Maffra Secondary College from Australia studying in Bali
IALF Bali welcomed a Group Study Tour from Maffra Secondary College in Maffra, Victoria. The group consisted of Year 10, 11 and 12 students and the lessons aimed to improve their Bahasa Indonesia, particularly their speaking skills. One of the highlights of their study tour was meeting local Indonesian students learning English at IALF Bali. They all joined together and practiced speaking Indonesian while our GE students practicing their English. There was lots of chatter and laughs. Everyone had such a great time.
Hope everyone had a great time learning at IALF.
IALF Surabaya is moving: New School, New Experience!
After many happy years in Jl. Sumatera, IALF Surabaya is moving to a new location at Jl. Ngagel 133 D-G, Surabaya (click here for a map reference). We start there on 25 July 2016 when students can book placement tests for our first term which will begin on 1 August.
Beginning on July 25 students can enquire and register for IELTS tests. Our first IELTS test at Jl. Ngagel will be on July 30, 2016. IELTS tests will continue throughout 2016 and we are delighted that we can offer even more places for people to take IELTS.
We are excited about our custom-designed new premises. We have more classrooms and computer and internet facilities; we are doubling the size of our Study Centre and we are offering a wider array of materials. We look forward to seeing students studying around the building. We will be offering public workshops and talks in our brand-new auditorium. The top-floor café area will be a pleasant place to hang out with a nice view over Surabaya, and we hope to develop even more services and programs with our students, candidates, clients and other partners as we move forward.
Alex and the whole team at IALF Surabaya look forward to seeing you there really soon.
Our new address is Jl. Ngagel 133 D-G Surabaya 60246
Teacher Training for FKIP Universitas Klabat Manado (May 2016)
FKIP Universitas Klabat Manado mengunjungi IALF Bali dalam rangka kegiatan Studi Tour serta penjajakan kerja sama pelatihan dosen untuk masa mendatang. Pada kesempatan tersebut kelompok studi yang terdiri dari para Kaprodi, Kepala Fakultas dan dosen senior melakukan workshop singkat dengan tema “Teaching Large Classes” yang dipandu oleh Ibu Komang Wartini, Assitant Manager, Teacher Training Department, IALF. Para peserta sangat antusias karena mereka mendapat ilmu baru khususnya teknik, strategi dan metodologi pengajaran bahasa Inggris komunikatif.
Bapak Bill G Wulur, MAEd, Dekan FAKIP UNKALB mengatakan bahwa ada rencana dari Fakultas untuk mengirim Lulusan terbaik mereka untuk mengikuti Sertifikasi Internasional di IALF dengan mengikuti program Cert TESOL, untuk di lingkungnan internal, para dosen akan diikutkan program C-CELT (Certificate in Communicative English Language Teaching) atau C-CLIL (Certificate in Content and Language Integrated Learning). Program diharapkan dapat mulai tahun depan.
IALF and Young Learners
The Young Learner's Center at IALF Bali is in full swing with classes every afternoon. Their specially designed Resource Center is very popular before and after classes with young learners enjoying the reading materials and the computer facilities available there.
Bye Bye Kang Guru Indonesia
Kang Guru Indonesia will close in June of this year. IALF would like to say what an absolute pleasure it has been working with everyone involved in the project over the past 26 years including the Indonesian and Australian Governments, and RRI . Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to the amazing success of KGI. Your hard work and support is much appreciated.
It has been a great time for all of us and we wish all KGI followers all the best for the future.
After June, you will still be able to access Kang Guru Indonesia materials on the IALF website and Facebook Page so keep watching for further information.
