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  • The kids ... oh my God the kids! We can't say enough! I don't even know how to put into words right now how awesome our experience with the orphans in Cambodia was. We really felt like part of their family, and we promised them that we will go back, and we definitely will! We have kept up some emails with some of our students and the people in charge, and it will always be part of our lives! Thanks for helping us get over there. We had a great time and we will definitely recommend this program to family and friends who are looking for something great and fulfilling in their lives!

    Tony & Danna

    Cambodia

    LanguageCorps Programs in Cambodia

    With its history of war now an increasingly distant memory, Cambodia has become one of the must-visit destinations in Southeast Asia. Pristine beaches, ancient temples and exotic jungle, are just some of the compelling attractions of the country. Program participants are regularly placed in paid teaching positions throughout the country, and demand for English teachers remains consistently strong.

    Training & Certification

    LanguageCorps offers the following Programs in Cambodia:

    Each program is summarized below, and further details can be found by clicking the appropriate program link.

    Participants in all Asia programs (Cambodia, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam) begin their adventure at our training facility in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, before traveling to their destination country. This allows participants in all 5 programs to:

    • Meet participants from other programs - extending their LanguageCorps network and making great contacts for future travel or vacations while you teach English in Cambodia
    • Participate in our most popular excursion to Angkor Wat, as well as spending a weekend on the beautiful beaches of Sihanoukville
    • Learn about the options for obtaining an advanced degree and receiving academic credit for LanguageCorps TESOL training

    The TESOL Certification Program Fee in Cambodia is US$1,750

    The TESOL Plus Program Fee in Cambodia is US$2,340

    The Volunteer Program Fee in Cambodia is US$2,695

    The Volunteer Plus Program Fee in Cambodia is US$2,995

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country, and/or Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

    Are you ready to teach English in Cambodia? Email, call, or write us for more information - or apply now. Learn. Teach. Explore. Travel. Give Back. Get paid to teach English in Cambodia.

  • Cambodia Start Dates

    To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

    The application is available here.

  • Cambodia is great so far. I feel sure that this was the right place For me. The people are kind and open and I'm really enjoying teaching. The program was better than I expected and I am very happy with it. Thanks for everything!

    Lucy

    Cambodia

    Country Overview

    With its history of war now an increasingly distant memory, Cambodia has become one of the must-visit destinations in Southeast Asia. Pristine beaches, ancient temples and exotic jungle, are just some of the compelling attractions of the country.

    As the capitol, Phnom Penh is the political and commercial center of the country, and the city is home to over one million people. Once considered the most beautiful of all cities in French Indo-China, much of the city's colonial charm has survived the violent decades the country and its people have experienced since independence. Beautiful (if somewhat dilapidated) public buildings and private villas are a lovely part of the legacy left by the country's French rulers. Phnom Penh also offers travelers the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the excellent National Museum, plus a wide selection of hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars.

    While many areas of the city are booming, with a beautiful riverfront and lively nightlife, it is hard to escape the poverty and the fact that many Cambodians are still struggling to survive. However, the economy in Cambodia is beginning to flourish, and its residents have a strong need and desire to learn English.

    Pannasastra University of Cambodia and Languagecorps are pleased to announce the launch of a new educational project which will lead to earning a M.Ed. degree with a specialty in TESOL, and which recognizes course work already completed as part of the requirements for the LanguageCorps TESOL certification.

  • Cambodia is great so far. I feel sure that this was the right place For me. The people are kind and open and I'm really enjoying teaching. The program was better than I expected and I am very happy with it. Thanks for everything!

    Lucy

    Cambodia

    Job Prospects & Pay

    An average workweek is usually 30-35 hours, including class time and preparation. Schools usually open at 8:30am and generally close at 3:00pm. A typical teaching day consists of two or three lessons and then planning time.

    Typical wages for LanguageCorps teachers range from US$700-$1,100/month. Benefits vary greatly from school to school.

