Teach EFL in Indonesia - Makassar

Date posted:2004-11-15 | Writer: EF (English First) Makassar | Email: [email protected]

About Makassar (aka Ujung Pandang)...

...a thriving port city with a population of 2 million and growing, a long maritime trade history, a diverse ethnic mix and the gateway to Eastern Indonesia. Sufficiently �off the beaten track� to feel an adventure and to encounter friendly locals, yet also developed enough to find all modern facilities, around which the traditional is everywhere.

About Sulawesi...

...an eccentrically shaped island containing wonderful scenic areas for great holidays and both sea and mountain sports. The pleasant mountain resort of Malino, the picturesque beach community of Tanjung Bira and the famous Torajalands are within easy reach. Bali/Lombok, Surabaya and Manado are only a short flight away.

About EF Makassar...

...a school of around 350 active students, with modern facilities (including CALL) and a team of around 8 native speaker teachers running general English courses for young learners, teenagers and adults (in addition to Toefl, Conversation / Skills, in-house ESP and Cambridge ESOL / IELTS courses soon). We are heavily guided by communicative and student-centered teaching approaches.

...an emphasis on high standards for our students and on career development for our teachers, with regular staff programs and workshops. We are a close and supportive team and also have the back-up and expertise of the large (EF) English First organization and all the future career opportunities that go with that.

Our requirements ...

 ·  abilities such as appreciating and being sensitive to the particular needs and personalities of learners and being able to 'connect' with them are just as important as initial technical teaching ability. The school prides itself on the additional and ongoing training it can offer to such teachers.
 ·  In a nutshell...enthusiasm, flexibility, willingness to progress and develop and the ability to work in a close team.
 ·  Experience of South East Asia or of living in a developing country is a distinct advantage. Failing this, a certain level of cultural adaptability, patience and good humour required to face the challenges of life in a developing country a long way from home.

In addition to a competitive monthly Rupiah salary *, our benefits package includes ...

 ·  an end of contract bonus of one month's salary.
 ·  free accommodation in a furnished teacher house or a monthly housing allowance on top of salary.
 ·  free and extensive local health insurance cover.
 ·  15 working days of the contract as paid holiday, in addition to all Indonesian public holidays and at least one week each for both Christmas and Lebaran.
 ·  a full one year working visa, with all other legal and fiscal formalities also handled by us.

* details given during application process

For more information please send cover letter and CV to [email protected]

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


In this chapter I leanered how to use perfect tense. What I really gained was a better understanding of sentence building and in what aspects I should pay attention for when I am excuting lesson plans. Also I became more comfortable with my ability to analyze sentence fragments. Perfect continous questions I honestly had a hard time with, just trying to understand how I would teach it, but I think I figured out good techniques.This unit covered the two productive language skills, writing and speaking as well as giving some more examples of games that can be used in the classroom and the reasoning behind their use. I found the section on the differences between accuracy and fluency in speaking and what part of the lesson each should be focused on particularly interesting as I believe it will help me make more effective lesson structures in the future.