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Teach English in Cambodia

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In Short Requirements

  • Age 18 – 60 can apply.
  • RSA, USA, AUS, CAN, UK & European Passport Holders can apply.
  • Good command of English – Positive attitude.
  • Police Clearance IMPORTANT APPLY FOR IT NOW!
  • Valid passport – Apply now if you do not already have one.
  • A laptop is required to take one with or buy one on arrival (Tablet/Ipad is not
  • If you have a Degree – Get it legalized now. NO DEGREE REQUIRED

Program Benefits

  • Full Support and Assistance – pre and post-arrival
  • Teach Basic conversational English in Schools – paid school holidays – lots of paid public holidays too
  • Travel for 3 months to 20yrs + – we have families that do this
  • Free Medical at the clinic once you have your work permit
  • Loads of South Africans – make friends easily
  • Those with dependants also considered.
  • Couples and Friends placed in the same location.
  • Min Salary of R13500pm to R20 000pm +
  • Fantastic Adventure for the young – a life change for the older – 100% Life Changing.
  • Non-Caucasian applicants are extremely difficult to place in Cambodia…so no work guarantee.
  • Program Placement Fee = R6500 (incl: visa assistance, accommodation assistance, placement, 24/7 support, medical advice and more) – Placement fee only refunded in full if no job offer is secured within 2 weeks of application, or your intended arrival date.
  • One way flight to Cambodia +- R6000
  • Online TEFL $89 – done in before you leave if you do not already have one
    • Accommodation $180 to $200per month
  • Visa on Arrival $35 plus $290 in that month for your Business Work Permit for the year. No visa runs or border bounces (Some schools will pay this for you and deduct it off your salary the first few months, however, we suggest that you have the money ready for a work permit)
  • Suggested living money to take with = $800 – $1000+ (This will last you until your first paycheck min R12 000) Living money is an amount we suggest you take with to cover your day to day expenses until you receive your first salary. Spending money should be used sparingly; it is for the basics until
    you earn your salary. It also covers small fees for trips not specifically included in the list etc.
  • We highly recommend to take out travel insurance before you leave

Work with the Best in a foreign country while changing your life and
living your dreams; you want the best support possible!


Included in the fees quoted if you choose our orientation week are:

The Basics
Airport Pick Up & Visa Assistance
Resume / CV creation, Lifetime Support & Assistance
In-country Set-up
Cambodia Bank Account Assistance
SIM card and phone setup
Getting you settled in
Pre-Placement offer before you arrive
Placement at a school
Accommodation $180 – $220 PM, Breakfast included.
Pre and Post arrival support

About Cambodia

  •  Living costs are extremely low – about $400
  • $600pm can buy you an apartment, bills, food, so you will even have some savings left to us on all those public holidays
  • Salary in CAMBODIA is set to a basic of about R13
  • 500 – R25 000pm or ($900 – $1600+)
  • Dependants can come along, many schools offer English programs for your children to do their subjects in English Stay as long as you want.
  • Change your life – Travel an amazing country – Make a difference to the children in Cambodia

The Process

  • Read this document carefully
  • Submit your CV, recent photo, Application form & intro video
  • Pay the placement fee when invoiced
  • Wait max 2 weeks for a job offer
  • Receive Job offer- book your flight with our assistance
  • Make sure passports and police clearances are ready.
  • Receive the final debriefing and visa documents to obtain your visa on arrival
  • Pack and off you go!!
  • If we can not secure you a job within 2 weeks of your application or intended arrival date the fee is fully refunded
  • Schools will deduct a $100 processing fee as well as a $50 a refundable deposit in some cases. This will however be made clear

On Arrival in Cambodia


  • Look for the driver at the airport.
  • Taken to Hotel – use your spending money to pay for your stay at the hotel this is not included. $180 PER MONTH
  • Start teaching – HAVE FUN!



Living cost per month around $400 to $700 from Basic to
very comfortable

Do schools provide lunch?

Depends on the school. Some do and some do not.

Transportation from accommodation to work?

Not provided, but public transport in Cambodia is very good
and there are both scooter and bicycle rentals for

How safe is it around there?

Extremely safe.

What are the age groups you will be teaching?

Anything from primary school to high school.

Working hours? And days per week?

