Learn about culture in Jakarta, Indonesia and help teaching English

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  • Last activity: 19 Feb 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Bonjour, Hi, Hello, Hoi, Hola, Privet, Ni Hao, Konichiwa, Assalamualaikum, Shalom,


    Indonesian Government Policy on the Development of Covid - 19 Outbreak:
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    "We are entering uncharted territory and working with countries to find hi-tech, low-tech and no-tech solutions to assure the continuity of learning," UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay said in a statement.

    Some countries that have closed their schools have implemented online learning strategies. Universities in the Repubic of Indonesia, including Universitas Indonesia and Universitas Gadjah Mada, have announced they will be cancelling on-campus classes and transitioning to online courses. Some Indonesian universities, like private University, are following suit, while others are exploring such strategies.

    Schools have closed for a virus threat, and students are now learning from home.

    1. Our students have loving families.
    2. Our students will learn through distance learning.
    3. As a society, we will help prevent Covid-19’s spread.

    'We can't flip a switch': E-learning unlikely solution for all Indonesian students if COVID-19 closes schools.

    This project just started a months ago, and its Startup in educational.

    English language is important and people all over the world decide to study it as a second language.

    The problem is about if the students want to take an English course but the prices are expensive, about IDR 3M / levels.
    Is it no problem for the rich and middle class but what about lower class? and they have no much moneyfor that?
    My team and I try to make the solutions for them. We have about 20 students so far, and they can pay as they can, we ask them about IDR 200K / months (its for books, modules) we give them two options: full payments or paying for course in Installments.

    Honestly Ms Benya and I are main team so far, and we still need some people join us to grow this project.

    I am Ariyanto, I was graduated from Mechanical Engineering from Universitas Indonesia, I am passionate about Educational, Environmental, and global issues.
    My current project is: Universitas Indonesia Project for Asian and International Relations is a Universitas Indonesia partner organization of the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations.
    I have attended International conferences in some countries.

    I was working as an Engineer, Coordinator Earth Hour program from WWF Indonesia, and UniSadhuGuna International Education: is the largest and most integrated international education pathway provider in Indonesia.
    I was joining volunteering and social programs.

    I was living in BALI and currently in Jakarta, My parents live in Bekasi, West Java Province (about 10 km away from Jakarta)
    My parents retired from Civil Servants, My Dad is Javanese and my mom is Sundanese (we are big family).
    I have one younger brother, he graduated from Universitas Jenderal Soedirman (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences) in Central Java and currently he is teaching at school.
    We are Moslem family, as we know that Indonesia is Moslem majority country, we are very tolerant to others.
    For me, no matter who you are, where you come from, or what religion you are, we are all from the Earth. :)

    I really like meeting new, interesting people on my travels, as well as learning new languages, new recipes, seeing new cultures.
    I love hiking, traveling and meeting people around the world, learn about other countries and cultures. Things that I have learned from traveling and meeting new people are priceless. It changed my view of the world. I have many friends from around the world. :)

    Teach, Learn, Share:
    I can teach you some Indonesian: Bahasa Indonesia, Javanese and Sundanese language.
    Nah, I can speak more than three languages. :)

    The Highest Spirit, called Sukma in Javanese.
    The Sukma is needed to achieve inner harmony, for the harmony of the family, for the harmony of the nation, for the harmony of the world.
    The Sukma is only good for benefit of the world. So that we are able to live in the world in harmony, to live a happy life. So one , must begin with improving one's self!

    I would love to help and share what I have with people around the world, and make long-lasting friendship.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I hopes to create an intellectually rich at­mosphere where travelers can further their knowledge on, cultural understand­ing, international relations, politics, business, law, science and technology, and certainly tourism place, and so on.

  • Help


    You do not need any specific education or experience, all you need is to be a passionate and loving person with a desire to make the world a better place. As this is an English teaching project, a solid grasp of the English language is needed, and native speakers will have an advantage. You should also be kind, patient and enjoy working with and being around students.

    You will teach English to local Javanese students ranging from Elementary School, Junior High School, Senior Highs School, College Students, and Public Depending on the program and your confidence, you will teach independently or together with a local teacher.

    You will be provided with teaching materials and a curriculum but will have the creative freedom to plan your own lessons with the assistance of local staff, as well creating various materials such as flash cards. You will also organize and lead creative and fun extracurricular activities such as games, songs and dances. The point is about conversation program.

    Flexible as to time and place.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Fluent
    Javanese: Fluent
    Sundanese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    First: I need to give some information to the Indonesian Immigration office (on web) before you stay and join this program.

    Second: You will arrive to Jakarta and spend the first days in Jakarta before being transferred to Bekasi. Your first days in Jakarta will include a tour of the city. There is a good public transportation from the airport to Jakarta / Bekasi like airport train and bus, but when I have time I can pick you up at the airport, you can contact me one day before your arrival, or if you are already in Indonesia.

    Third: You arrive into Jakarta airport. On the first day, our dedicated staff will take you through an introduction program to give you an overview of your time with us. This first day will provide an introduction to teaching. You will also get a culture orientation- the main do’s and don’ts, so that you don’t unintentionally offend anyone during your time in Indonesia (simple things like taking your shoes off when entering a home, or say hi and give your smile when meet someone). I will teach you some Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian Language)

    Fourth: Your accommodation will be a local house in Bekasi. The room are clean and comfortable, double bed and the room are equipped with fan (private room). The bathrooms are shared with my family and have no Western style toilets. There is living room and a basic kitchen for you to use, and of course the accommodation has Wi-Fi. I am still looking a new house to rent. I have own transport and scooters, you can use it if you have drive license and of course if you are a good driver. :)

    Fifth: For locations all meals will be at the local morning markets where you can get authentic local Indonesian cuisine. The food is fresh and delicious at these markets and its a great way of soaking in local culture and seeing how the locals live. There are some great options for both vegetarians and non vegetarians. We provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Last: Weekends : are free for your leisure and you only volunteer Monday to Friday. (We can go to the nice bars, clubs, or some beautiful beaches and nature not so far from Jakarta.

    We understands that safety is a vital concern for volunteers, and we take our responsibility to keep you safe very seriously.

    Cheers! :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You’ll have the weekends completely free to rest, have fun and explore into the city, nature and islands, we can go by scooter or public transport.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets


  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-4 hours a day, 5 days a week (flexible time)

Host ref number: 498964496463

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