Cambodia is one of the most exciting countries in Asia and it is not hard to see why. The country is blessed with rich culture, natural beauty, and ancient structures. One of the most-visited sites in the country is the temple complex of Angkor Wat. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992, Angkor Wat attracts over 2 million tourists annually.
Gateway for the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap was always destined for great things. Visitors come here to see the temples, of course, but there is plenty to do in and around the city when you are templed out. Siem Reap has reinvented itself as the epicentre of chic Cambodia, with everything from backpacker party pads to hip hotels, world-class wining, and dining across a range of cuisines, sumptuous spas, great shopping, local tours to suit both foodies and adventurers, and a creative cultural scene that includes Cambodia's leading contemporary circus.
Because of Siem Reap’s popularity among tourists from all corners of the world, the city features countless comfortable hotels that offer all the amenities the tourists are used to from back home. Whether your budget is low or high, you will find a wide range of different types of accommodation in Siem Reap. Locals working in restaurants, bars and hotels welcome tourists and speak English rather well.
Getting around Siem Reap and its beautiful surroundings is extremely easy and affordable. Most popular means of transportation include tuk-tuks, costing $1-2, as well as motorbike taxis (motos) at $1. The low cost of living in Cambodia makes it a perfect destination for low budget travellers, but you also have the chance to find luxurious villas to stay at during your travels.
Siem Reap is a place where modernity meets tradition. The charming city features beautiful Cambodian architecture, rivers, lakes, and even lush jungle on the outskirts of town. The town has been the focus of an overall revamp since 2020, still on going, making it even friendlier. In Siem Reap you can engage in a different range of activities and will never get bored.
For those wanting to live and work in Cambodia the hot spot for employment is the capital city Phnom Penh. Jobs are more plentiful here than in other parts of the country and the salaries are also higher however, with a little patience, you are sure to find a job in the location that is right for you. Our course in Cambodia runs throughout the year and our centre in Siem Reap is the perfect place to start your teaching career in Southeast Asia.
Join our TEFL/TESOL course in Siem Reap, Cambodia and you will explore a new country and unique culture in Southeast Asia whilst becoming a certified teacher. Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be in the perfect position to secure a job teaching EFL in Cambodia and elsewhere in Asia.Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!
Our training centre in Cambodia is Siem Reap. The building is situated close to Angkor Wat, Pub Street, banks, shops, and other general facilities. It is in the main travellers and tourist district where you will find a tremendous range of excellent and inexpensive international and Khmer restaurants.
The school is well equipped with everything that you need on the course. There is a wide range of teaching materials and resources to help you with your teaching and studies and the classroom is spacious and well equipped. The school also offers free internet access to our TESOL course students.
The school staff is very welcoming, friendly, and experienced. The owner and head teacher has a BATESOL (Honours) degree and many years of experience. Together they will ensure that you have a memorable experience.
The total course fee does not include the fee for accommodation. We can recommend a housing option popular among our trainees.
We have an arrangement at a local hotel, Smiley’s Guest House, allowing us to offer you comfortable accommodation for the duration of your course for a fee starting at $150. The hotel is only a 5-minute Tuk-Tuk ride from the Training Centre and is clean and comfortable. As we have worked with the housing provider for a long time, we are able to offer attractive rates to all our trainees.
Rooms are fan-cooled, include en-suite bathroom (A/C available upon request for $250) and use of the swimming pool. The Hotel is only a 5-minute walk away from the centre and Pub Street. Here, you will find many different restaurants, shops, and entertainment facilities.
We will book your room from the Saturday before the course to the Saturday after the course as soon as you have transferred the whole amount as per the invoice.
You are not obliged to use the accommodation options we provide and are welcome to make your own arrangements.
Please kindly let us know if you need more information on this and other housing options.
Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...
The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are my payment options?Expand
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative centre. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, PayPal, 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 Siem Reap itself.
It is possible to pay the balance of the course fees on the day the course starts but only by bank transfer or cash.
Course fees are all-inclusive, so you will not be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation, and accreditation fees.
What is the course schedule?Expand
The course begins on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. with the first class and orientation session. The full course schedule will also be made available on Monday morning. Course sessions generally run between 09:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. with appropriate breaks throughout the day.
Trainees are expected to attend all input and other sessions included on the schedule unless they are sick and require medical treatment. This is particularly important for teaching practice. It is exceedingly difficult to arrange alternate times.
Who usually attends the course?Expand
a) I help students, young and not so young, gain English teaching skills and qualifications in beautiful Cambodia.
b) Perhaps you are thinking:
◦ You are too old - or too young. So far, our youngest student was 20 and the oldest 65.
◦ Is this a qualification worth having? Yes, our TEFL qualification will open doors across the world, not just Cambodia.
◦ I have never taught. Most of our past students had never taught before. Our course is designed “to leave no one behind.”
c) What I do:
◦ Complete training of future teachers.
◦ Small classes of 10 max - to ensure individual attention.
◦ Individual coaching where needed.
d) Who I help:
◦ Age is no barrier.
◦ Occupation & background not important.
◦ What you need is the right attitude and determination.
Is there a dress code?Expand
For all input and tutorial sessions at the training location, there are no specific dress requirements. We simply ask that you are mindful of your peers/students and be respectful of the fact that you are a visitor in another country. During Teaching Practice, however, there are specific dress requirements that adhere to the local working culture and basic ideas of professionalism. All trainees are expected to dress “casually smart” according to the following guidelines:
- Women: Shoulders should be covered. Very thin straps or tank tops are not allowed. No low-cut necklines or very short skirts. Bare midriffs must not be visible, even when lifting arms up.
- Men: Long pants, slacks or trousers are required (preferably black), jeans are not acceptable. Short or long-sleeved shirts with a collar are necessary, a tie is recommended.
- Loafers or dress shoes are both fine, sandals are not acceptable.
- Long hair should always be tied back.
- No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
Please make sure that you bring a pen and some notebooks for taking notes during the TEFL course. Otherwise, all the forms and instructions you need will be provided by us, including notes from the input sessions. Please do bring your laptop and flash drive or tablet phone with you so you can connect to the free Wi-Fi to do any additional research on the internet.