Vacation - In some cases - most teachers are paid by the hour
Teaching English in Cambodia 101
While not as large as some other Asian nations, Cambodia is one of the fastest growing job markets in Asia and the world for teaching English abroad. It's also a country where you will not need to have a four-year degree or be a native English speaker to get hired to teach English - but you will need to earn your TEFL certification.
The Cambodian people possess an unbreakable spirit and a remarkably infectious sense of optimism- after prevailing through years of hardship, a return to peace has sparked an influx in tourism during the past decade. Cambodia's south coast is fringed with beautiful islands that are worth exploring, and its pristine environment provides a gorgeous backdrop for outdoor exploration. The Cambodian landscape is one of fertile plains, rice paddies, impressive waterfalls, and shining crater lakes. Plan a day trip to the ancient temple city of Angkor Wat, one of the world's truly spectacular monuments, or one of the endless Buddhist pagodas and museums throughout Cambodia.
Recent economic growth, a young population, and a hunger for education have made Cambodia a burgeoning job market in South East Asia for English teachers. Those seeking to teach English in Cambodia can find jobs year round because demand is high. Most positions are in private language schools that cater primarily to adults. Typically interviews are in-person, some are conducted in advance over the phone and via e-mail. Instructors are responsible for airfare and housing expenses. Those teaching English in Cambodia often share an apartment with other English teachers.
By Asian standards, salaries are modest, but the low cost of living affords English teachers a comfortable lifestyle. Schools typically offer 20 to 25 hours of work per week, leaving plenty of time to travel and explore. It is not required to hold a bachelor’s degree to teach English in Cambodia, but a TEFL certification is required. The major city for English teaching jobs is Phnom Penh.
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