At a Glance: Teaching English in Indonesia
Most ESL teaching positions are in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, which offers a truly multicultural experience and a buzzing nightlife. However, the country's best feature is its 17,000 islands which offer everything from thick, untamed jungles to the volcanic lakes of Sumatra.
|Monthly Salary*:||6 - 15 million IDR|
|Accommodations:||Sometimes included or allowance may be given|
|Airfare:||Reimbursement (full or partial) sometimes given|
|Teaching Hours per Week:||18 - 25|
|Typical Contract Length:||One year|
|Typical Start Month(s):||Year round|
|Application Timeline:||1 - 4 months|
|Private Tutoring per Hour:||100,000 - 500,000 IDR|
|Income Tax††:||5 - 25 %|
|Cost of Living**:||Cost of a Big Mac = 24,200 IDR|
As of 05-19-2013
1.00 CAD = 9500 IDR
10,000 IDR = 1.05 CAD
|Ability to Save:||Moderate|
|Minimum Requirements:||Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate and Bachelor's Degree|
|Additional Notes:||Bachelor's Degree in English, Education, or a related field are preferred|
Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:
Indonesia's tropical climate makes it an ideal destination for warm weather seekers and adventurers, as it is also known as being a nation of islands. Discover the many captivating faces of the world’s largest archipelago, Indonesia: the lush rice terraces, world-class diving and snorkeling, exotic wildlife, Balinese beaches, and rich cultural expressions. Few destinations on earth rival the beauty, mystery and fascination of Indonesia. ESL teachers supplied with their TESOL/TESL/TEFL certificate will find a diverse and vivid culture to explore.
The combination of Oxford Seminars' internationally recognized TESOL/TESL Certification and our Graduate Placement Service included with the course makes teaching English abroad a reality. Learn more about teaching English in Indonesia and other opportunities teaching English abroad by calling 1-800-269-6719, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.
* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
** The Big Mac Index is a credible, reliable, third-party cost-of-living index created by The Economist. For comparison purposes, it lists the cost of a Canadian Big Mac at $4.73.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com for current rates.
†† Income tax rate is based on the amount of yearly income. Most TESOL/TESL instructors will be charged no more than the minimum percentage.
Oxford Seminars makes every effort to keep our information as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, individual teaching positions and experiences may vary with job market conditions. Specific information listed cannot be guaranteed to be applicable when you are seeking employment teaching ESL in a specific country.
Note that certain positions require additional qualifications and credentials that are not negotiable due to specific country legislation.