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Thamardi, Meiktila, Myanmar

 
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mishmish5



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:47 pm    Post subject: Thamardi, Meiktila, Myanmar Reply with quote

Anybody know anything about this school in Myanmar called Thamardi? Seems to be promising a lot but can't find any info on it online. Any experiences with them?

Here is what it says on the job posting:

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Thamardi, Meiktila, Myanmar

Welcome to central Myanmar. Meiktila, a small bustling city, sits at the crossroads of many major tourist destinations. You will find plenty to do to occupy your time in this clean yet active city. Whether it’s sitting at a riverside restaurant sipping a beer, going for a round of golf at the local course, or enjoying hikes in nearby villages we promise you will find a small corner of Myanmar to relax and immerse yourself in local culture.

A small family run school, Tharmadi boasts enthusiastic and well behaved students, traditional Myanmar breakfast and lunches supplied daily at school. We are looking for two teachers, couples welcome to apply, with some teaching experience and a passion for teaching and living abroad.

**Must be a native speaker from the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or Ireland with a CELTA or TESOL certificate highly preferred.

Start Date: May 1st
Salary: $1200 a month; Private OT tuition classes at a rate of $15 per hour will be assisted with by the school upon request.
Workload: 25 hours a week; two consecutive days off per week; all public and school holidays paid; the exact amount is hard to tell because the public holidays are based off the lunar calendar and the school holidays often spring up with little notice.

Age groups: K-12; Adults
School Events: Teachers are expected to attend 3-4 annual events outside of working hours within the school year. These include the prize giving ceremony and graduation ceremony. No preparation required, just attendance.
Accommodation: Shared housing (2 people max.) in a nice and safe residential area with 3 bedrooms, bath, kitchen, courtyard and maid services provided by the school.
Flight Reimbursement: Up to a $1000 paid on

Contract Length: 9 months; should the teacher and school get along they are welcome to renegotiate the contract between each other for a longer period
Exams and Tests: School needs exams for each grade every other month. Exam writing should be split between the two teachers evenly.

School Contact: The school is a family owned business and the two brothers speak English really well and frequently bring teachers out to enjoy the Meiktila nightlife. They are the teachers main contact but many people at the school will try in earnest to engage and speak with teachers.

***Send resume and Skype ID to [email protected]
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EFL Educator



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

$1200 a month salary??.....MYANMAR is expensive......its cheaper to live here in the Land of Smiles! Shocked Shocked
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://forums.eslcafe.com/job/search.php?search_author=mishmish5

Hmmm. Indonesia, Russia, Thailand, North America, and Malaysia have evidently all offered you interviews in the past six months. And now Myanmar, eh?

That's suspiciously similar to a repeatedly banned poster who's got a history of asking questions all over the globe, but never actually going anywhere.

This is just yet another head of the hydra - don't feed the troll!
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teacherjo



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yangon is expensive because you spend a lot taking taxis around, pay a premium for Western restaurants, and generally pay more to live a more westernized lifestyle. Same with Bangkok. However, the off the beaten track places are not expensive, like Thailand. I saved a lot more working in Mandalay than I did in Ho Chi Min working about the same hours. If you are willing to eat and live more like the locals you always save a lot more. Although, they do still have Foreign and local prices at most hotels, so traveling around Myanmar can be costly.
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LarssonCrew



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure about that.

I was earning $1400 in Mandalay and saved over $1000 and eating western food everyday.

We could buy chicken wings, chips, beer and ice cream for less than $5...

And pizza was about $4.

Coffee $1.50

Mandalay was not expensive, you could take a motorbike taxi for $1. Western supermarket had everything but could be expensive, but paying $4 for cheese once a week wasn't the end of the world.

KTV, beers etc. very cheap, everyday living cheap. Drinks cheap.
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Prof.Gringo



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Location: Dang Cong San Viet Nam Quang Vinh Muon Nam!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LarssonCrew wrote:


KTV, beers etc. very cheap, everyday living cheap. Drinks cheap.


KTV's and beer, the life Twisted Evil
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Tazz



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Anybody heard anything about....' or 'I have heard that.....' same old-same old from this troll. I picture a rather sad but manic creature, sat alone in a 1980's UK bedsit, clutching a copy of Susan Griffith's 1st edition of 'Teach Your Way Around the World'...or whatever it was called. Having failed the CELTA course twice through a combination of social inadequacy and inadequate planning methodology-this 'Golumesque figure' keeps alive the dream of international travel and adventure through this forum......even though he/she never leaves the bedsit. O the wonders of the internet! Confused
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peterk2



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:22 pm    Post subject: thamardi Reply with quote

I just finished 6 months at Thamardi and will be going back for the start of next academic year beginning of May. Myanmar can be a bit of a challenge, at least outside the main centres of Yangon and Mandalay. It can get intolerably hot, electricity blackouts are frequent and internet can be unreliable. That said, I found my time there rewarding. The people are great and give the impression they are genuinely happy and are optimistic about a better future. Daw Suu Kyi stated recently that Myanmar is 20 years behind Vietnam in economic development. Conditions can be frustrating at times but personally I certainly had no problems with Thamardi and look forward to returning.
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