Explore Indonesia on a Full-Time Salary

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About

Housing provided in many locations!

EF English First Indonesia delivers English language classes to over 20,000 students from diverse backgrounds and age groups year-round in over 70 schools across this vast and fascinating nation.

As an EF teacher, you'll be provided with the educational resources to become the best you can be. If you aren't already certified to teach English as a Foreign Language, we will sponsor you to take a course valued at 500 USD. We also offer a world-class English as a Second language (ESL) teacher development program with certification courses exclusively for our teachers. Should you wish to advance your career with us, you will have the chance to move into teacher management within 2 years.

Highlights
  • Foundation TEFL sponsored 40 Hr TEFL certificate
  • Accommodation or housing allowance
  • Official work-visa and permits
  • World class teacher development program
  • Small class sizes

Questions & Answers

Reviews

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based on 3 reviews
  • Benefits 8.3
  • Support 9
  • Fun 9
  • Facilities 9
  • Safety 9
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Cynthia
10/10

A career I could put my passion in to + travel to Bali

I wanted a career I could really put my personality into. From the moment the plane touched down, EF helped me every step of the way. EF has made me into a better teacher and encouraged me to put my own stamp on each class. Everyone here has been incredible. You really feel like you’re learning something new all the time.
During my time in Indonesia with EF, I was also able to travel to the beach and enjoy the relaxing life style here. I would really recommend the program to anyone who wants to have an unforgetable working experience in Asia.

How can this program be improved?
Everything is good.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Kevin
8/10

EF Indonesia

I think compared to other programs EF does a good job at helping teachers adapt to their new location. Visa and flights reimbursed etc. is really helpful and staff are easy to get along with. Events are usually organised by teachers/expat groups but EF Indonesia are trying to organise more frequent social events which is cool. In terms of salary what I learnt having worked as an expat before was not to compare my salary to the average salary at home but rather compare it to the average local salary (if I compared to US salary I'm earning about half......). BUT I find that I make significantly more than locals whislt having the same living expenses as them so that's alright. If you're interested for the ESL industry experience, the feeling of working and holidaying at the same time and immersing yourself in a really unique culture/learning the language that is Indonesian then I would definitely recommend it. I was able to go out and travel frequently and save a little as well with a bit of management. However if you are in the saving stage of your life or have a home loan to pay off you might be better off looking for ESL jobs in Dubai etc. But that would be a totally different experience to Indonesia in itself. One last thing is having worked at EF you might be interested in working in a different country where EF is located and having so many business units in countries all around the world that could be something that might attract you. Lots of people have moved up and sideways in EF after a bit of time and I find EF good at allowing its employees to develop. Overall, the expereince has opened up my eyes to international education/language learning and it's something that I'm still considering whether or not it is for me. Finally, I also was able to gain fluency in Indonesian language in a short time (pretty easy language), meet people I will remain in contact with for a long time (it took some time to develop a social circle but after I did I really felt like I was at home), and learn about myself and that I can overcome significant challenges on my own. A great experience overall and one that I will never forget!

How can this program be improved?
more frequent bahasa indonesia classes would be useful
a higher salary would also be cool if you're in saving mode
Yes, I recommend this program
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Chris
9/10

Professional Development, Opportunities for Advancement

Working with EF English First Indonesia has been a fantastic experience. I've found that the biggest benefit of working for EF Indonesia, apart from shaping the minds of young students, are the travel opportunities. Indonesia is the world's largest archipelago, with thousands of islands to explore. Since I arrived, I've been able to snorkel and dive among some of the most vibrant and prolific coral reefs in the world. I've also walked on white sand beaches, trekked through jungles and up mountains, explored historical sites and sampled various cuisines on islands throughout this nation. With plenty of public holidays and a generous vacation allowance, I've found no shortage of opportunities to get out of my comfort zone.

Even before my first interview, I knew that EF was a company with myriad opportunities. With 40,000+ employees working in 100+ countries around the world, EF is the largest private education company. It's massive corporate presence can be a little intimidating at first. However, the management structure is such that I have always found a willing ear for any and all innovative ideas during my time here. If you are ambitious and believe in EF's core mission of "opening the world, through education", you will find a plenty of chances to put it into practice and make a real difference. EF's scope is such that after you finish your contract, you will find opportunities to transfer to a new center, a new city, or even a new country!

How can this program be improved?
Provide more information regarding travel opportunities. Indonesia has 17,000+ islands to explore! I'm loving visiting locations all over Indonesia now, but I wish I knew more about this beautiful country before I arrived and started working here.
Yes, I recommend this program

About EF English First

How we began: EF English First was founded in 1965 by a young Swedish entrepreneur named Bertil Hult. Our first office was modest and our concept was straightforward: take Swedish students to England to learn English.

Who we are: Almost 5 decades...