TEFL Jobs in Jakarta

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

TEFL Jobs in Jakarta

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Jakarta is the bustling capital of Indonesia, a city home to 10 million people. There are a lot of private language schools where you can find TEFL jobs in Jakarta.

Jakarta and Indonesia in general struggle to recruit enough TEFL teachers each year. This is perhaps due in part to the country’s location on the edge of south-east Asia, lower than average wages for teachers and instability in Indonesia in recent years. There are plenty of positives though and getting a TEFL job here can be easier than in other countries. Teachers don’t need a degree either, a TEFL certificate is enough to secure work in most cases.

Jakarta itself is a frenetic city, with traffic and pollution problems so if you enjoy the quiet life it’s not for you. However there are more job opportunities here than the rest of Indonesia, and you’re likely to earn more money so it’s a good place to start looking for work. The language schools receive most of there business from adults working for multinational companies, looking to improve their English for their career. There is also a growing number of classes for young learners opening up.

The city has numerous museums, a Chinatown and lots of markets and interesting eating opportunities. It’s not an amazing place as a tourist destination but for job opportunities and as a transport hub for getting around other parts of Indonesia it’s a fairly sensible place for TEFL teachers to base themselves.

Look for more information about teaching English in Indonesia.

Check out our job board to find TEFL jobs in Jakarta.


I am an experienced TEFL teacher who has worked in London, Japan and Spain. I am also the director here at TEFL Jobs World.


1 comment

  1. Hi! I am a qualified CELTA teacher traveling through Indonesia at the moment.I am enjoying my time in Jakarta, I would like to stay, so I would love to stay and teach! I would be ever so happy if you could get back to me ASAP! Many thanks Allan Jeory.

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