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. With its tropical climate, pulsing modernity, mouth-watering food and fascinating heritage Malaysia is one of the world’s most exotic destinations for teaching English abroad and is sure to offer you a wonderful experience.

Now is a good time to seek work in Malaysia as the government is keen on hiring English language teachers. There are many Malaysians who can teach English however, so the market is competitive. Demand for English teachers is also not as high as in Japan, Korea and China. But as long as you are able to sell your international experience and go the extra mile, you will find that the opportunities are there.

Average Monthly Salary
Vary considerably between different employers and types of schools, ranging from US $410 to US $2730
Average Monthly Cost Of Living
US $900 – US $1800
Peak Hiring Times
All year round.
Visa Requirements
Applications for Malaysian work permits are done in Malaysia and the school is expected to apply for the work permit on your behalf. It is also not easy to change jobs, thus you should choose your job carefully. For more information, check out the Malaysian government’s website.
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