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Our TEFL center in Indonesia is based in Surabaya, the country’s second largest city and the capital of the province of East Java. This exotic location on the Pacific Ring of Fire provides a great setting for your certification course, with stunning beaches, tropical jungle, ancient temples and huge active volcanoes all within easy reach. The city is also a major shopping destination offering several large malls, as well as countless local and international cafés, bars and restaurants. With a perfect mix of natural beauty, fascinating culture and modern entertainment, the city of Surabaya is a popular destination for TEFL training.
During your stay you won’t want to miss one of the most visited tourist attractions in Indonesia, Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. This large park contains an alien like environment caused by several centuries of volcanic eruptions. The most famous volcano is Mount Bromo where you can hike to the top of the caldera and witness the awe inspiring scene below. Once you have completed the TEFL course you will find there are plenty of employment opportunities in Surabaya, the neighboring city of Malang and elsewhere in the country. Wherever you choose to look for work we will do all we can to help you get started on your EFL teaching career.
In addition to certifying trainees as TEFL teachers, we also offer worldwide lifetime job support so we can help course graduates find teaching work in Indonesia or anywhere else there is demand for qualified EFL teachers.
Apply now, and you could soon be living and teaching in Indonesia.
The page links below will direct you to helpful information about accommodation, course fees, starting dates and more. We encourage you to read over those pages and contact us with any further questions you may have. If we’re online, please feel free to open up a chat line and we’ll answer your questions immediately.
Our Surabaya TEFL center is conveniently located right in the heart of the city, close to all the main attractions, a choice of great beaches and a lively nightlife. During your free time you will never be short of things to do, either by day or night. The center itself contains spacious and comfortable classrooms that are equipped with all the resources you need to successfully gain your teaching certificate. Throughout the course you will also have access to internet, phone and fax services.
The Surabaya training center is staffed by highly experienced teacher trainers who will guide you through the course step by step. You will have many opportunities to observe them teaching in the classroom before you then deliver your own lessons to real English language learners. These practice lessons allow you to polish your skills and techniques with the assistance and support of our teacher trainers, before you set out on your own EFL career.Apply Now!
Our Surabaya TEFL training center has two recommended accommodation options for you to choose from. Just a short walk from the center we can provide a room in a furnished apartment that includes a private bathroom, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi access. The apartment also has a laundry service and a shared living area where you can socialize with your fellow trainees in your free time. In the area around the apartments you will find plenty of facilities such as bars and restaurants, as well as a gym with a large swimming pool.
Alternatively, you may prefer our second, more spacious apartment option that is situated about 20 minutes from the center via inexpensive local transport. Both options include all bedding but we do ask that you provide your own towels. We can also accommodate any family members that you wish to bring with you, providing you notify us in advance. Once you have confirmed your place on our course we will send you further information regarding your accommodation options.Apply Now!
What are the course fees?Expand
Deposit: US$ 600 Balance: US$ 1,000
(For the most up-to-date currency exchange rates, please visit: www.xe.com.)
Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.
Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Surabaya itself.
The balance of course fees is payable on the first day of class and can be made with a credit/debit card, cash or traveler’s check.
What are my accommodation options?Expand
You have two options for accommodation during your training course in Surabaya. Our standard option (US$ 150) is located within walking distance of the school and consists of a private room with air-conditioning, a private bath and Wi-Fi. Our second option (US$ 250) consists of a larger room located around 20 to 30 minutes from the school. Both options are clean, comfortable and priced for the duration of the course.
Your accommodation is available starting on the Saturday before the course begins through Friday (5:00 PM) following the final week. We hope you will plan to arrive in Surabaya by Saturday as this will give you a chance to relax and get accustomed to your surroundings before the course begins. If you wish to arrive in Surabaya before the Thursday when your accommodation is available, we can provide assistance in finding reasonably priced and well located rooms.
What travel documents will I need for indonesia?Expand
All visitors to Indonesia are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after arrival date. Visitors to Indonesia from the United Kingdom, North America, Australia and New Zealand can stay in Indonesia for a maximum of 30 days on a tourist visa. Citizens from all other countries should contact their local consulate to obtain current travel regulations. Your local consulate can advice you on longer visa options. Post course your employer should provide you with a working visa once terms and conditions have been agreed.
What is the course schedule?Expand
Class time is generally 9:00am to 4:00pm, with mid morning and afternoon breaks as well as a lunch break. For approximately two weeks, you will be preparing to teach, learning all of the things you need to know in order to be successful in the classroom. For the other two weeks, you will actually be teaching each morning and preparing your materials in the afternoons.
What can I expect during teaching practice?Expand
We invite local Indonesian students for the trainees’ teaching practice. Indonesian students are very keen and enthusiastic and because we don’t charge them to attend, all students come to classes purely because they want to. We teach in our centre as well as in local schools and orphanages.
Who usually attends the course?Expand
Usually trainees from native English speaking countries such as the USA, U.K Australia etc but there will also likely be a few fluent non-native speakers on the course also.
Is there a dress code?Expand
During the input sessions from our trainers the dress code is casual and relaxed. While there is air conditioning available, it is hot and humid in Surabaya, so you will want to dress comfortably. Shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, and flip flops are the norm. When you are teaching as part of the course the dress code is smart and conservative. Your shoulders must be covered, and any skirt or trousers must cover your knees when you are sitting down. For women, be careful that your shirts are not too low cut or show your stomach as you may need to lean over to help a student sitting at a desk. Jeans and shorts are not acceptable. Men should wear a collared shirt, though short sleeves are fine. Shoes or sandals should be smart.
What should I bring for course studies?Expand
All course related materials and equipment is provided but when you secure work you may be asked to provide copies of your birth certificate, college degrees and transcripts. You might also consider obtaining an international driving permit if driving in Indonesia should be necessary for you.
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