Although teaching English in Indonesia may not be many people’s first choice, the country now boasts one of the biggest TEFL/TESOL job markets in Asia. There are lots of Indonesians, and lots of them want to learn how to speak English. The demand for teachers is driven by oil companies in cities like Bandung and Jakarta, while tourism drives demand in stunning tropical paradises like Bali and Sumatra.
You won’t need a degree to teach English in Indonesia, but if you’ve got one you’ll have a better chance when applying for higher level English teaching jobs. You will need to be a native English speaker to gain a work permit, however many schools will help you with this once you’ve landed a teaching job.
Due to the low cost of living, you’ll be able to live pretty comfortably on a teacher’s wage in Indonesia.
Requirements : Sometimes a Bachelor Degree and The Canadian College of Linguistics’ TEFL/TESOL Certification Typical Contract : One year Peak Hiring Season : Year round Teaching Hours/Week : 25 – 40 Monthly Salary* : 8,000,000 – 15,000,000 IDR Private Tutoring : 200,000 – 350,000 IDR/hr Cost of Living : Cost of a Big Mac = 22,780 IDR Income Tax : 5 – 35 % Accommodations : Always included Airfare : Sometimes included Health Care : Always included Holidays : Paid Visa : Employer assisted