Teaching in Myanmar
Those interested in teaching jobs in Myanmar should watch for positions year-round, though most hiring for schools occurs between May and September. The majority of positions will require teachers to commit to a minimum of one year.
Options for teaching in Myanmar
International private schools in Myanmar – As Myanmar opens itself up to tourism and global interaction, there is a huge demand for international teachers in Myanmar’s private schools. Often, these teaching positions offer competitive salaries and follow a structured international curriculum.
ESL institutions – The importance of learning English as a second language has been recognized in recent years. As a result, there are increasing opportunities available to teach both adults and children English in language centers across the country.
Salary and Benefits
What you need to teach in Myanmar
The specific required qualifications vary from one school to the next, but to teach in Myanmar, most positions will require candidates to possess a teaching license, as well as a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum level of experience. Most reputable ESL schools require their teachers to be TEFL certified.
Teachers wishing to work in Myanmar will need a working visa. The visa issuing process is relatively straightforward and most international schools help their teachers arrange this as part of their packages.
Living in Myanmar
TEFL Certification for Private School Teachers
Experience teaching in Myanmar
Register for a teacher account to apply for teaching jobs in Myanmar
Myanmar (Burma) at a glance
Currency: Kyat (K)
Government: Unitary presidential republic
Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is the largest country in mainland Southeast Asia. At around 261,970 square miles, Myanmar is a little smaller than Texas and slightly larger than Afghanistan.
Myanmar relies on agriculture, with rice being the major product, for over half of its GDP.
When locals in Myanmar want to get a waiter's attention in either a bar or restaurant, they make kissing sounds!
Longyi is a traditional Burmese outfit. It is a skirt that can be worn by men and women.