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TESOL Koh Kong City | TESOL Cambodia
Located in the south-western province of Koh Kong, Koh Kong City is a small provincial capital located 10 kilometres from the border crossing with Thailand at Cham Yeam. The town has a wonderful laid back atmosphere and sits on the banks of the Khaoh Pao River.
Although once isolated from the rest of the country due to poor road infrastructure, the province is now easily reached by road from Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville and highway 48. The province is one of the least developed regions of Cambodia and the drive to Koh Kong City offers some amazing views of the beautiful Cardamom Mountains.
Around Koh Kong you can find islands, mountains, jungles, rivers, waterfalls, a zoo, casino, and a lot more. The Cardamom Mountains offer the chance to explore pristine jungle and tropical waterfalls. Nearby Koh Kong Island, Cambodia’s largest island, has some of the best beaches in Southeast Asia. On the mainland there is plenty to occupy your time including jungle trekking, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and more. On the coast you will find Asia’s largest mangrove forest and if you would like to get out and explore the area on your own, there are plenty of bicycles and motorbikes for rent in Koh Kong City.
For a more relaxed pace of life, the riverfront is the perfect place for a laid back evening stroll with vendors selling sugar cane juice, barbecued meat and beer, it is a great place to unwind. The city is also home to a number of restaurants and bars.
ITTT’s Cambodia TESOL training centre is located in the city of Koh Kong in Koh Kong province. The centre is within easy reach of a number of restaurants, bars, markets, shops and accommodation. Our Koh Kong facility is equipped with all the amenities you could need throughout your course and is near to the local schools where our teaching observation and practice sessions take place.
Our experienced TESOL trainers are here to guide you through the course and provide support and instruction in a wide range of topics. During the course you will study lesson planning, classroom management, grammar and much more and our team of trainers are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your time with us. They will also provide you with an insight into the life of a working TEFL teacher while giving you the skills needed to become an effective and inspiring English teacher.
When you join our in-class TESOL course in Koh Kong, Cambodia you will be taking your first steps on the road to an exciting and immensely satisfying career as an English teacher. Whether you decide to stay on in Cambodia after the course or move onto somewhere new, our internationally recognised certificate, high-quality training and lifetime job support will ensure that you will well prepared to teach English as a foreign language.Apply Now!
For trainees attending our in-class TESOL course in Koh Kong City, Cambodia, we have a number of accommodation options available. These include an in-house room with en-suite bathroom and rooms at local hotels and guesthouses. No matter where you choose to stay, all our recommended accommodation is with walking distance of the training school and has been inspected by our staff to ensure that your stay will be comfortable.
Once the course deposit has been received, we will send you further information about the accommodation options available to help choose the one that is right for you. Bear in mind that you are not obligated to use our recommended accommodation and you are free to make your own arrangements.
Please contact us should you have any queries or concerns regarding accommodation in Koh Kong and we will be happy to assist you.Apply Now!
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.