Koh Kong City is the provincial capital of Koh Kong province in south-west cambodia. The town sits on the east side of the Kaoh Pao River and is just 10 kilometres from the international border crossing with thailand at Cham Yeam.
Koh Kong City can be reached from Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville by highway 48 and there are regular bus services between the cities. The drive through Koh Kong province offers some magnificent views of the relatively untouched landscape in one of the least developed regions of Cambodia.
There is plenty to do in the area around Koh Kong City. Motorbikes and bicycles can be hired in the town and are a great way to get about and explore. The Cardamom Mountains are home to some pristine jungle and a number of waterfalls to cool down in after a day spent trekking. Hiking and mountain biking, snorkelling and kayaking are all popular activities that can be done as is exploring the largest mangrove forest in Asia which can be reached by boat from Koh Kong City. Nearby Koh Kong Island is Cambodia’s largest island and has some of the best beaches in Southeast Asia.
For a relaxed evening head to the riverfront where you will find plenty of vendors selling food and drinks. It is a great place for a stroll at sunset. Alternatively, you can stop by one of the many bars or restaurants in the city to unwind and refresh yourself.
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Our TESOL training centre in Koh Kong is conveniently located close to the city’s shops, restaurants, accommodation, bars and markets. The school is equipped with all that you could need throughout your course and is also near to the schools where the teaching observation and practice sessions take place.
Our training team are here to support you throughout your time with us and to provide instruction on a range of topics including lesson planning, grammar, classroom management and more. They will give you a unique insight into the world of a working TESOL teacher as you gain the skills necessary to become an effective teacher of English.
By taking our TESOL course in Koh Kong, Cambodia you are ensuring that you will receive high-quality training from qualified and experienced trainers. On successful completion of the course you will receive an internationally recognised certificate and lifetime job placement support so no matter whether you decide to stay in Cambodia to teach or move on to another country, you can be sure that you will be well prepared for your first teaching job.
We have several accommodation options available to our TESOL 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. We have inspected all our recommended accommodation options to ensure that they provide all you need for a comfortable stay. All accommodation is conveniently located within walking distance of our training centre.
Once the course deposit has been paid and your place on the course is confirmed, we will send you further information about the available accommodation. 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.
- 21 September 2020 - 16 October
- 19 October 2020 - 13 November
- 23 November 2020 - 18 December
We are presently in the process of establishing a new course in Koh Kong City and therefore there are currently no dates available for this location. We anticipate that the course should be running here within the next 6-8 months. If you would like to attend a course at this location, please let us know and we will send you full information as soon as the course dates are finalized.
Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...
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Frequently Asked Questions˙
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.