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General English

The IALF offers a comprehensive program in General English for all age groups at levels ranging from Beginner to Advanced.

General English programs are available at IALF Surabaya and IALF Bali.

IALF Surabaya

The IALF Surabaya course structure aims primarily to develop English language skills which are relevant to an academic environment. However, a strong foundation in General English is crucial to the development of academic English skills.

All courses at IALF Surabaya are available only to students at high school age and above.

General English for Adults

The IALF General English for Adults courses are for those taking their first steps in English and in need of a solid foundation in the four skills of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking before embarking upon the more challenging Study Preparation program. Local teachers, with an in depth understanding of the difficulties faced by Indonesian learners starting out in a new foreign language, guide students through three elementary levels to the point where they are able to step up confidently to Study Prep 1 and an introduction to Academic English.

Study Prep

The IALF Surabaya Study Prep program aims to further develop General English skills while introducing Academic Skills at an increasing proportion at each successive level. Please refer to the Academic English pages for more information on the Study Prep program.

All students wishing to enrol on either GEA or Study Prep courses are expected to take a placement test.

Schedule – GEA and Study Prep

Each level of GEA and Study Prep is 54 hours in duration and completed over 11 weeks. Each lesson is two hours long. Lessons are held twice or three times a week according to the following schedule:

Mondays, Wednesdays with alternating Fridays; or
Tuesdays, Thursdays with alternating Fridays

at the following times:

14.45 – 16.45 or
17.00 – 19.00 or
19.15 – 21.15

Intensive English Program (IEP)

IEP is an intensive course with a strong General English focus, designed for learners at high elementary/pre-intermediate level. The course provides an introduction to academic English and is ideally suited to learners wishing to develop their language skills over a short period of time and for those seeking an alternative to more costly intensive English programs overseas.

Grammar and structures, vocabulary and pronunciation are presented and practiced in an integrated way with an emphasis on active participation by all students. All skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking – are covered in this course.

Students who successfully complete this program will have a solid foundation of English language proficiency to build on in the future. After finishing IEP, students can continue their studies at IALF Surabaya in the IEPOS program, in the Study Prep program or on courses in Business Communication Skills.

The IEP course is 200 hours and runs over 11 weeks. Classes meet 4 hours a day Monday to Friday from 9:30 – 11:30 and 12:30 to 14:30. The program is taught by native speaker teachers.

IALF Surabaya - Course Schedules

The IALF offers its Intensive English Program 4 times yearly as follows:

6 October - 19 December

Please contact IALF Surabaya for more information on General English programs.


IALF Bali has established a strong reputation for its excellent General English program - the largest in Bali.

Courses include:

  • General English for adults, from Beginners to Advanced levels
  • SD English
  • SMP English

Students can choose courses taught by:

  • native speaker teachers
  • a combination of native speaker and Indonesian teachers of English
  • Indonesian teachers of English

The program caters to all levels and all ages. It is a comprehensive program run in 5 terms during the year, each of 40 hours of instruction.

Classe2 are held according to one of two schedules:

Mondays, Wednesdays with alternating Fridays; or
Tuesdays, Thursdays with alternating Fridays

Please contact IALF Bali for more information on its range of General English programs.

English for Young Learners

IALF Bali has a dynamic program for young learners of English, designed to ensure that they have lots of fun – while communicating in English.

The courses are organized around the topics found in the National Curriculum, presented in stimulating and interactive ways. Teachers do not limit activities to the classroom, but use a range of media, including photography, film and sound recordings, as well as computer-based language games.

The 4 macro-skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are all covered, and grammar is introduced based on communicative activities. Our aim is for the students to enjoy learning, to be creative and enquiring, to be active learners, and to gain self-confidence in actively using the language.

Courses are available for primary school students, SD Class 1 – SD Class 6, and for junior high school students, SMP Class 7 – Class 9. Courses are offered at three time slots: morning, early afternoon, and evening.


 IALF Language Centres in Indonesia:


Kursus Bahasa Inggris di Jakarta, Bali dan Surabaya IALF Jakarta
Plaza Kuningan, Menara Selatan, 3rd floor
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said Kav C 11-14
Jakarta 12940
Tel. (021) 521-3350
Fax (021) 521-3349
IALF Surabaya
Jl. Sumatera 49
Surabaya 60281
East Java
Tel. (031) 502-6400
Fax (031) 502-6408
Jl. Raya Sesetan 190
Bali 80223
Tel. (0361) 225-243
Fax (0361) 263-509

Jakarta Surabaya

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