TEFL in Kedah, Malaysia.

Date posted:2002-03-27 | Writer: University Utara, Malaysia | Email: [email protected]


Position: English Language Teacher


a) Native speaker of English

b) Internationally recognized TEFL/TESL teaching qualification (eg : RSA, CELTA, DELTA, Trinity TESOL)

c) Asian teaching experience preferred

d) Positive attitude, understanding, co-operative, flexible, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Salary and Benefits

a) 2 year contract, renewable on mutual agreement

b) RM1409.65 (USD370.90) to RM5244.17 (USD1380.00) per month, depending on qualification and experience

c) Maximum 25 contact hours per week, plus preparation and administration work

d) Up to RM500.00 (USD131.60) yearly medical expenses

e) Up to RM100.00 (USD26.30) dental expenses

f) Passage of appointment including wife and up to five children up to the age of 18

g) Return passage : also including wife and up to five children up to the age of 18

i) 50 cu.ft of Sea freight;

ii) excess baggage by air, unaccompanied to the following maximum:-

1) 20 kilos for the employee and wife; 2) 10 kilos for each dependent child, subject to a maximum of 30 kilos and subject to production of vouchers or bills.

h) Service increment: The instructor may get an annual increase in the monthly basic salary based on his performance in the previous year of service

i) Gratuity : 17.5% of the last drawn salary for every month of service.

j) Housing: Every employee, single or with family, will be provided with a furnished housing unit. He will, however, has to pay for the rental and his utility bills (eg: water, telephone, electricity, etc).

k) Low cost of living.

l) The employee shall be granted 30 days leave per year during the term of appointment in accordance with the provisions for such leave currently in force.

m) Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) is located in Sintok, 10 km East of Changlun and 48 km North of Alor Setar (the Kedah State Capital). The campus is only twenty minutes to the Thai-Malaysian border, which is not very far from the Island of Phuket and the township of Haadyai in Southern Thailand. On the West lies a group of 104 island in Langkawi, which offers one of the best snorkelling and scuba diving sites in the region. Township of Changlun, which is the northern most urban center on the Malaysian North-South Highway, offers a life that is probably the cheapest in comparison with other towns. The housing in the vicinity of UUM is also probably one of the cheapest in the country. Changlun is a typical multicultural character of Malaysian town with a mosque, a church, a Hindu temple and a Chinese temple, altogether within a 2sq. km urban settlement. UUM is highly accessible to Changlun, to the airport, to Kuala Lumpur, to Alor Setar via regular taxis and inter-stat! e bus services. Shopping can be done in Danok, Bukit Kayu Hitam that is about 10km away, besides the local shopping outlets, which include a weekly market held on Wednesdays. Jungle trekking and nature studies in the adjacent virgin forest areas are probably one of the most exciting outdoor leisure activities in UUM. The University has its own golf course, lake garden for those who like rowing kayaks, a deer farm, an orchid and a large, over 50 acres fruit orchard.

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Contact us

Interested candidates are invited to send in their application with detailed curriculum vitae to the following address:

Registrar's Office Human Resource Management Division Universiti Utara Malaysia 06010 UUM Sintok Kedah Darul Aman Malaysia

Tel : 604-9283037/3035 Fax : 604-9283046 Email : [email protected] [email protected]

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


I have learned about how we teachers should plan our lessons. How it should be written down, for example Keep it simple, flexible etc. I have known that learner objectives is what you want the student to be able to do at the end of the lesson. I also saw an example of a lesson plan in this chapter and I learned a lot from the sample.I have reviewed present perfect simple tense/ Present perfect/ Possibilities (might/may) in this Chapter.Productive skills are important in learning a new language. Most of the time, teacher and student focus more on speaking skill as it it less time consuming than practicing writing skill,. A great amount of self learning and self discipline require for student to practice writing on their own. However, teacher can always help in setting more writing homework and going through them as a class to motivate students to write more accurately.