Teach English in Indonesia

With over 17,000 islands making up the country, Indonesia is a unique location for teachers. Over 250 million people live in the country and speak 200 different languages. Between the natural landscape and the rich culture, teachers can find plenty to experience and explore.

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Jobs in Indonesia

What to Know about Teaching English in Indonesia

Employment Requirements

Education

A minimum university bachelor degree is required to teach English in Indonesia.

TEFL Certification

TEFL Certification is required. A minimum of 120-hour TEFL certification is recommended.

Citizenship Requirements

Citizens of USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa are preferred.

Contract Hours and Terms

Types of Jobs

Public schools, private language schools, private tutoring

Teaching Hours

20-30 teaching hours and lesson preparation time

Vacation

Public holidays

Contract Period

Typically 12 month contract

Income and Living Costs

Salary

$650 - $1,050 per month

Living Costs

$550 - $850 per month

Savings Potential

$200 - $300 per month

Startup Cost

$700 - $1,000

Housing

Usually not provided. Some schools provide housing or a housing allowance

Airfare

Usually not provided. Some schools may reimburse teachers for fligths upon completion of contract

Getting Hired

Best Time to Apply

Year-round

Hiring Process

Most schools will interview over the phone in advance

Visas

Work visa required. Must be sponsered by an employer

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