At a Glance: Teaching English in Laos
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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*:
4.7 - 14.1 million LAK
360 - 1,080 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
94,000 - 188,000 LAK
7.25 - 14.50 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Income Tax††: 5 - 10%
Ability to Save per year: 500 - 9,200 CAD
Airfare: Reimbursement (full or partial) sometimes given
Accommodations: Rarely included
Health Care: Rarely included
Holidays: Sometimes paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 15 - 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; Bachelor's Degree preferred 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:

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 Certification and our Job 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 1-888-227-6755, 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 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.