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Tips for Getting a Job Teaching English in Malaysia

 

  • Education: 
    BA/BS important but Diploma holders also eligible
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A minimum of 300-hour TESOL Advanced course is required to apply
  • Peak Hiring Months:  
    Throughout the Year
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Private language schools, public schools and tutoring.
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Walk-ins are conducted in 3 to 6 months prior or else most interviews are conducted over Skype or telephone.
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    Weekly 20-30 hours of classroom as well as extra prep time
  • Types of Students/Audience: 
    Private students, school children and Business professionals
  • Cost of Living per month:  
    $900 – 1500 USD
  • Visas: 
    Visa generally issued by the employer
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    $1500 – 3500 USD
  • Start –up cost: 
    $1500 - 2500 USD
  • Accommodation Benefits:  
    You can avail Stipend. Accommodation provided by few schools.
  • Fight Reimbursements:  
    Rare
Teaching English in Malaysia

Spread opposite the Malay Peninsula to the amazing Borneo islands, Malaysia traverses the South China Sea and is an impression of the numerous essences of Asia. A walk around the old roads of Malacca, Penang, or Kuala Lumpur gives a firsthand impression of interaction among the Dutch, Chinese, Arabian, Malay, and Indian sailors that has in a way molded the diverse Malaysia that is seen today. The nation is home to an alluring mix of cooking styles, religions, and societies. A few of the city blocks have mosques, holy places, pagodas, and sanctuaries close by an assortment of cafés serving elite Malaysian, Indian, or Chinese dishes.

A booming economy and huge populace don’t exactly mean a huge occupation market for first-time unfamiliar English teachers. Malaysia is not at all like Thailand, Vietnam, and other Southeast Asian nations. Openings, nevertheless, exist particularly for the ones having a BA degree, some previous teaching experience, and a TEFL certificate. An advance interview is a standard for a large portion of the new employee screenings, being directed through Skype or over the telephone. Lodging costs and airfares typically must be borne by the teachers, a large portion of whom usually move into apartments recently vacated by their colleagues or decide to share lodging with their associates.

A comfortable lifestyle is ensured in light of a decent compensation on offer. Ordinary work weeks include 20 to 25 hours of work that leaves ample time for exploring the country. A four-year college degree is required for teaching in the country as many employers favor candidates having a graduate degree. TEFL certification is likewise compulsory with work visa grants being given for some situations on producing something similar. Significant urban communities, for example, Kuala Lumpur as a rule have a concentration of teaching jobs.