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Teaching in Indonesia Questions
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- What is the demand for TEFL teachers in Indonesia like? There is high demand for teachers in Indonesia (especially native English speakers), which is great as you can be selective about where you work. ...(read more)
- How long are teaching contracts in Indonesia? Most schools in Indonesia will only want to take teachers on for 12 months at a time, although shorter six month contracts are sometimes available. If you only want to work for a couple of months, it’ll be a case of picking up private tut...(read more)
- How many hours a week do TEFL teachers in Indonesia usually work? This just depends. You’ll usually have around 20-25 contact hours per week, with roughly 15 hours set aside for lesson preparation....(read more)
- How much tax will I have to pay on my earnings in Indonesia? Around 5% of your salary will go towards tax....(read more)
- Will my employer pay for the cost of my flight to Indonesia? Usually employers in Indonesia will reimburse you the cost of your flight on successful completion of your contract....(read more)
- How much TEFL training do I need to teach in Indonesia? Most schools in Indonesia will want to see that you’ve done at least 100 hours of TEFL study either online, in the classroom, or a mixture of both, especially if you don’t have previous teaching experience. These courses will all qu...(read more)
- What is the standard application process for TEFL jobs in Indonesia? If you’re applying from home, employers will want you to fill out an application form and/or send in your CV/resume and a covering letter. If they like the look of you, you’ll probably be invited to have a Skype interview. After tha...(read more)
- Is a job in Indonesia guaranteed if I complete an i-to-i TEFL course?No, as a course provider i-to-i can give you great training and point you in the right direction of jobs (just like a university would do if you were doing a degree) but ultimately it’s on you to look for jobs and make it happen. ...(read more)
- Do I need to speak Bahasa in order to teach English in Indonesia?No, not at all. Employers will want you to create an English-speaking atmosphere in your classes, so you won’t be expected to speak Bahasa in a work context. However, you might want to learn a few key phrases to help you in your day-to-d...(read more)
- How much can I earn teaching in Indonesia? The average salary for a new teacher working in Indonesia is around IDR 8million per month, but you can earn as much as IDR 9million per month depending on where you are....(read more)
Advice from the Experts
A few of our TEFL experts (Dave, Meryl, Laura, Rebecca, Rachel and Rich) have also come out from behind their headsets to answer some of our most popular TEFL questions on camera: please excuse the giggles ‐ they all got a bit nervous!
Anyway, take and look, and if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, just give one of them a call ‐ they don’t seem to be able to keep a straight face, but when it comes to TEFL they really know what they’re talking about!
- 01. I am not a native speaker, can I still do the course / find work?
- 02. Which course is right for me?
- 03. How are i-to-i courses accredited?
- 04. I'm a non native speaker. Can I still do the weekend course?
- 05. How do I pass the weekend course?
- 06. Who attends the weekend course?
- 07. What do I need to bring with me on the weekend course?
- 08. How much of the online course do I need to complete before I attend the weekend course?
- 09. What is the demand for TEFL?
- 10. How do I find work after my course?
- 11. What is the difference between the short course and a 4 week programme?
- 12. Do I need to speak the local language of the county I'm teaching in?
- 13. I don't have a degree, where can I teach?
- 14. Can I still find work with just the 20 hour weekend course?
- 15. Who can TEFL?
- 16. What is TEFL?
- 17. How do i-to-i's courses work?
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