Teach in Indonesia
Educators can teach English in Indonesia in one of the country’s private language institutes. Teaching English in Indonesia will usually mean working with students of all ages, from young children to adults.
Teaching English in Indonesia - Salary & benefits
When teaching in Indonesia, salaries will vary depending on your qualifications and experience. Salaries for English teaching jobs in Indonesia typically range from USD $1,000 to 1,500/month. Because the cost of living in Indonesia is very inexpensive, most teachers are able to live comfortably on these salaries. Many schools also provide a housing allowance and benefits such as health insurance.
Teach in Indonesia – Hiring
Hiring for teaching jobs in Indonesia occurs year-round. Interested candidates can create a profile with Teach Away in order to apply to teach English in Indonesia.
Qualifications to teach in Indonesia
Teaching in Indonesia requires a Bachelor’s degree. Teachers are also encouraged to have a TEFL certificate before applying to teach English in Indonesia to increase their competitiveness and possibly qualify for higher monthly salaries.
Visas for teachers in Indonesia
Teachers are ultimately responsible for their own visa application. To apply for a working visa in Indonesia, teachers must submit a completed application form, a passport valid for at least 6 months after arrival in Indonesia, passport-sized photos, and any documentation provided by the school, among other documents.
Living in Indonesia
Cost of living in Indonesia
The cost of living in Indonesia is inexpensive. Though individual spending habits vary, most teachers find it easy to relax, go out, and live comfortably on their teacher salaries in Indonesia.
Housing in Indonesia
Many schools will locate apartments for teachers and provide a monthly housing allowance. Housing for teachers is generally very affordable.
Things to do in Indonesia
Because the nation of Indonesia is so vast, there is a great amount of regional variation in scenery, culture, and dialects. However, the majority of people teaching English in Indonesia are located in the capital of Jakarta.
Located on the shores of the Java Sea, Jakarta is a city where high-end shopping exists side-by-side with smoky street food stalls. The city’s chaotic streets can be overwhelming at times, but provide a fascinating look for energetic teachers to take in Indonesia’s mixed culture. Try some of the delicious (and often spicy) treats from street vendors – Indonesian dishes include components such as rice cooked in sweet coconut milk, omelettes over spicy greens, fried tempeh, and plenty of seafood.
Indonesia’s 18,000+ islands are spread over both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. With over 100,000 kilometers of coastline, visitors could spend a lifetime exploring Indonesia’s tropical beaches – although that would mean missing out on the country’s wild, lush jungles.
Located just east of the island of Java, Bali is by far the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia. Its sandy beaches, colorful nightlife, and world-famous scuba diving make for an excellent and easy getaway for teachers looking for a vacation from city life.
To the west of Java lies the island of Sumatra, one of the world’s largest islands. Travelers to Sumatra can explore the region’s volcanoes and jungles. Sumatra’s jungles and national parks are home to the Sumatran Orangutan as well as a number of rare and endangered species.
TEFL Certification for Private School Teachers
Many private schools in Indonesia require applicants to possess a TEFL certificate. The University of Toronto’s TEFL Online Certificate can help you become a leading candidate for some of the top Indonesian private school positions.
Indonesia at a Glance
Capital - Jakarta
Language - Indonesian
Population - 238 million
Currency - Rupiah (IDR)
Government - Presidential constitutional republic
- Indonesia is located in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
- The population of Indonesia is the fourth-largest in the world.
- Independence Day is celebrated on August 17th.
- Indonesia is a former Dutch colony, and Dutch influence can still be found in the country’s architecture and language.
- Indonesia is home to an estimated 150 volcanoes.
Teach in Indonesia
Jakarta offers the colonial-era Kota Tua square and Pasar Minggu market for residents looking for a charming, relaxing walk. It is also home to Ancol Dream Park (Taman Impian Jaya Ancol), which is an amusement park, and the Taman Mini Indonesian Indah, a large complex with a tour of Indonesia’s provinces, an IMAX theater, and the Museum Indonesia. Finally, the city has a vibrant and modern nightlife. Though the country is home to the world’s largest Muslim population, there is plenty of alcohol, although public drunkenness is frowned upon.