In order to work in Indonesia, teacher qualifications are sometimes required. Usually, this comes in the form of a TEFL certificate, although there are higher level certifications teachers can acquire. In order to work at EF English First, teachers need at least a 120-hour teaching certificate. EF offers a free course for teachers who accept ESL positions at our company. Despite needing teacher qualifications in Indonesia, it’s very easy to acquire.
The cornerstone of teaching English as a second language has to be the TEFL certification. It doesn’t matter which country you would like to teach in; you will probably need a TEFL qualification or an equivalent. If you are not familiar with the acronym, then TEFL stands for teaching English as a foreign language. TEFL is the term used to describe language teaching and the study of language teaching. In Indonesia, one of the minimum requirements for teaching English is that teachers must have at least a 120-hour certification. These 120-hours don’t have to be in class. Most of the course can be completed online, and you can usually study at your own pace.
The course aims to give you some background knowledge in the teaching theories and methodologies, as well as some practical tips to help make a class successful. During the course, you will watch videos, read articles, and answer questions to test your understanding. The course concludes with a lesson planning task which is used to show the examiner that you can implement what you have learnt, and you can plan effective English classes.
The 120-hour TEFL serves as the perfect introduction to English language teaching. The next step for many teachers would be to take a more advanced qualification in order to gain a deeper understanding of the principles and methodologies language teaching. As well as what is required for more senior positions. The CertTESOL and the DipTESOL are two qualifications open to more experienced teachers looking to progress. Although these qualifications are not required for teaching English in Indonesia, they are desired. Should you have a DipTESOL you would be eligible for more senior positions such as Senior Teacher or even Director of Studies.
Qualifications and Requirements for Teaching in Indonesia
- A Bachelor’s degree
- A TEFL Certification (EF TEFL sponsorship available)
- Must be able to obtain a clear background check
- The ability to live abroad for at least one year
In addition, candidates must be citizens from one of the following nations in order to be issued a visa from the Indonesian government: USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand.