Earn your TEFL certificate in Phnom Penh, Cambodia!

About our classroom TEFL course in Phnom Penh, Cambodia:


Learn everything you need to become a great ESL instructor in Cambodia!


Program length
Job assistance
23 days
Not Included
9 days


About the location

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • The TEFL course takes place in Phnom Penh, the vibrant and exciting capital of Cambodia.
  • Phnom Penh is a popular tourist destination due to its history, palaces, and museums.
  • Phnom Penh is a popular teaching destination, so you’re bound to find other foreign teachers outside of the course itself.
  • Earning your TEFL certificate in Cambodia will allow you to travel around south Asia easily, as well as change local students’ lives!
Phnom Penh garden and buildings
Kids in Cambodia

About the program

  • Option 1: 4-week-long, 150-hour TEFL course
  • Option 2: If you’re already TEFL certified; 9 days cultural immersion with job placement
  • Expect to be in class the majority of the day during the week (Monday-Friday).
  • Classes will be run with local students to ensure that you get the hang of teaching English to non-native speakers.
  • You’ll get to participate in 14 hours of observed teaching practice.
  • You’ll learn from excellent TEFL trainers who are ready to help you reach your full potential in the classroom.

Finding a TEFL job

  • Typically, English teaching jobs in Cambodia allow our teachers to take home (net) between US $1,350 and US $1,500 per month, depending on where the teacher works, how many hours they work and the availability of non-income benefits such as accommodation, transport and free utilities.
  • With the cost of living in Cambodia being a fraction of what it is in most developed countries, English language teachers in this part of the world can expect to save at least half of their income without cutting corners.
  • You will have free time on the weekends while taking the TEFL course, so you can get an idea of the area that you’d like to teach in after you complete the course.
  • The demand for English teachers in Cambodia is high, so finding a job should be no trouble at all.

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Classroom in Cambodia

If you’re unsure about which date to choose, speak with a course advisor to learn more about the program and figure out when the best time to enroll is.

Phnom Penh TEFL course dates

February 2024

February 5th - March 2nd

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March 2024

March 5th - March 30th

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April 2024

April 2nd - April 27th

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May 2024

April 30th - May 25th

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June 2024

May 28th - June 22nd

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July 2024

June 25th - July 20th

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July/August 2024

July 23rd - August 17th

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Aug/Sept 2024

August 20th - September 14th

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Sept/Oct 2024

Sept 17th - Oct 12th

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Oct/Nov 2024

Oct 15th - Nov 9th

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Hotel: Best Central – Cheap
35, Street 172, Chhey Chumneas, Phnom Penh
Average price: US $17.00 per night
Hotel: Vacation Boutique – Medium-priced
128 Street 136, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
Average price: US $20.00 per night
Hotel: Silver Mounts – More expensive
Building No.37, Street 172, Doun Penh, Phnom Penh
Average price: US $25.00 per night

Job placement assistance after the course


*B.A. is not required for job placement support*

Get hired at course completion

Entering an in-class TEFL comes with many great benefits, one being job placement assistance! Job placements can take up to 14 days for recent graduates. Yes – a job in just 2 weeks! Inexperienced teachers earn, on average, between 900 – 1,200 USD per month (up to $2,400 for degree holders), allowing you to live comfortably, and be able to travel.

All trainers have been where you are today. Trust you will have the guidance, all questions answered, and excellent support from the course team. You’ll never feel alone!

What’s better is that there are no obligations! Complete your course, have time to explore, then find a job at your time.

someone getting a job in cambodia
students in cambodia

Private schools or ESL academies

Private, middle, and high schools are the best options for foreign teachers in Cambodia, as they are the most common and hire all-year-round. Private schools typically convene from 8am – 4pm, with a lunch break in between. Having a TEFL certificate or years of experience can have you earn a few hundreds more.

Do you prefer exploring during the day and working nights? A private ESL academy might be the option for you. Earn the same, but have the opportunity to work with a wider age group, ranging from kids, to adults.

About Phnom Penh – things to do and see

Phnom Penh is the vibrant and bustling capital of Cambodia. Like many Asian cities Phnom Penh is growing rapidly but still maintains it’s charm and tranquility. From the banks of the Mekong river, to the spires of the Royal Palace, there are many attractions both in and outside of the city. From the history, to the hip food and bar scene, the city offers something for everyone.

Visit the local restaurants and street markets to try new foods, and check out the nearby temples, lakes, gardens, and other historical spots!

Phnom Penh temple
Map of Phnom Penh

Learn more about this TEFL course

Ready to get started? 

To secure your spot, pay the deposit today. Still have questions? Speak with a course advisor to discuss any questions or concerns that you have!

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    What course alumni have to say

    Thank you for your wonderful guidelines on how to teach children English. I learned a great deal about all of the important fundamentals. I feel very prepared to teach English to a variety of types of learners. I feel confident in being able to help others to progress in learning English as I have progressed in learning to teach English. I would recommend this program to anyone interested in being a good TEFL teacher in another country or in your own respective country for that matter. Thank you!


    The experience was unique because it was something I’d never done before and I wasn’t too sure what I was getting myself into! Therefore this was a good opportunity to learn something new and see if it was for me. 


    The course was very informative, inspiring and insightful. It stimulated my intellect and shaped my role as an educator. I now have knowledge about classroom management. I gained vast knowledge about learning theories and how to incorporate the elements from different theories into my lesson plan.


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