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English teachers in Myanmar can find teaching jobs year round with May through September being one of the busiest. Although most interviews are conducted in advance over the phone and via e-mail, some schools prefer to interview in person. Teachers are typically responsible for their airfare and housing (though some volunteer programs provide housing). Most teachers live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, and many share an apartment with other English teachers.
A decent salary combined with an extremely low cost of living affords English teachers the opportunity to live a comfortable lifestyle on the cheap. Schools offer approximately 20 to 30 hours of work per week, leaving plenty of time to explore. English teachers typically need to have a BA to teach in Myanmar, and a TEFL certification is absolutely necessary as well. Most of those teaching English in Myanmar will find jobs in the major cities of Yangon and Mandalay.