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    so does anyone actually know anything about teaching in Laos as this was the OP?

    I might try there myself some time - I've done 1 year teaching in Phnom Penh, Cambodia if anyone has any questions about that.

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    Questions for PP.

    What are the ed requiments? Visa? Pay?

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    re adolf

    I was told the salary was quite good in PP, close to 10usd/hour.
    Is this correct?
    There are a lot of language schools there, how is the job market?
    Easy to get employment?
    Any benefits?

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    An interesting thought for the ones who would choose to reside in Laos - the corruption index:

    1. Thailand ~ 5-10%;
    2. Laos ~ 50-100%.

    Living with your Laos girlfriend is illegal. Fine ~ $ 5,000, or face jail time.

    Buyer beware, chaps... otherwise, enjoy... They are lovely people, if you can stomach the corruption, that is.

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    mtone/jarne:

    The ed requirements are basically nothing - you can easily get a job without Tefl cert./Degree but some pay a bit higher if you have one of these.

    The visa is very easy - you just pay for a business visa (no questions asked) , this can be extended indefinitely without ever having to leave the country (cost is about $250/year).

    I would say the average pay is around $10/hour. (when I was working there it ranged from $7-15 /hour though my main job paid $11).

    I would say it is fairly easy to get teaching work in PP though perhaps not quite as straightforward as Bangkok. Getting work there definitely means knocking on doors as the e-mail / telephone route doesn't really work.

    However, PP is a small town so easy to get around and a bit cheaper in general than BK.


    Not really much in the way of work 'benefits'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood View Post
    Does anyone teach there? and if so is it woth it? im thinking of doing it for a year or 2 to be close to thailand and the GF as i dont have a degree. any help would be good and appreciated.
    I am interested in teaching in Luang Prabang, any help would be likewise aprec.

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    doesn't look as if anyone has ever taught in Laos, on this forum at least.

    According to my numerous esteemed colleagues in this field the general consensus is that Loas is a bit of a non-starter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarne
    I was told the salary was quite good in PP, close to 10usd/hour.
    330 Baht / hour and you call that 'quite good'...interesting how some people view things...

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    Quote Originally Posted by klongmaster View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jarne
    I was told the salary was quite good in PP, close to 10usd/hour.
    330 Baht / hour and you call that 'quite good'...interesting how some people view things...
    yup.

    confirms the teacher in thailand sterotype, dont it?

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    It's not too bad if you consider the very cheap cost of living in Cambodia plus the fact you pay no income tax. It's not too difficult to get higher paid jobs than this either.

    No visa runs in Cambodia and many other things there are cheaper than in Thailand.

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    PP? the island???

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    Quote Originally Posted by plorf View Post
    You'll get roughly 20k Baht even without degree or experience. Go there and apply, that's it.
    A school in Isaan run by a relative of my missus just called begging and offered me 25k for 12 hours a week and 15k for my wife to teach Thai.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spin View Post
    ^ Isaan work permit offices are demanding degrees these days and schools not renewing contracts of those without. This is according to a friend who works in an office that issue work permits to foreign teachers in deepest darkest Isaan
    I am short of a Bachelor's by 36 or so credits and they said they were desperate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    PP? the island???

    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adolf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chitown View Post
    PP? the island???

    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    I think I will pass!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja
    An interesting thought for the ones who would choose to reside in Laos - the corruption index: 1. Thailand ~ 5-10%; 2. Laos ~ 50-100%.
    This is Soooo funny. Thailand is more corrupt than Laos by a long way. Why do people post this rubbish?

    You can get a job teaching in Laos. There are positions available at language schools. With one or two exceptions the pay is not great. You are probably limited to Vientiane, unless you can land a training position with an ngo - and that is hard.

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    ^He used to live in Thailand, now he lives in Laos, which therefore follows that he has lived in both countries, have you?

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    Yes I have and am currently still living and working in Laos. And you? He wrote absolute piffle. Look at the Forbes country ratings for corruption.

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    Looks like no one is interested in teaching here? We might have some positions available in July.

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    I am interested. How do I apply?

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