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Western trained teachers and educators from other regions can experience teaching in Malaysia private international schools. Teaching jobs in Malaysia help teachers to secure work and residency permits. You should be a suitably qualified teacher and obtain the correct paperwork to work & reside legally.

 

Teach in Malaysia

Teaching Jobs in Malaysia - Teaching in MalaysiaGood English language teachers are in high demand with private international schools advertising the opportunity to teach English in Malaysia from young children to 18 years.

You can also apply for jobs in you’re specialist subject, such as teacher of mathematics, history, business, science and other subject areas at international schools. Nursery, primary and secondary high school teachers work as classroom teachers with or with additional responsibilities.

Also, securing a job teaching nursery/kindergarten children from 2-5 years old is popular.

Looking to advance you’re teaching career in Malaysia?  Management positions as a head of department or head teacher become available each year for qualified and experienced candidates.

 

 

Teacher salary Malaysia

Classroom teachers can be offered 5,000 – 10,000 depending on experience, age level taught and qualification.  Obviously, as a teacher with many years of experience and additional responsibility you can secure a top level salary.

Good schools (Most) provide a salary package including accommodation, return flights, medical care insurance and holiday pay. Option to renew a contract is also offered.  Tax is deductible from your salary.

Better paying schools in Malaysia are mainly in Kuala Lumpur where students pay higher tuition fees.

 

 

Malaysia international schools

Malaysia international schoolsQualified school teachers looking to teach in Malaysia have a choice. Teach nursery children from 2 years to young adults up to 19 years old in secondary high school.

Schools separate nursery, primary and high school teaching areas providing an appropriate curriculum to pupils at each age range, You as a classroom teacher would teach children at one age level, such as 11-19 year old in high school.

Teachers must be fully prepared for each day’s lessons and materials ready for students entering your class.  School day’s are longer than western countries as you’ll become involved in extra curricular activities.

School teachers receive 2 days off per week.

 

 

Requirements to teach in Malaysia

Malaysia visa requirements for teacher’s at international schools and the government sector are that you must be a qualified teacher of school age children from your own country.

To obtain a teaching job and qualify for a work visa in Malaysia the following is standard

  • Criminal record check from within the past 6 months
  • Attested and certified genuine undergraduate degree and above
  • Qualified teacher status for school children between 4-18 years
  • Native English speaker for English teachers, also for via requirements
  • Teaching qualification appropriate for the school age children
  • 2 years plus successful experience teaching that age level
  • Medical exam check for a work visa
  • Age 27 years old plus (Work visa regulation)

 

Teaching contracts can be from one year upwards with a possible renewable

 

Taxation in Malaysia for teachers

Taxes are deducted from your salary each month at a progressive rate, depending on how much is earned.

After living in Malaysia for over 180 days you’re eligible for reduced tax payable from your salary, around 20%.

Yes, you must pay higher income taxes for the first 6 months in the country.  Taxes are no straight forward in Malaysia.

The tax year ends on December 31st. Tax returns are generally due between March and May, depending on the official announcement by the Ministry of Finance. Income tax can be paid in three equal instalments.

 

Cities in Malaysia

Cities in Malaysia                             

20 of the biggest Malaysian cities out of 150 in the country

 

  Subang Jaya       Cheras
  Kuala Lumpur       Sandakan  
  Klang       Kajang  
  Johor Bahru       Seremban  
  Ampang       Kuantan  
  Ipoh       Tawau  
  Shah Alam       Kuala Terengganu  
  Kuching       Miri  
  Petaling Jaya       Kota Bahru  
  Kota Kinabalu       Selayang Baru  

 

Malaysia country and facts

With a tropical climate and sunshine most of the year the islands of Malaysia attracts visitors to top class beaches, city living and rural treks in the countryside.

The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur where there is a good mix of international schools for all ages of children.

Teacher’s salaries pay level in Malaysia allows you to live comfortably in the country.

Should you wish to travel and sight see bordering countries include; Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam all within a short plane trip.

 

Population: 25, 347, 000 approximately

Area size: 329, 750 sq kms approximately

Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Language: Bahasa Melayu

Climate: Hot tropical monsoons summers and mild winters

Currency: Ringgit (MYR)

Country dialling code: + 60

Time zone: GMT + 8 hours

Electricity: 240 Volts, 50Hz

Emergencies: 994 fire, Ambulance and Police 999

 

Western trained teachers and educators from other regions can experience teaching in Malaysia private international schools providing you with an opportunity to live in the country. Teaching jobs in Malaysia help teachers to secure work and residency permits providing a good salary and benefits package.

 

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