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The Ultimate Job Placement Program for Teaching English in Cambodia

Teach English in Cambodia and immerse yourself in the heart of Southeast Asia. As you help eager learners in mastering a global language, experience Cambodia's enchanting blend of cultures and landscapes, from the bustling streets and colorful markets of Phnom Penh to the epic temples of Angkor Wat. 

Take the guesswork out of getting a great teaching job in Cambodia with ITA's full-service TEFL job placement program, which guarantees job placement in Cambodia for all who qualify. In addition to placing you in a job in a qualified school that best matches your employment preferences, this exclusive program includes a comprehensive one-week cultural and language orientation that immerses you in Cambodia's ancient heritage while preparing you for daily life as an English teacher. 

Following orientation, you'll seamlessly transition into a guaranteed teaching position, where you can put your newfound cultural insights and language understanding to use in the classroom. 

With a low cost of living, you'll be able to live comfortably in this beautiful nation, and even first-time teachers are able to save $300 a month or more

Your journey to teach English in Cambodia starts here! From interviews and visa paperwork to in-depth cultural training, our program provides end-to-end support & guidance not only during the placement process, but throughout your placement you will have access to 24/7 support from our team.

Our TEFL Jobs Program in Cambodia provides the following:

  • Guaranteed English teaching job placement in Cambodia
  • Excellent salaries & low cost of living enable you to save $200 - $1000 monthly after expenses.
  • We do our best to match you with a school that most closely meets your preferences, but we cannot guarantee that your preferences can be met;

  • 35 days combined paid vacation and national holidays
  • Placements available year-round
  • Interview arrangements & coaching
  • Hands-on visa & work permit support
  • 40 hours of comprehensive cultural orientation, including excursions and Cambodian language lessons, and observed teaching practicum
  • Regular social meet-ups with fellow ESL teachers
  • Access to personal support from our team 24/7 throughout your placement.
  • If you are not TEFL-certified, you can bundle one of ITA's award-winning TEFL courses with your teaching placement in Cambodia & save $400 on your placement program fee!
  • Once you've successfully completed your first school contract in Cambodia, you can join job placement programs for South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, and Japan free of charge.
TEFL Jobs in Cambodia

Find the Right TEFL Job for You

ITA and our partners in Asia have more than a decade of experience helping thousands teach English in Cambodia and around Asia. With a network of more than 2000 vetted schools in Cambodia alone, we offer the flexibility to choose a teaching job that works best for you.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

Most teaching jobs pay $700 to $1,200 per month while degree holders can expect to earn at least $900 and up to $1,600 per month (teachers are paid in U.S. dollars). Due to the low cost of living in Cambodia, many teachers are able to save between $200 and up to $1000 monthly after expenses.

Hands-on Pre-departure Support

Receive one-on-one support for obtaining and processing all necessary paperwork for interviews, visas, and work permits.

24/7 In-country Support Throughout Your Placement

A dedicated in-country team is available 24/7 to assist with everything relating to adjusting to your new job and cultural environment. You will have access to a 24-hour teacher hotline in case of emergency and day-to-day support for any help you may need during your teach-abroad experience.

Additional Program Highlights

  • The program is open to non-degree holders
  • Multiple start dates year-around;
  • Straightforward visa and paperwork process with personalized guidance;
  • Discover a unique experience living & working in a nation steeped in tradition & history.

Who Should Take This Program?

This teaching abroad program in Cambodia is for you if you meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • High school diploma
  • Citizen of USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand
  • 21-40 years old 
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Good mental and physical health
  • Minimum 120 hours accredited TEFL certification approved by ITA.

Not TEFL certified? We recommend  ITA’s Online TEFL Courses, and our in-person TEFL course in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Here is a complete TEFL Course Index.

