Job Teaching English in Burma (Myanmar)

Date posted:2014-10-07 | Writer: British Council Burma EfECT Project | Email: [email protected]

With recent political and economic reforms, British Council Burma is rapidly expanding its work in English and Education. This is an excellent career development opportunity for TEFL qualified teachers wishing to broaden their experience. The English for Education College Trainers (EfECT) project will work with Teacher Educators from across the state Education sector to improve the quality of education across primary, secondary and tertiary sectors of Burma’s state education system. Each trainer will work in partnership in their Education College / Institute of Education posting with a trainer recruited through Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO).

Start dates available:

3 November 2014

17 November 2014

12 January 2015

Successful post holders will need to be comfortable with ambiguity and will be required to demonstrate flexibility, independence and resilience.

There are presently expected to be 4 vacancies based in: 

- Hlegu Education College (near Rangoon)

- Bogolay Education College (in the Ayeyarwaddy delta region)

- Kyauk Phyu Education College (in Rakhine state)

- University for Development of the National Races (in Sagaing)

Applicants should have:

an internationally recognised TEFL qualification (Cambridge CELTA/TESOL/relevant PGCE)

an undergraduate/university degree

post-certificate teaching experience

Enquiries about the post and how to apply can be sent to the attention of the East Asia Teacher Recruitment team at the email address given on the job heading.  CVs and resumes will not be accepted as formal applications at this preliminary stage.  We regret that only short-listed applicants will be notified.

The British Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its partners to share this commitment. British Council appointments are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks in the UK and equivalent systems overseas.


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.


I thought that this unit was extremely helpful in that it has helped me to learn the importance of lesson planning and how to create and implement and effective and engaging class lesson. I believe this will serve me very well in the future when I plan ahead for my classes I now know the best way to make them and to make sure my students are getting the most out fo the time they spend with me.Chapter five briefly reviews the past tenses in English: past simple, past continuous, past perfect, past perfect continuous. Explanations on usage, structures, many examples and some teaching ideas have been covered. The unit also takes a look at the most common mistakes students make in past tenses. The use of questions, negatives and irregular verbs seem to be the most problematic for them.