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Teach English in Malaysia

TESOL in Malaysia

Most of the jobs in Malaysia will be part-time, but it is quite easy to get one. Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Sarawak and a lot of other cities are attractive, not only because of the job opportunities but also because of the excellent shopping malls and markets. Jobs are available from English-Medium Schools and private language schools. General English, business English and English for children have been the main streams of the market. The cost of living is not high. Salaries may range from US$386 to US$772 per month.

Malaysia is located in the South-eastern Asia, peninsula bordering Thailand and northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia, Brunei, and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam. The market for teaching English in Malaysia is very big.

Popular cities: Kuala Lumpur, Sabah, Sarawak

Local currency: Malaysia Ringgits-MYR

Cost of living:Quite Cheap

Key teaching areas:General English, English for children

Where to teach:

  • English-Medium Schools
  • Private Language schools

Qualification Requirements

A TESOL certificate is required.

Salary Range

Salaries may range from US$386 to US$772 per month.

Visa Requirements

A work permit is required. It is possible to work on tourist visas while teachers wait for the papers to be done.

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