EFL Jobs in Laos
The recent and sudden increase in the demand for English speakers in Laos has meant that there are a number of EFL positions in Laos and worldwide. Most countries require that you have a minimum of a Bachelors degree but it is still possible to gain an EFL position in some countries with no qualifications if you are a native speaker.
There are many web sites that offer details of EFL Jobs that are available worldwide including this one. Unlike some other sites though, ESL Junction will not charge you for this or any other service. Below you can find more information about Laos
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Country Information - Laos
Lao People's Democratic Republic
President: Khamtai Siphandon (2001)
Prime Minister: Boungnang Vorachith (2001)
Area: 91,428 sq mi (236,800 sq km)
Population (2005 est.): 6,217,141 (growth rate: 2.4%); birth rate: 36.0/1000; infant mortality rate: 85.2/1000; life expectancy: 55.1; density per sq mi: 68
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Vientiane, 194,200
Monetary unit: New Kip
Languages: Lao (official), French, English, various ethnic languages
Ethnicity/race: Lao Loum (lowland) 68%, Lao Theung (upland) 22%, Lao Soung (highland) including the Hmong ("Meo") and the Yao (Mien) 9%, ethnic Vietnamese/Chinese 1%
Religions: Buddhist 60%, animist and other 40% (including Christian 1.5%)
Literacy rate: 53% (2003 est.)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2004 est.): $11.28 billion; per capita $1,900. Real growth rate: 6%. Inflation: 12.3%. Unemployment: 5.7% (1997 est.). Arable land: 4%. Agriculture: sweet potatoes, vegetables, corn, coffee, sugarcane, tobacco, cotton; tea, peanuts, rice; water buffalo, pigs, cattle, poultry. Labor force: 2.7 million; agriculture 80% (1997 est.). Industries: tin and gypsum mining, timber, electric power, agricultural processing, construction, garments, tourism. Natural resources: timber, hydropower, gypsum, tin, gold, gemstones. Exports: $332 million (2003 est.): wood products, garments, electricity, coffee, tin. Imports: $492 million (f.o.b., 2003 est.): machinery and equipment, vehicles, fuel, consumer goods. Major trading partners: Vietnam, Thailand, France, Germany, China.
Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 25,000 (1997); mobile cellular: 4,915 (1997). Radio broadcast stations: AM 12, FM 1, shortwave 4 (1998). Radios: 730,000 (1997). Television broadcast stations: 4 (1999). Televisions: 52,000 (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 1 (2000). Internet users: 10,000 (2002).
Transportation: Railways: 0 km. Highways: total: 21,716 km; paved: 9,664 km; unpaved: 12,052 km (1999 est.). Waterways: about 4,587 km, primarily Mekong and tributaries; 2,897 additional km are sectionally navigable by craft drawing less than 0.5 m. Ports and harbors: none. Airports: 51 (2002).
International disputes: demarcation of boundaries with Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam is nearing completion, but with Thailand several areas including Mekong River islets remain in dispute; ongoing disputes with Thailand and Vietnam over squatters.
Please Note that ESL stands for English as a Second Language and should really only be used when referring to courses that take place in a country where the primary language is English i.e. England America etc.
EFL Means English as a Foreign Language and should be used in countries where the primary language is something other than English i.e. Spain, Thailand, Brazil.