New places available for internships in spring 2019: Apply now for Team VIII!

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New places available for internships in spring 2019: Apply now for Team VIII!

Students and graduates from all subjects from the University of Education Karlsruhe can now apply for an internship in the project “Teaching English in Laos” for spring 2019 (Team VIII) by 16 November 2018. Especially welcome: English, physics, math, chemistry, biology. Download the call for applications here.

Prior ISP experience is an advantage, but not a necessary condition for your application. EuLA students receive credit for their stay at our schools. Further information on the creditability of this internship for your studies can be found under Internships. For detailed information please contact Dr. Steffen Wagner of the University of Education Karlsruhe.

The team of returnee students offers first-hand personal information at their “Laos stand” on Wednesday, 31st October, at 12 a.m. in the foyer of building II. Join them for a chat!

External applications (from other universities) are considered for the waiting-list.

Interviews will be held from 28-30 November 2018. The announcement can be found on the the AAA homepage, the StudIP course Akademisches Auslandsamt, and on this blog under Internships.


How to apply

  1. Address your applications to the International Office of the PH Karlsruhe (Akademisches Auslandsamt) by 16 November. Specify your proposed period of stay and the school you would like to work in. Details on the application procedure and forms requested are on the AAA homepage.
  2. Send your letter of motivation and CV to the project leaders Prof. Dr. Isabel Martin ( and Johannes Zeck ( by 16 November.
  3. Interviews will be held from 28-30 November. You will receive feedback on your application by the beginning of December.


The schools: 2 primary schools, 1 lower secondary school, 1 vocational school

Possible periods of time (min. 2 months, max. until mid-April): Primary school in Ban Sikeud, primary school Ban Phang Heng, lower secondary school Ban Phang Heng: beginning/mid-February 2019 – beginning/mid-April 2019

Accommodation in Ban Sikeud, approx. 15km north of the Lao capital Vientiane. Full equipped two-storey house with big garden (Western standard), located 5-10 minutes away by bicycle from the three schools. Location in Google maps:

Possible periods of time (min. 2 months, max. until end of June): Lao-German Technical College (Vocational school): beginning/mid-February 2019 –  April/May/June 2019

Accommodation in the Lao capital Vientiane, full equipped bungalow (local standard) directly next to the College. Location in Google maps:

Please note: Although the Lao-German Technical College is a vocational school, the tasks of the volunteers are very similar to the other three schools. As apprentices do not only come from “our” secondary school in Phang Heng, but from the whole country of Laos, their level of English is very heterogeneous and mostly quite low by European standards (A1-A2 according to CEFR). While it helps to have a basic understanding of technics or maths to work at the College, it is not a necessary condition, because here, too, our main focus is teaching English. In fact, most of the 15 volunteers who have worked there so far were primary school students or graduates.


Further information

Read the posts of the predecessors in the following post collections (or use the search window on this blog yourself):

For any further questions please contact Johannes Zeck.

You may also visit the International Office (AAA) to ask questions and read some reports of students or graduates who did this internship before. There is also a wide range of information available on this blog, categorized on the taglist (229 posts, 47 pages).

We look forward to your applications!

We also welcome “Wissenschaftliche Hausarbeiten” (ZuLA) and Bachelor/Master theses written within the project!


Prof. Dr. I. Martin & J. Zeck

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