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Phnom Penh

CambodiaWith 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.

The Via Lingua International TEFL Partnership in Cambodia is located on the main campus of Pannasastra University in the heart of the nation’s bustling capital, Phnom Penh. TEFL trainees will be close to all the excitement of downtown, and a short walk from numerous sights including the beautiful riverfront and the Royal Palace.  Our TEFL / TESOL program has been approved by Pannasastra University for issuance of advanced placement and graduate credit towards its M.Ed. TEFL / TESOL program. Pannasastra is a member of the Accreditation Committee of Cambodia for Higher Education, which certifies credit and degree granting institutions in Cambodia and is itself a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation in Washington D.C., the accreditation body for the regional accreditation of US colleges and Universities. Through this linkage of accreditation authorities, credits and programs from Pannasastra are transferable and accepted at Accredited Institutions of Higher Education world wide.

A unique feature of this TEFL program is that your teaching practice will typically be conducted in local community orphanages, so your teaching time directly benefits the people of Phnom Penh.

Most English teachers will find work in the booming capital of Phnom Penh. Teaching positions are readily available at the local university as well as at other English language training facilities around town. EFL teachers in Cambodia can usually earn a salary that allows them to live comfortably and even save money, thanks to the country’s low cost of living.

The TEFL Certification Program includes…

  • Four-week TESOL Certification course
  • Khmer Language and Cultural Awareness program
  • 24/7 emergency support during the course
  • Cell phone during the course
  • Job placement assistance
  • Excursion to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat
  • Graduation dinner

TEFL Plus Certification Program includes…
Everything in our TESOL Certification Program, as well as...

  • Airport pickup
  • Tour of Phnom Penh
  • Housing during training
  • Transport to school during training
  • Accommodations are in a "guest house", which is comparable to a small hotel or bed and breakfast.  Trainees will have their own bedroom (unless they request a shared bedroom), and usually a private bath.  All accommodations have western style plumbing and air conditioning.
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  • For further information, please contact, call toll-free in the US (888) 835-6207 or in the UK (44) 203-004-0943.
  • To request an information pack either by email or regular mail, please use our infopack request form.
  • If you would like a member of our staff to call you at your home, at a time convenient to you, in order to discuss any particular queries you may have before making a decision about where and whether you take a TEFL course, please fill out a callback request form.
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