Koh Kong City is the capital of Koh Kong province, a comparatively small provincial town sitting on the east side of the Kaoh Pao River about 10km from the Cham Yeam international border crossing with Thailand.
Koh Kong is linked to Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville by highway 48, which branches off National Highway 4 at Sre Ambel. It’s a good scenic drive through some of Cambodia’s least developed and unspoiled regions – the Cardamom Mountains. Minibuses and tourist air-con buses to and from Koh Kong leave mainly in the mornings.
Around Koh Kong, there are islands, mountains, jungles, rivers, waterfalls, a zoo, casino, and a lot more. The spectacular Cardamom Mountains, pristine and mostly untouched jungle, offer many waterfalls to cool down with a swim. Water sport options include everything from snorkelling to kayaking. Land lovers will find jungle trekking, hiking and mountain biking, to name but a few. The largest mangrove forest in Asia is located here on the coast.
In addition to trekking and exploring the forest in the Cardamom Mountains, there are boat trips available to Koh Kong Island and other islands in the vicinity. Koh Kong Island is considered one of the best beaches in SE Asia.
With bicycles and motorcycles available for rent, there are great options for self-exploration in Koh Kong City in Cambodia and the wider province.
For those who prefer less strenuous activities there are many restaurants and bars in Koh Kong City. At night the river front past the bridge comes alive after 4pm. Sugar cane juice vendors and various others sell BBQ meat, beer etc. It is a nice walk.
The first-class hotel, Koh Kong Resort, is a Casino Hotel on the border of Cambodia and Thailand.
We are situated in a typical Cambodian classroom style facility close to the centre of Koh Kong and the city’s vibrant markets, shops, accommodation, bars and restaurants. Our TEFL training centre is designated to be environmentally friendly and has all the amenities that you could require. Our facility is within easy reach of the local schools that TEFL trainees do their observation and teaching practices at. One of the schools we use is Koh Kong International School.
Our trainers are experienced teachers and trainers that will guide you on your way to become an English foreign/second language teacher. They will share their insight into the life of an EFL/ESL teacher as well as providing you with all the tools to effectively teach a fun, inspiring class. You will learn different teaching methodologies, classroom management techniques and have fun on your journey to becoming a qualified TEFL graduate with TEFL International Cambodia.
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- 4 January – 29 January
- 1 February – 26 February
- 1 March – 25 March
- 18 April – 13 May
- 30 May – 24 June
- 4 July – 29 July
- 1 August – 26 August
- 5 September – 30 September
- 3 October – 28 October
- 7 November – 2 December
The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.
The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.
The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training centre on the first day of the course.
$600 Deposit $890 Balance
The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.
You are not obliged to use the accommodation options we provide so you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements if you wish. If you choose to use one of our accommodation options, it should be paid for directly to the provider upon arrival. Our accommodation is $200 and up.
1. What does the tuition for the 120 hour TESOL program include?
• We will pick you up at the Koh Kong City bus terminal.
• You will receive a SIM card so you can set up your phone to maintain IDs and connection to friends and family.
• You will daily get lunch during in-class training.
• Tuition Includes;
• Material needed during the course.
• Observed teaching practice to real Cambodian learners of English as a second/foreign language.
• Eastern culture, language, society and manners.
• The teacher professional code of ethics.
• Certification and moderation fees.
• Internationally recognized TESOL Certificate (120 Hours)
• Visa assistance
• Assistance with Resume / CV creation
• On-site accommodation for 1 month from only $200 extra (first come first served basis).
• Job placement assistance, advice and support – we have a 100% track record of teachers getting work within one week of classes conclusion
• We will take you on an excursion to Koh Kong City with all the local markets, temples, historical places, etc. as part of the Cultural experience.
• 2 x 1 – day excursions that could include a beach BBQ, snorkeling, boat trip, swimming, etc. (weather permitting)
• Airfares, visas, accommodation and food are not included.
• Peace of mind that you are doing a course recognized internationally.
