Finding English Teaching Jobs in Indonesia
English-teaching jobs in Indonesia generally fall into four categories. Pay and work schedules vary from school to school. Classes are held throughout the day, and end around 9pm. Many students attend regular schools and go to private English schools afterwards.
Large English Schools
Large schools include international schools catering to children of Western expatriates, as well as independent Indonesian schools.
Small English Schools
These are the mainstay of the average Indonesian hoping to learn English. Scattered throughout the archipelago, these small, privately run schools turn up even in the most remote backwater. The pay at these places may be nominal but so is the cost of living. The advantages of working for one of these schools are the chance to build an up-close relationship with the locals and the ability to choose where and for how long you want to work. You probably won't go home with a wad of money, but you'll have an honored place in the community and the opportunity to intimately experience a foreign culture.
Jobs teaching English to employees of private businesses are by far the most lucrative, but are also the most difficult to get.
Some teachers also take on private students. One-on-one or small group sessions are ideal because conversation is inclusive and individual needs can be addressed. Teaching privately will also allow you to make connections that may prove valuable later on. Instructors usually make between US$15 - $25 per hour depending on the number of students and the nature of the lessons.