Teach English In Indonesia – NL

Teaching Careers in Indonesia


Limited Vacancies Now Open

Latest Vacancies Across Indonesia

We’re looking for amazing English teachers to join us in Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali and many other cities across Indonesia. Teach English to adults or children at our schools across Indonesia. Receive a great salary, competitive benefits and meet people from all over the world.


Learn more about how our teaching jobs can get you started on a once-in-a-lifetime ESL teaching career.

Jakarta – English Teacher – 7 positions

East Java – English Teacher – 2 positions

Bandung – English Teacher – 3 positions

Palembang – English Teacher – 5 positions

Medan – English Teacher – 4 positions

Many Other cities across Indonesia apply now to discuss with a recruiter.

See Anna’s journey from applying to be a teacher with EF to her first two weeks in Indonesia

About EF English First

EF English First, a division of EF Education First the world’s leading privately owned education company. Founded in 1965, EF operates in over 50 countries around the world. We have vacancies for teaching positions across Indonesia so if you prefer the fast paced city life of Jakarta, or want to be immersed in the more traditional culture of a smaller city, we probably have the position for you. We have both Kids & Teens schools and Adult schools in over 20 cities in Indonesia.


Teaching at EF English First

At EF English First, you’ll be provided with the resources to become the best teacher you can be. Our new and colorful classrooms offer state-of-the-art technology including Internet connected computers, interactive whiteboards or touchscreen TVs and iPads. We also offer a world-class teacher development program with certification courses exclusively for our teachers.

Join our growing community of teachers

Join a supportive community of EF staff and teachers from day one. We’re here to provide the support you need every step of the way, from preparing your legal work visa to airport pickup. Learn how to order food in Bahasa or attend a teacher social at a downtown bar. There’s so much to experience living in Indonesia and you’ll experience it to the fullest with EF.



  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • A TEFL Certification (EF TEFL sponsorship available)
  • Passport holder from UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa
  • The ability to obtain a clear background check
  • Ability to live abroad for at least one year

So Why Should You Work Abroad?

“80% of employers are actively looking for people who have international experience.”



  • IDR 12,000,000 – 15,000,000 monthly after taxes, based on location, qualifications & experience
  • Housing or housing allowance provided in all locations
  • Sponsored legal KITAS work visa
  • Health insurance coverage provided
  • Generous annual leave allowance including minimum 10 days paid + All public holidays
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival
  • Approved round trip airfare reimbursed
  • Free Bahasa Indonesia lessons
  • Job rotation scheme
  • Fortnightly teacher social events
  • Chance to participate in Quarterly Teacher Trips
  • Fully sponsored continuous professional development including 120-hour TEFL Certification course and Cambridge TKTs

Explore Indonesia through our gallery below

Frequently Asked Questions

No. We never use Bahasa in the classroom, don’t worry if you think that sounds strange, when you do our sponsored TEFL course it will become clear how we do this. Most restaurants have food in English, if not they generally have pictures. Learning some basic survival Bahasa when you arrive, such as addresses for taxis and some food is recommended though just to make things a bit easier. Online apps are always useful to help you get by.

You can apply and start to teach with EF any time. We have limited vacancies all year round.


If you are graduating this year, you can start teaching after you have the certificate. However, the best time to apply is now so you have plenty of time to prepare.

Yes, although it does depend on your lifestyle. The salary in IDR is above average for Indonesia so there’s normally some left at the end of the month to save or to pay off student loans. If you share an apartment with other teachers and eat local food you will have more left than if you have your own place and eat western style food every day.

Yes. Previous teaching experience is not necessary, but is valued if you have it. We will give you all the skills you need to help you feel confident standing in a classroom. As long as you have a bachelor’s degree in any subject we can help you with the rest.

It shouldn’t be too difficult to adjust, we have a huge community of over English teachers across Indonesia who help and support each other. The local school staff are very accommodating and helpful. They will give you any local support you need. Along with that we have our academic teams and central office team in Jakarta that you can always reach out to.

Don’t worry, everybody has questions it’s understandable. The best thing to do is apply so that we have all your details and can make sure you meet the visa requirements. Once we know that, one of our recruiters will contact you for an initial chat before moving to interview. This is the best time to ask those initial questions, others can be asked at interview.


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Boston (USA)
EF Education First
1 Education Street,
Cambridge, MA 02141 USA
Tel. +1 617 619 1938
USA, East Coast office hours.

London (UK)
EF Education First
22 Chelsea Manor Street,
London SW3 5RL. UK.
Tel. +44 (0)7341 8638
+44 (0)207 341 8500
UK office hours.

Jakarta (Indonesia)

EF Education First

The Plaza Office Tower, Level 22 #A1,

Jl. M.H Thamrin Kav 28-30 ,

Jakarta,, Indonesia 10350..

Tel. +62 21 520 3655

Indonesia office hours.

EF English First is a division of EF Education First Worldwide

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