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Offline ranteab

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Anyone lived and taught in Malaysia?
« on: February 11, 2011, 02:50:06 PM »
So, I have an idea of what it's like teaching and living in Korea. I have a vague idea of what one can expect in Japan as far as living and teaching there is concerned. Of course the experience differs for everyone...

Has anyone lived and taught in Malaysia? What's it like?

Curious.

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Re: Anyone lived and taught in Malaysia?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 02:51:56 PM »
I am curious about this thread as well and have dont research on other forum boards.  From what I have read they don't pay as much as korea but the problem was that you just have to go to the country and walk around to apply. 
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Re: Anyone lived and taught in Malaysia?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011, 03:05:29 PM »
My initial search also brought me to the conclusion that they pay less.

However, when I googled it, I stumbled across this link, http://www.eslemployment.com/country/esl-jobs-malaysia.html, which were advertising teaching posts in Malaysia and it showed me differently. I saw that many schools advertised on this board actually pay more than Korea.

I know that one should not believe everything advertised, therefore I would like to get info from someone who has actually worked there.

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Re: Anyone lived and taught in Malaysia?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 03:10:41 PM »
I'm curious about other coutries too. I thought Korea was one of the highest paying in the world second only to the United Arab Emirates - Qatar area.

Since Malaysia is still a developing country I can't imagine they could pay as high as these countries.   

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Re: Anyone lived and taught in Malaysia?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 03:14:16 PM »
There was one company on that list that offered 3,000 a month to teach business english

Others say 2500, 2000, to 1500.  Buuuuuuut they dont say dollars.  Some actually say Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) which if you do the conversion its about 3 of theirs to 1 us dollar...
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Re: Anyone lived and taught in Malaysia?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011, 03:14:50 PM »
Yeah, it took me by surprise as well. Everyone has always been saying that Korea and UAE countires pay the most.

Apparently Brunei also pays more according to some websites.

Check out the link though.

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Re: Anyone lived and taught in Malaysia?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2011, 03:19:43 PM »
So, anybody out there to give us more info....

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Re: Anyone lived and taught in Malaysia?
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2011, 03:22:29 PM »
What areas of Malaysia?  I lived in Singapore so I spent lots of time in Malaysia.  Most of the areas are nicer than Korea but it's definetly poorer and dirtier.

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Re: Anyone lived and taught in Malaysia?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2011, 04:39:34 PM »
Which areas in your opinion are the better ones to go to?

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Re: Anyone lived and taught in Malaysia?
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011, 10:28:54 AM »
I'd say best bet would be an area near Kuala Lumpar as it's the most international area, but is still close to things like beaches and Jungles.  Johor might be nice as it's maybe only 20 minutes from Singapore and not that far from other places.  The nice thing is that once you are in Malaysia if you are near an airport you can get to any where in South East Asia quickly, cheaply, and easily.

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Re: Anyone lived and taught in Malaysia?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2011, 01:49:29 PM »
Thanks for the info on the UAE... I will look into that. Know of any good recruiters?