English Teacher Project

Vientiane, Laos

Description of Assignment

The Singapore International Foundation (SIF) is looking for an English Language teacher to teach English to Lao government officials at the Institute of Foreign Affairs in Vientiane City, Lao PDR. The volunteer will teach these students directly, as well as guide the teachers in curriculum planning and pedagogy. The volunteer is required to live and work with the local community for a minimum period of 6 months or up to a year.

The volunteer will work with the Institute of Foreign Affairs to:

  • Improve the teaching methodology and pedagogy for teachers (eg. introduce training aids, etc) in teaching English as a foreign language
  • Improve the English communication skills of teachers
  • Teach government officials the English Language, at three different levels of basic, intermediate and advance

Assignment period is from July - December 2017 and January - June 2018. Volunteer may select one of the slots based on his/her availability. Administrative process for recruitment may take about one to two months.


For this assignment, we seek volunteers who:

  • Are Singaporeans or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Possess basic university degree, bachelor in education or postgraduate diploma in education
  • Have at least 3 years of English teaching experience
  • Are mature and adaptable with strong interpersonal skills, and cultural sensitivity

Volunteer must be able to commit for at least 6 months.

Support Provided

Volunteers can generally expect to receive the following support:

  • Return airfare and visa/permit
  • Living allowance (includes local transport costs) 
  • Accommodation of a reasonable standard
  • Coverage for required vaccinations
  • Comprehensive travel insurance

Please email us at siv@sif.org.sg if you need any other additional details.

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