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    Apr 1, 2014, 11:10 PM
    I am an Aussie, I've decided Indonesia to go teach English,have any advice?
    I am an Aussie, currently teaching and living in Australia. I have an English degree, I just started applying jobs from local and international employments. After much deliberation and wondering where I should go, I've decided Indonesia is the place I most want to go teach English, so on that note, is anyone there now and have any advice for me? I kind of want to live in Jakarta but Iím flexible. I just want to get prepared and get more advice off others who are or have taught in Indonesia before.
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    Apr 2, 2014, 07:25 AM
    In general, do not expect it to be anything like your schools. Expect many schools to over sell. Not really lie but it is never as good as they say.

    Get it all in writing, before you go. Make sure all visas proper before you leave
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    Apr 3, 2014, 09:43 PM
    The downside of Jakarta is, aside from being more expensive from most other places in the country (except maybe Bali and remote places like Irian) is that the pollution is so bad. Sometimes you can barely see across the street. The nice layer of smog is pretty effective against sunburn most of the time, though. Suburbs like Serpong, Lippo Karawaci, and BSD seem a little less smoggier.
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    Apr 6, 2014, 06:29 PM
    Westhill isnít that good you know, there are a lot of better sites like jobsDB, jobstreet, indeed and many more. Where to work, you can also find many job openings there. Well, a decent gig, if you are certified as a teacher in your home country, is to teach at an international school or national plus school. Way back when the government made it illegal for the rich to send their kids to international schools. You had to be international. So rich Chinese people and others started building private schools and hiring expatriate teachers. Sekolah Pelita Harapan is a school that hires Christian teachers started of this trend. There are lots of schools like this, BiNus, and I think Global Jaya would be some other examples.
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    Apr 7, 2014, 01:14 AM
    Government policy states that foreigners who work in Indonesia must be "experts" in their field. This precludes your average recent university graduate from working here Ö as the government sees an expert as someone who has been working in their field professionally for 5 to 10 or more years. The only exception we've found to this rule is for native speakers teaching English. If you have teaching qualifications and are a native speaker, you are already an expert in your field even if you are a fresh graduate.
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    Apr 10, 2014, 06:06 PM
    Have a look at Westhill Consulting Career & Employment the one based in Australia for teachers wanting to teach ENGLISH anywhere in the world, including in Indonesian schools. Check out their forum as there are lots of questions about teaching English in Indonesia. Maybe a good suggestion is for you to post on the forum and see what replies you receive.

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