TEFL jobs in Indonesia

You can find TEFL jobs in Indonesia throughout the year in state, private, and international schools. Most teaching contracts are 20-25 hours a week, leaving plenty of time to explore the country as well as pick up some private tutoring work to supplement your income – as long as your employer allows it.

English is part of the national curriculum in Indonesia so it’s unlikely you would be teaching complete beginners, but there’s also a trend for children to start learning it even younger, so kindergarten jobs do come up. Most jobs involve teaching children and teenagers, so any experience with children you have will be a bonus. While the oil industry is in decline in Indonesia, you can also find corporate work teaching English for oil companies.

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Where to find work in Indonesia

A 120-hour TEFL qualification is required by most employers and there are plenty of opportunities for newly qualified EFL teachers with no previous teaching experience. The demand for teachers is high in Indonesia so you shouldn’t have a problem securing your first teaching job. As well as your TEFL certificate, in order to get a work visa to teach English in Indonesia you will need a BA degree (preferably in linguistics, English lit/lang, or education) and a passport from one of the following countries: UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa. The visa requirements are strict but if you want a full-time job, its worth applying before you travel for the perks of a full-time position and a proper visa.

Getting hired on the spot does happen in Indonesia, but working freelance makes it difficult to get a work permit. The process of getting a correct visa once you’ve already arrived in the country can also be tricky, so its recommended to seek full-time employment before you travel. Many full-time positions offer reimbursement of visa costs and airfares at the end of your contract, and others will also provide medical insurance and free housing.

Employers in Indonesia

Berlitz seeks teachers aged at least 25 with 3+ years’ experience, an English degree, and TEFL certificate. 12-month contracts teaching afternoons and evenings. Salary is $1,000 – $1,200 per month, plus a housing allowance.

EF English First is a major employer of TEFL teachers in Indonesia, with schools in 34 cities. You need a degree and a TEFL certificate. 12-month contracts, teaching afternoons and evenings. Salary of 11 million to 14 million rupiah depending on location. Airfare reimbursed, shared housing/housing allowance.

IELC requires a BA degree, an entry-level qualification and required experience levels vary depending on the position. 12-month contracts, teaching afternoons and evenings. $1,000 per month, plus shared accommodation, and flight allowance.

Kelt hires predominantly British teachers with a degree and TEFL qualification. 1-year contracts, 20 contact hours a week, teaching afternoons and evenings. Students range from 4-year-olds to adults and exam classes. Salary starts at 13.5 million rupiah, plus accommodation. Limited recruitment periods throughout the year.

Prime One Schools seeks American, Australian, or British teachers with a degree in English Language/Literature, Linguistics or Education, and at least 1 year of experience. 2-year contracts are typical, 30 ‘sessions’ per week. Salary is up to 18 million rupiah per month, plus shared accommodation, and airfare reimbursement. You’ll have to complete a writing test and psychology test as well as an interview.

Sang Timur is a Catholic high school seeking native speakers aged 22 – 40. You need a BA degree and a TESOL qualification. 1-year contracts, 30 teaching hours per week. Salary from $700 – $2,000, free accommodation and transport to school, free school lunches, flight reimbursement considered.

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Teaching Nomad looks for TEFL teachers to teach kids from 3 to 18 years. You need to be a native speaker with a BA degree and a TEFL certificate. On top of the salary you receive free accommodation or a housing allowance, as well as airfare reimbursement and other bonuses.

Volunteer Programs Bali is one of the most popular volunteering opportunities if you want to teach English to underprivileged children in the country. Volunteers are usually 18-35 years old and have a good level of English. Programs are for 4, 8, or 12 weeks, and you’ll be teaching 4 days a week. Program fees are available on the website.

Read our Indonesia Country Guide for info about salaries, living costs & requirements

Indonesia Country Guide



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