Perhaps you are:

  • Looking to get a guaranteed quality English teaching job in Southeast Asia without hassles;
  • Seeking the confidence of going abroad knowing you have an entire team of experts supporting you every step of your journey;
  • Interested in teaching English in Southeast Asia without a college degree;
  • Looking for a teaching experience in one of Asia's most beautiful & historic countries;
  • Dreaming of exploring Cambodia's legendary temples, traditional markets, unique cultural heritage and mouthwatering cuisine.

What Does a "Guaranteed Placement" in Cambodia Entail?

Once accepted into this program, we will take care of every step of your job search process until you’ve accepted your dream job. Once you begin teaching, you will continue to enjoy access to personalized 24/7 support to address any issues you have in your teaching position. 

  • Personalize Support: Work one-on-one with our expert advisors to find you a placement that comes closest to meeting your preferences.
  • Personalized Job Placement Service: ITA and our partners in Asia have more than a decade of experience helping thousands teach English in Cambodia and around Asia. With a network of more than 100 vetted schools in Cambodia alone, we will strive to match you with a school that aligns with your personal preferences. (Note: preference matching is possible but is not guaranteed).

  • Hands-on Job Application Support:  Our team will help you create a highly competitive Teacher Profile, including a resume, cover letter, & introductory video tailored for the local teaching market.
  • No Need to Search for Teaching Jobs in Cambodia: We will promote you & connect you with available teaching jobs that most closely match your preferences. 
  • Full Interview Support: You'll get fully coached on the interview process once we match you with schools.
  • Contract Review: Once you've received one or more job offers, we'll review them to ensure they meet market-related requirements (salary, work hours, work days, responsibilities, work days, etc.) and answer any questions before you accept your offer.

Teaching Jobs in Cambodia

Age groups: The majority of positions will be for teaching young learners in kindergartens and elementary schools. Positions for teaching adults and high school positions are rare.

School type and work schedule: The majority of placements are at private international schools operating on a normal Monday-to-Friday class schedule.


Teach Abroad in Cambodia Program with Job Placement infographic

Our Commitment to You

Job Security & Peace of Mind

  • Our Guarantee to You:   You will receive a placement in a teaching position at a school in Thailand that has been carefully vetted and is guided by your individual preferences. (Note that preferences cannot be guaranteed.)
  • Removing the Stress of Searching for a Job in a Foreign Country: Have the added peace of mind knowing that we'll handle the job search process for you, from prepping your resume to reviewing contract offers, to ensure you receive a fair contract with the best possible salary and benefits.
  • The Best Working Conditions: We vet our schools carefully and ensure they are accountable for providing the best working conditions for our teachers. Otherwise, we won't work with them.
  • Cultural immersion: Through our culture and language training and excursions, you'll be able to fast-track and more effectively assimilate to the cultural nuances of life in Cambodia - both at work and in your day-to-day personal life and travels.

  • Simplified Pre-arrival logistics: Preparing to move to Thailand to teach English can be lengthy and complex when it comes to the visa process, collecting and appostilling documents, and so on. We're here to guide and support you through this.

  • We Work for You! Unlike many recruiters and agencies, we don't receive a commission from schools we work with, so we're 100% accountable to you and will stand up for you accordingly.
  • Post Placement Support:  Our team of experienced experts is on-hand 24/7, even after you begin your teaching job. You can count on our support to resolve any issues that arise after your placement.


Pre-Departure & In-Country Support

Pre-departure Support

  • Hands-on guidance in collecting all the documents you will need for your visa and work permit, including:

- Bachelor’s degree (if applicable)
- Academic transcripts
- Criminal background check

  • Packing and budget guide
  • A dedicated staff member will provide one-on-one support and answer all of your questions as you prepare to move to Cambodia.

