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CELTA Courses in Indonesia
A CELTA Course is a four to eight week course that basically teaches you how to teach. While a CELTA Course is not always essential if you want to teach in Indonesia, it is suggested as most of the higher paying jobs will require a CELTA Certificate. A CELTA Certificate is not always required, however, if you do have a CELTA under your belt you will find that there are many more opportunities for you in Indonesia and worldwide.
Having a CELTA Certificate shows your employer that you know how to teach and are dedicated. It also gives you the confidence needed to go into a classroom and teach to you best ability making your teaching life in Indonesia more enjoyable and rewarding.
If you have something that you would like to contribute then please contact us. There is a severe lack of information on the internet about CELTA Courses in Indonesia so please help us to help other TEFL teachers by contributing.
Country Information - Indonesia
Republic of Indonesia
National name: Republik Indonesia
President: Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (2004)
Area: 741,096 sq mi (1,919,440 sq km)
Population (2005 est.): 241,973,879 (growth rate: 1.5%); birth rate: 20.7/1000; infant mortality rate: 35.6/1000; life expectancy: 69.6; density per sq mi: 327
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Jakarta, 17,891,000 (metro. area), 8,827,900 (city proper)
Other large cities: Surabaya, 3,038,800; Bandung, 2,733,500; Medan, 2,204,300; Semarang, 1,267,100
Monetary unit: Rupiah
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia (official), English, Dutch, Javanese, and more than 580 other languages and dialects
Ethnicity/race: Javanese 45%, Sundanese 14%, Madurese 7.5%, coastal Malays 7.5%, other 26%
Religions: Islam 88%, Protestant 5%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 2%, Buddhist 1%, other 1%
Literacy rate: 89% (2003 est.)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2004 est.): $827.4 billion; per capita $3,500. Real growth rate: 4.9%. Inflation: 6.1%. Unemployment: 9.2%. Arable land: 11%. Agriculture: rice, cassava (tapioca), peanuts, rubber, cocoa, coffee, palm oil, copra; poultry, beef, pork, eggs. Labor force: 111.5 million; agriculture 45%, industry 16%, services 39% (1999 est.) Industries: petroleum and natural gas; textiles, apparel, and footwear; mining, cement, chemical fertilizers, plywood; rubber; food; tourism. Natural resources: petroleum, tin, natural gas, nickel, timber, bauxite, copper, fertile soils, coal, gold, silver. Exports: $63.89 billion (f.o.b., 2003 est.): oil and gas, electrical appliances, plywood, textiles, rubber. Imports: $40.22 billion (f.o.b., 2003 est.): machinery and equipment; chemicals, fuels, foodstuffs. Major trading partners: Japan, U.S., Singapore, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Australia.
Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 5,588,310 (1998); mobile cellular: 1.07 million (1998). Radio broadcast stations: AM 678, FM 43, shortwave 82 (1998). Radios: 31.5 million (1997). Television broadcast stations: 41 (1999). Televisions: 13.75 million (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 24 (2000). Internet users: 4.4 million (2002).
Transportation: Railways: total: 6,458 km (2002). Highways: total: 342,700 km; paved: 158,670 km; unpaved: 184,030 km (1999 est.). Waterways: total: 21,579 km; Sumatra 5,471 km, Java and Madura 820 km, Kalimantan 10,460 km, Sulawesi (Celebes) 241 km, Irian Jaya 4,587 km. Ports and harbors: Cilacap, Cirebon, Jakarta, Kupang, Makassar, Palembang, Semarang, Surabaya. Airports: 631 (2002).
International disputes: East Timor-Indonesia Boundary Committee continues to meet regularly to survey and delimit land boundary; East Timor refugees delay return from camps in Indonesia; maritime delimitations with Australia and East Timor await further discussions; ICJ awarded Sipadan and Ligitan islands to Malaysia in 2002; Indonesian secessionists, squatters and illegal migrants create repatriation problems for Papua New Guinea.