TEFL Position in Indonesia

Date posted:2014-02-10 | Writer: EF English First | Email: [email protected]

Do you want to know why 50% of our EFL teachers are on their second contract or more? Please come and join the professional team of English Teachers at EF English First East Java, Indonesia.

East Java is ideally located for visits to Bali and the historic and cultural attractions of Java such as the active volcano at Gunung Bromo, bull racing at Pulau Madura and many more. The other 19,000 islands of the Indonesian archipelago are a short flight or boat ride away.

About EF English First:

English First is a large and well-established organization with over 50 schools in Indonesia alone. The Surabaya franchisee runs eleven very successful schools in East Java and two in Bali. We employ more than 100 native speakers, so we have regular positions available for teachers. The next positions are available mid February, 2014.

Our Academic Programs:

* Class size is limited to 15, but averages about 10. Most students attend high school or university, but there are also growing numbers of young learners and Business English groups. English levels range from beginner to advanced.

* Each school has a comprehensive language resource library and a computer room with up-to-date software.

* Teachers are provided with comprehensive syllabuses for every course, but are encouraged to adapt them for their individual teaching style and their students' needs.

* Most of our classes meet in our schools in the afternoons and evenings on Mondays to Fridays, and also on Saturday mornings. A teacher's classes are scheduled on five days a week (Monday to Friday or Tuesday to Saturday), with two consecutive days off in a week (Saturday-Sunday or Sunday-Monday). There are occasional opportunities for voluntary overtime classes at other times and locations.

* Teachers will also be assigned to teach online classes.

What you offer:

* A TEFL certificate from on-site or reputable online courses such as the CELTA, Trinity, ITTT or equivalent, with a minimum of 100 hours' study that includes observed teaching practice. Also required by the Indonesian government for native-speaking English teachers.

* A higher/ further education certificate with a minimum of bachelor's degree, along with the academic transcript. These are required by the Indonesian government for native-speaking English teachers. Bachelor's degree in English major would be our priority. If you do not possess a degree, we are unable to process your application.

* A professional approach to teaching.

* Willingness to teach a range of courses with students of different age groups.

* Readiness to adapt to living and working in Indonesia.

* a TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) certificate issued by Cambridge. This is a requirement for all native-speaking teachers working with EF. The test can be taken after the teacher arrives, at the teacher's expense.

* Should you be accepted for a position, we will also need a hospital/ doctor's certificate stating you are in good health. This is one of the Indonesian government's requirements for native English speakers teaching in Indonesia. Upon job offer, we will also need our recruits to be certified by Info Cubic   at the recruits' expense.

What we offer:

* A renewable one-year contract with a salary allowing a comfortable lifestyle and travel within Indonesia.

* One-way airfare from country of hire, and airfare to country of origin upon completion of contract.

* Full working visa.

* A bonus of one month's salary upon contract completion.

* Approximately 35 paid vacation days per year. These include 15 days of personal vacation, two weeks each year when our schools are closed, and additional public holidays as declared by the government (approximately 10 days per year).

* Health insurance.

* A fully furnished house shared with other EF teachers.

* A dynamic and supportive working environment with great opportunities for career development. Most of our senior academic staff have been promoted from within the group.

* A free online Indonesian language course.


To apply, please send your CV/resume by e-mail to Haryo Baskoro at the address given on the job heading.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please kindly mention where you found our vacancy in your application.

We regret that due to strict immigration regulations we can only consider applicants who are nationals of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA.

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.


It was very nice to be able to understand better the methodology used in testing and in evaluating students. It is helpful to know the different methods and the timing for the student evaluation and the different levels of evaluation ranging from the diagnostic test to the practice tests. It is interesting to see how the various tests were important to the evaluation of the student's progress.This unit covers the basic grammar of the English language from verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, etc. This unit refreshed my knowledge of labeling what words are in a sentence. Now, I am confident in being able to point out the names of words in sentence construction. Before, I had forgotten the terms for superlatives, comparatives, and even struggled with definite versus indefinite articles.