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TEFL Phnom Penh

4 Week On-site TEFL Course and Teach English in Cambodia!

TEFL Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, pronounced puh- nom pen, is the capital city of Cambodia. With an estimated population of three million people spread across 679 square kilometres, or just over 921 miles, this bustling city is full of life.

Although Phnom Penh is relatively small when compared to other capital cities in Southeast Asia, it boasts a character of its own, developed through almost 100 years of French occupation, long-lasting warfare with Vietnam, and more recently, a booming economy.


4 Week On-site TEFL Course in Phnom Penh

Open the door to a TEFL career!

  • On-site TEFL Course

    4 week government regulated TEFL course in Phnom Penh
  • Teaching practice with real ESL learners

    Includes minimum 14 hours assessed Teaching Practice
  • Meet fellow students

    Welcome party
  • Convenient housing options

    Support to find accommodation
  • Expert tuition

    Learn in-class with experienced tutors
  • Access employment opportunities

    Launch a rewarding career as an ESL teacher
  • Explore Phnom Penh

    City Tour
  • Learn with qualified assessors

    Under strict, Australian Government compliance standards
  • Spread the cost

    Payment plans available
English teacher jobs in Phnom Penh

English teacher jobs in Phnom Penh

Alongside other countries in Southeast Asia, the low- cost lifestyle and the freedom to explore have led to an influx of English teacher jobs in Phnom Penh.

Across the city, you can find a hidden ex-pat community all funding their love of travel by working English teaching jobs in Phnom Penh.

But why choose a TEFL job in Phnom Penh?

Course dates for TEFL Phnom Penh

Interested in joining us to teach English in Phnom Penh?

TEFL UK has got you covered! Sign up today for our TESOL course in Phnom Penh and launch your exciting new career teaching English in Southeast Asia.

We are now taking bookings for 2024 - start any month!

  • 2024: 19 May
  • 2024: 16 Jun
  • 2024: 14 Jul
  • 2024: 11 Aug
  • 2024: 8 Sep
  • 2024: 6 Oct
  • 2024: 3 Nov
  • 2024: 1 Dec

    Things to do in Phnom Penh

    While Phnom Penh’s colonial past is evident all around you, even if old buildings aren’t your thing, the city offers plenty to do and see.

    Cultural spots such as the Buddhist temple Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace, and the National Museum are all worth visiting to learn more about Cambodia and its capital.

    For drinks and meals after work, the Riverside precinct in Phnom Penh is the place to be for nightlife entertainment. In this area, you’ll find everything you need to have a great night out, including:

    • bars
    • street food vendors
    • international restaurants
    • coffee shops
    • music venues
    • pool halls, and
    • a terrific boardwalk along the Tonle Sap River.

    For those who prefer to shop until they drop, the AEON Mall is the largest western-style shopping centre in Phnom Penh. Pretty much everything that you’d find in a large mall in your home country can be found here, including fast food favourites such as McDonalds and KFC!

    Enjoy public holidays in Phnom Penh

    Enjoy public holidays in Phnom Penh

    Worried about fitting in some exploration alongside your TEFL teaching position?

    Cambodia has more public holidays than any other country, allowing you to visit places slightly further afield without taking leave from your English teaching job in Phnom Penh.

    We highly recommend a trip to see:

    • Kep- a nearby town where you can visit the daily crab market and see what traditional life is like in Cambodia.
    • Angkor Wat- a huge temple complex and the largest religious monument in the world.
    • The various beautiful islands off the coast of Sihanoukville.

    Now you know all about the city, what will it be like to complete the TEFL TESOL programme in Phnom Penh?

    School life with TEFL Phnom Penh

    School life with TEFL Phnom Penh

    Once you have settled in Cambodia, TESOL training will begin. The programme in Phnom Penh takes place in an actual school environment from day one, in one of the largest, privately-owned schools in Cambodia, with nearly 1,500 students from all ages and backgrounds.

    This will give you excellent experience working with children of all ages, and from all walks of life.

