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Looking to earn an accredited 4-week TEFL/TESOL certification that will qualify you for thousands of English teaching jobs in Cambodia and around the World? This state-of-the-art TEFL certification course not only provides expert-led training and a recognized qualification but personalized job placement assistance for finding jobs teaching English in Cambodia and around the globe.

Please Note: This is an intensive, full-time university-level TEFL course. To learn more about what this course entails, see our FAQs below.

Cambodia has become one of the must-visit destinations in Southeast Asia. Pristine beaches, ancient temples, and exotic jungles are just some of the compelling attractions of the country.

TEFL / TESOL certification students regularly find paid teaching positions throughout the country, and demand for English teachers in Cambodia remains consistently strong.

Phnom Penh TEFL Course ESL students Phnom Penh TEFL Class

TEFL / TESOL Class Details


4 weeks full-time.


We recommend enrolling at least 90 days prior to your course start date. More information here.


Students should expect to be in class weeks 1-3 from 8:30 am - 3 pm (with breaks, of course), Monday-Friday. Expect some class observation and teaching practice commitments some evenings & most probably part of each weekend as well. Week 4 is largely consumed with completing written assessment tasks and job placement. Weekends are primarily free for sight-seeing and relaxation, but some homework is required.


Our TEFL training school is located in the central business district of Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.


Classes are about 16 students; Internet access is available at the school and housing facilities, which also includes free printing & photocopying.


This is a partner course of International TEFL Academy. All students receive the full benefits of ITA students and alumni, including lifetime Job Search Guidance.

TEFL / TESOL Course Content

This TEFL certification course has been specially designed to provide all course graduates with the tools to succeed as professional English teachers.


Like all ITA TEFL classes, this TEFL course is taught by highly experienced professors and includes live practice teaching with local ESL students.


All International TEFL Academy TEFL Classes meet or exceed international standards, and are accredited by recognized bodies in the field. Further details.


  • Basic principles of teaching
  • Grammar
  • Classroom Management
  • Error Correction
  • Lesson Planning
  • Use of Visual & Audio Aids
  • Teaching group classes: beginner, pre-intermediate, intermediate, advanced
  • Conversational English
  • Teaching grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pronunciation
  • Language Awareness
  • Cultural immersion workshop
  • Private Tutoring
  • Teaching Business English

Tuition & Costs

The Cost of the TEFL Class is $1657 USD ($720 Deposit + $937 Balance).


  • TEFL course tuition
  • Pre-course support: Visa, insurance, and documentation advice
  • All Course Materials
  • Accommodation referral support
  • Welcome Party & Drinks
  • Job search guidance in Cambodia and lifetime job guidance advice online & worldwide


  • Personal expenses
  • International flights
  • Visa, Insurance
  • Airport pick-up*

*Airport pick-up can be arranged through the onsite coordinator for $30.00 USD and is available 24/7. 


This Phnom Penh, Cambodia TEFL course includes an initial welcome party with dinner and drinks (the Sunday before the course starts). There is a range of informal social opportunities throughout the TEFL course.

Landmarks in the local area include The Royal Palace and The Silver Pagoda, The Independence Monument, Ta Prohm Temple at Tonle Bati (built in the 12th century), Wat Langka (one of the city's five pagodas founded in 1442), Wat Ounalom (1443), and The National Museum of Cambodia.

Enrollment & Eligibility

IMPORTANT! Before enrolling for any International TEFL Academy TEFL course, it is imperative that you speak to an Admissions Advisor.

Your advisor will answer your questions and assist you with matters such as your eligibility & enrollment; course costs & logistics (such as housing); and your options for employment as an English teacher once you complete your TEFL Class.

Note: A 4-year BA college degree is not a core entry requirement to enroll for this course.





Please visit our Registration Procedures Page & Review our Terms & Conditions prior to enrolling.

Housing Arrangements

Housing is not included in the TEFL course tuition. Assistance in finding accommodations in Phnom Penh, however, is available.

Our onsite partners in Cambodia have identified suitable accommodations near the course location and will provide a verified list of 2 budget, 2 medium-priced, and 2 higher-end options. The accommodation list that will be provided after registration is by no means definitive, and we recommend also doing your own independent research on hotels within your budget in the city.
When booking your accommodation, keep in mind that your first night should be no later than day one of your program (the designated start date) – which will be a Sunday. This is important because the onsite partner hosts a welcome dinner and drinks (all free) in the evening on the first Sunday of each new program. The welcome dinner is a terrific opportunity to meet the staff and your classmates in an informal setting, which makes day two of your program (the first day in class), less stressful than it would otherwise be.
So including day one – that first Sunday – you should book accommodation for 23 nights to complete this onsite TEFL certification program in Phnom Penh.

Recommended neighborhoods: Duan Penh and surrounding districts in Phnom Penh.

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TEFL Course Dates & Registration

Before enrolling in any International TEFL Academy courses, 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 enrollment. 

We strongly recommend enrolling in your TEFL course at least one month in advance due to its popularity. 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.



Job Opportunities for Phnom Penh TEFL Students 

All students and graduates from the Phnom Penh TEFL Course receive hands-on job placement assistance from the local staff in Phnom Penh in addition to lifetime, worldwide, and online, job search guidance from ITA's expert team of advisors. 

Read our Cambodia Country Profile to learn about the local job market for teaching English in Cambodia & watch videos of ITA alumni teaching in Cambodia.


