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Teach English in Indonesia

TESOL in Indonesia

Indonesia is a popular country for Australian teachers. It's very easy to find work in Jakarta. The main market is for Business English, and the demand keeps increasing. This is an excellent destination for qualified and experienced teachers. The cost of living is cheap. You can expect to earn a basic salary of about US$772 a month in Jakarta. More rural cities will be less.
Indonesia lies in the South east of Asia. It is a popular country for Australian teachers. The demand for English teachers is high.

Popular cities: Jakarta, Bandung, Medan, Surabaya, Sanua

Local currency: Indonesia Rupiahs-IDR

Cost of living: Cheap to very cheap

Key teaching areas:General English, Business English, English for children

Where to teach:

  • Private Language Schools
  • State Primary and Secondary Schools

Qualification Requirements

A TESOL certificate is required.

Salary Range

You can expect to earn a basic salary of about US$772 a month in major centres.

Visa Requirements

It is possible to go to Indonesia on a tourist visa when hunting for a job. The school will arrange a work visa for you, but you must go to Singapore to pick it up. For more information, please visit:

Indonesia Links

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