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Teach English in Thailand

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Teach English in Myanmar

How much can I earn per month?

$1000 - $1200

$1700 - $2000

$1200 - $2000

$700 - $1100

How much can I save per month?

Depending on your lifestyle, most teachers manage to save between 10% and 40% of their salary, more or less $150 to $450.The average cost of living in South Korea is quite low, and seeing as your accommodation is provided, it is easy to save between 20% to 50% of your salary, more or less $380 to $1150Depending on your lifestyle, most teachers manage to save between 10% and 30% of their salary, more or less $120 to $600 The cost of living in Myanmar isn't too high, so depending on your lifestyle, you could possibly save up to 20% of your salary. More or less $140 to $240

How much time off will I have?

- 16 official public holidays
- 2 and a half months of school holidays

The first semester starts around the end of April or beginning of May with a semester break from late September to mid-October

The second semester starts around the end of October or beginning of November with the end of the school year holiday usually starting approximately at the beginning of March until the end of April.

Most Thai schools also close for all national holidays and Thai religious holidays, check with your school for exact information.
The school year generally starts at the beginning of March and runs through until mid-July.

The second semester starts at the end of August and continues until mid-February.

Within these semesters, schools also schedule two-week long breaks, but the exact dates are up to the school itself.
Language centers run all year round, for vacation teachers usually have an allocated amount of annual leave and they book it off in advance.

The public school year runs from September to May with a break between June - August. Everyone closes for around 10 days during Tet holiday in February.
A long holiday in April called "Thingyan" or the "Water Festival" which lasts around 10 days, one-day religious and governmental holidays (generally full moon days, Eid, Deepawali, Christmas, Independence Day etc) and leave which needs to be booked off in advance.

Do I get weekends off?

YesYesSome language centers require teachers to work over weekends.Yes

Where will I be teaching?

We place teachers in a variety of locations from small towns to large cities and from coastal to to inland locations. We'll do our best to match your preferences, it will come down to availability where you're placed.Big or small cities.

South Korea is highly urbanised so even towns with smaller populations will feel quite developed.
- Cities
- Satellite towns around cities.
- Yangon, a bustling and steadily growing city

- Outside of Yangon, in small, medium, and large sized towns and cities.

Who will I be teaching?

A variety of age-groups are available from pre-k all the way up to high school. We do our best to match your preferences, exact placement will be determined by availability- Kindergarten
- Primary (elementary and middle)
- High school

We do our best to match your preferences, exact placement will be determined by availability.
Private Language Schools or Public Schools.Private Language Schools or Public Schools.

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