TEFL Job in Penang

Date posted:2010-09-20 | Writer: British Council | Email: [email protected]

The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.The British Council Penang is looking for enthusiastic and experienced teachers of English to join our teaching team. This post starts in Mid October 2010 and slightly later start dates are negotiable. 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 qualification.• 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 7,695 MYR-9,996 MYR per month. Starting point on scale is dependent upon your qualifications and experience.   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.

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.


This was a great refresher course on the Present Tense. The details given explaining the differences between the present perfect and present continuous were simple and clear and as a teacher this is helpful when students ask to explain these differences. As a native speaker we tend to know the difference and can easily switch but sometimes explaining to a non-native speaker can prove a little challenging.I have had a wide range of experience teaching to various groups of students. In my opinion, the groups of business students have been the most challenging. Those clients were both demanding and highly critical. Me, as a teacher had to be incredibly professional an well-prepared. On the other hand, the groups in language schools at pre-intermediate level have been the ones which I taught with joy and fun.