Immediate Job Opening for EFL Teacher in Laos

Date posted:2015-09-09 | Writer: Lone Buffalo | Email: [email protected]

Lone Buffalo is a Western managed non profit community project operating a free English development centre in Phonsavan, Northern Laos. We have an immediate vacancy for a Junior teacher for the current term. We require a commitment until January 16, with an option of extending until June 16. This role would suit someone fairly new to teaching, although classroom experience would be necessary. This is a great opportunity for someone starting their career in TEFL; you will have a reasonable amount of independence and the opportunity to bring your own creative ideas to the classroom. Guesthouse accommodation for this position and a small allowance (up to $250) is provided, depending on circumstances.

This is not a routine post – it’s an opportunity to join a small, focused organization that really makes a difference to young peoples' lives in a developing country. You will find the work challenging and, at times, frustrating - but ultimately fulfilling!

Currently, Lone Buffalo teaches five levels of English classes in the afternoon/evenings after State school (max class size 25 students). You would be teaching Elementary to Intermediate level students using the Global teaching system, in addition to your own innovative and stimulating lesson ideas. Classroom hours are between 15 and 20 per week. Our successful policy is to provide employment and training for local teachers to manage beginner level classes, bringing students up to western taught Elementary level. Our students are both Lao and ethnic H’mong and their ages range from 12 to 25, although most are around 15 – 18 years old.

Interested ? Want to find out more? Email us at the address given on the job heading and we will send you a volunteer handbook and application form. Please indicate in the subject line whether you are replying for a Senior teacher role or Junior position.

We are a UK registered charity (1156249).


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


What I have learnt from this lesson is the different types of methodologies. Some of these techniques I have not though about and it is interesting to see how they can be incorporated in the classroom. Also, I enjoyed learning the different examples of games and activities teachers can do with their students. I enjoyed seeing some games I played in school many years ago in this list as well!In this topic I learnt that using a coursebook is very useful but it must not be overused. A good teacher should be able to supplement, replace and tailor the contents of the coursebook to the needs of the students. I also learnt that created material is as important as authentic material and also that students gain more confidence if they are able to read the contents of authentic material.