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Teacher Development Mentor Position in Malaysia

British Council
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Teacher Development Mentor Position in Malaysia

Title: Teacher Development Mentor

We are looking for a team of independent, flexible and self-motivated teacher development mentors to be part of an exciting project with the Malaysian Ministry of Education starting on 21 July, 18 August and 22 September 2014.

These posts will be based in East Malaysia, Borneo.

This is an excellent development opportunity for anyone interested in teacher training or mentoring in a rural, primary context and a unique chance to experience the biodiversity of Borneo from within its fascinating culture.

You will be part of a team of trainers working to provide Malaysian primary teachers with continuous professional development in order to improve the teaching of English in Malaysia. Working as a local teacher mentor within a cluster of primary schools in Malaysian Borneo, you will provide on-the-job support through a variety of development activities depending on the individual needs and context of the teachers you are working with.

This is a rewarding opportunity for you to make a real difference to classroom teaching and learning, as you will be able to see real progress and develop close working relationships with Malaysia’s future education leaders.

We are offering:

- Professional development and support provided through local Project Managers

- A monthly gross salary ranges from RM 8,660 to RM 10,650 (starting point on scale depends on your qualification and experience)

- Flights, relocation and settling-in expenses

- Transportation between schools

- Comprehensive health insurance

Applicants must be between 27 and 63 years old (this is a requirement set by the MoE specifically for this post).

They should have:

- a high proficiency in English

- an undergraduate/university degree

- an internationally recognised TEFL certificate (Cambridge CELTA/Trinity CertTESOL)

- at least 2 years of full-time relevant experience post certificate particularly in the age group 6 to 10 years old

For an introduction to the ELTDP, please see this video clip (

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Enquiries about the post can be sent to the East Asia Teacher Recruitment team at

We regret that only short-listed applicants will be notified.

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.

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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