TEFL in Indonesia - Makassar

Date posted:2006-05-04 | Writer: EF Makassar... | Email: [email protected]

Teach off the beaten track !

Join a small, friendly and motivated 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...

...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. Other courses include Toefl, Conversation / Skills, in-house ESP and Cambridge ESOL. We are heavily guided by communicative, interactive 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.
 ·  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

Local immigration and manpower regulations stipulate that only teachers holding UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand nationalities are eligible for working visas as English Language instructors.

For more information please send cover letter and CV to [email protected] Please do not send photos or certificate scans at this stage.

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 section was an excellent review and reminder to be well versed in parts of speech. I particularly liked the comment in the beginning, \"if you do not know anything, you are likely to lose the confidence of your students.\" Therefore, it is fundamentally important to be very familiar with all the parts of speech to provide an uniformed answer. This was in-depth review section, of which I will refer back to often.This unit was useful because it gave an overview of the motivations and role that an education in a foreign environment must confront. It is also useful because it establishes nomenclature that can be used in the future and that is relevant in many locations. Finally, the unit was well placed and opens the course well since it focuses on interactions and ideas behind what makes a successful teacher-student relationship.