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TEFL TESOL Courses in Surabaya

Our indonesian training centre, established in 2007, continues to conduct our highly regarded courses in ‘the Ring of Fire’. Our tefl/tesol centre is located in Surabaya, close to the eastern side of the island of Java.

You will certainly find an abundance of cultural and social opportunities in Surabaya, such as delicious Indonesian cuisine, welcoming people, water sports, a lively nightlife and Plenty of teaching opportunities. Surabaya and the neighbouring areas definitely provide an idyllic setting for your TEFL/tesol course.


The Surabaya region has many places of interest, the most famous being Mt. Bromo. You can hike to the top of this active volcano, stand in soft, deep ash and experience a stunning sunrise while watching fire from the deep crater below.

Since Surabaya and the nearby city of Malang are vast business centres you will also find many options for entertainment. On the bustling streets of both these cities you will find quality shopping areas, cafes, restaurants, nightclubs and theatres.

Other areas of Java are easy to visit either by using Java’s well maintained roads or by train. You will also find air services are easily accessible from Surabaya bound for other major cities. Just 30 minutes away is the beautiful destination of Bali, definitely somewhere you must have on your ‘places to visit’ list. You can also reach this famous island by bus or car and a short ferry ride.

If you wish to sample yet another culture, we suggest you visit the island of Madura situated in the area of East Java. This island, measuring around 160km long, is well renowned for its bull races, where a young jockey is pulled on a wooden sled by a pair of bulls along a 100m course. You could also visit the remains of the ancient Majapahit Empire which has large areas of recent archaeological digs and some amazing temple sites. This Empire was influenced by Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism and thrived between the 14th and 16th centuries.

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The School

Our TEFL/TESOL school is situated in the centre of Surabaya, within easy reach of the areas beautiful beaches, tourist attractions and entertainment facilities. Our school has comfortable, spacious classrooms and all the resource material and equipment you will need to successfully complete your TEFL/TESOL certificate course.

With the school managers permission you can have access to phone, fax and internet facilities. We also provide an outgoing mail service at our front desk which costs the same price as the local post office. Any mail will be posted for you the next day.


There are two main accommodation options for your TEFL/TESOL course in Surabaya. Our standard accommodation option is located in an apartment just a five-minute walk from our training school. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and is clean and suitably furnished. You will also have access to a laundry service and a comfortable common area for studying or socializing. Many entertainment facilities, including restaurants and bars are located nearby, as well as a variety of shops, markets and even a gym with basic equipment and a large swimming pool. This accommodation option is priced at US$ 150 for the duration of the course.

We can also offer an alternative option located around 20 to 30 minutes from the training centre. This large and comfortable apartment is well equipped and can be easily reached from the school via inexpensive local transport. This option is priced at US$ 250 for the duration of the course.

All bedding will be provided, however, we request that you bring your own towels. For a small additional charge, friends and family are welcome to stay with you during the course. Please allow us as much notice as possible to arrange this for you.

We aim to ensure that your stay is comfortable and enjoyable for the duration of your TEFL/TESOL course. Therefore, we do our very best to fulfil any special requirements or requests that you may have regarding accommodation.

Course dates

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Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.


US$ 600
to be paid in advance
US$ 1190
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

Full Course
US$ 150
(to be paid on arrival)
Full Course
US$ 250
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Surabaya
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$ 1790
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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?


    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.