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Want to learn English online? 

Well, in this article, we discuss the 7 best online English courses in Indonesia…

These days, more and more people are realising the importance of English fluency. 

Yet, with the demands of modern life, finding time to learn English can be difficult! 

But don’t worry, a lot of English courses are offering their classes online with flexible schedules to suit your needs. 

Whether you’re an ambitious teen, a busy university student, a 9-5 professional, or a parent looking to upskill yourself so you can teach English to your children or you are preparing yourself to go back to the workforce, there’s something for everyone! 

Still, sometimes, too many choices just make us feel even more confused and overwhelmed! 

So in this article, we’re listing the 7 best online English courses in Indonesia to help you narrow down your options and find the right course for you! 

So, without further ado, let’s get started! 

1. IELC English Campus 

Arguably the best English course in Indonesia. With its headquarters in Surakarta, IELC English Campus has more than 450 5 star reviews on Google. 

With both online and on campus courses available, you will undoubtedly find a course that suits your needs from the following choices:

  • Kids online
  • Teens online
  • Adults online
  • IELTS online
  • TOEFL online
  • TOEFL iBT online

You can also learn English for specific purposes, such as English for business, English for medicine, and even English for law. 

All IELC courses can be taken either in a group or private. However, exam preparation courses are primarily offered as private courses. With this personal attention, IELC aims to get you your target as fast as possible. 

No need to worry about the teacher’s quality! IELC has a rigorous hiring process to make sure only the best teachers are accepted. In fact, only 1 in 300 applicants is accepted! 

Online students can expect interactive classes, flexible schedules, student support, and routine updates on their progress. 

IELC has hundreds of online students from all over Indonesia and even overseas! 

You can learn more about IELC here and contact IELC directly to schedule a free consultation here.

2. Cakap 

One of the premiere online language learning platforms in Indonesia, Cakap offers not only English classes, but also Korean, Mandarin, and Japanese classes and Indonesian classes for non-native speakers! 

There are 4 online learning modes that you can choose from Cakap: 

  • Cakap private: learn one-on-one with a tutor via video call 
  • Cakap semi-private: learn in a small group of 2-3 people 
  • Cakap club: practice English by discussing different topics in a group 
  • Cakap chat: practice English skills via chat with a tutor 

There are a couple of English learning program that you can choose:

  • Test preparation course: to prepare for English proficiency test such as IELTS, TOEFL, and TOEIC
  • General proficiency: regular English course 
  • Casual practice: designed for beginners, great to expand skills and build confidence 
  • Business English course: for those who want to succeed in business

You can learn more about Cakap here or download Cakap app on appstore or playstore.

3. English Academy by Ruangguru 

Another English course with entirely online programs, English Academy is an English learning platform under the Ruangguru company, an edutech company that was first designed to help students learn national exam materials. 

English Academy by Ruangguru is mostly known for providing English lessons for kids and teens as a supplement to their school’s English lessons. 

However, English Academy also offers classes for adults and TOEFL iBT preparation. Not only that, English Academy also offers Professional English with classes ranging from group, team, semi-private and private. 

English Academy does not offer private lessons for classes outside of the Professional English program. But fret not, English Academy classes are designed to encourage interactivity so students can understand the materials quickly. 

English Academy also has some native English speakers which gives the students the opportunity to practise their English with natives. 

You can learn more about English Academy here or download English Academy app on appstore and playstore. 

4. British Council Foundation 

Does the name sound familiar?

Yep, you might recognize the British Council as the joint owner of IELTS, along with IDP. 

But the British Council Foundation also has courses for kids, teens, and adults! 

And the good news is, you can take all of these courses online! 

You will get access to live classes and web-based learning materials. By joining the British Council Foundation course, you will also join a cohort of more than 100 million English learners from all over the world! 

Rest assured that you will get a quality learning experience, competent teachers, and comprehensive material! 

You can learn more about the British Council Foundation here. 

5. English Today 

This Jakarta-based course has launched an online learning program geared primarily towards general adult learners and professionals. You can choose between a regular English course, conversation, or business English. 

Students will join live classes using the Zoom platform. You can take either private lessons or join a small group. You can choose between having a local teacher, a native teacher, or a hybrid of both. 

English Today uses the Reverse 80-20 method, so students do 80% of the talking in the class. This is intended to build students’ skills and confidence in speaking English. In addition, this method also allows students to grasp the material faster. 

You can learn more about English Today here.

6. Titik Nol English Course 

This English course is great for those looking to develop their grammar and speaking skills. Similar with English Today, Titik Nol online courses are geared towards adult learners, at least 16 years old or a senior high school students. 

Titik Nol English course is great for those looking for a more affordable option to develop their English skills. Online classes are held three times a week via Google Meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 19.00-20.00 WIB for the grammar class and on 20.00-21.00 for the speaking class. 

Upon completion of the course, students will receive an e-certificate. 

You can learn more about Titik Nol English Course here. 


Well known as an IELTS prep course, IALF also offers many other English courses programs and they can be taken online! 

Programs available for online students include English for young learners, conversation class, IELTS & TOEFL preparation class, Business English, and English for specific purposes namely English for tourism, nursing, and marketing. Not only that, there is also a scholarship pathway program in which you’ll learn how to craft a CV, motivation letter, and essays. 

IALF online courses are all private or semi private, with no more than 3 students per class. Students are eligible for a certificate if they have studied at least 32 hours with IALF. 

You can learn more about IALF here


In this article, we’ve listed 7 best online English courses in Indonesia. We hope this article can help you in finding the best English course for you! Of course, always look out for these 8 things when choosing an English course and make sure that your English teachers can actually help achieve your learning goals. We wish you all the best in your English learning journey :) 

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Online courses for kids

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No matter what your goals are, our team will help you achieve these goals by providing you with Indonesia’s best English courses!

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Anthony McCormick 

IELC Managing Director