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.
|Monthly Salary*:||4 - 8 million LAK|
|Accommodations:||Sometimes included or allowance may be given|
|Health Care:||Supplementary healthcare recommended|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||20 - 35|
|Typical Contract Length:||One year preferred; short-term may be available|
|Typical Start Month(s):||Year round|
|Application Timeline:||2 - 3 months|
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||120,000 - 200,000 LAK|
|Income Tax††:||5 - 28%|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac Not Available|
As of 05-23-2013
1.00 CAD = 7500 LAK
10,000 LAK = 1.35 CAD
|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 available outside of 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.
** 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 a Canadian Big Mac at $4.73.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† Income tax rate is based on the amount of yearly income. Most TESOL/TESL instructors will be charged no more than the minimum percentage.
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.