    Jobs are available with our partner, Pannasastra University, as well as in public and private schools. Local living expenses are low: about US$500/month. Most LanguageCorps teachers can earn enough to live very comfortably, enjoy local entertainment and restaurants and travel to local attractions.

    We guarantee LanguageCorps Flagship Program participants job placement in the primary focus area in and around Phnom Penh. While we do not guarantee job placement if you choose to go outside the primary focus area, our teachers, with our assistance, have been very successful finding multiple opportunities. However, this process may take longer, and may require additional out of pocket expenses on your part. includePay('Cambodia', 'SUMMARY');

  • Cambodia is great so far. I feel sure that this was the right place For me. The people are kind and open and I'm really enjoying teaching. The program was better than I expected and I am very happy with it. Thanks for everything!

    Lucy

    Cambodia

    Day-to-Day Living

    Food & Clothing

    Phnom Penh offers the discerning diner plenty of choice at a range of prices to suit any pocket. We recommend that you acquire a taste for the local cuisine, which is varied and can be very inexpensive. Be prepared for rice and seafood, especially shrimp, crab, and freshwater fish dishes.

    Cambodian cuisine is related to both Thai and southern Chinese cuisines. Ubiquitous soups include somlar machou banle (sour fish soup), somlar chapek (pork soup with ginger) and num banh choc (a noodle and fish soup often served for breakfast). Rice is often served with sach mon chha khnhei (stir-fried chicken and ginger), choeeng chomni chrouc chean (pork spareribs), or the spicy an sam chruk (pork and soybeans marinated with ginger and chilies.

    In Phnom Penh, the large number of Chinese immigrants means that excellent Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochou and Hailam restaurants abound. Thai, Vietnamese, and French outlets are also available.

    Fresh vegetables and fruits - especially coconut, durian, mango, pineapple, rambutan, starfruit, and watermelon - are in abundant supply, as are vegetarian restaurants.

    It's always best to drink bottled water and juices in Cambodia, while the beverage to indulge in is coffee.

    Light, comfortable, easy to launder clothing in natural fabrics such as cotton, suits Cambodia well. Good walking shoes and sandals that can be easily slipped off are recommended, as shoes are removed when entering temples and homes. No need to over pack, as high-quality clothes are strikingly cheap, while inexpensive laundry service is generally available wherever you go.

    Teachers should adhere to the local culture and ideas of professionalism. \"Casually smart\" attire means that women should cover their shoulders (sleeveless shirts are acceptable, but very thin straps or tank tops are not). No low-cut necklines or very short skirts. Bare midriffs must not be visible, even when lifting arms up. Open-toed shoes are acceptable. Men should wear long pants (not jeans), short- or long-sleeved shirt with a collar (possibly with a tie), and loafers or dress shoes. Sandals and tennis shoes are not acceptable when teaching. Long hair should be neatly tied into a ponytail.

    Housing & Communication

    During the four-week training program, housing will be provided to LanguageCorps TESOL Plus, Flagship, and Volunteer Program participants. Accommodations are a private room in a local hotel or guest house, and all rooms have air-conditioning and western style bathrooms. Accommodations begin the Saturday before your program start date and conclude the morning after the final class. Additional days can be arranged before/after your course for an extra fee.

    For Flagship Program participants, if necessary, housing will be provided for an additional week following training, after which time you should have secured a job, and you will be responsible for paying for your housing. If you have not secured a job in the primary focus area by this time, and are seriously pursuing all job leads, housing may be continued at the Corps Advocate's discretion.

    Once your job assignment is secured, the Corps Advocate and hiring school will assist you in locating an apartment nearby the hiring school. Typically, apartments are small, but most are comfortable, stylish, and have air conditioning and Western appliances. Often, a one month security deposit and the first month's rent are required at the time of rental.

    Housing is sometimes provided by the hiring school, though generally Teachers prefer to find their own housing. School accommodations are typically Cambodian, and rarely meet the standard Westerners are used to.

