Teaching English in Malaysia: At a Glance

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. But 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*:3,000 - 9,650 MYR
Accommodations:Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Airfare:Reimbursement (full or partial) usually given
Health Care:Included
Holidays:Paid
Teaching Hours per Week:20 - 35
Typical Contract Length:Minimum one year
Typical Start Month(s):Year round
Application Timeline:1 - 4 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:50 - 100 MYR
Income Tax††:10 - 26%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 7.40 MYR
Exchange Rate:As of 11-23-2014
10.00 MYR = 2.98 USD
1.00 USD = 3.36 MYR
Ability to Save:Moderate
Visa:Employer sponsors
Minimum Requirements:Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate, Bachelor's Degree, and Teaching Experience
Additional Notes:Master's Degree preferred for more competitive positions






Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:

Cambodia ~ China ~ Hong Kong ~ India ~ Indonesia ~ Japan ~ Korea ~ Kyrgyzstan ~ Laos ~ Malaysia ~ Nepal ~ Taiwan ~ Thailand ~ Vietnam




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/TEFL Certification and the 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 1-800-779-1779, 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 an American Big Mac at $4.62.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

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.

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