Experienced ESL teacher with no degree.

Greetings all.
I am a British national with 4 years of experience teaching ESL to high school students in China.
I am seeking teaching opportunities in other parts of Asia including Cambodia.

I do not hold a degree but do possess a TEFL certificate.

could anyone offer some advice as to my best course of action to secure a job?

Many thanks.


Hello Justin.

There are a number of facebook groups related to teaching. Of course it depends where you want to stay.

Just search for groups like Teaching in Siem reap and so on.

Good luck.

Cambodia expert
Expat.com team

Thanks for the advice Joe. I'll start searching today.



I’m moving to PP in January. I also don’t have a degree, only Tefl certificates. I am English with 6 years experience. I have found two language centers to give me students, they are thrilled with my experience, they are dying for good tutors who will work hard and teach well. You do not need a degree to find work in Cambodia.

Let me know if you go to Phnom Penh. Good luck!

Where are the language centre's? I have 2 degrees, TEFL, years of experience and speak Khmer. I would be most grateful if you could help me please.

Thank you so much for your reply, Stephanie. I really appreciate it.
I recently signed for a school in Indonesia, so will be unable to proceed with a position in Cambodia.
I would like to keep your offer of help in mind for a potential future placement though, once my contract ends.

Thanks once again


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