At a Glance: Teaching English in Malaysia
The heart of Malaysia's strong ESL market is its capital - Kuala Lumpur - an ultra-modern multicultural metropolis of seven million, crowned by the world-famous twin Petronas towers. Just steps from the city lies the white sand beaches of the South China sea, as well as the oldest rainforest in the world which protects 286 of the world's endangered species.
|Monthly Salary*:||3000 - 8,000 MYR|
|Accommodations:||Sometimes included or allowance may be given|
|Airfare:||Reimbursement (full or partial) sometimes given|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||25 - 35|
|Typical Contract Length:||Minimum one year|
|Typical Start Month(s):||Year round|
|Application Timeline:||3 - 4 months|
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||60 - 100 MYR|
|Income Tax††:||7 - 26%|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac = 7.30 MYR|
As of 05-25-2013
1.00 CAD = 2.94 MYR
10.00 MYR = 3.40 CAD
|Ability to Save:||Moderate|
|Minimum Requirements:||Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate, Bachelor's Degree, and Teaching Experience|
|Additional Notes:||Master's Degree preferred for more competitive positions, age limit 25-50|
Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:
From tropical rainforests to pristine white beaches, and stunning 21st Century architecture, Malaysia is an interesting mix of both natural and cultural wonders. Teaching in this country allows you to experience a unique tropical environment while gaining valuable teaching experience. A multicultural and multilingual society, Malaysia remains one of the region's strong ESL markets.
The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in Malaysia and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-269-6719, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.
* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of a Canadian Big Mac at $4.73.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† Income tax rate is based on the amount of yearly income. Most TESOL/TESL instructors will be charged no more than the minimum percentage.
Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.
Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.