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|lohang 2 posts||
I am almost there with my 60 hour course and will be upgrading at the end of the month to the 140 hour combined course. Some tricky points to pick up along the way, that’s to be expected though since its been an awful long time since I learned English grammar.
I'm wanting a little feedback please about English First, I'd be particularly interested to hear from anyone in or who has been to Jakarta.
I have spoken to them today and all sounds well and good, I've looked through the 8 page contract and it all seems to be in order.
What is it like?
Anything to watch out for ?
How was your teaching experience there?
Anything else that may be of interest.....please share!!
Thanks again everyone!!
|rhiannesh 4 posts||
Ok so if anyone would like to help with this whole EF what is it like malarcky I would be very grateful. I have been reading up and it isn't seeming very good to me. It all seems not above board, lack of support.
Can someone please get back to me please. I have been waiting for a response from my email to them since 3rd August, it is now 21st August. No response, this does not leave me feeling very positive :(
|lohang 2 posts||
Thanks for responding to my topic. I don't know about you but I have spent some time looking at the school and it seems pretty good.
Like you I have seen some posts etc. and its a mixed bag but take note of the date of the posts you have read, many of the ones I have seen are from 2007.
The DOS their is a guy called Sam, he's from Manchester and I have completed a telephone interview and it all seems well and good to me.
Anyway, I'll be leaving the UK subject to completed TEFL Cert, on the 2nd of September. I have taken the plunge and will post my findings when I get there.
|scottcasey1 2 posts||
I'm also trying to get to Indonesia. I look forward to hearing how you go. I'd be interested if you hear of any vacancies opening up.
|Cheekyface 11 posts||
About teaching in Indonesia...2 people you could chat with are Robert Clarke and Shanshan. Robert taught in Indonesia but is now in China, and Shanshan is currently in Jakarta
|slinkysurf 6 posts||
I too am a grandmother and therein lies the rub!!! at the grand old age of 56 I have found out that I'm too old for Indonesia (age limite 50!!). Does anyone have any information as to whether this is strictly true and any other suggestions for a non-uni degree holder as I'm losing the will to live!!!
|Rin 94 posts||
Maybe, you could go in person and look? Many older teachers do. In China however, 60 is the unwritten age limit.
Regarding EF. I have heard Jakarta is not the best EF school.. though they do have many others that are supposed to be okay. It is a franchise, one of the biggest.
|gm2 6 posts||
Hmm... interesting and timely post Marian. I'll be 55 next week and my advisor is pointing me towards openings in either Indonesia or Ecuador. Could it be that he's merely wanting me to sign up for the course without any real hopes of ever landing a job? That is my biggest fear.
|nicola13 1 post||
Jakartas amazing, traffics a nightmare hoping to go back out in April :D is there any way you could send me a copy of the EF Contract? just so i can have a look at it? i'm hoping to complete my TEFL course this month and apply asap not sure if i'm best to wait until i have completed the course or apply now? any suggestions? thanks for your help
|octa 4 posts||
hi all.i know several scools that probably need teachers like u guys.but for ur imformation i live in Sumatera not in Jakarta.fortunately, we have great places to visit 2o
|FrancescaAmelia 3 posts||
I am a broken record, I know... But please make sure EF gives you your KITAS before you walk in the door. I do not work with EF but I know many who do and at least here they do not support you if you have a problem with immigration. New laws are in effect this month and....
Well. Check this website about visas, and trust that they are being extremely polite when they talk about the possible issues with immigration. All you can do to protect yourself is always have your KITAS. http://www.expat.or.id/info/docs.html
|kaz65 1 post||
Been working for Ef school 3 years now, two of those where in China and now I'm in Karawaci in Indonesia. EF are a franchise group so each school different but the blessing is you do use the same books so that helps a lot when going country to country and means one less thing to worry about.
|JFick 2 posts||
I am almost done with my 120 hour TEFL course and am looking at teaching in Indonesia. I am very nervous about the whole travelling thing, especially alone. I have never travelled overseas before and never taught English. There are so many people out there who love to play you or don't tell you the whole truth until it's too late. Is there anything I should watch out for being a first timer?
And another thing. Are there any people currently living in Indonesia who know of job openings? I would love to go over and actually kind of know someone before I land there.
Is EF a recruitment agency and do they support you if they place you out? Would it be wise to work through an agency for the first time?
Thanks, any comments would be appreciated.
|jones34876 10 posts||
Hi, I'm almost finished with my 140 hour course and I want to get out to Indonesia as soon as possible.
I have my heart set on Bali, but although TEFL actually have a section entitled 'Working in Bali', they have now informed me that they don't provide jobs there!
So unless I go through an agency (which I'm very dubious about), it's looking more and more likely that I'll have to go to Jakarta.
If anyone can give me any advice or information about jobs in either Bali or Jakarta I would really appreciate it!
|i-to-i 78 posts||
|jones34876 10 posts||
Thank you for the links.
I actually have a telephone interview arranged with EF for one of their Jakarta schools or their Bogor school. Does anyone know anything in detail about these schools, or have any tips for my interview.