Paid TEFL Internship in Cambodia (Phnom Penh) - Premier TEFL

Paid TEFL Internship in Cambodia

Teach English and explore Cambodia whilst experiencing its rich culture 

Start: Year – round

12 weeks

Was: £1,199 Now: £839.50

Offers End: March 31st


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Monthly allowance of US$200 (€175/£155)

120 Hour Advanced TEFL Course

30 Hour Teaching Young Learners Course

70+ page Grammar eBook

In-depth Lesson Planning Guide

Airport pick-up & transfers

 2-week orientation


Khmer language lessons

Khmer cookery lessons

Teacher development workshops

Visit NGO projects supported by your school

Visa guidance

Ongoing in-country support

TIP  You don’t need to be a native English speaker or have a previous teaching experience to apply for this internship.

TEFL Internship in Cambodia

Teach English and explore Cambodia whilst experiencing its rich culture 

Was: £1,199 Now: £839.50

Offers End: March 31st


Find out more, we will call you


Immerse yourself in Khmer culture in the bustling capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. A diverse country filled with ancient temples, steeped in history and lined with idyllic sandy beaches.

Traditional cuisine is tasty and inexpensive but what makes Cambodia extra special is the gentile locals, so friendly and welcoming.

After 12 weeks of living and working here, you might not be ready to leave. World famous for its UNESCO heritage site, Angkor Wat Temple at Siem Reap, attracting thousands of visitors every day.

Based in Phnom Penh you’ll fill your leisure time with exploring historic buildings and architecture, learning about the Khmer Rouge and browsing all the market stalls offering every kind of souvenir possible.

You’ll begin with a 2-week orientation about living and teaching in Phnom Penh. During this orientation, get an introduction to the country’s intriguing history, language, and culture. 

You’ll also get a sense of what to expect when you begin your teaching position and what your school expects of you.

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Internship requirements

  • Aged 22+
  • Fluent or native English speaker
  • Completed High School
  • TEFL qualified (included)
  • Flexible, hardworking and mature
  • Good mental and physical health
  • Clean police record

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Before you go, you’ll have an application form to fill out and documents to submit, a video chat and then you’ll be on your way.

Your English teaching adventure made simple. There’s no two ways about it, we love teaching English abroad! Passion for what we do at Premier TEFL is in abundance. Every. Single. Day.

And, from all of our combined experience, we know that embarking on a TEFL adventure is simply life-changing. We can’t wait to support you to get started…

Getting there

All qualified applicants will fly into Phnom Penh International Airport (Pochentong International Airport) where you’ll be picked up.

What do you need to organize?

  • International flights: You’ll need return flights (can be two one-way)
  • Police check: You’ll need a clean criminal record
  • Health check: You’ll need to provide a health statement
  • Vaccines: Consult your local doctor for advice
  • Budget: Spending money for your first month plus excursions etc
  • Visa cost: You’ll have support to obtain your visa. Ask our team before applying if your home country is eligible for the correct visa.
  • Insurance: It’s really important to sort your travel and health before you go!

Your teaching experience

You’ll be based in an English language school during your TEFL experience in Phnom Penh and you’ll enjoy weekends off to sightsee.

Most placements will involve teaching students with a range of ages and English ability from teens to mature learners, generally beginner to intermediate levels.

You can typically expect to teach up to 25 contact hours per week, plus some preparation time to lesson plan following the in-house curriculum.

Your goal as an English teacher on this internship will be focused on conversational English practice.

However, depending on demand you may also have the opportunity to teach English for hospitality or healthcare, business communications and public speaking classes.

Whilst there is a syllabus to follow, you’ll be able to ask advice from local teaching colleagues to assist with any help that you need.

Ten teaching workshops are also included in your TEFL internship training in-country.

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Almost everyone is placed in one area of Cambodia’s bustling capital city

  • Phnom Penh

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Outside the classroom

Take advantage of the cultural inclusions in this TEFL experience by attending free Khmer cookery classes, by the end of the four sessions you’ll be a culinary whizz. Pick up the lingo and really live like a local with free Khmer language classes.

Cambodia offers amazing opportunities for visitors to learn about its history and culture too. Whether you stay in the capital on weekends or take a $25 dollar flight to Siem Reap, you’ll be spoilt for activity choices in your free time.


With US$200 monthly allowance you’ll cover your basic living essentials. Bring some extra spending money to enjoy an exciting social life. The cost of living in Cambodia is extremely low-cost; your monthly allowance plus accommodation, utilities and use of a bicycle mean you’re set to have a fantastic Khmer experience.

After your internship, full-time teaching positions are available with salaries up to $1000USD per month. Our Khmer team will be happy to help you extend your stay in glorious Cambodia.

“Premier TEFL in Cambodia has been fabulous and left nothing unattended. After a very active life, this is not an easy step and easy decision to take and in fact it’s only after having found TEFL that it became a deal in my mind. I could not face the idea of retirement as a little homely routine.

TEFL has given me the chance to fill it with great and meaningful experiences and to get some insights on different countries and cultures.” — Monique, TEFL intern in Cambodia