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Position teaching TEFL in Jakarta, Indonesia
Date posted:2004-08-10 | Writer: EF English First | Email: email@example.com
Positions: Depok, Jakarta, Indonesia
Posted By: EF English First <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, 3 August 2004, at 4:58 p.m.
We are currently looking for full time teachers to begin immediately. Please note that due to new regulations all applicants must be over 26 years old. Applicants also must have a TESL Certificate and some in class teaching experience. A University Degree is also recommended. Also, due to immigration regulations we will only accept people from Canada, USA, Britain, New Zealand and Australia.
Instructors teach an average of 17-18 classes per week. Classes run from Monday to Saturday. Most classes last an hour and twenty minutes or two hours. Most teachers have classes from 3pm or 4:30pm until 9pm. The school sometimes runs morning classes and teachers must make themselves available for these if asked to do so. Every effort is made to avoid having teachers work "split shifts". Occasionally teachers have to be available for substitute duties or for giving oral placement tests to new students. Teachers will be required to teach a Saturday class at some point.
Compensation and benefits
Those doing their own research on Indonesia will know that average income for nationals is extremely low by Western standards and the price of most goods and services reflect this. The compensation below permits a comfortable lifestyle including the cost of vacations within Indonesia. Saving money is not a problem with the given salary. Our compensation package for both schools includes:
* One-year renewable contract.
* Return ticket to country of origin.
* Competitive Monthly Salary
* EF assumes all costs involved in procuring a work visa, including the cost of the trip to Singapore (if necessary).
* EF provides basic medical insurance.
* Bonus of 1 month's salary upon completion of contract.
* 10 vacation days in addition to 2 weeks off when the school is closed (at Christmas and the end of Ramadan) plus all national holidays. Indonesia celebrates Muslim, Christian, Buddhist and Hindu holidays.
* Free internet access.
* Free accommodation shared with other teachers.
The city and the people
Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is a large sprawling metropolis. It is situated on the northwestern tip of Java. It is within easy traveling distance of the resort towns of Bogor and Bandung, the west coast beaches and the Thousand Island resorts. The city contains dozens of Western style shopping malls, skyscrapers and sports clubs. Jakarta nightlife boasts hundreds of Western styled discos and a wide variety of ethnic restaurants. Western goods are readily available. There are numerous choices in public transportation and taxis are cheap enough for everyday use. The climate is tropical with a fairly predictable wet and dry season. The majority of Indonesians are Muslim but major religions are respected and there are significant Hindu and Christian minorities. National holidays include Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, as well as Muslim feast days. In practice the Islam of Asia is rather more moderate than that of the Middle East and Western style clothing for women is entirely acceptable.
The local area
Situated south of Jakarta, Depok is a university community with over 40, 000 students studying at the various schools in the area. Indonesia's biggest university, The University of Indonesia, is located across the street from our school. Thus the majority of our students will be from university looking to improve their skills.
Its location outside of the city means clean fresh air and a more comfortable less crowded lifestyle than the city offers. Shopping for groceries and basic necessities is not a problem and the area has a few Western style restaurants.
When you stand on the balcony of the school in Depok you see the true beauty of the area. To the left is Gunung Gede. It's a large (gede) mountain (gunung) that is a favorite vacation spot for the locals. Gunung Gede is also popular with climbing enthusiasts and campers. To the left is the bustling metropolis of Jakarta. Both can be reached within 45 minutes by car. Jakarta can also be reached by train or bus.
The parent franchise foundation owns one school in the Jakarta area. Established in 2004, English First Depok is located in the southern tip of Jakarta approximately 45 minutes from the city.
English First Depok is still in its infancy giving teachers a chance to develop and grow with the school. It is a great opportunity for teachers eager to help shape the basic building blocks of our school such as program design, extra curricular activities and student assessment.
When making a decision to accept a professional position in another country, it is best to have the maximum amount of information possible. It is the intention here to present the work and living situation as clearly as possible. However, if you have any questions, I will be happy to address them and further explore the possibility of working together. In short, we are looking for creative, flexible ESL professionals with a love of teaching that is reflected in their work and classroom style. Also, teachers must have a basic understanding of what is like to live in a developing country. You are not in Kansas anymore!
Thank you again for your interest in EF English First Depok.
Director of Studies
EF English Depok
Jl. Margonda Raya No. 434
Depok 16424, Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 78893285
Fax: +62 21 7889 3286
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