At a Glance: Teaching English in Laos
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.
1,000 - 1,850 CAD (Feb 23, 2017)†
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||
105,000 - 120,000 LAK
16.25 - 18.50 CAD (Feb 23, 2017)†
|Income Tax††:||10 - 24%|
|Ability to Save per year:||500 - 7,800 CAD|
|Accommodations:||Sometimes included or allowance may be given|
|Health Care:||Rarely included|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||13 - 30|
|Typical Contract Length:||One year or less|
|Typical Start Month(s):||Year round|
|Application Timeline:||1 - 5 months|
|Work Visa:||Employer sometimes sponsors|
|Minimum Requirements:||High School Diploma and Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate|
|Additional Notes:||Mostly volunteer positions outside major cities; candidates encouraged to apply in person|
Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:
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 Certification and our 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 1-800-269-6719, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.
* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
† 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.