Potential to Save or Break-even: Typical monthly savings range from$200 - $300 USD per month
Accommodation Benefits: Some schools provide housing or an added stipend
Flight Reimbursement: In rare cases
Teaching English in Indonesia 101
With a population of nearly 250 million people spread over 17,508 islands along the Equator, Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country and represents a fast-growing market for English teachers. Those looking to teach English in Indonesia will encounter an entrancing combination of lush volcanic landscapes, beautiful beaches, and thousands of years of history and culture. Indonesia is also known for the warm hospitality of its people, most of whom are Muslim. In fact, Indonesia is the largest Muslim nation in the world.
English teachers in Indonesia can find teaching jobs year round. Although most interviews are conducted in advance over the phone and via e-mail, some schools prefer to interview in person. Teachers are typically responsible for their airfare and housing expenses though some schools do provide assistance in these areas, too. Most teachers live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, and many share an apartment with other English teachers.
A generous salary affords English teachers the opportunity to live a comfortable lifestyle while saving $250–$300 USD per month. Schools offer approximately 20 to 25 hours of work per week, leaving plenty of time to travel and explore Indonesia’s exquisite beauty and vibrant, bustling cities. Those without a bachelor’s degree can find limited opportunities to teach in Indonesia, but a four-year degree is preferred. TEFL certification is required. Most of those teaching English in Indonesia will find jobs in the major cities of Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Bandung, and Surabaya. There are teaching opportunities on the island of Bali; however, the island's popularity means the local job market is more competitive.
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TEFL Certification Options for Teaching English in Indonesia
You don't need a degree in education or professional teaching experience to teach English in Indonesia, but earning your TEFL certification will provide you with the training and qualification you need to get hired. Because schools and recruiters interview prospective teachers in their home country in advance, most Americans and Canadians take their TEFL certification class online or in North America. All International TEFL Academy TEFL students receive lifetime worldwide Job Search Guidance. Here are recommended options:
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