Hello everyone I am considering coming to Myanmar for work

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Coconut
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Hello everyone I am considering coming to Myanmar for work

Post by Coconut » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:21 pm

Hello everyone,

I am from the USA, I have lived outside the country for a few years. Currently in Cambodia teaching English but the pay here is very low. I have heard that Myanmar esl teachers make around $2000 USD a month, get a housing allowance and a few other benefits. Can anyone here give me more information about teaching English in Myanmar? Especially teaching in smaller cities (less than a million people)

Are any other jobs available to Expats and make around $2000 USD a month?

How about general life in Myanmar? I hear banking/money transfer is a pain also internet can be hard to get.
Anything else worth knowing about?
Not a whole lot of information available.

Thanks or reading I am interested in what anyone has to say.

Coconut
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Re: Hello everyone I am considering coming to Myanmar for work

Post by Coconut » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:09 pm

On week 35 views no responses. Not even a hello from whoever approved my post...... I would say this forum is dead.
Though there is a few threads that are useful. Oh well I will still check back for any updates.

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Re: Hello everyone I am considering coming to Myanmar for work

Post by Burmacuda » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:08 am

Most of expats I know works for NGOs. Yes you can teach but there are few schools that can afford foreign teachers and those that do demand good qualifications.

At the moment Cambodia is a lot easier and more welcoming to foreign workers, Burma has a long way to go.

Banking and money is easy, there are several ATMs in Yangon now, internet is also available in the major urban centers but non-existent outside of them.
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Coconut
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Re: Hello everyone I am considering coming to Myanmar for work

Post by Coconut » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:32 pm

Well thanks for the information.

If anyone else knows anything about teaching English in Myanmar let me know.
I am looking for Teaching English schools.
Most likely I will have to go into the larger cities for a decent salary.
I will probably do like I do everywhere just go and find a job by talking to schools.
Then in the evening find some teachers in bars and talk to them.

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Re: Hello everyone I am considering coming to Myanmar for work

Post by Con Mc » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:36 am

Hello, Coconut. I'm thinking of coming to Yangon on 13th July. Can you please let me know how you got on? I'd really appreciate it if you could. I taught in Phnom Penh for a year and found it a struggle, too.

Thanks in advance

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