Situated in South East Asia and bordering Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia, Malaysia is a nation with a diverse culture, rich in natural beauty and an abundance of wildlife.

Malaysia is comprised in two parts, the Malay Peninsula in the West and Saba and Sarawak states that comprise East Malaysia, situated on Borneo Island.

There are approximately 28 million people living in Malaysia, the majority of which reside on peninsular West Malaysia. The capital city Kuala Lumpur is home to roughly 7 million people. Away from the hustle and bustle of the cities you’ll find stunning coastal plains leading to green hills and breath-taking mountains, and some truly beautiful stretches of beach and coastline.

The vast population of Malaysia is made up of ethnic Malays, Chinese and Indians, along with expatriates from surrounding nations such as Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia. This is also a sizeable influx of expatriates from Europe, North America and Australasia that gives parts of KL a western feel while also experiencing South East Asia.

Working as a teacher in Malaysia is an exciting and interesting choice. It is a country that is very friendly, laid back and never dull. Things move at a pace that most of us would regard as relaxed. With favourable pay, holiday allowance and public holidays, teachers tend to enjoy a very comfortable standard of living.

The cost of living can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle. Where you choose to live, eat and socialise can have a big impact on your ability to save money. The minimum wage in Malaysia is RM900 ($300) a month. While no one expects you to be as thrifty as the locals, this gives an indication of how cheap the cost of living can be.

TFA International School Jobs in Kuala Lumpur

Teachers For Asia work with a wide selection of top International Schools located in KL. We hire for all subject areas ranging from Math and the Sciences, to PE, English Literature and Music, with everything in between. Many of our client schools teach through both the popular IB curriculum and the British IGCSE set up. We can go into more details on these during your skype consultation with our team.

Candidates must hold a professional Teacher Qualification and have previous relevant teaching experience, ideally more than 2 years teaching your chosen subject. Benefits in these schools are excellent with competitive salaries, professional training, accommodation and flights covered, long paid vacations along with many other benefits. The classroom dynamic is excellent as students at these schools are usually very focused and keen to prepare for entrance exams into the top Universities in Europe and US.

We have a support team on the ground in Singapore who regularly visit our schools to ensure quality but this has never been an issue as the schools are very professional. You can check out our wide selection of subject teaching roles at these top tier schools in Malaysia coming up this year on our International School Jobs Board.

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