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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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
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.
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
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.
Politeknik Negeri Balijust and their first IELTS at IALF Tryout at IALF Bali
Last month a group of hospitality students from Politeknik Negeri Bali experienced their first IELTS at IALF Tryout at IALF Bali.
The group was very enthusiastic and enjoyed being part of the IELTS at IALF Try Out experience. Through this Try Out they learnt more about the IELTS Test and what preparations they need to make before doing the test with IALF. Activities included speaking practise and mini-test of listening & reading for IELTS. The event was facilitated by Mark Hinde.
Thank you to Politeknik Negeri Bali and we wish you all the best to come. In the future they hope to use the IELTS test as a benchmark to work across the globe.
Remember IELTS at IALF for a better test experience.
Entering the month of October 2016, IALF Bali marked a colourful milestone as it officially launched its Young Learners Centre (YLC) located at Jl.Raya Sesetan 190, Denpasar. For two days the YLC hosted its opening event titled ‘IALF’s Wonderlearn: A Place of Wondrous learning’ aimed at creating a fun learning experience for children, by combining an enjoyable learning space along with an exciting English Olympiad for primary and secondary (SD & SMP) students in Bali.
Young Learners at IALF Bali - school holiday program January 2017
IALF Bali's Indonesian Language and Culture Program for Young Learners is open for children aged 6 to 14 years old, and will be a fantastic option to spend their school holiday. The program combines 20 hours of Indonesian language classes and 20 hours of fun-filled cultural activities, such as traditional arts and crafts, cooking, jamu making, pencak silat, kite making, mask painting, and traditional music.
Next class starts: 4 - 18 January 2017
I Made Wahyudi Suprayatna with the Teaching Assistant Program in New South Wales (NSW), Australia - NOW!
One of IALF's most experienced teachers, I Made Wahyudi Suprayatna, has been selected to follow the Teaching Assistant Program in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. He started in last January and will stay there until December 2015 based at Mullumbimby High School and Woolooware High School. Wahydi will teach Indonesian to students there and use the opportunity to share as much as he can about Indonesian culture.
Here are a couple some pics of Wahyudi in action.
Wahyudi with his supervisor, Ibu Linda Keyte, receiving a special school t-shirt.
Wahyudi featured in the local newspaper with Ms Donna Pearson, the Principal of Mullumbimbiy High School.
In class with young Australian students.
Australia Awards awardees prepare for Australia
Australia Awards awardees, all current students of IALF, gathered in both Jakarta and Denpasar during March 2015 for their Pre-Departure Briefings. They are due to leave for Australia in June to take up their studies under the Australia Awards scholarship scheme. These meetings in Jakarta and denpasar were conducted by the staff of the Australia Awards office in Jakarta, together with representatives from the Government of Indonesia and the Government of Australia.
On a less formal note, the awardees also gathered for their own social events in both locations. In Denpasar it was a beachside BBQ in Sanur and for Jakarta an event was held at a restaurant in Jl. Rasuna Said quite close to the IALF office. As you can see, all 4 events proved highly successful.
IALF Bali and Bali's Young Red Cross (PMR) - July 8th
On July 8th, the #IALFBali Expo team attended a workshop at Bumi Perkemahan Tabanan with members of Bali's Young Red Cross (PMR). The team, along with Pak Andre from IALF and Ibu Rini from IDP, had the opportunity to deliver a fun filled English language workshop and short presentation to members of the BALI PMR. What a fantastic group of young Indonesians.
Here are some pictures of fun work taken today. A big thank you to everyone for joining in and helping to make the visit such a happy and educational one.
IALF Bali's 25th Anniversary celebrated in Bedugal - August 16th
IALF Bali celebrated 25 wonderful years in Denpasar by having a staff and family event in Bedugal on August 16th, 2015.
To see more fabulous photos from the Anniversary Event please go to our Facebook Page.
And while you are there please join our Facebook Page so that you know everything that is happening at IALF Bali in 2015 - 2016.
St. Mary's Parish Primary School from Australia studied at IALF Bali in September
It was fantastic to be able to welcome all of the participants to our campus. IALF trusts that your visit was a fantastic experience for you. We do hope to see you all again soon here in Indonesia.
Australia Awards Pre-Departure Briefings
The annual Australia Awards Pre-Departure Briefings were held in Jakarta and Bali in early October with over 140 awardees attending. These two events are very, very important for the scholarship awardees who are all due to head off to Australia soon. Congratulations to ALL of you from IALF, Australia Awards, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture.
Young Learners Vocab Trivia Day at IALF Bali - November 15th, 2015
The 2015 Young Learners Vocab Trivia for SMP was held at IALF Bali in late November. It was a fun packed day of English with lots of vocabulary games & trivia for everyone. Several hundred young learners enjoyed a terrific day of games, quizzes, meeting and making new friends and seeing what IALF has to offer them for study in 2016.
IALF Bali will run its Indonesian Language and Culture Summer Program from 29 June – 10 July 2015. This program is open for children aged 6 to 15 years old, and will be a fantastic option for children to spend their school summer holiday. The program combines 20 hours of Indonesian language classes and 18 hours of fun-filled cultural activities, such as traditional arts and crafts, cooking, jamu making, pencak silat, kite making, mask painting, and traditional music. For further information and registration, please contact email@example.com.
Every month the Teacher Training Department at #IALFBali conducts a One Day Workshop with a range of various important topics within the education industry.
