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.
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.
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
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.