TEFL in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Date posted:2006-09-25 | 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 unit talked about conditionals and reported speech. Learning about conditionals made me understand using the word \"if\" in sentences refers to the past, present and future possibilities. I thought the teaching ideas were helpful because conversation activities are perfect activities to learn about conventional. I might have to adjust the content to a easier language if I was to teach this in the lower grade.at this unit I`ve learnt that reading and listening are receptive skills. And when we read & listen we use predictive skills, specific information scanning, general idea- skimming, so it`s good to pre-teach the words that are essential to understanding. I`ve noted several exercises that can be used for reading& listening practice. Studied example of patchwork typical receptive skills lesson that have been very useful.