I repeat : Don’t work for International Language Center Indonesia. If you are a foreigner looking for a steady job.
First of, get real, it’s not international in any way. It’s just opened in Jakarta and some other big cities in Indonesia (I guess? But I’m not sure), and not all over the world. The term ‘international’ in their name, i assume, refers to the fact that they have teachers from all around the world. For example there was a Ukrainian girl who lived in Dubai for some time and somehow she taught English at ILC. ….Come to think of it, she alone could have represented the “international” image right.
Secondly, they treat the teachers badly. I have at least 3 friends who are foreigner and were teachers at ILC, and they were treated horribly.
For example, Karin (not a real name) is a teacher at ILC Citraland. When ILC opened a new school at Lebak Bulus, Karin and some other native teachers were sent to be a teacher there. But it didn’t mean they didn’t have to teach at Ciputra anymore, no. They just have to do Mon-Wed-Fri at Citraland and Tue-Thu at Lebak Bulus. And even though ILC paid for the taxi to go from Ciputra to Lebak Bulus, but they didn’t get a raise. Only after they asked for it and had to be very stubborn about it, that they got the raise they deserved.
But that’s just a small case. There’s an event that made me furious, and it happened just a few days ago. At that time Karin already resigned from ILC and the other two friends I have were still working for ILC. Suddenly I got a news: The two native guys were fired.
It was so sudden that I was very shocked, because both are good teachers and didn’t have any problem with their students the last year. I heard that day was ONLY TEN DAYS BEFORE THEIR KITAS EXPIRED. Btw kitas is a permit to live momentarily in Indonesia. And the reason why ILC fired them? Because it was quite expensive to extend their kitas. It will cost around $2500-$3000 and ILC doesn’t have that kind of money. So they just fire the two poor clueless guys.
and other than that there are lots of other reasons you have to consider. for example, you don’t get insurance, the fee is small and it’s hard to get a raise (but this one is common in indonesia anyway, since the standard of living is not too high), and some other things.
actually language course in Jakarta is booming nowadays. they usually have the same kind of program for the students, like so:
the students need to pay a certain amount of money for a few months membership (i paid 4million to get 8months membership), and during that period of time the student is free to get to as many classes as he/she wants. mind you, my teacher friends also said that this system is difficult for them.
imagine having a class of three people. one person came on your first and second class but missed the third, now she’s here for the fourth class, no? then there’s another person who came on your first, second, and third class but missed the fourth. meanwhile the third person came on all your classes and never skipped even one, and now is his fifth class with you already.
how are you gonna teach? which subject? cos the first and second student missed a subject. but if you wanna repeat your subject, the third student will probably gain no benefit. dilematic no?
so anyway. sorry if my writing today is a bit messy, i’m very sleepy but i just have to put this out there.
DON’T. Don’t work for International Language Course Indonesia.