In-country Support & Features

  • Airport pickup
  • Accommodation assistance
  • Welcome dinner
  • Cultural orientation, excursions, and language lessons
  • 24-hour emergency in-country support team and hotline
  • In-country team on call 24/7 throughout your placement to assist with managing issues like culture shock, visa matters or any issues you have with your employer, 
  • Regular social meetup events with fellow teachers in your town and surrounding areas.
Job Placement Process & Timeline

Job Placement Process & Timeline

TEFL Jobs Program with Guaranteed Job Placement infographic

Online & In-Country TEFL Certification Options

Online & In-Country TEFL Certification

An accredited TEFL certification is required to participate in this placement program. 

If you still need to be TEFL certified, ITA offers award-winning TEFL classes that will best prepare you for success teaching English in Cambodia. We strongly recommend these options for participating in this Teach English in Cambodia Program.

Hot Tip! Save up to $400 when you bundle and sign up for your TEFL class and Teach English in Myanmar Program!

ITA Online TEFL Course Options

  • 4-Week Full-Time & 11-Week Part-Time options
  • Study From Home or From Anywhere
  • OFQUAL Level 5 Accreditation From TQUK
  • University-Level Instructors
  • 10 to 20 Hours of Live Practice Teaching
  • Most cost-effective option - Payment Plan Options Available
  • Hot tip! If you're looking to get certified while working or going to school, the 11-week part-time choice is ideal!

Check out Your Online Course Options here!

In-person TEFL Course in Phnom, Penh, Cambodia

  • 4-Week intensive course in Cambodia
  • Ideal location in the historic city of Phnom Penh
  • Internationally accredited & taught by highly experienced instructors
  • Get acclimated to life in Cambodia, see the country & make some friends before your teaching placement.

Learn more about the Phnom Penh, Cambodia TEFL Course here!

Are you already TEFL certified?

If you hold an internationally accredited TEFL certification which is at least 120 hours through one of our approved TEFL providers, you will qualify for our TEFL Jobs Programs in Cambodia. Please note that ITA’s alumni network and lifetime job search guidance are only available to graduates of our online and in-person TEFL courses.

Cultural Orientation Program

Cultural Orientation

This job placement program includes an in-depth culture and language orientation, which takes place in Phnom Penh. This one-week, comprehensive active learning program provides an in-depth introduction to Cambodian culture, history and language program. Lectures and workshops include:

  • Cambodian Language (6 hours)
  • Cambodian history, culture, geography and society
  • Working with Schools and Agents
  • Adjusting to Working in a Local School 
  • Visa and Work Permit Presentation
  • Overcoming Culture Shock
  • Visit to the National Muesum of Cambodia
  • Cambodian Cooking Class
  • Guided tour of  the Killing Fields to learn about Cambodia’s past
  • Guided tour of the Royal Palace
  • Visit to a traditional local market
  • Visit to Buddhist Temple to learn about Religion in Cambodia

Cultural orientation for teaching English in Cambodia

Cultural Excursions & Activities Include:

  • Cultural Workshops: Engage in workshops that introduce you to Cambodia's history, customs, traditions, and etiquette. Learn about local festivals, practices, and social norms to better understand and respect the local culture.
  • Language Training: Acquire basic language skills to help you communicate with locals and enhance your classroom experience. Learning some local phrases can create rapport and ease interactions.
  • Classroom Techniques: Receive training on effective teaching methods tailored to the needs of Cambodian learners. Learn strategies for engaging students, managing diverse classrooms, and adapting to different learning styles.
  • Teaching Practicum: Gain preparation and confidence through practice teaching Cambodian students in a controlled setting with support and feedback from experienced English teachers.
  • Cultural Excursions: Participate in guided visits to historical sites, markets, and local communities to immerse yourself in the daily life and traditions of Cambodia.
  • Safety and Logistics: Receive information on safety protocols, transportation, and emergency contacts to ensure you're well-prepared for any situation.
  • Support Network: Meet fellow program participants, mentors, and coordinators who will be your support network throughout your teaching journey.
  • Q&A Sessions: Engage in open discussions and Q&A sessions to address any concerns, clarify expectations, and share experiences with program staff and fellow participants.


