Teacher of English (16 hour contract), Penang (MAL-T-3023)
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Location: Penang, Malaysia | Contract: 2 years | Start Date: ASAP| Deadline for Applications: 5 December 2019 (23:59 UK Time)


British Council Penang is a dynamic small centre, with about 24 staff in total and ten classrooms. There is also an Exams unit and a Professional Development Unit teaching business English and soft-skill workshops off-site. For this role, we are recruiting a Trainer/Teacher for our Professional Development Unit (PDU) to join our Teaching Centre.



The British Council in Penang is looking for two enthusiastic and experienced teachers of English. You will provide quality language teaching to adults and young learners (in the centre and off site) at a variety of levels. You will have a university degree and at least a Cambridge CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL plus two years' post qualification EFL teaching experience.



You can take pride in the fact that you will be part of a team that enables the British Council to meet its objectives and gives all our customers an exceptional experience. You will also be able to join regular professional development, training and skills programmes to develop your experience and skills.



The post holder should have at least two years teaching experience (post-CELTA) and hold a Cambridge CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL as well as a university degree. Corporate and soft skills training experience is highly desirable, preferably with corporate clients. Experience of creating and customising material is also a desirable.


We are looking for teachers who:

   • invest in learning about our learners and ensuring learners have a sense of progress within every lesson.

   • communicate subject knowledge of concepts, skills and language systems effectively and in ways appropriate to the learners and type of course being delivered.

  • prepare courses and individual lessons that fully meet course objectives, employ appropriate methodology and meet learners’ needs.

  • plan, control and facilitate interaction in the classroom that is appropriate to the classroom activity and which takes into account the different needs, abilities, cultures and genders of the learners.

  • employ evaluation and assessment tools at various stages in the learning process.

  • evaluate learners’ needs suggesting appropriate materials and strategies to help learners achieve their negotiated objectives and become more independent in their learning and to help learners adjust their learning styles and strategies in order to become more effective in their learning.

  • are customer focussed and dedicate attention to our customers’ experience whilst studying with us.


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For more information please see Role profile and British Council Generic Behaviours.


External candidate please apply here

Internal candidate please apply here

When submitting your application, kindly state this job code (MAL-T-3023) and your preferred choice of centres (up to three including Penang) in your supporting statement, your earliest start date and your preference for teaching Adults or Young Learners if applicable.


If you are flexible with your locations, we will be happy to consider your candidacy for any suitable vacancy in the region.



The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year we reached over 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.


Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognizing discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.


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