English Language Teachers Needed

ESL / EFL teacher wanted by Enhance Academy First work day: ASAP
Native-level speakers
Min. 2 years
BA in any subject
Any accredited 100+ hour English teaching certif.
A desire for continuous improvement is what drives everything we do at Enhance Education, from our lessons to our passion for professional development. Enhance Education teachers are supported in every way possible and we are proud of our track record for teacher support and retention.

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ESL / EFL teacher

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1-5 years , 6-10 years , 11-14 years , 15-18 years , 18+ years

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Work as employee

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Language school

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We teach a wide variety of students from around Penang and the surrounding areas, most of our students are part-time and study with us for two hours per week. This means that most classes are held at weekends and some on weekday evenings. We teach a broad range from our Very Young Learners (VYLs) from the age of 4 to Young Learners (YLs), Teens, Young Adults, Adults, and Corporate clients.

All our classrooms have speaker systems, a projector and teachers are supplied with a company laptop on which to plan their classes. Class sizes are fixed at a maximum of 12 with our VYLs, our YL classes have a maximum of 16 and all other classes have a maximum of 20 students.

We value professional development and we encourage and support teachers to improve their skills. We need a teacher who can relate well to students, and who has an active and lively teaching style. We use a range of well-known course books but teachers can draw on our data-bank for supplementary materials and have considerable freedom in planning lessons. Most of our students are part-time and study with us for two hours per week. This means that most classes are held at weekends and on some weekday evenings

Applications are welcome year-round as we keep track of desirable applicants, but we often advertise when looking for new teachers. If you believe you possess the qualities of an Enhance Education English Language Teacher, please apply!

Our four centres are located in Straits Quay Marina and Bayan Baru on Penang Island, and on the mainland in Butterworth (Bagan Ajam) and
Bukit Mertajam (Alma). All are close to residential and shopping areas with a wide range of affordable condos having good facilities such as a pool and gym. Commuting to all centres is quite easy and no matter where you teach you can choose to live on either Penang Island or on the mainland. Penang Island is popular with expatriates and alaysians alike and affords a wide range of recreational and outdoor activities while historical Georgetown has UNESCO World Heritage Site status. The cost of living is much lower than in many major cities in the region.

Enhance Education is a young company that is growing quickly. The senior staff all have strong educational backgrounds and considerable
experience including the Group Director, Dr. Tom Craig-Cameron, formerly Director of British Council Malaysia. We also have xperienced Lead Teachers who manage and support the teachers in each centre.

Penang, Malaysia

Who we are looking for

  1. Language proficiency

    Native-level speakers

  2. Experience

    Min. 2 years

    (recent and relevant experience of teaching a range of learners, the broader the range, the better)

  3. Qualification

    BA in any subject + Any accredited 100+ hour English teaching certif.

    (University degree from a recognised university. Have at least a CELTA, Trinity London CerTESOL or direct equivalent with a substantial element of classroom experience.)

  4. Please note that we will not be able to obtain work permits from the Malaysian Ministry of Immigration for applicants who do not possess these qualifications.

What we offer

  1. We offer a locally competitive pay and benefits package including health insurance and pension premiums.
  2. With the vacancy based at our mainland Bukit Mertajam branch which attracts a location allowance of RM500 pcm, depending on qualifications and experience, our total pre-tax package starts from approx. RM9000 per month.
  3. Assistance with relocation and settlement costs is available including 14 nights’ accommodation on first arrival.

Penang, Malaysia

Job location

Enhance Academy

About the employer

Enhance Education was founded in April 2010 and launched courses in its first centre in November 2010. By January 2015, it had grown to 4 centres in Penang state employing more than 50 staff and teaching more than 2000 students per term. The four centres now operate in Tanjung Tokong (Straits Quay), Butterworth (Bagan Ajam), Alma (Bukit Mertajam) and Bayan Baru (Elit Avenue).

The company is licensed by the Ministry of Education of Malaysia to teach English to children and adult students aged 4 years and upwards. We provide interactive, student-centred language lessons catering to learners of all ages from pre-school up to pre-university and adult learners.

There are five main groups of courses:

- Pre-school and school children’s general English courses, some of which prepare students for Cambridge University English examinations;
- School students’ special English courses, for example in writing skills or IGCSE preparation, etc;
- Adult general English courses, some of which lead to Cambridge University Business English examinations;
- Adult special courses, for example in conversational English or IELTS preparation, etc;
- Group special courses for students or adults including company groups.

All general courses and some special courses are taught in four ten-week terms for 1.5 to 2 hours per week. Some special courses and most group courses are taught intensively in short blocks of one to ten days.

All of our teachers in every centre are native speakers of English and university graduates with formal teaching qualifications ensuring Enhance students experience the most dynamic, up-to-date techniques focusing on the key skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

We provide a fun, highly creative learning environment using international recognised teaching resources with well-resourced state-of-the-art facilities where our students gain the opportunity to use the English language and enhance their fluency and confidence.

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