    The TESOL course is deliberately intensive, covering a wide range of knowledge and skills-related work to get through in a relatively short period of time. As such, you should prepare yourself for a busy few weeks and throw yourself into every experience.

    You can be sure, however, of the comprehensive support and care you will receive from our team on the ground in Phnom Penh. The team are dedicated, and highly professional and will be by your side every step of the way.

    Our partner school in Cambodia has been delivering government-regulated TESOL programmes in Phnom Penh for more than a decade. This means that they know the city well, including where the best ESL teaching jobs are available, which will help you to find your English teacher job in Phnom Penh at the end of the course.

    Public transport in Phnom Penh

    Public transport in Phnom Penh

    If you aren’t a big walker, have no fear, because Phnom Penh is well-serviced by public transport.

    Buses leave from Phnom Penh regularly for outlying provinces and neighbouring countries, including Vietnam, Thailand and Laos, providing a great base for future travel on days off from your English teacher job in Phnom Penh.

    Public transport remains very affordable, too, with a trip from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam only costing US $12.00, around £9.71, for the 6.5-hour journey.

    This means that whether you are exploring other parts of Cambodia itself, or going further afield on your days off, transport in Phnom Penh remains easy, affordable, and simple.

    Alternatively, for shorter journeys, you can join the locals and travel around Phnom Penh by tuk-tuk. Fast, agile, and exhilarating, after a bit of haggling, crossing the city could cost you no more than US $1.00 per kilometre - plus you’ll be doing your bit to keep this iconic form of transport alive and well.

    Perfect if you are heading out to eat or explore after your TEFL English class.

    FAQ: Taking a Classroom TEFL Course in Cambodia

    Taking a TEFL course in Cambodia offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a vibrant cultural experience while gaining the skills and certification necessary to launch a rewarding career teaching English as a foreign language. Cambodia's rich history, bustling cities, and affordable lifestyle make it an attractive destination for aspiring ESL teachers.

    Enrolling in a TEFL course in Phnom Penh provides numerous benefits, including a four-week on-site course with government-regulated certification, teaching practice with real ESL learners, expert tuition from experienced tutors, and access to employment opportunities upon completion. Additionally, you'll have the chance to explore the city and its cultural attractions during your stay.

    No specific qualifications are required to enroll in a TEFL course in Cambodia. However, a strong command of the English language is essential. Whether you're a recent graduate, career changer, or seasoned traveler, a TEFL course in Cambodia can provide you with the training and certification needed to pursue a career in ESL teaching.

    The TEFL course in Phnom Penh is an intensive four-week program conducted in an actual school environment. You'll receive expert tuition, engage in teaching practice with real ESL learners, and participate in various activities designed to enhance your teaching skills. The course covers a wide range of knowledge and skills related to ESL teaching, preparing you for a successful career in the field.

    Completing a TEFL course in Cambodia provides you with the necessary certification and practical experience to secure ESL teaching jobs in Phnom Penh and beyond. The course is conducted under strict Australian Government compliance standards, ensuring that you receive high-quality training that is recognized by employers in the region.

    During your TEFL course in Phnom Penh, you'll have the opportunity to explore the city's cultural spots, such as Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace, and the National Museum. You can also experience the city's vibrant nightlife along the Riverside precinct, indulge in shopping at the AEON Mall, and take advantage of public holidays to visit nearby destinations like Kep and Angkor Wat.

    Phnom Penh is well-serviced by public transportation, including buses and tuk-tuks, making it easy and affordable to explore the city and its surroundings during your TEFL course. Whether you're traveling to outlying provinces, neighboring countries, or simply navigating the city streets, public transport offers convenience and accessibility for your adventures.

    Enrolling in a TEFL course in Phnom Penh is simple! Visit the TEFL UK website to sign up for the course and select your preferred start date. With course dates available throughout the year, you can begin your journey to becoming a certified ESL teacher in Southeast Asia. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to open the door to a rewarding TEFL career in Cambodia!

    4 week on-site TEFL course in Phnom Penh

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