Teach English in Indonesia - Makassar

Date posted:2005-07-14 | Writer: EF (English First) Makassar | Email: [email protected]

Seeking TEFL-qualified native speaker instructors to join a small, motivated and friendly team in a great location for a real living- and teaching experience

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... 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. Other courses include Toefl, Conversation / Skills, in-house ESP and Cambridge ESOL. We are heavily guided by communicative, interactive and student-centered teaching approaches. 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.
 ·  option of paid return flight from / to home country
 ·  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 12 month 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.


This is a nice summary unit on how to solve or prevent potential issues in class. It helped me to understand how I can prepare myself and my material to avoid such problems in the future. All the units in this course provided me with plenty of information to absorb. This TESOL content will always serve as a guide and refresh my memory so I can keep creating great materials and engaging environment for students at all levels.This Unit discusses the differences between different second language assessment languages. We see the different general external examinations that exist and how they are applicable to the English students. In the first part of the unit we see how a teacher could administer different types of tests for different reasons: depending if the teacher would like to learn about the students' needs or to assess their learning curve.