Cambridge CELTA Course in Siem Reap

Known as the gateway to the ruins of Angok and part of the historical Khmer kingdom, Siem Reap offers a culturally stimulating location steeped in history with adventures to occupy you during your free time as a CELTA candidate.

TEFL Certification in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Surrounded by the stunning scenery of the city, a CELTA course in Siem Reap will not only allow you to become confident enough to pursue your first teaching job, but it will also give your career a good start. In addition, you will be exposed you to a whole new lifestyle, rich tradition and lots of friendly people who will make your stay memorable.

We offer the CELTA course in Siem Reap at one of the top renowned education centers in Cambodia. Our center is run by trusted and equipped Cambridge certified tutors with years of experience equipping new teachers with the skills they need to be successful on a global scale. We provide ample opportunities for practice and evaluation and support you throughout your TEFL training at the institute.

Taking a minimum of 120 hours over four week period, the CELTA course is very intensive and allows you only a little free time outside course hours. Nevertheless, due to the strategic location of our center, it is easy for you to spend your free time exploring the incredible city and the surrounding area with valuable insights into the Khmer community.

At our TEFL training center in Siem Reap, we have teachers from over 26 nationalities showing our high level of inclusiveness and allowing our trainees an interesting exposure to different cultures.

Siem Reap Course Highlights - A Quick Glance

  • A minimum of 120 contact hours at our center, with additional hours spent outside class for self-study: background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing.
  • Trainees are involved in lesson planning, language analysis, observation of peers and experienced teachers, reflection on their teaching practice and feedback from trainers.
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice along with peer observation.
  • 6 hours of observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • On-going job support, suitable assistance and continous professional development services.

Siem Reap Course Dates

Due to the on-going pandemic (COVID-19), most of the courses are now ONLINE!
Contact us, to receive an update on the upcoming CELTA course, dates & fees in Siem Reap.

Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the face to face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Siem Reap Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course (trainees can be accepted over 18 at the center’s discretion).
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for an entry into primary or higher education.
  • Have a strong command, awareness of English language with equal skills over verbal and written English so as to follow the course and complete the assignments.

Course Syllabus

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism
  • Classroom observation and management skills
  • Teaching practice and guidelines


You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments

CELTA course trainees will always be kept informed of their progress during the course and an external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English, moderates each course.

Teaching Practice, Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course where trainees work in groups to plan, observe and give feedback to each other.

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice.
  • Observation of both peer and qualified ELT teachers for six hours.

CELTA Training Center in Siem Reap

Our TEFL institute in Siem Reap is located at Wat Bo village, Sala Kamreuk commune, on the east side of the Siem reap river.

From the center, it is easy to locate some of the city's famous attractions like the Wat Bo Temple and several restaurants, stores, and cafes which are just within walking distance.

The TEFL course center is well equipped with modern classrooms, a study area, a library and materials to ensure you have a smooth learning period.

We can help with accommodation options for your stay. We are privileged to have an exclusive agreement with many local hotels so we can offer discounted rates to our trainees. This means you don't have to worry about searching for a place to stay during your training. If you do choose to find your lodgings, there are plenty of short terms rental options here in the city.

Job Support and Placement: Siem Reap, Cambodia

With your CELTA certificate from Siem Reap, it becomes a lot easier for you to secure a job within Cambodia and beyond. Most of our graduates find good placements within weeks of completing their training.

While some teach at various language institutes, and international schools or teach Business English to the staff of companies, others take up administrative positions in different capacities.

To make your job search easier, we provide you with several openings within across our centers and links to other opportunities across the country.

You may also join our social media groups to interact with other trainees and alumni and get more information on available opportunities in the TESOL market across the world.

Why Choose CELTA in Siem Reap?

A CELTA here in Siem Reap provides an excellent stepping off point for your career in teaching. Cambodia is an up, and coming country and the city of Siem Reap is now incredibly popular with tourism. This means English teachers are in demand as tourism increases and the need for English speaking locals increases with it.

More teaching options can be found in international schools and companies that hire English teachers to train their employees.

Cambodia is home to a number of human traffic victims, and you will find some organizations willing to hire teachers to teach the victims English language. You may also be interested in giving back to the community and volunteering some of your time in community English classes, especially in orphanages.

The average salary for teachers with a CELTA in Siem Reap is about 1,000 USD to 1,500 USD per month with an average working period of about 25 hours weekly. In most cases, there are no additional benefits except for the free time you will have to travel or explore the country.

The cost of living in Siem Reap and indeed the other parts of Cambodia is quite low, ranging from 500 USD to 900 USD per month so you should have enough to spend and save. Siem Reap is a great city to live and work, the environment is beautiful and the people are kind and helpful.

Things to do in Siem Reap, Cambodia while taking a CELTA

Siem Reap is well known for its wide variety of temples and their impressive architecture. The city has numerous places for CELTA trainees to visit like the Angor Wat which is said to be the biggest religious monument in the world.

You shouldn’t miss a visit to the Angkor National Park with over 400 ruins to see, and monks in their distinctive orange robes wandering the site. Yet, places like Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom are just two options amongst many during your TEFL course.

A community project which is worth a look is the Les Artisans d’ Angkor, an enterprise that brings work and business to more rural areas by focusing on the sale of artisan goods. Here, you will find a variety of locally made products that can serve as souvenirs. For some more shopping, you might like to try the old market known locally as Psah Chas, which literally sells everything you can think of.

Cambodia is very well-known for its food, and there is no end to the opportunities to try local cuisine in Siem reap whether in a market, food stall or high-end restaurant. Some popular traditional Siem Reap food to try include Prahok, made with fish, pepper, and cold rice, then Chili fried insects, which is way more delicious than its name and Nom Banh Chok,  commonly called Khmer noodles.

Before you leave the city, experience a floating village like the Kompong Khleang in nearby fishing villages or spend the evening enjoying a night of Cambodian circus acts both modern and traditional. Pub Street is one of the most famous places to enjoy modern nightlife in the city.  For the old-style fun, try Kohlean restaurant to see the Khmer Aspara traditional dance while you take dinner.

Earn your CELTA certificate in Siem Reap.  Enjoy your study period in a modern city with strong connections to its traditions while you upgrade your teaching skills and obtain a formal qualification.

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