ELTA People with Disabilities
Pendaftaran dapat dikirimkan melalui email ke ELTAPWD@ialf.edu, atau melalui pos ke alamat: Tim Seleksi ELTA IALF Bali Jl. Raya Sesetan 190 Denpasar 80223 Cantumkan ELTA PWD di pojok kiri amplop Mohon kunjungi www.australiaawardsindonesia.org untuk mengunduh formulir pendaftaran dan formulir keterangan disabilitas. Pendaftaran ditutup pada pukul 17.00 WIT pada 30 April 2016 Para pendaftar yang lolos seleksi awal akan dihubungi di minggu 1 – 3 Juni 2016. Tes penempatan akan dilaksanakan mulai 20 – 24 Juni 2016. Pendaftar yang lolos seleksi akan dihubungi selambat-lambatnya 25 – 29 Juli 2016.
Pendaftaran dapat dikirimkan melalui email ke ELTAPAPUADANPAPUABARAT@ialf.edu, atau melalui pos ke alamat: Tim Seleksi ELTA IALF Bali Jl. Raya Sesetan 190 Denpasar 80223 Cantumkan ELTA Papua & Papua di pojok kiri amplop Mohon kunjungi www.australiaawardsindonesia.org untuk mengunduh formulir pendaftaran dan formulir disabilitas bagi pelamar dengan disabilitas. Perempuan dan kelompok difabel sangat dianjurkan untuk mendaftar. Pendaftaran ditutup pada pukul 17.00 WIT pada 30 April 2016 Para pendaftar yang lolos seleksi awal akan dihubungi di minggu 1 – 3 Juni 2016. Tes penempatan akan dilaksanakan mulai 20 – 24 Juni 2016. Pendaftar yang lolos seleksi akan dihubungi selambat-lambatnya 25 – 29 Juli 2016
Pendaftaran dapat dikirimkan melalui email ke ELTANTT@ialf.edu, atau melalui pos ke alamat: Tim Seleksi ELTA IALF Bali Jl. Raya Sesetan 190 Denpasar 80223 Cantumkan ELTA NTT di pojok kiri amplop Mohon kunjungi www.australiaawardsindonesia.org untuk mengunduh formulir pendaftaran dan formulir disabilitas bagi pelamar dengan disabilitas. Perempuan dan kelompok difabel sangat dianjurkan untuk mendaftar. Pendaftaran ditutup pada pukul 17.00 WIT pada 30 April 2016 Para pendaftar yang lolos seleksi awal akan dihubungi di minggu 1 – 3 Juni 2016. Tes penempatan akan dilaksanakan mulai 27 Juni - 1 Juli 2016. Pendaftar yang lolos seleksi akan dihubungi selambat-lambatnya 25 – 29 Juli 2016.
Pendaftaran dapat dikirimkan melalui email ke ELTANTB@ialf.edu, atau melalui pos ke alamat: Tim Seleksi ELTA IALF Bali Jl. Raya Sesetan 190 Denpasar 80223 Cantumkan ELTA NTB di pojok kiri amplop Mohon kunjungi www.australiaawardsindonesia.org untuk mengunduh formulir pendaftaran dan formulir disabilitas bagi pelamar dengan disabilitas. Perempuan dan kelompok difabel sangat dianjurkan untuk mendaftar. Pendaftaran ditutup pada pukul 17.00 WIT pada 30 April 2016 Para pendaftar yang lolos seleksi awal akan dihubungi di minggu 1 – 3 June 2016. Tes penempatan akan dilaksanakan mulai 20 – 24 June 2016. Pendaftar yang lolos seleksi akan dihubungi selambat-lambatnya 25 – 29 July 2016.
Master Trainers from Papua, Papua Barat, NTT and NTB
A warm welcome to IALF Bali for the 16 ELTA Master Trainers from Papua, Papua Barat, NTT and NTB who are joining a 1-week refresher Training of Trainers (TOT) program in preparation for the 2016 ELTA programs. Here are several pictures from the GEDSI (Gender and Disability, Social Inclusion) workshop on Monday 26 October 2015. The workshop was conducted at IALF Bali by Diwya Anindyacitta from AAI Jakarta.
Members of the School of Law Flinders University in Australia Study at IALF Bali
Recently, thirty two participants from the School of Law, Flinders University attended a 3-day Indonesian Language and Cultural Studies Program at IALF Bali.
