In late February 2014 the students in one of IALF’s Young Learners classes in Bali decided to help people in need. These SMP 2 level students held a Yard Sale to raise money for people affected by the eruption of Mt Kelud in Java a few weeks ago. The idea was that students brought items from home that they were prepared to sell. The Yard Sale was open to all students of IALF Bali. The response was great to see and the canteen area at IALF looked much like a market. There was a great deal of excitement and laughter as students raised much needed cash for Mt Kelud. And guess what? All transactions were carried out in English.
Trinity Cert TESOL February/March 2014
Each year IALF Bali presents an internationally recognized teaching course for those who wish to teach English. The first course for 2014 has just finished. Four keen, young participants have spent 4 intensive weeks of study and teaching practice at IALF Bali. As a part of their Trinity Cert TESOL teaching practice, they taught in front of real students from local Denpasar schools. That’s right, live teaching practice virtually every day of the 4 week course. If you would like more information and perhaps apply to join future courses during 2014, then please contact David at IALF Bali – firstname.lastname@example.org
Australian Teachers Study Bahasa in Bali – January 2014
Making canang, was just one of the cross-cultural activities that teachers from Australia did during their recent SBIB course at IALF Bali. These participants, all teachers of Bahasa Indonesia back in Australia, came to IALF Bali to learn more about the language, the culture and the people of Indonesia. When these teachers return to their schools and back into their Bahasa Indonesia classrooms, their students will certainly notice the difference in their teachers and their Bahasa Indonesia, plus they will benefit as a direct result of their teachers studying Indonesian language and culture at IALF Bali.
IALF Alumni in Australia
Do you know that every Indonesian student who has been awarded an Australia Awards Scholarship during the past 20 years has studied with IALF? This is true! These scholarship students spend from between 6 weeks to 12 months with IALF studying academic English and preparing themselves for IELTS before heading to Australia. The Australian Awards Scholarship scheme works together with IALF to make sure these scholarship awardees are very well prepared for their academic life in Australian universities. Cross-cultural studies are also a significant part of their pre-departure studies. Asri Toldo is currently in Brisbane, Australia, studying under his Australia Awards Scholarship. Besides working hard on his degree he also has plenty of time to enjoy Australian culture and lifestyle and to mix and learn from other students from all over the world.
Asri, IALF is really enjoying watching what you are doing in Brisbane so please keeping posting on Facebook so that we can see what you are doing.
IALF Teacher Training Workshop in Bali – February 8, 2014
On Saturday, February 8th, IALF Bali ran a public Teacher Training Workshop with the theme “Teaching Communicative Grammar”. Like all IALF workshops, it was very practical, with the participants taking part in fun classroom activities. It is important that teachers learn how to employ communicative games to make learning grammar fun and interesting. If lessons and activities are not interesting then the students will not be as interested as they should be.
The next IALF Bali Teacher Training Workshop will be held on March 15th in Bali. and the theme will be Teaching Young Learners.
Build a bridge to a brighter future - study English at IALF Surabaya in 2014
IALF Surabaya is offering extra special courses for you in early 2014. Check them out especially if you want to study overseas? Do you want international opportunities? IALF Surabaya offers Intensive English Programs for Overseas Study (IEPOS) and Study Preparation programs designed to help to you see your dreams come true.
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Australia Awards Scholarships December 2013
Cooperation between Australia and Indonesia over many years has meant that scholarships for Indonesians to study in Australia have been a part of the Australia Indonesia relationship for a long time. The Australian Government has provided scholarships to Indonesia for over 60 years. Since 1999, there have been approximately 5800 Australia Awards scholarship recipients in Indonesia. During this period the number of alumni has also increased each year as those young Indonesian students return to Indonesia. Upon returning home they set about using what they learnt DownUnder in the interests of the ongoing development of their country. It is always great to see these young people return to Indonesia as alumni of the scholarship scheme and to hear of not only their experiences in Australia but their plans for the future back in Indonesia. On December 12 many scholarship awardees and alumni gathered at the residence of the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr. Greg Moriarty. The scholarship scheme is designed to assist Indonesians to improve their knowledge so that they can make worthwhile contributions to their country and their communities once they return home. During 2014 it is anticipated that over 400 scholarship awardees from the 2013 intake will go to Australia to begin studies. All of these awardees have worked hard at IALF, in both Bali and Jakarta, to prepare themselves for the academic and cross-cultural activities that they will face in Australian tertiary institutions in 2014 – 2015. All the best to all of the recent awardess and to the thousands of alumni from IALF.
Husnawardi (center in group - white shirt) is from Lombok. He is a current Australia Awards Scholarship awardee. Just a few weeks ago he completed his pre-departure academic language training at IALF Bali in preparation for his university studies in Australia. During his final IELTS tests at IALF Bali on October 19th he took time to sit down and do a short interview with IALF. Husnawardi spoke of when he first met Kevin Dalton during a Kang Guru Indonesia visit to his school, SMK 1 Mataram, in February 2004. During that visit Husnawardi understood very little of what was being said because he had very little English. At the end of the visit Kevin shook his hand and wished him good luck. Husnawardi didn’t even know what that meant so he went home and checked up ‘Good Luck’ in a dictionary. That is when Husnawardi’s interest in English began. Now, just 9 years later, he is heading to Australia with an Australian Awards Scholarship. Husnawardi did it and so can YOU!
Husnawardi talks about his IELTS experience at IALF Bali
IELTS at IALF
Are you thinking of taking the IELTS test in Indonesia? Be sure to enjoy a better test experience with IALF.
Check out this video for more information from Mustafa,
a current Australia Awards Scholarship awardee stdying at IALF Jakarta
‘My name is Muhamad Mustafa. I’m from Tangerang. I have to take the IELTS Test because I need to study in Australia. I did IELTS Test before in somewhere else last year and I did it again 3 months ago and then I can compare that having test in IALF Jakarta is good in term of facilities, in term of quietness, the place, the staff.... Everything is just make me feel comfortable which is very important for my IELTS.
I also enjoy IELTS Test in IALF Jakarta because the access also is very easy. I need to do all of these like in one day. So, here in IALF Jakarta I can get it because in other places I find they do the Speaking Test in different days than the other aspect of the test. So, I think ‘One Day Test’ is easy. Test itself is done in very quiet situation. Less noise here in IALF Jakarta. The IELTS preparation course is really help me in taking this test’.
IELTS at IALF - Online Registration & Payment
Three reasons why IALF Jakarta offers you better IELTS test experience:
IALF Jakarta is the only centre in Indonesia where you can register and pay online in one easy process using VISA and MASTERCARD.
Accessible test venue
IALF Jakarta is easily accessible by public transport (busway), or by car. All parts of the examination are run at the same venue. Candidates do not need to travel from place to place. The relaxed atmosphere and the high quality of equipment and facilities will help you stay stress free.
Professional, friendly examiners and staff
Our IELTS examiners are well trained and certified with years of experience. They understand how you feel. Our members of staff are more than delighted to assist and support you from the pre-registration process to post-test services.
What is an IELTS TRY OUT with IALF?
Learn about IELTS
Find out where to get additional information about IELTS
See examples of IELTS Task 1 and Task 2 writing
Observe a demonstration of an IELTS speaking test simulation
Tenth Biennial ASILE Conference - September in Bali
IALF Bali, in collaboration with Balai Bahasa Indonesia (ACT), will host the Tenth Biennial ASILE Conference. The conference will be conducted on Monday and Tuesday, 29 and 30 September 2014 in Bali, and will welcome teachers, administrators and the general public interested in the teaching and study of Indonesian language and culture. Please bookmark this page to follow updates about the conference.