Paid Teacher In Myanmar

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When you become a paid teacher in Myanmar with GeoVisions, you will be earning a competitive salary with generous benefits.  Your teaching job can be an excellent alternative to the traditional post-graduate employment path. It is also an amazing opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others, while experiencing the rich culture of the East.

This is a full time teaching position.

You may apply at anytime during the calendar year and we accept applications each month throughout the calendar year.  The peak hiring season is March through September.  This is a paid position with a salary of US$800-$1,200 per month.  (Highly qualified teachers can earn up to $1,800 per month.)  Host schools provide assistance in finding comfortable accommodations. The salary may not seem particularly high in Western terms, but it is good in local terms and will comfortably cover living expenses with extra for enjoying life outside of teaching.

About The Salary When You Teach English In Myanmar

The salary range for any starting teacher is USD $800 to $1,200. If the teacher is extremely qualified, then they could earn up to USD $1,800 per month. But they have to pass a probation period in which they generally earn USD $800 for two months, then they get an automatic increase to the upper limit, depending on ability and credentials.

  • Myanmar has just recently opened its doors fully to the west. If you are between the ages of 20 and 45, Myanmar will prove to be a popular, adventurous and exciting destination for native English speakers interested in teaching full time in the schools in Myanmar.

  • Teaching English in Myanmar can be the start of a lucrative, professional career path as well as your chance to gain international experience! This experience will be useful in your home country upon your return from Myanmar by giving you an edge over applicants with no classroom experience.

    Getting paid to teach English full time in Myanmar can be an excellent alternative to the traditional post-graduate employment path. It is also an amazing opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others, while experiencing the rich culture of Southeast Asia.

  • 9 Months to 1 Year.
  • $999 includes orientation and your guaranteed placement in a school. $1,769 includes orientation, guaranteed placement and TESOL certificate. These prices are for Education degree holders only. For all other degrees the fee is $1,439 without TESOL and $2,249 taking the TESOL course in Myanmar.
  • This is a paid position with a salary of approximately US$800 – $1,200 per month. For highly qualified candidates, you can earn up to $1,800 per month. The overall cost of living in Myanmar is relatively low. The salary may not seem particularly high in Western terms, but it is good in local terms and wages.


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Why Teach In Myanmar?

This opportunity is available to degree holders only. It is also a requirement that participants possess a 120-hour, internationally accredited TESOL or TEFL. You can earn that independently before departure, or you can earn it through GeoVisions.

Program Requirements And Responsibilities

  • Applicants must be open to placement throughout all regions of Myanmar.
  • Applicants must be in good mental health.
  • Applicants should be at least between the ages of 21 and 45 years of age.
  • Applicants must have a 120-hour TESOL/TEFL and also participate in the onsite orientation program.
  • Foreigners who work in Myanmar must hold a “Business Visa” which allows them to stay in the country for 10 weeks at a time. Then they need to leave the country to Thailand to renew their visa and reenter Myanmar.
  • The school may help pay for the visa trips to Bangkok (They usually have teachers fly to Bangkok via AirAsia and they can get reimbursed for the trip), but not all schools will do this and this will be based on teacher performance and school budget.
  • Applicants must be native English speakers and hold a valid passport from one of the following native English speaking countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, or Ireland.
  • Teachers will teach English in a classroom setting, working to improve students listening and speaking skills.
  • Teachers will prepare in-class activities focused on language development such as dialogues, games, pronunciation and grammar activities, songs, role-playing and conversation groups.
  • Plan lessons and presentations for your class.
  • Attend some faculty meetings.
  • Help plan and implement some extra-curricular activities (after-school English clubs, art projects, sporting activities etc.)
  • Teach Monday through Friday, 40 classroom hours/week.

Please note: If an applicant does not meet the requirements for age, having a degree, or any of the other requirements, but we consider them a good fit, then their application may be considered for the program.

Teachers with an Education degree or teaching qualification in their home country will be hired much more easily than those who do not (and it is also possible that they could earn a higher salary based on their qualifications).  Most applicants are accepted within about 3 weeks of making application to GeoVisions.

Applicants not taking the TESOL course can receive their conditional school assignment prior to departure.  Upon arrival in Myanmar, teachers will meet with the school for a formal interview.

GeoVisions has screened all jobs and schools and provides all of the benefits listed below for the Program Fee:

  • $800-$1,200 USD / month, but can be up to $1,800 USD if highly qualified.
  • Business Visa Sponsorship.
  • Provide Air flight tickets to return home 1 trip/year (optional depending on school).
  • The program sponsor in Myanmar will assist in finding accommodation, but teachers pay their own rent. Rent is generally between USD $200 and $400 per month, exclusive of electricity and water (which is generally quite afforable). Accommodation is fairly basic. In some instances internet is provided in accommodation costs, in other instances it must be purchased separately.
  • Contract: 1 year renewable. Participants can sign on for shorter periods but this must first be discussed with GeoVisions.
  • Paid holidays – approximately 15 public holidays.
  • 10 paid vacation days.
  • A week of training during orientation, to be prepared for your teaching assignment before you ever reach your school.
  • 5 day orientation in Yangon, Myanmar.
  • An experienced U.S. based GeoVisions Program Manager who will serve as your coordinator and liaison with our in-country staff in Myanmar.
  • In-country basic language assistance.
  • Professional, locally-based staff to provide orientation, supervision and guidance throughout your stay.
  • Extensive medical, accident and dental insurance along with emergency evacuation insurance.
  • Important documents, including in-depth pre-departure packs, orientation information, and all in-country informational materials.
  • A toll-free 24-hour emergency hotline in the U.S.
  • Premium online membership at the ESL-Lounge.
  • Daily living advice.
  • A 12 month contract with a screened school.
  • Airport pickup in Yangon is provided if you arrive no more than 4 days before the start of orientation.  Pick up is not provided if you arrive late for the program.
  • TESOL courses (based in Yangon) are provided for an additional fee.

  • Remaining intake Dates for 2014: July 28, August 25, September 2 and 29, October 27, December 1 and 29. Intake dates for 2015: February 2, March 2, March 30, April 27, June 1, June 29, July 27, Aug 31, Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 30, Dec 28.
  • You teach 5 days per week. 40 hours per week.

  • 5 – days. The placement fee includes 3 excursions as well as a welcome dinner. Accommodations are $30 per night or $280 per month (includes electricity, WiFi, water, and use of laundry facilities) not included.

  • Native English speakers only.  You will teach in English.
  • Introductory Burmese is included in the Orientation.

  • 21-45 years of age.

  • Positions are typically in Yangon. There may be a few positions in other areas of Myanmar.

  • Not included. Please fly into Yangon, Myanmar.

  • Not included. Foreigners who work in Myanmar must hold a Business Visa which allows them to stay in the country for 10 weeks at a time. Then they need to leave the country to Thailand to renew their visa and then reenter Myanmar.

  • Extensive medical and accident insurance along with LiveTravel™ emergency assistance is included.

  • Included from the airport in Yangon to our campus if arriving within 4 days of the start of orientation.

  • Not included.
  • Not included. The accommodation for the 5 day orientation is $30 per night. Budget $280 for accommodation for the TESOL course if you are enrolled. While teaching, your school will assist in finding accommodation. Budget $280 per month for rent when you are teaching.

  • Not included. Budget around $150 - $180 for the month for food, depending on your standard of living.