Extended Social Network & Alumni Community

Extended Social Network & Alumni Community

Even for experienced travelers, moving abroad can be challenging and even lonely. As an English teacher in Cambodia, you will have plenty of opportunities to make relationships and friends to last a lifetime.

Still, we do everything we can to ensure you have access to the support you need and opportunities to meet others like yourself who are going through the adventure of living and teaching English in Cambodia.

  • Full-time access to our support team who can assist in managing issues like homesickness & culture shock,
  • Regular social events & meet-ups for English teachers in your area of Cambodia,
  • Group excursions and meals during your orientation,
  • Remember! Your placement will be based on your preferences, so if you feel more comfortable teaching in a school or a location where there are more other English teachers, we will accommodate you!

ITA Alumni Community

Note: This feature is only available to those who enroll in one of ITA’s online or in-person courses.

Those who take their TEFL certification course through International TEFL Academy can take advantage of ITA's worldwide alumni network of 45,000+ graduates teaching English in 80 countries.

  • Join up to 100 exclusive Facebook groups - including one just for Cambodia! - where you can network, meet folks, share job tips, and more.
  • Virtual and in-person meet-ups are arranged in select locations worldwide.
  • Expand your knowledge by tuning into exclusive webinars, panel discussions and podcasts.
  • Make extra $$$ participating in ITA's alumni referral program.
  • Tell your story - we publish hundreds of alumni videos, articles, and Q&As on our website.


Lifetime Guaranteed Placement & Job Search Guidance

Lifetime Job Search Guidance

Whether you take your TEFL course through ITA or another organization,  you can join Job Placement Programs free of charge for Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, and South Korea once you've successfully completed your first school contract and on the condition that you meet the eligibility requirements for the desired country/program.

International TEFL Academy Lifetime Job Search Guidance

Note: This feature is only available to those who enroll in one of ITA’s online or in-person courses.

Not only will we guarantee you a job in Cambodia, but you will also receive access to ITA’s exclusive Job Search Guidance Manual and Student Affairs team to help you find teaching jobs in over 80+ countries at any point in the future.

  • Personal guidance from an experienced Job Search Advisor
  • Detailed video webinars on the job process
  • 450-page ESL job search manual
  • ESL worldwide school directory listing more than 20,000 schools
  • Referrals to preferred recruiters, placement agencies, online teaching companies, and language schools
  • Learn more about ITA's lifetime Job Search Guidance

Pricing, Dates & Enrollment

Before enrolling in any International TEFL Academy program, we recommend that you speak with an advisor who will answer your questions; review your employment prospects for teaching English abroad; and assist you with the enrollment process.

We strongly recommend enrolling in a Job Placement Program at least two months in advance of your anticipated start date. We also invite you to read our registration procedure and terms & conditions. Note that all students will be charged a small processing fee per course/program purchased.

You need to be TEFL-certified to enroll in this Job Placement Program. We recommend  ITA’s Online TEFL Courses, and our in-person TEFL course in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Here is a complete TEFL Course Index.

BUNDLE & SAVE: Get $400 OFF your guaranteed job placement if you bundle with a standard TEFL course

The International TEFL Academy Approach to TEFL Job Placement

At International TEFL Academy, we are dedicated to working with you on a highly personalized basis to guarantee that you enjoy the experience of a lifetime teaching English abroad through our exclusive programs. 

Trusted Network of 2,500 Schools

We work with more than 2,500 schools across Asia, ensuring that we can offer you a wide variety of opportunities and options. We have thoroughly vetted all schools to ensure they provide the best work environment where you will teach. 

Choose the Right TEFL Experience for You

We owe it to you to provide an experience that meets your expectations. That's why we will place you only in a teaching position that matches your preferences as closely as possible. You will not pay for a job you don't want.

Accountability to You 

Unlike many recruiters, schools do not pay us, so we have no conflict of interest. You are our customer, and our primary focus is your satisfaction. We will advocate to ensure you enjoy the best possible salary & benefits and will work on your behalf to address any problems or issues.

