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Paid TEFL Internship in Cambodia

Teach English in Cambodia and visit the white sandy beaches,  swathed in pristine jungle.

Teach English in Cambodia

Start: Year – round

12 weeks

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What’s Included:

 Monthly allowance of $200

 120-hour Express TEFL Course

  Airport pick-up & transfers

  14-day Orientation


  Monthly food allowance $100

  Khmer language lessons

  Khmer cookery lessons

  Visa guidance

  Ongoing in-country support

Paid TEFL Internship in Cambodia

Teach English in Cambodia and visit the white sandy beaches,  swathed in pristine jungle.

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Teach English in Cambodia

Prepare yourself for 12 unforgettable weeks in the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh. Where you will be teaching English in Cambodia´s legendary capital city.

Have your heart stolen by the immense beauty of the country and its people. Famed for its underground ancient cities, awe-inspiring temples and incredible cuisine.

The Khmer culture is one of South East Asia´s most captivating practices. Go discover for yourself at the UNESCO world heritage site of the Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap. And celebrate during Buddhist New Year in April.

Aside from earning a lifelong qualification and enhancing your teaching skills, you can explore a country bursting with colour, tradition, history and adventure.

A 14-day orientation will open up this exciting new chapter in your life. Where you and other TEFL teachers will learn about Cambodia’s enthralling history, language and culture.

In between cooking classes and cycling through mesmerizing Phnom Penh, you will have workshops and seminars on Cambodia´s education system and how to prepare yourself for 12 of the most rewarding weeks of your life.

TEFL experience requirements

  • Fluent (C1+) or native English speaker
  • Completed High School
  • TEFL qualification (included)
  • 22 years old +
  • Flexible, hardworking and mature
  • Clean bill of health
  • No criminal record

How it works

Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out and a video chat. Then submit all your documents and you’ll be on your way to Cambodia!

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Getting there

Once you have been formally accepted you can book your flight to Phnom Penh International Airport (Pochentong International Airport) where you will be picked up and transferred to your new home for 12 weeks.

What do you need to organize?

  • International flights: return flights are a must
  • Police check: Each applicant must have a clean criminal record
  • Budget: Each applicant covers excursions and meals outside of school hours
  • Travel insurance: Comprehensive cover for travel & medical insurance
  • Vaccines: Consult your doctor
  • Visa costs

Your teaching experience

Whether you are a first-time or seasoned teacher, our 120 hour express TEFL course will cover all areas of teaching English in Cambodia.

The teaching placement is primarily in the English schools of Phnom Penh. However, there are opportunities to teach business, healthcare and communications classes as well.

Your working timetable will be approximately 35 hours per week, divided into classroom teaching, lesson planning and grading.

Your teaching style will focus on conversational English with students of all ages, from kindergarten to mature working adults. And our TEFL course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to teach classes to complete beginners to highly fluent English speakers.

On weekends, you can embrace the plethora of activities around you. Or you and your fellow TEFL teachers can embark on expeditions to explore the length and breadth of Cambodia.


Please note that all successful applicants will live in the same area of the capital city

  • Phnom Penh

Outside the classroom

Cambodia is a country that is yet to be fully explored. The people and culture are profoundly unique to its neighbours. So with our free Khmer lessons, you can strike up new friendships and dive into Cambodia´s history and age-old civilization. Not forgetting to mention your free Khmer cookery classes (did someone say nom banh chok?).

Travelling is cheap in Cambodia, with a flight to places like Siem Reap costing only $25. But the experiences and memories you will come away with are priceless.


The cost of living in Cambodia is one of the lowest in Asia. And with your rent-free shared accommodation and meals Mon-Fri, your $200 monthly stipend will comfortably fund your trips and social life. What’s more, while enjoying life in a Khmer style townhouse, you will be able to zip around Cambodia on your own bicycle.

At the end of your internship you may decide teaching English in Cambodia is for you and want to take on a more permanent teaching contract. Just like many of our interns have already done. If so, our Khmer team will be on hand to support you in finding a full-time teaching contract with salaries up to $1000 per month.

TEFL Training Included

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Group Size up to 15

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