    An international cell phone will be available to all program participants (a $75 fee for lost phones). LanguageCorps Flagship participants are provided with a cell phone for the duration of their time in Cambodia, including a SIM chip for local and international calling, and initial pre-paid phone minutes.

    You will be given access to the Internet during training at the training center. Most of our hiring Schools have internet access available to teachers during school hours. Public internet cafes are also available at a very reasonable rate.

  • The kids ... oh my God the kids! We can't say enough! I don't even know how to put into words right now how awesome our experience with the orphans in Cambodia was. We really felt like part of their family, and we promised them that we will go back, and we definitely will! We have kept up some emails with some of our students and the people in charge, and it will always be part of our lives! Thanks for helping us get over there. We had a great time and we will definitely recommend this program to family and friends who are looking for something great and fulfilling in their lives!

    Tony & Danna

    Cambodia

    Excursions

    For LanguageCorps, excursions are not just a leisure activity - they are an integral part of developing a true understanding of the character and beauty of your host country and its surrounding area. We balance the intensive classroom work and practice teaching with a series of excursions that occur throughout your training and your time in Thailand.

    Most LanguageCorps programs offered in Thailand include an initial welcome tour of Phnom Penh during your arrival weekend. All programs include a 3-day excursion to Angkor Wat following the first week of the program. This has been our most popular excursion by far, and includes three glorious days wandering through ruins of the largest religious building area in the world. Temples range in condition from moderately restored to jungle encrusted. The excursion includes time for a visit to a near-by waterfall to cool off, relax and enjoy. This trip creates memories that will be treasured forever! A second weekend excursion is included to the beautiful beaches of Sihanoukville. A second weekend excursion is included to the beautiful beaches of Sihanoukville in Cambodia. Here you will have a chance to relax, swim, and enjoy some good food with your fellow teachers.

    In addition, during the year, staff and teachers often get together to plan excursions around the area. These trips are reasonably priced and often include the following:

    • Scuba diving in Ranong, Thailand
    • Rocket festival and kayak trip in Laos
    • Songkran water festival in Pattaya, Thailand
    • Fire and ball festival in Laos
    • Christmas and New Years party in Pattay, Thailand

    Click here for more information on the LanguageCorps Asia Travel Program

    Things to see & do in & around Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh itself home to large and rising number of venues catering to a mixed crowd of expatriates, tourists, and locals -- old and young alike. The quality of pubs and bars in Phnom Penh varies widely, from cheap and cheerful backpacker bars to sophisticated nightclubs. Explore the tragic history of the Pol Pot years with visits to the Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek.

    Bordered by Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam - and with a coastline on the tropical Gulf of Thailand - Cambodia is at the heart of Southeast Asia. Border crossings are now easily negotiable for travelers wishing to explore further afield.

  • The kids ... oh my God the kids! We can't say enough! I don't even know how to put into words right now how awesome our experience with the orphans in Cambodia was. We really felt like part of their family, and we promised them that we will go back, and we definitely will! We have kept up some emails with some of our students and the people in charge, and it will always be part of our lives! Thanks for helping us get over there. We had a great time and we will definitely recommend this program to family and friends who are looking for something great and fulfilling in their lives!

    Tony & Danna

    Cambodia

    Travel Resources

    We're still working on getting these up, but check back soon or email us at info@languagecorps.com and we will send you some.

  • The kids ... oh my God the kids! We can't say enough! I don't even know how to put into words right now how awesome our experience with the orphans in Cambodia was. We really felt like part of their family, and we promised them that we will go back, and we definitely will! We have kept up some emails with some of our students and the people in charge, and it will always be part of our lives! Thanks for helping us get over there. We had a great time and we will definitely recommend this program to family and friends who are looking for something great and fulfilling in their lives!

    Tony & Danna

    Cambodia

    Frequently Asked Questions

    LanguageCorps Programs

    What are the fees for LanguageCorps Programs? What do those fees cover?