The program included a 12-hour Indonesian language class, practical cultural workshops and a visit to three government institutions related to their field of study; namely Bali Regional Police Office (POLDA Bali), Denpasar State Court of Justice and Bali Regional House of Representatives.
In addition, several conversation sessions took place with Australia Awards Scholarship awardees and DIKTI students, which are currently undergoing Pre-Departure Training at IALF Bali, the sessions were aimed to further practice their Indonesian language skills while sharing a cross cultural experience between Indonesian and Australian students.
During their stay, the students stayed with Indonesian host families, having a 24/7 opportunity to practice their Indonesian as well as experiencing first-hand daily Indonesian life.
IALF Bali recently welcomed the holiday season AND registration for the first Young Learners and General English terms for 2016 at an IALF Bali EXPO at Bali's fabulous Mall Bali Galleria.
For two full days the EXPO team, consisting of academic and support staff, met with so many of IALF friends and clients. The booth was filled with many balloons, English games for both children and adults, and valuable information about the upcoming NEW Young Learners Centre in Bali and its programs in 2016.
So we thank you again for visiting the IALF booth during our time at MBG and also for your continuous support to make IALF THE BEST place to learn English.
IALF Training English Teachers in
Recently two members of the IALF Bali Teacher Training team, David Bradbury and Komang Wartini, spent four weeks in the middle of Sumatra. They were there to run a four-week Certificate in Communicative English Language Teaching (C-CELT), which is one of a range of courses offered for Indonesian teachers and lecturers who want to develop professionally by improving their teaching skills. The State Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN) Padangsidimpuan has a long term plan for all its lecturers and students to be fluent in English, and IALF Bali were asked to provide training for prospective lecturers. The two sides agreed that the most effective option was for the C-CELT to be run at Padangsidimpuan, North Sumatra.
In fact, because there were 50 (yes, fifty!) participants, there were two C-CELT two courses at the same time – two groups of 25. There were 44 women and six men, so remembering the names was a challenge.
All the participants were enthusiastic and were very keen to improve their teaching skills. They had an opportunity to try new techniques in teaching practice with their peers, and the tutors were happy to see much more student-student interaction and clearer instructions. Overall, their punctuality and attendance was excellent, and they worked very hard from day one until the last day, when they all sat Modules 1, 2 and 3 of the Cambridge ESOL Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) – an international standard teaching qualification.
We are still waiting for the TKT certificates to arrive from England, but in the meantime IALF Bali and IAIN Padangsidimpuan are in discussions about the next stage of working together, with plans for a teacher detachment. We look forward to helping the lecturers with their ongoing professional development.
Thanks Kang Guru Indonesia and IALF
A surprise visitor popped into IALF today. Her name is Rani and she is originally from Surabaya. Rani started listening to Kang Guru Indonesia on RRI Surabaya way back in 1997. Rani enjoyed KGI for many, many years and says that the KGI magazines and radio broadcasts really helped her with her English. Then in 2007 she read about the Australia Awards scholarships in the KGI magazine and decided to apply. She has since completed her studies in Australia with Australian Awards (2010) and is now a full time lecturer at Udayana University in Bali. Listen for her interview on KGI radio soon and check the KGI Facebook Fans Page for more information about this long time friend of KGI and IALF.
Here is that article Rani saw in the June 2007 KGI magazine.
This information from KGI certainly helped Rani to make her decision to apply for her scholarship to Australia.
TRINITY Cert TESOL at IALF Bali with Shalita Murdock
Shalita Murdock recently completed her TRINITY Cert TESOL at IALF Bali. Shalita is originally from the United States but has been teaching English in South Korea for the past few years. Shalita was keen to improve her knowledge and skills so that her English language classroom would be the best learning environment possible for her students. Shalita chose to follow the world renowned TRINIY Cert TESOL course at IALF Bali.
In this interview Shalita explains more about her decision to change from her IT career in the United States and become an English language teacher in Korea, her course at IALF Bali and her plans for the future.
