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Tips for Getting a Job Teaching English in Indonesia


  • Education: 
    BA/BS is important but Diploma holders in English are also eligible to apply
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A minimum of 120 Hours’ or a 220 Hours’ Diploma ESL teaching courses in Indonesia is perfect for the teaching jobs here
  • Peak Hiring Months:  
    Throughout the Year
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Private language schools, Public Schools, Corporate Training
  • Citizenship Requirements: 
    Both Natives and fluent English speakers can apply for jobs
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Interviews mostly taken over Skype and telephone.
  • Average teaching hours per week: 
    Weekly 20-30 hours of classroom training and added preparation time
  • Types of Students/Audience: 
    School children, Business professionals, private students
  • Cost of Living per month:  
    $550 - 850 USD
  • Visas: 
    Work Visa
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    $1000- 2500 USD
  • Start –up cost: 
    $700 - 9,00 USD
  • Accommodation Benefits:  
    Accommodation is sometimes provided or stipend as well
  • Fight Reimbursements:  
    In rare cases
Teaching English in Indonesia

Indonesia is the fourth largest country in the world, it also encompasses almost 17,000 islands as well. Indonesia is third largest democracy with almost 250 million populations. It also known for its alluring beaches and exotic culture which makes this destination the perfect choice to reside and teach English in Indonesia at the same time also.

Indonesia is also considered to be the fastest growing market for teaching English which opens the door of opportunity to those who are aspire to become a TEFL teacher in Indonesia. Those who are preparing to pursue online TEFL courses for teaching English in Indonesia, they will experience breathtaking beaches, beautiful volcanoes landscape and a place filled with history and cultures.

Indonesia is also one of the largest Muslim countries and with that, you can expect warm hospitality from all of the citizens of Indonesia as well. In Indonesia you can expect to find TEFL teaching jobs all years round, while most schools conduct advance interviews through email or over the telephone, many school also preferred for an in-person interview.

Generally, all the individuals who have pursued courses like advanced TEFL certification in Indonesia, have to take care of all the expenses from travelling to accommodation while travelling to Indonesia. All the fresher TEFL teachers preferred to stay by sharing room with others or live in apartments, which has been vacated recently by other TEFL teacher. However, if you’re a TEFL certified teacher then you will paid good enough salary to make your living in Indonesia quite easily because the cost of living is quite inexpensive. Additionally, if you have pursued TEFL courses for teaching business English in Indonesia and plan to teach English to Business School, then expect more hike in your salary.

As a TEFL Teacher, you can expect to work almost 20 to 25 hours, which spares plenty of time to travel and explore culture and places as well. A Bachelors Degree or a 4 years degree is necessary to teach English in Indonesia, without it opportunities can be limited and with that, you must get TEFL certified in Indonesia as well.  TEFL teacher also need to take full responsibility of visa application and to apply for working visa you need to submit all the necessary documents, a passport valid more than 6 months, a passport photo and other documents which has been provided by schools before arrival.

The significant urban areas of Surabaya, Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Jakarta are the places where TEFL teaching opportunities mostly found. Additionally, if you are pursuing online TEFL courses for teaching English in Indonesia only to teach online, then Bali is the place you should look for. Because it becomes a “digital nomad Mecca of the world”.