Teach English in Phnom Penh2020-08-02T10:23:04+00:00
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Cambodia’s charming capital is everything you’d imagine and more. Standing proudly at the confluence of the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac Rivers, Phnom Penh is a vibrant metropolis that shows all the signs of becoming a future economic heavyweight. With a population of 2.13 million, it’s Cambodia’s biggest and wealthiest city, leading the nation’s rapid development. While the city hurtles towards the future, it still contains strong reminders of its past; the city skyline features an enchanting mix of traditional Khmer, Angkorian and French colonial architecture against an ever-growing backdrop of skyscrapers.

In contrast to neighboring cities, Phnom Penh boasts a distinctly laid-back vibe. It feels a million miles from the hubbub of mega-city life, something that young people from across the region enjoy. Today, Phnom Penh is recognized as one of the trendiest cities in Southeast Asia, home to a thriving café culture and hip bar scene. Join us and start teaching English in Phnom Penh to experience the best of this captivating city known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’.


OUR TEACHING PROGRAMS IN PHNOM PENH

Teaching English in Phnom Penh

It can be difficult to find trustworthy English teaching jobs in Phnom Penh without prior knowledge of the local market or language. That’s where we come in. Working with a team of dedicated in-country experts, we offer a TEFL Training Program and help finding jobs teaching English in Phnom Penh. Open to both students and graduates, our program offers you the chance to gain a reputable qualification and teaching position whilst enjoying the best this lively city has to offer. You’ll join a group of people from around the world and make friends and memories to last a lifetime.

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BASIC INFORMATION

About Phnom Penh

Weather

Phnom Penh has a tropical climate marked by two distinct seasons; wet and dry. The average annual temperature is 27°C, and the heat is accompanied by high humidity levels.

Geography

Located at the confluence of the the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac Rivers, Phnom Penh and the surrounding province have fertile land. As such, the city is surrounded by agricultural plantations such as rice fields.

Language

Cambodia’s official language is Khmer. It is spoken by the vast majority of Cambodians, along with many dialects. Some people still speak French, though its widespread use was eliminated under the Khmer Rouge.

THINGS TO DO

Top Attractions

There is plenty to see and do in Phnom Penh when you aren’t busy teaching. You’ll want to plan your time wisely to ensure you make the most of your time in this wonderful city.

Royal Palace

Royal Palace

Situated in the heart of the city, you won’t miss this stunning example of traditional Khmer architecture. The site contains many beautiful buildings of different styles and carries huge cultural significance.

Silver Pagoda

Silver Pagoda

Located within the Royal Palace complex, this beautiful pagoda is well worth a visit. It got its name from its floor, which is covered in 5 tonnes of silver. Inside, you’ll see a collection of Buddhas made from precious metals.

National Museum

National Museum

The National Museum of Phnom Penh offers an excellent insight into the history of the Khmer Empire. The largest in the world of its kind, the museum contains sculptures, ceramics and woodwork that represent Khmer design.

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

This former school building is the memorial site of the S-21 interrogation and detention center used by the Khmer Rouge, one of many sites at which thousands of people were tortured. Today, it preserves and teaches visitors about this tragic period of Cambodian history.

Choeng Ek Killing Fields

Choeng Ek Killing Fields

The Killing Fields offer visitors another chance to understand the impact of the brutal Khmer Rouge rule. The atmosphere here is heart-breaking, as survivors of the genocide relay their own stories on the audio guide as you walk around the different sites.

The Central Market

The Central Market

This striking building houses one of the largest markets in Phnom Penh. Here, vendors sell almost anything you could need, from fresh meat and vegetables, to stationery, household items, sarongs, flowers and second-hand clothes.

If you like to unwind with a beer after a hard day’s work, you’ll be spoiled for choice in Phnom Penh. Don’t forget you’ll need to be up bright and early for class the next morning!

Riverside Precinct

Riverside Precinct

The area surrounding the TESOL training center is full of bars and clubs our alumni recommend. Check out the Duplex Café and Night Club, the Mad Monkey, Pontoon Night Club, the Score Bar, Oscar’s On the Corner and more!

Phnom Penh Night Market

Phnom Penh Night Market

Known locally as Phsar Reatrey, the Phnom Penh night market is located along the Tonle Sap riverside promenade. It’s a great place to wander and browse local goods and try some delicious street food.

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