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Teach English in Indonesia

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Teach kids English in Indonesia

Teaching English to young learners in Indonesia is a unique experience. From the minute you enter your first class, you will feel the energy and excitement from your beaming students. If you are outgoing, positive and enjoy working with people, this is definitely the position for you!

About teaching English in Indonesia

Kids and teenagers in Indonesia will bring a sense of fun, excitement and energy into the classroom. You will work with the latest teaching materials and methodologies in order to support your students as they learn English and become confident speakers of the language. This is an exciting opportunity to see your students progress and also to make a positive impact in their future lives!

You will receive a great local salary and comprehensive benefits package. With over 77 schools to choose from, EF can be the perfect partner for your Indonesia TEFL experience.

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Teach in Indonesia Benefits

Over 30 cities available

  • Competitive local salary

    IDR 12,000,000 – 15,000,000 monthly after taxes (based on location, qualifications & experience)
  • Accommodation

    Housing or housing allowance (available for all locations)
  • Visa sponsorship

    Sponsored legal KITAS work visa
  • Insurance

    Health insurance coverage
  • Paid leave

    Generous annual holiday allowance - includes minimum 10 days paid + All public holidays
  • Arrival support

    Airport meet and greet
  • Flight contribution

    Approved round trip airfare reimbursement
  • Local language lessons

    Free Bahasa Indonesia lessons
  • Supportive working environment

    Job rotation scheme
  • Teacher events

    Fortnightly teacher social events
  • Experience Indonesia

    Chance to participate in Quarterly Teacher Trips
  • CPD

    Fully sponsored continuous professional development
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About your role as an English teacher in Indonesia

  • Lead classes of Young Learners from 3 - 18 year olds
  • Use the latest teaching courseware and technologies to deliver your classes
  • Assess student progress, including providing ongoing guidance to your students and their parents
  • Assign homework to students
  • Take part in English related activities and social events at your school

Explore Indonesia as an English teacher!


With the Indonesian government encouraging a higher quality of education as it looks forward to economic growth, you could be one of many highly demanded English teachers to come to the archipelago. You can teach English in Indonesia by being an outgoing and positive individual who enjoys working with people of all ages and from a rich, diverse culture. By using the latest teaching materials and methodologies, you can positively impact the future of young students and progress their learning and confidence in speaking English. To teach in Indonesia you will need to be a fluent English speaker who possesses both a Bachelor’s degree and TEFL certificate as well as being committed to one relocation year in Indonesia.

TEFL jobs in Indonesia allow you to teach to a classroom full of energised kids or teenagers, hugely excited by the prospect of learning and speaking English. You’ll be able to contribute to and assess their learning progress, providing ongoing guidance to them and their parents. You can achieve these teaching goals in a number of opportune locations, bringing you into contact with the old as well as new, rapidly modernising worlds of Indonesia’s archipelago: from ancient temples and euphoric beaches in Bali to flourishing cities all over Java. In fact, you will find that most TEFL jobs in Indonesia are in these major cities. If the lifestyle of a digital nomad is what you require, Bali has recently become one of the world’s leading destinations for online teaching, allowing you to avoid competition with other TEFL teachers looking for in-classroom roles in Bali’s high-tourism region.

Teaching jobs in Indonesia can offer you a great monthly salary of up to 12,000,000 – 15,000,000 Indonesian rupiah, equivalent to around 625 - 780 Pound sterling – depending on your location in the archipelago, personal qualifications and teaching experience. This also comes with a generous annual holiday allowance as well as a number of other benefits, from housing and flight reimbursement, a sponsored legal KITAS work visa (allowing you to work/stay in Indonesia for 12 months), coverage of health insurance, free Bahasa Indonesia lessons and a full sponsorship of your continuous professional development. The average monthly cost of living also leaves you with a good portion of your teaching salary in order for you to explore all that Indonesia’s 17,508 islands have to offer.

Due to being a visa requirement, you will at least need to possess a Bachelor’s degree to teach in Indonesia. Some positions may specify this degree to be in English language or Literature, linguistics or in the field of Education. However, due to the high competition that English teachers experience in the Indonesian teaching market, you are more likely to attain your ideal location if you already hold the right qualifications. This includes being fluent in English, holding a TEFL/ESL/CELTA certificate (minimum of 120 hours online) and having a number of years teaching experience that can range from three plus years to type of experience. However, there are still plenty of nation-wide opportunities available for newly-qualified TEFL teachers, regardless of experience, so don’t avoid missing out on a number of popular teaching locations, from flourishing cities around Java to the volcanic landscapes of the Pacific ring of fire.

Being an English teacher in Indonesia gives you the opportunity to change the lives of eager students all over the archipelago, from as young as three years old up to the age of eighteen. You can teach at both public and private schools to help your students reach their English language goals. This will in turn provide you the opportunity to let out your inner adventurer and explore a wide variety of tropical locations and landmarks. Thanks to the job rotation scheme, there are a number of nation-wide locations available to English teachers all over Indonesia – you can teach to learners of 10 years old and encounter Orangutans in their habitats of Sumatra, all in the span of just one month. You will be able to organise trips like these due to a great teaching salary per month that ranges from IDR 12,000,000 – 15,000,000 after taxes, along with an annual holiday allowance. These salaries also provide you a low cost of living in comparison to the west.

Want to teach in Indonesia?

We’ve got you covered! Discover our teaching jobs in Indonesia and launch an exciting career as an international teacher. To apply for this role, fill out the below application form and an advisor will contact you with next steps.

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