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Trainers of English and Teacher Mentors

British Council
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Trainers of English and Teacher Mentors

A unique opportunity awaits those with teaching, training and mentoring skills. British Council Malaysia is recruiting for two exciting projects that will enable the right candidates the chance to make a real difference in the lives of thousands of school teachers and millions of children.

The Projects

The Malaysian government has set ambitious targets to develop the pedagogical skills and English language proficieny of their teachers in order to improve the teaching and learning of English and has asked the British Council to use its significant experience in this sector to help meet these targets.

Our projects have been running since 2011 and thanks to their outstanding success, we are delighted to extend the duration into 2014 and beyond.

For experienced Primary and ESL teachers with significant Young Learner teaching and mentoring experience looking to develop their experience of mentoring skills, we offer the chance to work on our unique English Language Teacher Development Project (ELTDP) on the island of Borneo in East Malaysia, which aims to provide Malaysian primary teachers with professional support in order to improve the teaching of English in Malaysia.

For highly experienced EFL teachers or state school teachers with a TEFL qualification and five or more years teaching/training experience, we offer the opportunity to join the nationwide Professional development of English Language Teachers (Pro-ELT) project. This project aims to strengthen English teaching and learning through language proficiency and pedagogy training of Malaysian English language teachers.

Applicants should be independent, flexible, resilient and self-motivated. Many postings will be in remote, rural locations and while we provide an extensive professional and pastoral support network, candidates should be comfortable with often being the sole trainer or mentor in the communities they work in.

So, what are we looking for?

You will need a minimum of an internationally recognised TEFL qualification (Cambridge CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL/PGCE TESOL) and an undergraduate/university degree. You will also have significant post-certificate teaching experience. The amount and type of experience required will vary between roles. In addition you must be a highly proficient speaker of English.

Enquiries can be sent to the attention of the East Asia Teacher Recruitment team ( ) based in Singapore.

The start dates for these posts are between January and March 2014 (please refer to the vacancy documents for the exact start dates).

These posts have a rolling application deadline as we will accept applications until we have filled all our posts

Interested applicants should visit our webpage at for more information and to apply. Please search for vacancies in Malaysia to see all opportunities on offer.

CVs and resumes will not be accepted as formal applications.

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.

The United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. A registered charity: 209131 (England and Wales). SC037733 (Scotland). The British Council believes that all children have potential and that every child matters – everywhere in the world. The British Council affirms the position that all children have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse as set out in article 19, UNCRC, 1989.

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