Malaysia represents one of the world’s most exotic destinations for English teachers. It’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, is a heady mix of soaring skyscrapers and fascinating temples and mosques, ultramodern shopping centers and traditional buildings, hi-tech driver-less trains and charming rickshaws. The country is also blessed with a tropical climate, spectacular scenery and a rich cuisine.
Although the demand for English teachers is not as high as in Japan, Korea and China, there are opportunities, especially if you are willing to go that extra yard to secure a position. Many people simply travel to Malaysia and begin looking for work after they arrive. Jobs are advertised all year round in local newspapers but it’s quite acceptable to walk in off the street and approach schools directly.
|Requirements : Sometimes a Bachelor Degree and The Canadian College of Linguistics’ TEFL/TESOL Certificate
Typical Contract : One to two years
Peak Hiring Season : Year round
Teaching Hours/Week : 25 – 35
Monthly Salary* : 6,000 – 11,000 MYR
Private Tutoring : 35 – 80 MYR/hr
Cost of Living : Cost of a Big Mac = 7.05 MYR
Income Tax : 27%
Accommodations : Usually included
Airfare : Always included
Health Care : Always included
Holidays : Paid
Visa : Employer assisted
Important Notes : The best way to find a job here is to be in the country.