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Teaching in Malaysia

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by 012jazmine, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. rosiecg

    rosiecg Occasional commenter

  2. nemo.

    nemo. New commenter

    15k gross rock bottom for a youngish single just wants to have fun type. 20k gross if you want to save money.

    With 2 kids and a non working partner 25k.

    Best schools pay 20k plus. Often kids are fantastic in Malaysia especially Malaysians. Kids are smart funny but super respectful to teachers with very high levels of English combined with no compromise attitude towards study. Thats the best bit!
    rednelly84, grdwdgrrrl, mermy and 2 others like this.
  3. gulfgolf

    gulfgolf Established commenter

    Respect to Nemo, and disagreement. Teachers are living happy lives and doing some saving on 10,000 monthly. Obviously everyone has their own yardstick, but it is possible to do well with a lot less than 20.
    grdwdgrrrl, Charlyrose and She_Skates like this.
  4. grdwdgrrrl

    grdwdgrrrl New commenter

    I completely agree. As a family of 5 with one working spouse who is making about that, we just make it and our tiny savings is really just an emergency fund.
  5. rosiecg

    rosiecg Occasional commenter

    Yep, I'm on 15.5k ish and saving lots so far as well as having lots of meals out, weekend trips to local areas and a monthly trip abroad.
  6. gulfgolf

    gulfgolf Established commenter

    Well done!
  7. ecoartist

    ecoartist New commenter

    Hi, I am trying find out the differences between teaching in Dubai and Malaysia, it would great if you can help me.

    Many thanks
  8. WrongEyedJesus

    WrongEyedJesus New commenter

    I have read through this thread a couple of times. Considering an offered position in KL. Anybody in KL willing to PM me and discuss what the cost of living is like compared to the amount I have been offered? Many thanks in advance.
  9. gulfgolf

    gulfgolf Established commenter

    Try numbeo. You can compare your current city to KL across all sorts of areas.
  10. WrongEyedJesus

    WrongEyedJesus New commenter

    Thanks for the reply. That isn't what I meant. I know how my current salary compares with the new one. I was more interested in how the RM figure relates to the cost of living in KL for my family and I....
  11. 576

    576 Occasional commenter

    Numbeo is the site for you.
  12. Charlyrainbow23

    Charlyrainbow23 New commenter

    I am in KL with my family at the moment. You can PM me and I can try to help.
  13. JKaramath

    JKaramath New commenter

    Hello all, great thread, enjoying the discussion. I'm just staring looking and am just wondering if there any pitfalls to looking on TES for international jobs, or is it really that any posted would be reliable? Also, is there anywhere else one might look? It's for a physics position. It's sad to have to leave but the thought of a massive pay cut, teach more hours and students with almost zero work ethic is driving me out of the UK I think... :'(. Thanks in advance...
  14. ejclibrarian

    ejclibrarian Established commenter Community helper

    Sign up to one of the recruitment agencies. You’ll get snapped up teaching physics. Also, just because a school posts an ad on TES does not guarantee it’s a good place to work.

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