ESL EFL TEFL Teaching Job in Penang Malaysia.
ESL/EFL/TEFL Teaching Position in Malaysia for Teaching English Abroad.

Job Title:
Teachers of English needed in Penang, Malaysia
Job Location:
Penang > Malaysia   
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Job Description

The British Council Penang is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced teacher of English to join our teaching team. This post starts on 8 July 2010. The Teaching Centre is located in a heritage building in a key location in Georgetown, the capital of Penang. The centre runs courses for young learners between the ages of 6 and 12 years, teenagers, 13-17 years and adults. We also teach IELTS Preparation Courses and have a small but developing Professional Development Unit. We teach around 1200 students a term who come from Penang and nearby states on mainland Malaysia.

As a member of this professional teaching team, you will strive to provide quality language teaching to adults and young learners at a variety of levels. To be considered for a post you will have:

• Very high proficiency in English with a first degree and recognised TEFL- I Qualification i.e. CELTA or equivalent.

• Extensive adult and secondary teaching experience (age groups 8-12 and 13-17)

• Strong customer service and good team-working skills.


There is an excellent package on offer for the right candidate, including flights from the UK to Penang (or equivalent), baggage allowance, settling in allowance, medical insurance and home leave flights. Salary ranges from 7,590 MYR-9,560 MYR per month. Starting point on scale is dependent upon your qualifications and experience. Go to our website for more details: and to apply. You will need to complete a Professional Profile, available from the website, and email this to by the 16 May 2010 (5pm Singapore time).

If you are applying for more than one post within the East Asia region, please indicate your order of preferences, taking into account the different start dates.


The British Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all of its partners to share this commitment. British Council appointments are subject to Criminal Records Bureau checks in the UK and equivalent systems overseas.


We regret that only short-listed applicants will be notified.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
ESL - English as a Second Language | TESL - Teaching English as a Second Language | EFL - English as a Foreign Language | TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language | ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages | TESOL - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages | ELT - English Language Teaching | ELL - English Language Learning | CALL - Computer Assisted Language Learning | TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language | TOEIC - Test of English for International Communication

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When considering where in the world you want to teach English, the big 3 for ESL/EFL/TEFL jobs are:

Asia: Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia are the popular spots because they have so many ESL/EFL/TEFL jobs available. In addition, there are always positions coming up infrequently in places like Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia though you must be a qualified teacher to obtain these. You may even find positions for Cambodia and Laos but you should look at the reputation of ESL/EFL/TEFL schools carefully due to lack of a solid legal system for recourse.

Europe: Everyone dreams of teaching English in Greece, Italy, France or Spain but unless you are an European Union (EU) citizen it is difficult to obtain these teaching positions. The more frequent ESL/EFL/TEFL jobs are available in Eastern Europe in places like Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine and Russia. These positions don\'t pay very well by western standards but they provide a lot of opportunity for travel while not teaching.

The Middle East: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates (UAE) are the most common with Bahrain, Yemen and Qatar occasionally having ESL/EFL/TEFL job openings. Now there are also more teaching positions available in Iraq. The Middle East is popular for the money paid for teaching positions but don\'t expect much of a social life due to cultural restraints.

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