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Do you want to make a real a difference to the future of some amazing and very motivated students rather than just get a job teaching English?

Come and experience the wonders and be part of the positive and exciting changing times in the Golden Land of Myanmar. Brainworks – Total are a unique group of K -12 Integrated schools with ten city branches in Yangon and one regional branch in Taunggyi. We are a registered Cambridge School with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accreditations. Our focus is on providing thousands of Myanmar children with an extremely high quality world-class education for a very reasonable and affordable cost that many parents can afford. We also focus on training and empowering over 350 local Myanmar teachers so that in the long term they can expand and duplicate the model and become more self-sufficient which in turn will continue to move this developing country forward.

In the ten years since our founding in the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) Brainworks-Total Group of Schools has expanded to 11 branches with over 2500 very motivated students and 350 dedicated teachers and staff with ongoing expansion plans. All our training is conducted in English and focuses on experiential learning with high academic standards as well as personal/self-development skills, creating future young leaders, service to the community and participatory activities. We also believe in reflective teaching and our instructors and teachers work collaboratively at all levels to continuously evaluate and improve student learning. At the same time we also have a strong emphasis on developing, training and empowering our local Myanmar teachers, staff, and parents.

Your Unique opportunity:

For our brand new 40 classroom regional branch in Taunggyui (Located in the Shan State in the north of the country) we need skilled Pre & Primary Native English Speaking Teachers who can become the English Speaking specialists of our newest school teaching either Pre or Primary 1 – 4. Because of the beautiful geographical location applicants will need to be self-motivated, able to work independently and have a predisposition to living a quiet country lifestyle and enjoying their own company after school hours as well as being able to enjoy weekends travelling, bush walking etc.


• We offer an 11 month Employment agreement but are very focussed on giving our students certainty and continuity and preference is given to applicants who are prepared to commit to a 2 consecutive agreements.

• Our salary year is from 1st June to 30th April

• Our teacher-working year runs from early June through to 10th April.

• For those that complete an 11-month contract and are offered and accept a second year contract we offer a one-month paid holiday for the month of May. (Paid pro rata for those that start after 1st June)

• Paid public and term holidays.

• Paid flights costs to and from Myanmar on full completion of contract.

• Excellent teacher/student class ratios.

• Quality shared house/apartment style air-conditioned accommodation.

• Free basic maid and laundry service.

• We cover all initial and bi monthly visa renewal costs.

• We cover your bi monthly return flights from Taunggyi to Yangon and Bangkok which you will need for your visa renewal sessions and meetings with the school management and training team in Yangon.

• Free daily nutritional School lunches.

• We cover all local work related transportation costs.

• Complimentary Myanmar language classes.

• Basic medical cover for minor medical treatments.

• For those that show enthusiasm, dedication and a natural desire to lead there are performance based advancement opportunities.


US$1500-US$1800 depending on experience.

Note: While the salary may be less than teachers are paid in some western countries international teachers usually say because of the low cost of living in Myanmar they can live a far easier and more affluent lifestyle in Myanmar than they can on a teachers salary in their own country.

General Qualifications:

Candidates who would like to work at Brainworks - Total Group of Schools should possess the following qualifications:

1. Be a native English speaker from the USA, Canada, UK, Australia or New Zealand with a neutral accent.

2. You must hold an ESL qualification: TESOL, CELTA or TEFL (min. 120hrs of in class training) or have an accredited ESOL endorsement on your teaching license. Preference given to those that hold a B.A. B.Ed or M.Ed and to those that are certified teachers in their place of origin.

3. All positions require at least one full year practical leading and teaching classroom experience or one year's practicum as a student teacher in a qualified teacher certification program.

4. Have experience living abroad (preferably 1 year or more) in a developing country and a sense for adventure, change and a touch of uncertainty. 

Please note: We will only respond to applications that meet the requirements we are looking for.

How to Apply:

Send email applications to

1. A detailed covering letter telling us about you as a person and why you think you should be chosen to join our awesome team.

2. A current CV

Should you be shortlisted for a position at a later date you will need to supply the following documentation.

3. A copy of your passport

4. 3 Letters of reference

5. A copy of your teaching credentials, certifications, endorsements, etc

6. Any other relevant documents

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