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
Price
Housing
Job assistance
26 days
$1798
Included in price

Overview

About the location

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • The TEFL course takes place in Phnom Penh which is known for its beautiful landscapes and friendly locals.
  • 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

  • It’s a 4-week-long TEFL course.
  • 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 20 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

  • Graduates receive full job placement assistance.
  • You’ll be able to speak with TEFL coordinators to figure out job details.
  • 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

2021 dates

TBD

Housing

 

Included in $1798 price

There is guesthouse accommodation within easy walking distance of the training center. Each trainee will have their own bedroom and bathroom. Each bedroom includes air conditioning, wifi, a bed (including bedding), a dresser, a desk, and a chair.

Laundry facilities are readily available.

*Housing is included in the course price.*

Guaranteed teaching job after the course

 

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

Guaranteed job

Entering an in-class TEFL comes with many great benefits, one being a job placement guarantee! Job placements can take up to 14 days for recent graduates. Yes – a job in 2 weeks! Inexperienced teachers earn, on average, between 1,000 – 1,200 USD per month (4008 KHR, Cambodian Riel), 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

If not for the beauty of cultural explorations, adventure activities, cooking classes, enormous Bhuddist temples, and more. Most people travel to Thailand or Vietnam in Southeast Asia. So, why Cambodia? Officially called Kingdom of Cambodia, the country has emerged from civil war, having so much history. It has relations with most nations, and has a rapidly growing economy. With many tourists attractions such as Angkor Complex, Preah Vihear, and Kampong Thom, there will always be a beautiful sunset in sight.

Visit some local restaurants and street markets! With rice being the staple food, many dishes ideally have a contrast of flavors, textures and temperatures using herbs, leaves, pickled vegetables, edible flowers and other garnishes. There are many street-side snacks to enjoy!

Homes in Cambodia
Map of Cambodia

Learn more about this TEFL course

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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!

    Cynthia

    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. 

    Rhiannon

    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.

    Nonkululeko

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    Teaching abroad brings a mix of emotions for teachers starting their new adventure. The initial excitement of preparing for your upcoming life abroad is often immediately followed by worry about what it is going to be like in the classroom. Will my students understand me? Will they be engaged in my lessons? These questions are common, natural reactions that all teachers face when preparing for their teach abroad experience.  

    Luckily, an in-class TEFL course is a great way to ease your way into not only teaching but your new country and culture as well.  

    Here are 5 great benefits of taking an in-class TEFL course: 

    1. Networking with schools and teachers

    Applying to schools from your home country can be intimidating. You may hear horror stories of instructors who signed a contract only to find out that their school, housing, or teaching arrangements were not exactly what they expected.   

    Taking an in-class TEFL course will allow you to meet former TEFL graduates and learn about what the best teaching positions and schools are in certain locations. In many classes, new TEFL candidates will have the chance to observe former graduates and experienced teachers in their own classrooms.  

    Being able to visit the school and meet your future co-workers will put your mind at ease about where you choose to sign a contract.

    2. Learn how to handle English language learners in the country you will teach in 

    All TEFL courses will give you a general sense of what it is like to teach English as a Second Language. No matter where you take your course, these skills can be applied to English language learners around the world. However, being in-country for a TEFL course will expose you to language difficulties specific to learners of the country that you are going to teach in.

    If you take a TEFL course in Shanghai, for example, you will be able to understand common mistakes that native Chinese speakers face when speaking and writing English. Once you can identify these issues, you will be able to anticipate and effectively address these mistakes.  

    In-class TEFL participants will also be able to get hands-on experience while completing their teaching practice. Teachers will be able to see and hear these mistakes made by students and have the opportunity to address and correct using techniques learned in the TEFL course.  

    Having both the knowledge and experience dealing with language learners from the country where you are going to teach will make you a more effective teacher. 

    3. Build References

    In-class TEFL courses usually range from 3-4 weeks and include fullday classes and teaching practice. This is a great opportunity to show that you are quick learner and able to accept feedback and improve your teaching. Even if you have never taught before and are shaking before your first lesson, that’s OK!  You will get the help you need and will be able to show improvement in each one of your lessons.   

    Being able to put yourself in an uncomfortable position, accept feedback from your instructors, and adjust your lesson plans to improve your classes are exactly the skills that schools are looking for in their instructors.  

    A reference who can speak to your abilities in the classroom goes incredibly far in the world of English as a Second Language teaching. Schools will be much more eager to hire teachers who they know are friendly in the classroom and who work well with other teachers. While you may not have the experience yet, showing schools that you are dedicated to improving and becoming the best teacher you can be is extremely valuable.  

    Not only will you be able to get references from your TEFL instructors, but your fellow classmates will also be great resources to validate your teaching abilities. Your classmates will have the opportunity to watch you build confidence in the classroom and see you improve throughout your lessons as you complete your teaching practice.

    4. Familiarize yourself with the city

    A great advantage of taking an in-class TEFL course is the ability to get to know the city and country you plan on teaching in before you take a position. TEFL courses run on a Monday – Friday schedule so you will get plenty of time to take weekend excursions through the city.  Exploring a new city for a month will give you enough time to learn how to take public transportation, set up a bank account, memorize some helpful survival phrases, and most importantly, learn which areas of the city you would like to live in.  

    Exploring neighborhoods, seeing what restaurants and shops are available as well as meeting people who live in various parts of the city will help you to make an informed decision on which area of the city is the best for you to live in. As you visit schools and apply to jobs, you can map out the distance and time it will take to get there.  

    Having an entire month to explore the city will make starting your new position much less stressful. You can focus on your lesson plans and arranging your classroom instead of how and where to find the supermarket, bank, or department store.

    5. Make lifelong friends

    The classmates in your TEFL course will be in the same position as yourself. They have spent months getting ready for the transition to a new country and you will go through all elements of culture shock together. You may have some classmates who have never taught a class in their lives, while others may be experienced teachers. Together you will study for exams, stay up late to perfect your lesson plans, and deliver them in front of each other.  

    Navigating culture shock and the demands of the TEFL course together will lead to a close bond with your classmates. Your classmates are also likely looking for a teaching position in the same city as yourself so there will be opportunities to share an apartment or find a teaching position at the same school.   

    Living and working in a foreign country is an experience that only a few people get the opportunity to have. You will end up making friends from all over the world that have shared this unique adventure with you. 

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