TEFL Cambodia

Enchanting Cambodia

Whichever TEFL destination you choose to do the course, you can be assured of a spectacular location. Choose Bali for a tropical surf beach vibe, or Siem Reap for its rich culture and proximity to the world heritage site of Angkor Wat Temple Complex … or, bustling Bangkok, a city that never sleeps and the travel hub of Asia.

Country Info

Cambodia – a land where ancient and modern worlds collide to create a unique destination. Tourism and development in Cambodia have exploded over the last two decades. The nation shares borders with Thailand and Laos on the West and the North, and Vietnam on the East and the Southeast as well as by the Gulf of Thailand. The mighty Mekong River dominates the landscape of Phnom Penh and is the base of much of the recreational activities from boat trips to riverside restaurants. The river originates in mainland China, flows through Myanmar, Laos, and Thailand before entering Cambodia.

Why do your TEFL course in Siem Reap, Cambodia?

Angkor Wat, a symbol on the Cambodian flag, is one of the most amazing attractions in South East Asia, and is only five kilometres from Siem Reap – home to Destination TEFL Cambodia, and our headquarters. Although a relatively new discovery to the West, the ruins of Angkor were never really lost to the Khmers, who have used the monuments as religious sites throughout their history.

Siem Reap, just south of Angkor Wat, has blossomed from a relatively small backwater town into the fastest growing area in Cambodia. Siem Reap is a foodie haven, from local Khmer food to Western delights, you’ll find endless options. The city also offers plenty of ‘non-ruin’ things to do and see.

Throughout Cambodia, you’ll encounter friendly locals who are eager to learn English. You’ll explore a country with rich culture and history, at great value, from transport to food, you can’t beat Cambodia for low-cost travel and living. The country is easy to get around – from using the ‘Grab taxi app’ to out-of-town bus trips, transportation is on-hand and cheap.

Phnom Penh, the country’s capital, is where the majority of teaching jobs can be found. Here you’ll discover temples, markets, and buzzing back streets. This energetic city fuses Cambodian, Chinese, and French influences.

Cambodia is also home to several islands, perhaps not as well-known as neighbouring Thai islands, yet they have as much to offer – at a fraction of the price. And if it’s travel that excites you, Cambodia is centrally located to visit other countries in SE Asia.

A major plus point in doing your TEFL is in Cambodia, is that It’s the only country where you can LEGALLY teach in SE Asia without a bachelor’s degree, and Destination TEFL has links to many schools to assist with job placement. The visa and work permit process is also relatively easy compared to other countries


Destination TEFL Accreditation

Destination TEFL offers TEFL/TESOL courses in academic collaboration with Asian College of Teachers (ACT), Asia’s largest teacher training body with 30,000 alumni and 600 schools associations across Asia.

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We have sourced great accommodation options at reduced rates for our trainees, all within walking distance to the training centre.

A detailed list of accommodation will be provided in our emailed info pack.

The following areas/subjects are covered during your 4 weeks of TEFL / TESOL training at Destination TEFL / TESOL:

  • An introduction to South East Asian culture – to help your transition into the local classroom and community.
  • Teaching techniques – we provide you with models to teach beginners as well as advanced students, young learners and adults
  • Teaching the four skills of language: speaking, listening, reading and writing
  • Planning a course for special purposes (such as for a business)
  • Grammar – brushing up yours as a teacher, and techniques to teach grammar
  • Phonics
  • Creating materials for lessons
  • Lesson planning
  • Suitable activities for the language classroom
  • Discipline in the classroom
  • Building rapport with your students, including warmers and coolers in the classroom.
  • Classroom management, covering all aspects
  • Teaching one-to-one, as well as larger classes
  • Teaching vocabulary
  • Understanding problems for Asian learners (understanding the differences between their language and English) as well as for other key languages, such as Spanish and Russian.
  • Error correction techniques
  • Preparing your CV/resumé, and tips for the interview process
  • Teaching business English


Teaching practices and assignments:

You will have the opportunity to conduct several full lessons (teacher practices). These are observed by a trainer, and detailed and constructive feedback is given to you after each lesson, to help you improve for your next lesson, and your career to follow. (You will get an opportunity to teach both young learners and adults). Our qualified trainers will assist you with the lesson planning process. Read our blog on making the most of your observed lesson

Materials project: Here you will present the materials used for lessons, to the class.

  • A journal entry assignment
  • Various lesson planning and group work assignments
  • Various tests and tasks over the 4-week course, covering grammar, punctuation and a few other aspects covered in class. We work with our teachers to adequately prepare them for these tests. All content of the tests is covered during the course.


There is no final examination that determines your pass grade. Your final course result is determined by the combined marks of the assignments above, as well as on your participation and teamwork in class, attendance and behaviour.

A grade of at least 70% is required in order to pass the course. More than 50% of this grade is made up of marks for teacher practices.
Trainees are awarded with either a ‘pass’, ‘merit’, ‘high merit’ or ‘distinction’ on their certificates. All graduates also receive a report, and those who obtain a distinction, are also presented with a personalised letter of reference.

Course Dates

Cambodia Full Onsite Course Dates
3 October to 27 October 2022
5 September to 29 September 2022
8 August to 1 September 2022
10 January 2022 to 03 February 2022
07 February 2022 to 03 March 2022
07 March 2022 to 31 March 2022
18 April 2022 to 12 May 2022
16 May 2022 to 09 June 2022
13 June 2022 to 07 July 2022
8 August to 1 September
5 September to 29 September
3 October to 27 October
31 October 2022 to 24 November 2022
28 November 2022 to 22 December 2022
Cambodia TEFL Extension Dates
19 January 2022 to 03 February 2022
16 February 2022 to 03 March 2022
16 March 2022 to 31 March 2022
27 April 2022 to 12 May 2022
25 May 2022 to 09 June 2022
22 June 2022 to 07 July 2022
17 August 2022 to 1 September 2022
14 September to 29 September 2022
12 October to 27 October 2022
09 November 2022 to 24 November 2022
07 December 2022 to 22 December 2022

Course Schedule

The schedule over the 4-week period will be as follows, including class days, cultural days and days off (This timetable is subject to change as required by the course director). Class times are generally from 9am to 4pm but may vary depending on teaching pracs and other factors. Additional work such as resourcing and lesson planning will need to be done after hours, either as teamwork or individually.

The 1st two weeks will be comprised of input sessions on the techniques, strategies and theories that that you will then apply in a real classroom setting.

In the second half of your course you will be putting into practice everything you’ve been taught by taking you into a real classroom environment with observed teacher practica with non-native English speaking students and given detailed feedback with which to improve and grow.




With Placement in TEFL’s other destinations
$1,595.00*Accommodation not included **Valid for native English speakers aged 20-55 years
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TEFL Extension
$725.00*Accommodation not included
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With Placement in the same destination
$1,545.00*Accommodation not included **Valid for native English speakers aged 20-55 years
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140 hour TEFL / TESOL
$1,445.00*Accommodation not included
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With Placement in the same destination
*Accommodation not included **Valid for native English speakers aged 20-55 years
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140 hour TEFL / TESOL
*Accommodation not included
Apply Now