Teach English in Makassar, Indonesia

Date posted:2006-11-30 | Writer: EF English First | Email: [email protected]

3 TEFL-qualified teachers

Come off the beaten track ! Join a small, friendly and motivated team in a
great location for a real life- 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...

..an eccentrically shaped island containing wonderfully scenic areas for
great holidays and both sea and mountain sports. These include the
pleasant mountain resort of Malino, the picturesque beach community of
Tanjung Bira and the famous Torajalands. 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 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.

Requirements for teaching positions...

 ·  A respected TEFL qualification.
 ·  A year's experience is preferred but such qualities as patience,
approachability and being sensitive to the particular needs and
personalities of Asian learners 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 ...

 ·  The option of reimbursable return flights
 ·  an end of contract bonus of one months 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.


Throughout this unit, I have learned that there are many theories and methodologies I can follow when constructing a lesson. The ESA method seems to be the best method to use. It engages the students, and creates an environment where natural language skills can be formed. To accurately make corrections without putting a student off will be a challenge, but there are many fun games to further English language skills.I am really looking forward to this course as my interest is in Teaching the younger learner. Its great to have an idea of the course outline and objectives from maintaining discipline to constructing a resume and being aware of opportunities for career development. I am looking forward to increasing my knowledge of teaching English to younger learners and understanding more of their development of learning English.