefits section on the Chamber website and write-ups in The Bulletin magazine.
In addition to his business, Chasset is keen on volunteer work. He is involved in several associations and also founded the Rotary Club of Discovery Bay where he has resided since 1989.
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