Teach English in Cambodia2020-08-26T06:15:15+00:00

Teach English in Cambodia

Cambodia is arguably one of the easiest places in Asia to find an English teaching job. With demand for teachers far outweighing supply, the entry requirements are much less strict than in other countries.

While preferred, applicants do not need a bachelor’s degree, nor a teaching qualification to teach English in Cambodia. That said, anyone who can provide proof of either of these will be rewarded with a higher salary and better working hours.

Cambodia is a developing country, much of which is rural. As such, the majority of reliable, paid teaching jobs are located in the capital, Phnom Penh or occasionally Siem Reap.

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How to Find a Job Teaching English in Cambodia

Unless you are already there or familiar with the market, finding trustworthy jobs teaching English in Cambodia can be difficult. To ensure you remain on the right side of the law and have an enjoyable experience, we advise finding a position through services such as ours. We work with in-country experts whose vast knowledge of Cambodia and wide network of schools help ensure you find a well-paid position in a reputable school.

Browse our programs and destinations to learn how we can help you get qualified and find a job teaching English in Cambodia.

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TEFL Training Program

Taking place year-round in Phnom Penh, our TESOL Training Program offers you the ideal way to gain a qualification whilst exploring the best of Cambodia. Join us in the ‘Pearl of Asia’ for 4 weeks and gain skills and memories to last a lifetime.


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The Facts & Figures


Cambodia’s official language is Khmer. It is spoken by the vast majority of Cambodians, along with many dialects.

Geography & People

Cambodia borders Thailand, Vietnam and Laos and covers over 180,000 square kilometres. It has a population of around 16 million.


Cambodia has a tropical climate marked by two distinct seasons; wet and dry. The average annual temperature is 27°C.


What You Need to Know

Boasting enchanting temples, breathtaking scenery and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet, it’s a surprise Cambodia isn’t already a top English teaching destination. Here’s all you need to know about teaching English in this hidden Southeast Asian gem.

Entry Requirements

To teach in Cambodia, you must have a bachelor’s degree and a TEFL qualification. Nationality does not matter, as long as you speak a good level of English. You can obtain a work visa upon arrival.

School Types

Most English teaching jobs here are in a local school, a language center or an international school. The latter is by far the best paid, though it requires teachers to be both qualified and experienced.

Salary Expectations

English teachers in Cambodia can expect to earn around $10 – $17 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications. The low cost of living means this will stretch a long way.

Top Locations

While English education is becoming more important across Cambodia, teaching positions are mainly found in Phnom Penh. Those outside of the city are usually voluntary and in rural areas.

Teaching Hours

Weekly contracted teaching hours depend on your school type. That said, most teachers have an average of 25 teaching hours per week, with planning and preparation taking place outside of this.

Things to watch out for

Given the language barrier and lack of information, it’s very difficult to find a teaching job in Cambodia on your own. Be careful if you are applying to a school directly, or better yet, use an agency.

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