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TEFL in Vientiane, Laos
Date posted:2005-07-26 | Writer: Honour International School | Email: email@example.com
Honour International School, Vientiane, Lao PDR, is a co-educational private school, consisting of Prep, Primary, and Junior Secondary, under the auspices of the Lao Ministry of Education. Lao bi-lingual support is offered from Nursery to Year 5. For Years 7 - 9, all core subject classes (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and ICT) are taught in English by specialist staff. There are also curriculum enrichment classes in Art, PE, and Music/Dance as well as E lective Study areas.
Vientiane is a quiet city of 500, 000 people, close to the Lao/Thai border, via the Friendship Bridge. Imported luxury items can be expensive, but locally produced food is cheap. It has a golf course, various sporting venues, health centers, discos, clubs, bowling alleys and many good restaurants and cafes.
Salary and conditions: For staff with an appropriate degree, salary begins at $US800 per month (80% in $US, 20% in Lao Kip), plus monthly housing allowance of $US200, and medical allowance of $US50, and paid sick leave. There is an annual salary increase of 5%. Full salary is paid for the 10 months of the academic year, August till May. Summer School employment (mid June - mid-August) is sometimes available.
Holidays include: October: National Teachers' Day, Boat Racing Festival (1 - 3 days); November: That Luang Festival (1 - 3 days). December: Lao National Day, Xmas - New Year 2 weeks; March: National Women's Day; April: Lao New Year (1 week); May Labour Day. Annual Summer Holiday: June, July, till mid-August. The 2 last weeks of August are student-free preparation and orientation weeks.
For the academic year 2005-6, Honour International School has openings for the following positions: a Nursery Teacher/Part-Time (ages 2 - 3), Preschool (ages 3 - 4), ESL, and Science for Year 7, 8, and 9 (ages 12 - 14). Teachers only with appropriate degrees, teaching qualifications, and experience who wish to be considered for these positions, please send CV, resume, copies of relevant documents, stating position applied for, and any queries for further information, by Email to: Level Coordinators, at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 856-21-312383 or 856-21-315005 0r by post to: Level Coordinators, Honour International School, PO Box 4348, Vientiane, Lao PDR. Preference will be give to those with previous experience of teaching in Asia.