8 hours per day, only about 4-5 actual “in class” hours though.
Monday to Friday.

Are there sports after school that you<br /> have to attend or teach?

No, but they do have concerts, after school activities every
now and again.

After contract can you still travel in the country or do<br /> you need to be out?

You can stay as long as you like as long as you have a job or

Can one renew working contract and visa<br /> without leaving the country?


How long is the working visa valid for?

1 year and renewable

What type of visa they will be working on?

Tourist visa on entry converted to work permit

What activities are happening during<br /> evenings and weekends?

During the TESOL course, we will give you an idea of what
to do around town, with some cultural events and excursions
planned in advance.

Packing essentials? Sleeping bag, towels?

You can get everything in Cambodia, and it’s very
inexpensive. Some of the accommodation does not have
bedding, but this can be bought

Any Serious laws they are very strict on?
Yes, drugs and The King. Don’t ever speak about either of
these two.
More information regarding couple placement?
This can be done (and we will try our best) but not at the
same school, maybe schools within the same town.
What is the level English and behaviour of students?
Depending on the school location, big city – great English
level. Small city, not so good. Thai kids are usually very well
What curriculum will they follow at school?
There is no set curriculum, each school may have their own or
teachers will need to prepare their own.
Do your colleagues speak English?
Will you work with any special needs children?
What are the expected deductions from your pay<br /> check? Does this differ from school to school?

Yes, some schools take off tax at 3%.
But normally they don’t take off tax for the first year.

Do you get paid overtime?


What are the chances of getting a salary increase?

Depends on how good of a job you do.

Language orientation? How will we understand them?
On the TESOL course we do cover the basics
Where are the best and worst places to work?
Depending on the person, most people are working in big cities, as they
offer the best pay.
What is possibility of second job to make more money?
Very possible, making a double salary is very common when
getting extra work on the side.Very possible, making a double salary is very common when getting extra work on the side.
Medical services and insurance?
Insurance you can take out before you arrive
What is phone and Internet connectivity like?
Pretty good and inexpensive.
What if you are unhappy in a job?<br /> Can you get a new one?
Yes, but we don’t often get this. If the applicant really hates
the job and they have a good reason, then we can move
them. But they need to understand that this will take a bit of
Dress code for teaching?
Smart professional. Dress pants, shoes, shirts, tie, etc.
How difficult is the TESSOL course? Can one fail?
Yes, one can fail. But if we see that an applicant is not doing
well, we will spend more time with the applicant to make sure
they pass. We have had people fail or be kicked off, but that
is because of other things like drinking or fighting.
Must you bring your CV. or resume?
Yes, this is important for the placement interview process.
When are the school holidays?
Please see calendar provided.
private schools, government schools and varsity?
Not much difference for teachers, maybe only starting times
and salary would differ.
Can a participant choose part or full time?
Schools hire full-time teachers for the most part.
Is religion a big issue?
Not really, you stick to yours and they normally stick to theirs.
What happens if you lose your job?<br /> Can you get a new one?
Depending on the reason for termination, we will no longer
help you find placement if loss of job is your fault.
Are they expected to work during school holidays?
Not normally, this will depend on the school.
Can you drink tap water?
I have, but I would not make a habit of it. Bottle water is so
cheap, just safer to go buy a bottle. But if you happen to get a
mouth full, no need to go to hospital etc.
Time difference between SA and Cambodia?
SA is 5 hours behind Thailand
Would we prefer it if a participant completes the<br /> TESOL/TEFL course online or upon arrival in Cambodia?
Definitely in Cambodia and there are a few reasons for this:
• Culture and lessons; Network of friends; Closer teacher /
trainer relationship.
• Cambodia children are unique, practical training gives the
ap-plicant an opportunity to get to know how to work with
Cambodian students.
• We are responsible for marketing and preparing the applicant
with all details in RSA. Our Partner/Team in Thailand is
responsible for you once you arrive, placement, and quality
of service. We (or any partner/recruiter from South Africa on
behalf of us) will not be held responsible should any issues for
which the partner in Thailand is responsible for arise.
What are the changes of teaching<br /> English in neighbouring countries?
Very good, we can arrange this for you.
Is all paperwork and books supplied by the school?

Most of the time. Not all the time.