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Teaching Positions at an 8-week Summer School in Savannakhet, Laos

Posted By: Savannakhet Summer School <[email protected]>
Date: Friday, 1 June 2018, at 12:46 p.m.

We are urgently seeking English –speaking teachers for paid positions at an 8-week summer school in Savannakhet,Laos. Savannakhet Summer School is a programme bringing native speakers to teach basic English courses in the central part of Laos. We have been operating for 3 years already and we are excited to be moving into a new building for this summer. Our vision is to bring some of the benefits of high- quality education to areas outside the capital, Vientiane. Our location, Savannakhet is a laid-back town on the Mekong River which, so far, has been untouched by tourism. It also has great access to surrounding attractions and activities; apart from the attractions of Laos and Thailand, it takes less than half a day’s travel to the borders with Vietnam and Cambodia.
The programme is viewed as a summer school, so learning and fun can both have their place in class time. We run programmes for kids and young adults. Discipline is rarely an issue in teaching such classes: students are excited (and a little scared at their first experience of learning with a foreigner!) We use the New English File series, Global English, and Let’s Go! courses as the bases for the courses but teachers are more than welcome to add relevant material and activities to the programme that they teach. The books come with lesson plans and complete explanation of material to be covered.
We are looking for native speakers to teach English classes full-time and also (perhaps) part-time to mostly teenagers and young adults and/or kids. Class sizes will be kept small at 15 to 20 students. At Beginner level and (if required) at Elementary or with kids, teachers can be accompanied by a Lao-speaking teaching assistant.
Beyond the formal English classes, we run a range of activities and trips hopefully while using English to communicate. We are especially interested in anyone who has any teachable skills beyond just English that can form part of our programme.
The programme will commence the week of June 18th June 25th and will run to the middle of August. We will likely require additional teachers after student registration is completed. Contracts can be renewed for the continuation of courses in September as Savannakhet English Centre.
Classes run Monday to Friday. Full-time staff can expect contact time with students (including activity supervision) to be a maximum of 20 to 25 hours. We will allow a few days leave also during the programme if class cover can be arranged.
Salary (if full- time) will be $1200pcm or more and includes lunch, visa and with other possible benefits.
If you are interested, please send a brief resume to [email protected] . We can also be contacted during office hours on 0305838448. We are interested in your, qualifications, education and experience but equally we are looking for people with energy and enthusiasm to keep our students interested. Again, if you have any skills which may be relevant to student activities, do mention these. Please specify if you have any preferences regarding age group or level and feel free to add any questions or queries for us to respond to.

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