Teach English in Myanmar - Yangon

Date posted:2005-04-04 | Writer: ELECT International Education | Email: [email protected]

ELECT is a Western managed institution, recently formed in response to an overwhelming need for Myanmar students to have the opportunity to gain an international standard tertiary qualification without having to leave the country (Getting visas for foreign countries is a major problem for Myanmar nationals).

ELECT is partnering with Australian Universities and Tertiary Colleges to deliver degree and diploma programs that will be taught by Australian lecturers to Australian standards. Graduates from our courses will hold an internationally recognised degree or diploma awarded by our partner Australian institution.

The ELECT ESL program you will be teaching is primarily to assist students to achieve the required IELTS scores for commencement of degree and diploma courses. The program will be ongoing and will also cater to the general public, where there is a strong interest in developing English language skills.

Contrary to impressions you may have from the international media, Myanmar is a very safe place to live � especially as a foreigner � and the Myanmar people have a natural warmth and charm that makes you want to stay longer and return often. The culture is predominately Buddhist with significant numbers of Christian, Hindu and Muslim.

There are facilities to ensure comfortable living for westerners including supermarkets with international products, good restaurants and social spots. Living costs are low and accommodation comfortable with inexpensive domestic staff if desired.

Details: Applicants must be over 25 years of age, have CELTA, Dip. Ed or B.A. and minimum of 3 years teaching experience. Up to 24 hours class time per week plus 6 hours admin. Salary @ US$1800 per month (negotiable depending on experience/qualifications) 4 weeks paid vacation pa. plus State holidays Sick leave. Subsidised medical insurance. Airport pickup Visa facilitation Return air ticket for 1 year contract, one way air ticket for 6 month contract. House share (own room) accommodation provided

Applications should be sent by e-mail and include: A copy of the information page of your passport A copy of your CV including at least 2 references. A clear passport style digital photograph of yourself (in JPEG format not larger than 100k file size) A copy of all academic certificates.

CONTACT: Gary Nelson at [email protected] Or phone (Australia) +61 (0) 408 053 010, before 5th April 2005.


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