Teaching English in Laos: At a Glance

ESL teachers looking for relaxation and beauty will find it in Laos. Time off here is spent watching the sun set over the Mekong River from a hammock, walking with welcoming Buddhist monks among centuries-old monastaries, or having a lazy dinner with one of the many friends you're sure to make.

Monthly Salary*:4 - 10 million LAK
Accommodations:Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Airfare:Never included
Health Care:Supplementary healthcare recommended
Holidays:Sometimes paid
Teaching Hours per Week:18 - 30
Typical Contract Length:One year or less
Typical Start Month(s):Year round
Application Timeline:2 - 3 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:80,000 - 200,000 LAK
Income Tax††:5 - 28%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac Not Available
Exchange Rate:As of 07-28-2014
10,000 LAK = 1.24 USD
1.00 USD = 8000 LAK
Ability to Save:Low
Visa:Employer sometimes sponsors
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and High School Diploma; Bachelor's Degree preferred
Additional Notes:Mostly volunteer positions outside major cities; candidates encouraged to apply in person

 




Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:

Cambodia ~ China ~ Hong Kong ~ India ~ Indonesia ~ Japan ~ Korea ~ Kyrgyzstan ~ Laos ~ Malaysia ~ Nepal ~ Taiwan ~ Thailand ~ Vietnam




Landlocked between Vietnam and Thailand, Laos is a nation of villages known for its strong Buddhist influence. Outside the classroom, ESL teachers will find a diverse and stunning landscape to explore.

The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certification and the Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality.  Learn more about teaching English in Laos and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-779-1779, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of an American Big Mac at $4.62.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.

Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.

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