Koh Kong City is the capital of Koh Kong province in south-west cambodia. The city rests on the east side of the Kaoh Pao River and is about 10 kilometres from the land border with neighbouring thailand.
The city can be reached from Phnom Penh and Sihanoukwille by highway 48 with regular bus services between the cities. Koh Kong province is one of Cambodia’s least developed regions and the drive through province takes you past the beautiful Cardamom Mountains.
The area around Koh Kong City has plenty to offer with islands, mountains, jungles, rivers, waterfalls, a zoo, casino, and a lot more. The nearby Cardamom Mountains are home to pristine jungle and tropical waterfalls while on the coast you will find asia’s largest mangrove forest. For the active adventurer, hiking, mountain biking are popular activities as are snorkelling and kayaking. Nearby Koh Kong Island is Cambodia’s largest and is home to some of the finest beaches in Southeast Asia.
Bicycles and motorbikes can be rented in Koh Kong City and are a great way to explore the city and surrounding area. There are a number of bars and restaurants in the city and if you head down to the riverfront in the evening you find many vendors selling food and drinks. It is great place to take an evening walk and grab something to eat and drink at the end of a busy day.Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!
ITTT’s TEFL course in Cambodia takes place in Koh Kong City, the capital of Koh Kong Province. The TEFL training centre is conveniently located close to the city’s shops, restaurants, bars and markets. Our facility is equipped with all the amenities you could need throughout your course and is near to the schools where the teaching observation and practice sessions take place.
During the course you will benefit from the experience and dedication of our TEFL trainers who will instruct you in a range of topics including methodology, lesson planning, grammar and more. During the course you will learn the skills necessary to plan interesting and effective lessons and gain an insight into the life of a working English language teacher.
Signing up for our TEFL course in Koh Kong, Cambodia is the first step on a fascinating journey to becoming a fully qualified English teacher. Teaching English abroad is an immensely satisfying career and whether you decide to stay on in Cambodia after the course or move onto somewhere new, our internationally recognised certificate, high-quality training and lifetime job support will ensure that you will well prepared to teach English as a foreign language.
Attendees of our TEFL course in Koh Kong City, Cambodia have several accommodation options available to them. Our recommended options include an in-house room with en-suite bathroom and rooms at local hotels and guesthouses. We have ongoing arrangements with local accommodation providers to ensure special monthly rates for trainees and we inspect our recommended options to ensure that the rooms and facilities they provide will make your stay a comfortable one. Our recommended accommodation is all within walking distance of the TEFL training centre.
Once your place on the course has been confirmed we will send you further information on the accommodation options available. Please note that you are not obliged to use our recommended accommodation and you are free to make your own arrangements.
If you have any queries regarding the accommodation available, please let us know and we will do all we can to assist you.
- 7 January 2019 - 1 February
- 4 February 2019 - 1 March
- 11 March 2019 - 5 April
- 29 April 2019 - 24 May
- 3 June 2019 - 28 June
- 1 July 2019 - 26 July
- 29 July 2019 - 23 August
- 2 September 2019 - 27 September
- 30 September 2019 - 25 October
- 4 November 2019 - 30 November
- 2 December 2019 - 20 December
We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Ko Kong City and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.
Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are my payment options?Expand
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.
Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Cambodia itself.
The balance of course fees is payable on the first day of class and must be paid in cash in US dollars.
Fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees, airport transfers for qualifying arrivals and lifetime job assistance.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
We have in-house, accommodation with en-suite bathroom for 4 weeks at $200 USD. You are not obliged to use the accommodation option we provide so you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements if you wish. We have ongoing arrangements with several local hotels and guesthouses that provide our students with special monthly rates. All our recommended options are within walking distance of the school. We have also inspected all options to make sure they provide rooms and facilities that will ensure you have a comfortable stay. Upon receipt of your course deposit we will send you all the relevant details of the available options. If you choose to use one of our accommodation options, it should be paid for directly to the provider upon arrival or as arranged when doing the booking. If you have any questions or concerns about your accommodation in Koh Kong, please contact us and we will do all we can to help.
What is the course schedule?Expand
Class time is generally 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with mid-morning and afternoon breaks and a lunch break. For approximately two weeks, you will be preparing to teach, learning all of the things you need to know in order to be successful in the classroom, with practice classroom teaching sessions. During the first 2 weeks you will go to an International school to observe the English teachers teaching in an actual classroom, times are between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. During the last 2 weeks, you will actually do practical teaching each day, and prepare your lesson materials.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
The students are school children as well as adults. The students range from beginners to intermediate. The experience gained in this way will benefit you tremendously. Taking your development step by step only helps you to gain more confidence and help to build your own style of teaching.
Who usually attends the course?Expand
Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian, Australian, or South African; as well we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language. The maximum class size in the Koh Kong location is 10. We keep this number low so that we can provide our trainees with the individualized attention they deserve.
Is there a dress code?Expand
During trainees’ lessons, casual attire is allowed. Cambodia can get rather hot so this means sandals, shorts, t-shirts and other loose-fitting clothing, cotton attire is best. During teacher practice and observation sessions, there are specific dress requirements that adhere to the local working culture and basic ideas of professionalism. You will need to dress in trousers/skirts and closed-toe shoes. Men need collared shirts, while women need to wear conservative tops that cover their shoulders. Men also need to shave or keep facial hair neatly trimmed. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed while teaching local students. We ask that you be respectful and mindful of your peers and the cultural norms of Cambodia.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.
What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?Expand
Of course, you need your passport. When you secure work you may be asked to provide notarized copies of your birth certificate, college/university degrees with transcripts along with a degree verification letter.
What’s the climate like? What kind of clothing will I need to bring?Expand
Most of the time, it is hot and humid. But, it can get cool during the winter months. It is not necessary to bring too many clothes with you as clothes are rather inexpensive and can be purchased locally. We recommend packing light for your initial training. A lightweight raincoat can come in handy.