    LanguageCorps offers a TESOL Certification Program with program fees that range from approximately US$1395-2295. We offer our TESOL Certification Programs in Europe, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. The program is an intensive and thorough 4-week course of classroom training and practice teaching, leading to a TESOL Certificate which is internationally recognized. As part of all TESOL Certification Programs, you will receive job search assistance, and in all locations, most people who are persistent and flexible are successful in finding teaching positions.

    In Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Ecuador and Mexico, we also offer the TESOL Plus Program. This combines the 4-week TESOL certification course and job placement assistance, with a more comprehensive set of support services including accommodations and travel insurance. The TESOL Plus program fee is US$2345-2995 depending on location.

    The fee for our Short-term Volunteer/Volunteer Plus Program (available in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam) is US$2595-2695 for eight weeks. These programs include abbreviated TESOL training or full TESOL certification, accommodations, placement in a volunteer (unpaid) teaching position, cell phone, medical insurance, visas, excursions, and local support while in country.

    Our Online TEFL (TESOL) Certification Program includes a full 150 hour certification course (including 20 hours of teaching practicum). This program is designed to be flexible enough for full time students or working professionals, while still ensuring a rigorous training. The program fee for our Online TEFL Certification Program is US$[Online fee].

    For all Programs we require a deposit of US$500 ($300 for the Online TEFL Certification Program) to reserve your scheduled start date. This deposit is deducted from the total program fee. Due to enrollment constraints, deposits received within 60 days of a program start date are non-refundable. Deposits received within 61-90 days of a program start date are refundable for 3 business days after receipt (minus a $25 processing fee), after which they are non-refundable. Deposits received 91 or more days before a program start date are refundable for 10 business days after receipt (minus a $25 processing fee) after which they are non-refundable. The balance of the program fee is payable four weeks prior to your scheduled start date.

    Are there other costs in addition to the Program fee?

    You must provide for your own travel from your home to your arrival point and for your own travel back home at the end of your teaching assignment. (NOTE: Some hiring schools may offer partial or full reimbursement of airfare costs as part of your overall compensation.)

    In some teaching assignments, you may have accommodations, and/or free access to dining facilities, as part of your compensation. But more commonly, you will have to pay for your own food and rent. In addition, an apartment you select may require additional "up-front" payments such as security deposits and fist-month's rent. As in all walks of life, be sure to have enough funds to get through to your first monthly paycheck!

    You will need to pay for your food during the program, although in some countries a home stay is an option, which typically includes two meals per day. Of course, you will have to pay for any personal items and services (cleaning, laundry, etc.) you may want, and for your own entertainment, vacation or leisure travel, gifts or other personal shopping.

    How does LanguageCorps help me find a teaching assignment?

    During your in-country training program, the local staff will begin working with you to develop a CV and contact schools. For TESOL Certification and TESOL Plus Program participants, you will be given job search assistance and the names of schools to contact. In all locations, job placements for those who are serious and flexible have been very successful.

    For Online course participants, centralized placement support can assist you in determining the overseas location that best meets your goals and qualifications and you will have access to our world-wide directory of more than 8,000 ESL schools.

    Given the high caliber reputation of our LanguageCorps teachers, our staff's knowledge of and experience with local EFL teaching opportunities and our focus on job placement, we are confident that by the time you complete your certification / orientation or soon thereafter you will have received at least one, and usually more than one, offer(s) for a paid EFL teaching assignment. Our staff can also assist with the oftentimes complicated contract negotiations, to ensure our teachers receive the maximum benefits and pay they are qualified for.

    Sometimes a teacher will work in two or more part-time positions instead of one full-time position, or may elect to supplement their primary job with side work such as tutoring.

    LanguageCorps does not offer guaranteed job placement, however, our participants have been very successful with job placement in all locations.

  • Cambodia is great so far. I feel sure that this was the right place for me. The people are kind and open and I'm really enjoying teaching. The program was better than I expected and I am very happy with it. Thanks for everything!

    Luca

    Cambodia

    TESOL Certification Program, Cambodia

    All Asia programs (Cambodia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam) feature the same TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certification course and training methodology. Click here for details of the TESOL certification.

