English Teaching in Cambodia at CWF

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Program Description

Conversations with Foreigners is an English language center in central Phnom Penh, Cambodia. We provide affordable conversational English classes to students aged 15 years and above. Students pay a small fee, profits are used to fund sustainable development projects in rural Cambodia by our partner NGO, the Cambodian Rural Development Team. Our internship programme is a fantastic opportunity to gain professional and cultural experience in this wonderful country!

The CWF Internship is appropriate for TEFL or CELTA holders or students and education or teaching professionals wishing to gain hands on classroom experience. Qualifications are not mandatory but may afford priority.

Interns teach up to 4 classroom hours per day, where they are in sole charge of the classroom. Throughout the 11 week teaching semester, they engage in and are subject to regular peer and supervisor observations, lesson plan reviews, workshops and one on one professional development sessions. The internship is structured to be collaborative, engaged, and applicable; addressing the realities of teaching language in a foreign setting. At the conclusion of the semester / internship, certificates of completion and personalised letters of recommendation addressing interns strengths and achievements are presented.

CWF’s unique curriculum draws on our student’s desire to share their traditions and uphold their cultural identity. The course reflects the realities of Cambodian life by incorporating Khmer food, celebrities, travel destinations and ceremonies.

CWF’s teaching approach is designed to address the challenge of teaching English in a development context. We aim to make English a real–life communication tool and our students confident users of English.

We teach only conversational English in a fun and informal setting. This results in a cross-cultural dialogue between our students and their teachers, who come from across the world. This is effective not only in motivating students to speak and practice English, but also to promote a balanced exchange of ideas. Students are empowered to express their pride in Cambodia.

Living support is provided by a dedicated In-Country Support team, who are available 24/7 to assist with travel arrangements, medical issues, visas, and any other local advice or assistance required. Social activities, day trips, Khmer language lessons, cooking lessons etc are arranged regularly.

Accommodation in the CWF House is available but not compulsory, costing $725 for 12 weeks. This includes a shared room and bathroom (2 per room), 3 meals per day prepared by our in-house cooks (weekdays only), WiFi, common areas with TV, Computer, Printer, Large book and DVD collection, huge balcony, fridge/kitchen, washing machine, and up to 13 wonderful housemate also teaching at CWF.

Interns who wish to live independently may do so at their own expense, and do not have to pay the $725 fee. The $725 is to cover living expenses only and is not used to cover school costs.


Drive development through language learning.

Discover real-life Cambodia through cultural exchange.

Plan and Teach your own classes, every day.

Comprehensive 10 day orientation.

Optional trip to rural village to visit development projects.

Professional teaching support from dedicated Education Services Manager.

24/7 living support from In-Country Support team.

Visit Angkor Wat, pristine islands, jungle waterfalls, and more!


Undergraduate degree, TEFL, CELTA, or equivalent teaching qualifications encouraged and may afford priority.
Certificate and professional letters of recommendation are awarded upon completion of the 12 week programme.
No recognised qualification or credits are awarded by the CWF programme.

Internship Types

What`s Included

-24/7 In-Country Support
-Teaching support, workshops, observations, evaluations, feedback
-Locally relevant curriculum
-Comprehensive 10 day orientation programme
-Khmer language lessons
-Airport pickup
-Use of Bicycle
-Certificate and letter of recommendation
-Assistance in teaching job placement within Cambodia on request

-Shared room in large house with up to 13 other teachers (two people to each room)
-Bathroom for each room
-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner prepared by in-house cook (Weekdays only)
-Computer, Printer, TV, Kitchen facilities
-Cook, Cleaner, Night-time Security Guard

Program Locations

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Program Details

  • Cambodia: Phnom Penh
Throughout the year
3-6 months
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
$725 / 12 weeks
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