TEFL in Phnom Penh – TESOL in Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
International TEFL Training Institute in Cambodia is located in the heart of Phnom Penh, allowing course participants easy access to tourist attractions and the business district of the city. The school is approximately 5 km (8 miles) away from Phnom Penh International Airport. TEFL certification trainees study in a modern facility equipped with the latest technology.
Our 120-hour TEFL certification course consists of approximately 100 hours of theory input. It comprises everything a teacher needs to know in order to successfully instruct classes: methodology, classroom management, English grammar, phonology, etc.
The teaching practice takes place in the community. Generally, our trainees work with the same students from 8 to 10 hours each week, allowing them to work together for the purpose of improvement. Since teaching practice takes place in public places (hospital, police station, city hall, orphanage, immigration office, etc.) most of the time, their student-teaching experience directly benefits the community.
As with most countries, Cambodian culture is different from that of our trainees. Teachers are required to dress a certain way. How we used to dress during high school or at college is certainly not desired. Women must cover their shoulders. Low-cut necklines and very short skirts are not allowed. Midriffs must not be visible, even when you lift your arms. Open-toed shoes are acceptable. Men should wear long pants, a short- or long-sleeved shirt with a collar, and loafers or dress shoes. Jeans, sandals and tennis shoes are not acceptable when teaching in front of the public. Long hair should be neatly tied into a ponytail.
Total course fee: US $1,800
- • Deposit: US $900 due at registration
- • Balance payment: US $900
You may pay the entire balance at the time of registration. The minimum payment due (at registration) is US $900. The balance payment will be due 30 days before course start.
Course Calendar 2016
- • 4 July – 29 July
- • 1 August – 26 August
- • 12 September – 7 October
- • 7 November – 2 December
Many Cambodians know that English is very important for their careers, since the country is experiencing a continuous economic growth. As a result, the demand of EFL teachers is increasing.
Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia, and this is where the majority of teaching positions are available.
Jobs are available not only in private English schools but also in public schools throughout the year. Although teachers can find teaching positions on websites, the likelihood to get job offers is higher when teachers personally visit the local schools with their TESOL certificate in hand.
Just as is in other Asian countries, compared to local citizens, foreign EFL teachers in Phnom Penh can earn a fairly good salary. It allows teachers to live comfortably and save money due to the low cost of living.
The tourism industry is the country’s second-greatest source of convertible currency after the textile industry. Cambodia has beautiful regions. The most visited places are the Angkor Wat historical park in the Siem Reap province, the beaches in Sihanoukville, and the capital Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh is a rather small city compared to other capitals of neighboring Asian countries.
Yet, Phnom Penh is unique and charming in its own way. It lacks the modern-day skyscrapers you find in other metropolitan cities; however, the government is working with international companies to modernize and expand Phnom Penh. A visit to Phnom Penh shouldn’t be without seeing the following places:
1. Royal Palace
The ground consists of some very interesting architecture and of the unique, world-famed Silver Pagoda. The Silver Pagoda got its name from the 5,000 Silver tiles laid on the ground.
2. National Museum
Located near the Royal Palace, the National Museum is currently housing the most Khmer/Angkor artifacts starting from the Fun an period until now.
3. Psar Thmei
This dome-shaped local market sells everything from souvenirs to food, clothes and even electronics and jewelry. This is the perfect spot where you can get local handicraft at a bargain.
4. Wat Phnom
Located at the very centre of town, this little temple was originally built in 1373. It is said that the birth of Phnom Penh began here. According to legend, the first pagoda on this site was erected in 1373 to house four statues of Buddha deposited here by the waters of the Mekong River and discovered by Madame Daun Penh. The main entrance to Wat Phnom is via the grand eastern staircase, which is guarded by lions and mythical serpent balustrades.
Other sites include the River Front, 14th century temples, and a performance of the Royal Cambodian Ballet. The list of places worth a visit is long. Phnom Penh also features many restaurants in which the visitor can enjoy delicious, authentic Cambodian dishes, a pleasure for the tongue.
PHNOM PENH WEATHER
Phnom Penh’s climate is hot (with minor variations) all year around. Temperatures may range from 18° to 38 °C (64° to 100 °F). The city experiences tropical monsoons that bring moisture-laden winds from the Gulf of Thailand and the Indian Ocean from May to October (the rainy season). Temperatures may rise up to 40 °C (104 °F), and the humidity is high.
The northeast monsoon starts the dry season, which lasts from November to April. During the dry season, temperatures may drop to 22 °C (72 °F). The city experiences the heaviest precipitation from September to October with the driest period occurring from January to February.