IALF Surabaya has recently moved to Jl Ngagel and we really would love you to come and see our new buildings and facilities. Drop by and have a chat about English language courses including academic English, IELTS and teacher training.
The First Teacher Training Workshop at IALF Surabaya
On Saturday, January 21st, the new IALF building in Surabaya was alive with the sound of excited English language teachers. David Bradbury was there from IALF Bali, presenting the first of 6 Teacher Training Workshops at IALF Surabaya. The theme of this first workshop was 'Motivating Your Learners'. There were 44 participants and the workshop ran for 2 hours followed by a Q&A Session in which David was happy to answer any questions related to teaching and the English language.
The next Teacher Training Workshop will be held on February 11th. The theme will be 'Teaching Young Learners'. Be sure to contact IALF Surabaya for more details and be sure to book early.
Cendekia Harapan, also known as Children’s House, is an elementary and junior high school in Jimbaran. English is used extensively at the school, and students write academic reports in English about important topics such as climate change.
IALF Bali Teacher Training Department was asked to provide a three-day workshop for the teachers on Teaching Academic Writing. The workshop, developed especially for Cendekia Harapan, was attended by 15 teachers, and covered aspects such as argument mapping, avoiding plagiarism and editing & correcting.
The teachers worked hard for the three days, and were enthusiastic participants. If your school would benefit from this kind of training, contact us!
IALF Bali's bahasa Indonesia group study tour program is a fun packed activity where students can fully learn various aspects of Indonesian language and culture. With a wide mix of activities from mask painting, traditional cooking & dancing, direct engagement with vendors at an art market to waking up to an everyday Indonesian breakfast with your host family, students will fully experience hands-on interactive learning of Indonesia's language and culture.
What’s New about Indonesian Language Services at IALF?
IALF Bali has a well established reputation for the provision of high quality Bahasa Indonesia courses. The success of these courses, such as Study Bahasa Indonesian in Bali (SBIB), General Indonesian and Specialized Bahasa Indonesia Tuition for groups and individuals, is strengthened by the commitment of IALF’s highly qualified and dedicated teaching team. Significant partnerships with institutions in Australia such as ELTF (Endeavour Language Teachers Fellowship) and LLS (Language Learning Spaces) add significantly to attracting teachers and students from Australia to participate in these courses.
Challenges are inevitable and IALF Bali has continued to introduce new ideas and approaches. These include more online Indonesian classes adapting successful learning principles, website learning resources and a very significant cultural component. Course participants can supplement their studies online with teachers at IALF Bali.
ILS (Indonesian Language Services) at IALF Bali has a strong commitment to support professional development both for Indonesian teachers in Indonesia and also overseas, particularly in Australia. Apart from regular teacher workshops, one initiative involves in-country programs allowing Bahasa Indonesia teachers from other countries to further develop their language skills and Indonesian culture along with the methodology of teaching. Learners of Bahasa Indonesia have expressed their interest not only in what, but also how, they would like to study the language. They are interested in keeping up with current trends in language learning including variety of programs and flexibility to any learning needs.
Ms Luh Sriasih (Sri) commenced her new position as Program Manager for Indonesian Language Studies (ILS) at IALF Bali on August 1, 2016. Sri has been teaching with IALF since 2000 and besides teaching in Bali she has taught at a number of schools in Sydney and rural NSW. Sri was a materials writer for Flying Start, a 3 year English Language for Junior High School course, published by Erlangga Press in 2007. These materials were designed in line with the Indonesian National Curriculums of 2004 and 2006. Sri is also a very experienced teacher of Bahasa Indonesia and has trained for, and worked in Translation and Interpreting for IALF.
IALF Surabaya has a New Home
After many happy years in Jl. Sumatera, IALF Surabaya has moved to a new location at Jl. Ngagel 133 D-G, Surabaya (click here for a map reference). Classes began on August 1st.
IALF is very excited about the new custom-designed premises. There are more classrooms and computer and internet facilities. The new building has a large Study Centre and is offering a wider array of materials for students to use. Public workshops and talks will be held in our brand-new auditorium. The top-floor café area is already a pleasant place to hang out with a nice view over Surabaya. Car parking is available right out the front of the building.
The team at IALF Surabaya looks forward to seeing students enjoying their studies in these new and exciting premises. Alex and the whole team at IALF Surabaya look forward to seeing you there really soon.
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.
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.
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.
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
save time and money; no need to pay transfer fees
preview your result online (https://results.ielts.org)
READY FOR THE TEST?
If you have all required information and documents prepared, it's time to unlock the world with IELTS.
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Professional, friendly examiners
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