2. What is an average program day like?
Class time is generally 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with mid- morning and afternoon breaks and a lunch break. For approximately two weeks, you will be preparing to teach, learning all of the things you need to know in order to be successful in the classroom, with practice classroom teaching sessions. During the first 2 weeks you will go to an International school to observe the English teachers teaching in an actual classroom, times are between 17:30 and 18:30. During the last 2 weeks, you will actually do practical teaching each day, and prepare your lesson materials.
3. How many students on average are in the program each month?
The maximum class size in the Koh Kong location is 10. We keep this number low so that we can provide our trainees with the individualized attention they deserve. Most of the participants are American, British, Canadian, Australian, or South African; as well we do accept non-native speakers of English who have a high proficiency in the language.
4. Is there a dress code?
During trainees’ lessons, casual attire is allowed. Cambodia can get rather hot so this means sandals, shorts, t-shirts and other loose-fitting clothing, cotton attire is best. During teacher practice and observation sessions, there are specific dress requirements that adhere to the local working culture and basic ideas of professionalism. You will need to dress in trousers/skirts and closed-toe shoes. Men need collared shirts, while women need to wear conservative tops that cover their shoulders. Men also need to shave or keep facial hair neatly trimmed. No visible tattoos or facial piercings are allowed while teaching local students. We ask that you be respectful and mindful of your peers and the cultural norms of Cambodia.
5. What are the teaching practice students and classes like?
The students are school children as well as adults. The students range from beginners to intermediate. The experience gained in this way will benefit you tremendously. Taking your development step by step only helps you to gain more confidence and help to build your own style of teaching.
6. Can I bring my Laptop?
Yes, please do. You might find having your laptop available handy for completing some teaching practice materials. Wi-Fi is free at our location, and widely available in Cambodia. If you choose not to bring your laptop, all the countries have many inexpensive convenient local neighborhood Internet cafes. But a computer or laptop is one of the handiest items you can have as a teacher as the web has never ending resources of teaching and training material.
7. What are the accommodations for the program?
We have in-house, accommodation with en-suite bathroom for 4 weeks at $200 USD. You are not obliged to use the accommodation option we provide so you are welcome to make your own accommodation arrangements if you wish. We have ongoing arrangements with several local hotels and guesthouses that provide our students with special monthly rates. All our recommended options are within walking distance of the school. We have also inspected all options to make sure they provide rooms and facilities that will ensure you have a comfortable stay. Upon receipt of your course deposit we will send you all the relevant details of the available options. If you choose to use one of our accommodation options, it should be paid for directly to the provider upon arrival or as arranged when doing the booking. If you have any questions or concerns about your accommodation in Koh Kong, please contact us and we will do all we can to help.
8. What’s the climate like? What kind of clothing will I need to bring?
Most of the time, it is hot and humid. But, it can get cool during the winter months. It is not necessary to bring too many clothes with you as clothes are rather inexpensive and can be purchased locally. We recommend packing light for your initial training. A lightweight raincoat can come in handy.
9. Can I have things shipped or mailed to me while on course?
Yes! This is our address:
3 Krong Khemara Phoumin
Koh Kong City
Office: +855 (0) 70-527-300
10. How do I get to Koh Kong in Cambodia?
There are two International airports in Cambodia. You can fly in to Phom Phen or Siem Riep. At the airport you will purchase your visa on arrival. There are more busses leaving from Phom Phen than from Siem Riep. At the airport you can just find out where the bus terminal is for busses that travel to Koh Kong. Koh Kong is linked to Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville by highway 48, which branches off National Highway 4 at Sre Ambel. Minibuses and tourist air-con buses to and from Koh Kong leave mainly in the mornings. Important Note – Regardless of your arrival day and time, we ask that you assist us in preparing for all arrivals by providing us with your travel arrangements as soon as possible via email. Do so as soon as your travel plans are confirmed. Help us help you by providing this information in a timely manner.
You will get a warm welcome in Koh Kong in Cambodia, The Kingdom of Wonders.