Jakarta is one of the world’s fastest growing megacities situated on the northern coast of Java in Indonesia. Teaching English in Jakarta is an excellent opportunity to experience life in a vibrant multicultural city famous for its tourist hotspots, culture, cuisine and modernity. Jakarta is famous the world over for being the political, economic and cultural center of Indonesia with a population of over 10 million people.

When you arrive in Jakarta, you will notice the diversity immediately. One night you could be heading to a classy restaurant or an upmarket bar for cocktails. The next you could be sat outside eating some of the city’s delicious street food watching the thriving nightlife in a city that never sleeps.

Despite the hustle and bustle and packed streets, Jakarta remains a safe and upbeat city. The locals are notoriously friendly making the city a perfect place to call home. With lots to see and do, you’ll never be bored whilst living in Jakarta as it is anything but humdrum.


  • Population:  10 million
  • Transportation: Long Distance Railways, Large Bus Network, variety of Taxi services, 2 airports
  • Language: Bahasa the official language of Indonesia as well as Dutch and English as second languages and various other dialects
  • Climate: Tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons
  • EF Jakarta Flagship school opened in 1995


  • Jakarta is a city that never sleeps so while you’re there, feel free to burn the candle at both ends and enjoy an action packed day followed by a night in the local bars or nightclubs.
  • The city has a spectacular skyline filled with skyscrapers and big buildings, but if you want to escape the hustle and bustle head to one of the many parks around the city.
  • There are dozens of interesting museums to see and enjoy around the city. Why not see something new and go to the puppet museum or even the kite museum?
  • Jakarta has hundreds of tourist attractions and things to do. During your time in Jakarta, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
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