End-to-End Personalized Support

From pre-departure preparations like document collection through the placement & interview process and even after you begin your English teaching job, our experienced team provides personalized guidance to help you every step of the way. 

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Ask ITA's Director of Academics

Sarah Kalert, Head of Academics at International TEFL Academy.
Sarah has a Master's in English - TEFL/TESL and has taught English abroad in Chile.

How much will I earn teaching English in Cambodia?

Most teaching jobs pay $700 to $1,200 per month while degree holders can expect to earn at least $900 and up to $1,600 per month, AND you’re paid in US dollars! Due to the low cost of living in Cambodia, many teachers are able to save $200-$1,000 per month AFTER expenses.

What are the requirements to participate in the Teach Abroad in Cambodia Program?

The requirements to participate in our Teaching Abroad Program in Cambodia with Job Placement are:

  • High school diploma
  • Citizenship from USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, or New Zealand
  • 21-40 years old
  • Strong mental and physical health
  • Clean criminal background check
  • Minimum 120 hours accredited TEFL certification approved by ITA.

Do you really guarantee me an ESL teaching job in Cambodia?

YES! If you meet the eligibility criteria and register for the program, we will guarantee you an ESL teaching position in Cambodia. With hundreds of carefully vetted schools in our network and a high demand for native-speaking English teachers, we guarantee you a job and aim to place you in a position that meets your preferences in areas like regional locations. It's important to note that preference matching cannot be guaranteed and depends on one's experience and local job market factors.

How will I find a place to live during my Cambodia teaching program?

In Cambodia, most schools do not provide housing for teachers. However, as part of our end-to-end support, our team will assist you with finding suitable accommodations, including translating, negotiating, and troubleshooting. Accommodations during your initial orientation are included with the cost of your placement program.

Can I get placed with my friend, partner, or spouse?

We always aim to place spouses and friends in the same school, but when this is not possible, we will place friends and spouses in nearby schools so that you can live together.

Insider tip: The more open you are with your preferences, the better the chances we can place you at the same school.

Can I start my teaching placement at any time?

Yes. In Cambodia, schools are hiring and recruiting English teachers year-round.

What is the difference between Job Placement & Job Search Guidance?

ITA's Job Search Guidance comes included with your TEFL course. It is a service designed to provide you with the resources you need to get a great TEFL job, including personalized assistance. It does not place TEFL-certified English teachers into specific jobs. For an additional fee, ITA's job placement programs provide a guaranteed English teaching job and salary range in Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Korea, or Japan.

Read more: Job Placement vs Job Search Guidance: What's the Difference?

Teach Abroad Programs Comparison


What is included 👇

  • Guaranteed English teaching job placement 
  • We will do our best to match you with jobs that meet your preferences
  • 1500+ vetted school network 
  • Excellent salaries with the ability to save up to $250 monthly
  • End-to-end pre-departure and job placement support
  • 24/7 Access to expert support during placement
  • 40 Hours of Thai cultural training with language lessons & excursions



What's included 👇

  • Guaranteed English teaching job placement in Japan
  • We will do our best to match you with jobs that meet your preferences
  • 150+ vetted school network 
  • Excellent salaries with the ability to save $2,500-a-year
  • End-to-end pre-departure and job placement support
  • 24/7 Access to expert support during placement
  • 40 Hours of cultural training with Japanese language lessons & excursions

South Korea

What's included 👇

  • Guaranteed English teaching job placement in Korea
  • We will do our best to match you with jobs that meet your preferences
  • 500+ vetted school network 
  • Excellent salaries with the ability to save up to $10,000+ annually
  • Up to $1,000 airfare voucher + free apartment
  • End-to-end pre-departure and job placement guidance
  • 24/7 Access to expert support during placement in Korea
  • 40 Hours of cultural training with Korean language lessons & excursions