Focused Sector(s): Education
Project: English for Everyone (EFE)
Date and duration: September 2011 / 6 months
Location: Vientiane
Beneficiaries: 80 teachers and 8,000 students from 20 high schools and 3 colleges


  • Lack of proficiency in English, the common language of communication, which is especially important as economic development is highly dependent on investment and trade with neighbouring countries
  • Growth in the tourism sector has resulted in the need for English-speaking Laotians across all segments of society


Intervention and Impact

  • Trained teachers in the teaching approaches and guidelines recommended by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) programme
  • Teachers applied the newly acquired techniques in their classrooms to improve their students’ confidence and proficiency in English


Cost: S$107,920