Teaching English in Indonesia: At a Glance

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
Health Care:Included
Teaching Hours per Week:20 - 25
Typical Contract Length:One year
Typical Start Month(s):Year round
Application Timeline:1 - 4 months
Private Tutoring per Hour:100,000 - 250,000 IDR
Income Tax††:5 - 15%
Cost of Living**:Cost of a Big Mac = 27,939 IDR
Exchange Rate:As of 11-22-2014
10,000 IDR = 0.82 USD
1.00 USD = 12,150 IDR
Ability to Save:Moderate
Visa:Employer sponsors
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; applicants must be aged 25+ for visa purposes

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 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/TEFL Certification and the 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 1-800-779-1779, 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 an American Big Mac at $4.62.
† Exchange rates are subject to change. Check www.xe.com 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.

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