    The TESOL Certification Program combines TESOL certification with a streamlined set of support services.

    The TESOL Certification Program Fee in Cambodia is US$1,750

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country, and/or Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

  • Cambodia is great so far. I feel sure that this was the right place For me. The people are kind and open and I'm really enjoying teaching. The program was better than I expected and I am very happy with it. Thanks for everything!

    Lucy

    Cambodia

    TESOL Plus Program, Cambodia

    All Asia programs (Cambodia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam) feature the same TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certification course and training methodology. Click here for details of the TESOL certification.

    The TESOL Plus Program combines TESOL certification with a more comprehensive set of support services including accommodations.

    The TESOL Plus Program Fee in Cambodia is US$2,340

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country, and/or Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

  • The kids ... oh my God the kids! We can't say enough! I don't even know how to put into words right now how awesome our experience with the orphans in Cambodia was. We really felt like part of their family, and we promised them that we will go back, and we definitely will! We have kept up some emails with some of our students and the people in charge, and it will always be part of our lives! Thanks for helping us get over there. We had a great time and we will definitely recommend this program to family and friends who are looking for something great and fulfilling in their lives!

    Tony & Danna

    Cambodia

    Volunteer Program, Cambodia

    Our Volunteer Program has been carefully crafted to ensure that your experience is as rewarding and enjoyable as possible - for you, and for your students. The eight week program includes:

    • Two weeks of abbreviated TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) training
    • Six weeks teaching and changing lives at one of the LanguageCorps' partner orphanages or schools
    • Training in basic Cambodian (Khmer) language and cultural traditions

    Teaching assignments will be at a LanguageCorps affiliated orphanage or school, where you will be working with children or young adults. Most of the students are fifteen or younger, and are eager for the opportunity to learn English - which they may then leverage into jobs as English teachers, working in Tourism, or other professions such as computer science.

    The Volunteer Program Fee in Cambodia is US$2,695

    You can extend the length of your stay for an additional $150 per week (including accommodations, insurance and other support services described above).

    The Volunteer Plus option allows you to obtain your TESOL certification by participating in our full four-week TESOL Certification course. Click here for a description of the LanguageCorps TESOL Certification course.

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country, and/or Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.

  • The kids ... oh my God the kids! We can't say enough! I don't even know how to put into words right now how awesome our experience with the orphans in Cambodia was. We really felt like part of their family, and we promised them that we will go back, and we definitely will! We have kept up some emails with some of our students and the people in charge, and it will always be part of our lives! Thanks for helping us get over there. We had a great time and we will definitely recommend this program to family and friends who are looking for something great and fulfilling in their lives!

    Tony & Danna

    Cambodia

    Volunteer Plus Program, Cambodia

    Our Volunteer Plus Program has been carefully crafted to ensure that your experience is as rewarding and enjoyable as possible - for you, and for your students. The eight week program includes:

    • Our 4-week TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) training and certification program
    • Four weeks teaching and changing lives at one of the LanguageCorps' partner orphanages or schools
    • Training in basic Cambodian (Khmer) language and cultural traditions

    Teaching assignments will be at a LanguageCorps affiliated orphanage or school, where you will be working with children or young adults. Most of the students are fifteen or younger, and are eager for the opportunity to learn English - which they may then leverage into jobs as English teachers, working in Tourism, or other professions such as computer science.

    The Volunteer Plus Program Fee in Cambodia is US$2,995

    You can extend the length of your stay for an additional $150 per week (including accommodations, insurance and other support services described above).

    The following are not included:

    • Round-trip airfare to host country, and/or Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    • Personal expenses (meals, entertainment, local transport, living expenses, and personal shopping)
    • "Upfront" costs following the training period, such as apartment security deposits and first month's rent
    • Visa costs and fees

    Note: To ensure placement in the program you desire, we advise applying two to six months prior to your intended start date. Late placements are sometimes possible; please contact us immediately if you are applying less than two months before your desired start date.