Far East & Asia

Teach in Malaysia

Malaysia is known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences.

With its warm weather and mouth-watering food, Malaysia attracts on average 25m tourists every year.

It is the 3rd largest economy in Southeast Asia and teachers are always in great demand, so why not apply today.

  • Capital - Kuala Lumpur
  • Population - 29.7m (2013)
  • Currency - Malaysian ringgit
  • Religion - Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism
  • Language - Malay
  • 16 national holidays per year

Fun facts about Malaysia

  • The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, were the tallest buildings in the world from 1998 to 2004
  • Mount Kinabalu in the Crocker Ranges, is the tallest mountain in Malaysia at 4,095 m (13,436 ft) above sea level
  • The world's largest discovered cave chamber is the Sarawak Chamber, in the Gunung Mulu National Park, Malaysia
  • In Malaysia, there are 28 national parks - some of which are home to Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world

Salary and benefits

Teaching salary in Malaysia typically ranges from 8000 MYR to 14000 MYRper month, depending on experience and school type. Benefits usually include free accommodation, return flights, medical insurance and an end of contract bonus. The tax free salaries and school benefits mean teachers in Egypt can live comfortably and save money during their contract.

Requirements to teach in Malaysia
  • You must have a Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant subject
  • You are typically required to have 2 years of relevant teaching experience
  • You must be licenced and/or certified
  • You must be a fluent, native English speaker

Working hours in Malaysia

Schools typically have an average of 20-25 teaching hours per week, however this will be different in every school.

About Malaysia – the experience



Kuala Lumpur is home to one of Malaysia's famous monuments, the Petronas Twin Towers, which stand at 1,483-feet. Also famous are the Batu Caves.

Outside of the major cities, Malaysia is covered by lush rain forests some of which are home to Borneo's orangutans; and with thousands of miles of beaches, you will never be far from relaxation in your spare time.

Teaching and living in Malaysia can be a rewarding experience, not only financially but culturally too. 

Food in Malaysia

A popular dish based on rice in Malaysia is nasi lemak, rice steamed with coconut milk and pandan leaves to give it a rich fragrance.

Malaysian cuisine highly complex and diverse, it's a mix of traditions from it's Malay, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian and ethnic Bornean citizens with heavy influences from Thai, Portuguese, Dutch, and British cuisines.