Phnom Penh TEFL Course Classroom
Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phnom Penh TEFL Course Activities
Phnom Penh TEFL Course Excursions
Phnom Penh TEFL Class Students
Phnom Penh Sunset

Phnom Penh TEFL Course FAQs

How many hours will I be spending in class and on course work during the course?

The TEFL course in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is 150 hours in total over 4-weeks. The time commitment in weeks 1, 2 and 3 is mainly Monday to Friday 8:30am to 3:00pm. During weeks 1, 2 and 3, students also have class observation and teaching practice commitments some evenings & most probably part of each weekend. In week 4, the focus of the TEFL program is on providing support with completing the necessary assessment tasks.

How many assignments are there throughout the course and what do they consist of? How many hours of homework can I expect outside of class?

Students can expect to spend 1-2 hours per night on homework outside of class hours. The assignments consist of:

  • Course Journal - daily entries
  • Practical teaching component - minimum of 14 hours
  • Written Lesson Plans - minimum of 7
  • Essay 1 - Student Motivation - 1,500-word essay
  • Essay 2 - Course design project - 1,500-word essay

Will I have a lot of free time to see Phnom Penh and travel around Southeast Asia?

Because of the intense nature of the schedule, you should plan to do any sightseeing either before or after the course finishes. 

Will grammar be taught during the course? Are there additional resources in the course materials?

Decent English language skills (including grammar skills) are a core entry requirement for our TESOL program. Our role is to provide trainees with the skills and & knowledge they need to teach grammar to ESL students. Prospective English language teachers needing their own grammar assistance will need to seek outside services separate from this program.

Is there a textbook needed for the course? Do I need to purchase it before the course begins?

Course content is available via a portal. Students receive access to the portal two weeks before the start of their course. The course also comes with a free Manual that is made available on day one of the TEFL course.

What kind of English language learners will I be teaching during the practicum?

The ESL students are all local Cambodians. TEFL students will be teaching these students for a minimum of 14 hours in a real school environment.

Are there any specific technology requirements for the course?

Students will need a laptop with Microsoft Office Suite from day one of their study program. Students should be comfortable with using the full  Microsoft Office Suite.

How can I prepare for the course? Can I begin working on my assignments prior to the course?

Brushing up on English grammar before the course is highly recommended.  There are no assignments that students need to do ahead of time.

Does the TEFL course recommend housing or arrange it?

Guidance on accommodations for your stay in Phnom Penh is provided through the course onsite coordinator, not through International TEFL Academy. Your course payment includes a direct referral to a local accommodation to satisfy all budgets: hostels (single or shared rooms), private hotels, or guesthouses. Support is also available to locate pet-friendly accommodations. Housing should at the latest be booked for day one (the Sunday before class starts) of your course and should be for at least 23 nights to cover the length of the course. TEFL students always have the option of booking an accommodation not listed by the course operator.

What time should I arrive on the first day of class?

Start & finish times vary from course to course. The school always makes sure the students know where they have to be and what time they have to be there. On day one, students should bring a laptop & a pen - everything else that's needed is provided free of charge. Laptops are available to rent if needed. 

Phnom Penh TEFL Course Comparison

Phnom Penh TEFL Course

What's included 👇

  • In-Person 4 Weeks, Full-Time
  • Accredited by the Australian International College of Language (AICOL) -Meets/Exceeds All Industry Accreditation Standards
  • University-Level Instructors
  • Accommodation Referral Provided
  • Lifetime Job Search Guidance
  • 14-Hour Live Practice Teaching
  • Classes Capped at 16 Students

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What's included 👇

  • 170-Hour Online Certification
  • 4-Week Full-time/ 11-Week part-time
  • OFQUAL Level 5 Accreditation from TQUK
  • Live Office Hours with Your Instructor & Peer-Participation with Classmates
  • Lifetime Job Search Guidance
  • 10 to 20-Hours Live Practice Teaching

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Joshua Bottorff

Teaches English in Cambodia

Joshua Bottorff

I chose ITA because it had the best reviews and results. There was very little bad to be said about the program, and they stood by helping their students get situated abroad. I had no experience teaching prior to this course so it was a struggle at first, but a needed one. I feel very comfortable in the classroom now. The practicum was by far the most useful part of the course. I use my notes from the ITA TEFL class pretty frequently here in Cambodia. My classroom management and teaching habits are more developed, and I still use the lesson plan outline given to us.

Melanie Boulet

Taught English in Cambodia

Melanie Boulet

ITA seemed to be up there as a very good place to get TEFL certified, and I trusted them. I took the Online TEFL Course and it was a busy time, working a full-time job and trying to hand in the best lesson plans I could, but I learned tremendously about teaching and prepping lessons. The tasks are really made for us to get the feel of what life as a teacher is like. I decided to teach English in Cambodia because I do not have a degree and am not a native English speaker. I am able to save around 500$/month - of course, it all depends on your way of living - I live a very simple life.

Kate John

Teaches English in Cambodia

Kate John

I chose ITA because it seemed like they had the most rigorous course. I didn't want to walk into a classroom unprepared, and I thought they would be the best at providing that preparation. The Online TEFL course was easy to fit into my work week. I think the tasks aligned really well with the curriculum; they allowed me time to practice the skills I was learning. While I'd had teaching experience before, I hadn't taught English, so learning about different language teaching strategies was really beneficial for me. I make $2,000 per month at the International school I teach at here in Cambodia.

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