Qualified and Experienced English Teacher Needed in Medan, Indonesia
We are looking for a qualified and experienced English teacher from a native English-speaking country who is comfortable teaching all levels and ages, especially young learners. Candidates must be enthusiastic, self-motivated and be capable of generating their lesson plans and materials independently.
Our school is a small, independently-owned establishment which is known for its fun and effective teaching practices. Much of our business comes from word-of-mouth, and many of our students have been with us for several years; therefore, it is important for us to hire teachers who find it easy to create a strong rapport with the students.
The age range of our students is 3 years old to adult, but the majority of our students are teenagers. Most students are, with very few exceptions, polite and respectful. Most of them have a very heavy school schedule with lots of extra-curricular activities, so one of the challenges here is to keep some very tired students engaged.
Your spoken and written English must be of a very high standard and you should be enthusiastic about teaching both adults and young people. Your teaching style should be friendly and student-orientated and your lesson plans should be innovative and stimulating.
Ideally, you should have experience of teaching English at all levels, including TOEFL and IELTS preparation. Attitude, enthusiasm and a desire to challenge both yourself and your students are paramount for a CaSE teacher.
Living in a developing country can be a challenging experience and the infrastructure here in Medan, while improving, is still at a fairly basic level. There are frequent power-cuts, the roads are generally in a poor condition, the traffic is heavy and undisciplined and the public transport system is limited. On the other hand, the people here are generally polite, friendly and interested in other cultures. Medan is on the doorstep of some beautiful scenery, such as Lake Toba, Bukit Lawang and Tangkahan. The social scene amongst expats here is small but healthy and may require time to find, as bars and restaurants are spread quite randomly around the city. To live and work here you must be patient, adaptable, independently-minded and above all have a great sense of humour.
Our packages are very competitive and include a flight allowance and the choice of either housing allowance or teacher accommodation. It can be very cheap to live here, depending on your lifestyle, and so it is easily possible to save money. We also provide medical insurance and make all necessary working visa arrangements.
IMPORTANT - notes for native-speaking applicants
- hold a passport from the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or the Republic of Ireland, with at least 18 months' remaining validity
- be aged between 25-55
- have a degree in a relevant subject e.g. English, English Literature
- have a TEFL certificate
- have at least 5 years' teaching experience
- be able to provide a signed doctor's letter confirming that they are HIV negative
- be able to provide a signed doctor's letter confirming that they are free from the following substances: THC, opiates and amphetamines
You need to have the requirements below:
AND one of the following sets to apply: