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TEFL Koh Kong City | TEFL Cambodia
The capital of Cambodia’s south-western province of Koh Kong, Koh Kong City is a small provincial town that rests on the banks of the Kaoh Pao River. The town is about 10 km from the international border crossing with Thailand in Cham Yeam and until relatively recently was easier to access from Thailand than the rest of Cambodia due to poor road infrastructure.
Now that highway 48 is paved, the province is easily accessible from Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville with regular bus services between the cities. Due to its long isolation much of the region is unspoiled and the drive to Koh Kong City provides some excellent views of the Cardamom Mountains – one of Cambodia’s least developed regions.
In the area surrounding Koh Kong has much to offer including mountains, jungles, rivers, islands a zoo, casino and a lot more. The Cardamom Mountains are covered in pristine jungle with a number of waterfalls that offer a beautiful way to cool down after a long trek. Hiking and mountain biking are popular activities as are water sports such as snorkelling and kayaking. The coast is home to the largest mangrove forest in Asia which can be explored by boat from Koh Kong City. Boat trips are also available to Koh Kong Island, Cambodia’s largest island, with some of the best beaches in Southeast Asia.
For the independently minded there are bicycles and motorcycles for rent in Koh Kong City giving you the chance to explore the city and wider province according to your own schedule. The city is also home to a large number of restaurants and bars and the river front comes alive after 4 p.m. with vendors selling food, beer and sugar cane juice. It’s a great place to take an evening stroll, pick up something to eat and relax with a beer or two.
Our Koh Kong TEFL training centre is situated close to the centre of the city and its shops, accommodation, bars, restaurants and markets. The facility has all the amenities you could require during your course and is within easy reach of the local schools where our TEFL trainees’ teaching observation and teaching practice sessions take place.
Our course instructors are all experienced teachers who will do all they can to help you become a qualified and effective TEFL teacher. Through our trainers you will gain an insight into the life of an EFL teacher as well as the tools needed to teach classes that are both fun and inspiring. During the course you will study a number of different topics including teaching methodologies, classroom management, English grammar, lesson planning and more.
Join our TEFL course in Koh Kong, Cambodia and you can be teaching English abroad in no time. With our excellent training and out internationally recognised certificate, you can be sure that when you graduate, you will be well prepared for your first English teaching job.Apply Now!
We have several accommodation options available to course participants including in-house accommodation or rooms at local guesthouses and hotels. We have ongoing arrangements with several accommodation providers in Koh Kong that offer our trainees special monthly rates. All our recommended options have been inspected by our staff to ensure that they provide everything you need for a comfortable stay during your course. All accommodation is conveniently located within walking distance of our training centre.
Once your place on the course has been confirmed we will send you further information on the accommodation options available. Please note that you are not obliged to use our recommended accommodation and you are free to make your own arrangements.
If you have any queries regarding the accommodation available, please let us know and we will do all we can to assist you.Apply Now!
What are my payment options?Expand
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.
Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Cambodia itself.
The balance of course fees is payable on the first day of class and must be paid in cash in US dollars.
Fees are all-inclusive so you won’t be asked to pay additional costs for course related materials or services. This also includes course moderation and accreditation fees, airport transfers for qualifying arrivals and lifetime job assistance.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
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.
What is the course schedule?Expand
Class time is generally 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 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 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. During the last 2 weeks, you will actually do practical teaching each day, and prepare your lesson materials.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
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.
Who usually attends the course?Expand
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. 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.
Is there a dress code?Expand
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.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
Please be sure to arrive on the first day of the course with a notebook and a pen. We also encourage you to bring a laptop as we have Wi-Fi at the training center. We will provide all course materials for you so there is no need to bring anything else for the course itself.
What documents do I need for finding employment after the course?Expand
Of course, you need your passport. When you secure work you may be asked to provide notarized copies of your birth certificate, college/university degrees with transcripts along with a degree verification letter.
What’s the climate like? What kind of clothing will I need to bring?Expand
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.