Young Learners Commemorating World Earth Day at
Commemorating #EarthDay2015, SD 5 students at #IALFBali had a fun afternoon with their teachers in a Young Learners Recycling Project. Students collaborated to create beautiful art work from recycled paper. It was a great day and also a great way to show our love of the earth by working hand in hand to produce art from recycled material. Young Learner Projects is an end of term activity which is carried out totally in English.
IALF and its Indonesian Language Services program has been engaged by Language Learning Space (LLS) to offer a free tutor service delivering high quality and engaging lessons for teachers and students of Indonesian in Australian schools.
Andre Maure, one of the IALF tutors involved in the tutorial service, conducts regular lessons online to assist Australian teachers to improve their speaking skills. Isn't this fantastic?
This program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, and all services in the LLS are available at no cost to Australian educators and students. So if you are an Australian teacher of Indonesian or an Australian student learning Indonesian, make the most of this comprehensive facility to improve your Indonesian and connect with IALF’s wonderful teachers.
IALF staff have chosen their favorite pics from 2014 and they are available for you to enjoy on the IALF website. Just visit our Gallery and take a look at the terrific photos one by one.
Strong IALF links in Australia
IALF has enjoyed strong links with schools within the Diocese of Lismore, in north-eastern New South Wales, for 5 years. Teachers and students welcome young IALF instructors each year to assist with the teaching of Indonesian language and culture at their schools. Assistance is delivered in the classroom situation, through teacher workshops, and by working directly with the students. IALF teachers have worked in Lismore since 2011 - Agus in 2011: Made and Anik in 2012, Cahyani and Pam last year, and for 2014 it will be Pam and Asri.
In addition teachers from the Diocese of Lismore join the 2-week intensive Indonesian language course every January at IALF Bali to further enhance their Bahasa Indonesia.
New Options for IELTS Preparation at IALF Jakarta
This year IALF Jakarta merged the IELTS Prep 1 and 2 classes into one combined IELTS Prep program. This has been designed to develop stronger foundations for students by providing challenging test-taking strategies and engaging assignments.
IALF Jakarta’s 2-week intensive courses and 5-week semi-intensive course are now run over four days, from Tuesday to Friday each week. This allows for slightly longer class sessions which are better suited to IELTS practice exercises and also provides for a three-day break giving students time to consolidate what they have learned during the previous week.
In response to overwhelming demand, IALF Jakarta is now running IELTS Prep on Saturdays. The new 8-week course runs from 08.45 - 16.00, (with an hour's break for lunch), every Saturday for five weeks. The class is intensive and focused and gives students an opportunity to concentrate on their language studies without the stress of coping with the demands of work or school on that day, and of course allows them to avoid Jakarta's horrendous weekday traffic.
So far this year more than 1,100 students have registered for IELTS Preparation courses at IALF Jakarta. This number is expected to increase over the coming months as awareness grows about the new programs and as people find out how easy it now is to book a place for an IELTS test at any one of the IALF centres using the online registration and payment service.
Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL at IALF Bali
(Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
IALF Bali is an approved centre for the delivery of the Trinity Cert TESOL, an internationally recognized professional teaching qualification. The 4-week course is conducted 3 times per year. If you want a qualification that can take you all over the world, or you are a teacher in Indonesia and want international certification then the Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) course is the one for you.
Kristen Spangaro has just completed her Trinity Cert TESOL course at IALF Bali and talks
about the course - check out and listen to the IALF podcast. Along with her fellow participants Kristen
enjoyed every minute of the course and now she is qualified and ready to teach English anywhere in the
Kristen - talking about her Trinity Cert TESOL course at IALF Bali.
Here are three of the Trinity Cert TESOL course participants relaxing at their post-course dinner in late July 2014. From left to right; Emma from Germany, Nurul (aka “Mooza”) from Malaysia and Kristen from Australia.
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 offers you better IELTS test experience:
Using the IELTS Registration & the Payment Online system you can
register anywhere and at anytime
register in advance for as many test sessions as you wish
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preview your result online (https://results.ielts.org)
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