Volunteer Native-Level English Teacher
DevelopEd Lashio is a social enterprise education centre located in rural Myanmar. We promote development through quality education, and we are looking for native-level English teachers to support our students and local teaching team.
As a development focussed education centre, you will be directly contributing to improving the lives of our students, staff, and the local community. You will live at the centre and will have the opportunity to be involved in our many community development projects or you can work with our local team to build their skills. Community development work is entirely optional, but we encourage you to get involved to enhance your experience with inspiring people in this beautiful country.
In term breaks, you can travel around Myanmar or other parts of Southeast Asia if you wish, or you can stay at the centre to relax or continue with community development work.
When: Our contract period is a minimum of 6 months. You can teach any 2 terms below in a 6 month period, or longer if you wish.
Term 1 - 13th January -21st March (10 weeks)
Term 2 - 20th April - 27th June (10 weeks)
Term 3 – 20th July - 26th September (10 weeks)
Term 4 – 12th October - 19th December (10 weeks)
Maximum 20 contact hours per week
Maximum 5 days per week
Maximum 20 students per class
You must be available to be in Lashio for the term dates noted above.
You must have experience teaching English to groups of up to 20 people.
You must be able to create a fun, safe, and supportive learning environment in class.
Accommodation: Your own room, with all bedding, cupboard, mosquito net, etc.
Bathroom: 3 shared bathrooms, each with hot water
Kitchen: Shared facilities, fridge, gas and electric cooking, pots/pans, etc.
Services: Electricity, wifi, water, cooking gas, backup generator
Food: Basics (vegetables and meat, sauces, oats, tea and coffee, milk, etc.)
Local transport: Motorbike (and fuel) is freely available if you wish to use it. Use is at your own risk. Check your insurance before you choose to ride a motorbike.
Stipend: 400,000 Kyats per month (this is approximately $250 USD)
Visas: Paperwork and visa fees
Travel: Transport to and from Lashio (including airfares, bus fares, accommodation, food, etc.)
Insurance: Insurance of your choice. DevelopEd | Lashio does not provide insurance. If you wish to ride a motorbike, check that your insurance covers it.
Money for personal expenses: While in Lashio, DevelopEd | Lashio will provide most of what you need on a day to day basis. Other personal expenses need to be paid by you. For example, dining out, non-essential food items, personal travel, personal toiletries, etc.
Attitude: An open and flexible attitude, and a willingness to be exposed to the challenges faced in new environments and respond positively.
Please email your CV and a short cover letter to email@example.com.
Your cover letter should highlight why you think your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for this role.