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Qualified and Experienced English Teacher Needed in Medan, Indonesia

CaSE Medan
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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.

To apply, please send an email to, along with your full CV, copies of your certificates (and passport for native-speaking applicants) and a cover letter.

IMPORTANT - notes for native-speaking applicants

According to Indonesian immigration regulations, candidates must now be aged between 25-55. You must have a degree in a relevant subject, a TEFL certificate and at least 5 years experience showing on your CV. Without meeting all of these requirements we will not be able to secure a working visa for you. You must also be from a country that has English as its first language. Please do not apply if you don't meet these requirements.

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.

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