At a Glance: Teaching English in Indonesia
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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*:
6.9 - 17.7 million IDR
620 - 1,600 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Private Tutoring per Hour:
75,000 - 150,000 IDR
6.75 - 13.50 CAD (May 22, 2023)
Income Tax††: 5 - 12%
Ability to Save per year: 1,300 - 9,200 CAD
Airfare: Reimbursement (full or partial) sometimes given
Accommodations: Sometimes included or allowance may be given
Health Care: Included
Holidays: Paid
Teaching Hours per Week: 20 - 30
Typical Contract Length: One year
Typical Start Month(s): Year round
Application Timeline: 1 - 4 months
Work Visa: Employer sponsors
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree and Oxford Seminars TESOL/TESL/TEFL Certificate
Additional Notes: Bachelor's Degree in English, Education, or a related field plus previous teaching experience is typically preferred.

Other East Asia / Southeast Asia Countries:

Cambodia ~ China ~ Hong Kong ~ India ~ Indonesia ~ Japan ~ Korea ~ Kyrgyzstan ~ Laos ~ Malaysia ~ Nepal ~ Taiwan ~ Thailand ~ Vietnam

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 Job 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 1-888-227-6755, or by attending an upcoming free Information Session in your area.

* Wages vary depending on the economy of the country.
Exchange rates are subject to change. Check for current rates.
†† You will be paying income tax while teaching abroad, and the tax rate can change depending on how much money you earn.

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.