Volunteer Native-Level English Teacher

Closing date


Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, teachers are requested to begin teaching online (using Microsoft Teams and OneNote), and then travel to Lashio when it is safe to do so.

DevelopEd Lashio

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.

To see more about what we do, have a look at our website and our Facebook page


Where: Lashio, Northern Shan State, Myanmar

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 2 - 20th April - 27th June (10 weeks)

Term 3 – 20th July - 26th September (10 weeks)

Term 4 – 12th October - 19th December (10 weeks)


Active English – Pre-Intermediate to Upper Intermediate (CEF)

IELTS – Bands 4.5 to 7.5

Maximum 20 contact hours per week

Maximum 5 days per week

Maximum 20 students per class

Minimum Requirements:

  1. You must be available to be in Lashio for the term dates noted above.

  2. You must have experience teaching English to groups of up to 20 people.

  3. You must be able to create a fun, safe, and supportive learning environment in class.


We provide:

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

You provide:

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.

How to apply

Please email your CV and a short cover letter to

Your cover letter should highlight why you think your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for this role.