In April, the topic was on Teaching Using Multimedia / ICT. This workshop was aimed to help new and experienced teachers to create and adapt internet-based teaching material. Attendees came from Jakarta, Bali, Sukabumi, Surakarta, Wamena Papua and the Independent School of Riau.
Thank you to everyone who attended and who made the workshop so successful. We really appreciate your commitment to professional teacher development and hope that you are using this knowledge and new skills in your own classrooms. We would love to see you all again for our next Saturday Workshop!
Upcoming workshops: 23 May - Teaching English for Specific Purposes 20 June - Teaching Large Classes
On April 16th, IALF Jakarta visited REAL English in Yogyakarta. The team warmly received IALF and they are now looking forward to having more IELTS test seats for candidates from Yogyakarta as well as from other locations in Central Java.
Please call (0274) 582-992 for more info on IELTS testing at REAL English in Yogyakarta.
In May and June 2105, successful and very excited Australia Awards awardees commenced their pre-departure language training at IALF Bali. They will then head off to Australia to take up their scholarships in Australian universities over the next year. IALF welcomes all of them and knows that that they all have a very happy and successful time with us. The instructors for these students are Steve, Wendy, Sue, Ti, Mark and Nick.
Outdoor Class Activities with Study Bahasa Indonesia in Bali (SBIB)
As an outdoor class session, the SBIB program at #IALFBali open opportunities to students to directly apply what they have learned in class.
Here’s a look into their trip to Pasar Seni Sukawati in March 2015, where the studenrs had practice and fun using their speaking and writing skills with local people.
On Friday, December 5th students from Young Learners courses at IALF Bali
enjoyed their end of term SD Junior Day Party. They have finished their
courses and it was time for some singing and dancing, fun and games. They
even brought their parents to have some fun with them. Young Learner courses
at IALF Bali are taught by professional, highly trained young teachers who
involve their young students in all sorts of English language activities
including projects, art and role plays. Young Learners at IALF love their
Jenny - listen to one of the parents, Jenny, talk about her history with IALF and
about her children, both currently studying at IALF, and the importance of English for them.
Silver Anniversary Celebrations for IALF Jakarta
On Thursday, December 4th, 2014, IALF Jakarta held their 25th Silver Anniversary Celebrations. This special event was held in conjunction with their Annual Staff End of Year Lunch. During the event,special awards were given to 7 members of staff who were recognized for their 10 - 30 years of professional service with IALF Jakarta.
Bapak Suprapto (Chairperson of IALF Board of Managers), Bapak Adyawarman (IALF Board of Supervisors), Bapak Joko Tulodo (Member of IALF Board of Managers) and Ibu Denise Finney, CEO of IALF, were all special guests for this event. Everyone enjoyed delicious food, warm chats and a festive blue-silver ambience in honor of IALF Jakarta's Silver Anniversary.
After 25 years, the IALF Jakarta team continues to provide high quality language training services.
Library Department at IALF Jakarta left to right: Tuladi, Donna, Wiwin, Rina, Sutarno together with Denise Finney,
CEO of IALF, and Simone Samuels, Academic Programs Manager IALF Jakarta.
Staff and teachers at IALF Jakarta enjoy the festive moment and togetherness over a meal.
Long Service Award Recipients from left to right: Douglas Leurquin (Examiner Trainer, 15 years of service), Ichsan (Driver, 30 years of service), Asjik Mubanar (Bahasa Indonesia Teacher, 20 years of service), Kirana Widayanti (P&A Manager, 10 years of service), Rina Dewanti ( Head Librarian , 20 years of service), Sutarno, Library Staff (30 years of service), David Airth (Teacher, 20 years of service). Another recipient, Suharmin Logito (Senior Accountant, 20 years of service) was not present at the time.
General English Certificate Day at IALF Bali - December 12th
Following each General English Term at IALF Bali, students are invited to collect their certificates and goodie bags. This process started on December 12th when about 200 students arrived to collect their items. Over the period of the following week another 300 - 400 students will also call in to IALF Bali to collect their hard earned certificates.
IALF Bali's next General English Term begins on January 12th.
Registration opens today, December 12th, for the first General English course for 2015.
IALF Surabaya Video Competition Winner
IALF Surabaya ran a video competition recently and the winners are a group called SIEP (Semi Intensive IELTS Preparation/IEP -Intensive English Program).
Their video is titled 'One Day in IALF' and their names are -
Ardiar Ersti Mardisiwi (Semi Intensive IELTS Preparation)
Diah Rizki R. Dini (Intensive English Program)
Irfan Irwanuddin (Semi Intensive IELTS Preparation)
Rizky Arif Nugroho (Semi Intensive IELTS Preparation)
They are a group of students planning to apply for scholarships to study overseas. Most of them are going to take an IELTS test before applying for those scholarships. According to the judges, this video is of good quality, has creative graphics and the story is interesting. The video tells the story about themselves and their IALF experience and their study at IALF Surabaya as they work towards their dream of studying overseas.
Asri talks about his university life in Brisbane
Asri Toldo is from East Kalimantan. He is a current Australia Awards Scholarship holder and is living and studying in Brisbane, Australia. He is studying for his Masters in Environment Advanced with Honours ( Water Resources) at Griffith University. He is having a wonderful time following his dreams and studying in Oz but he is also learning all about Australian life and culture.
As with ALL Australia Awards Scholarship holders, Asri is also an alumni of IALF.
My Campus Life in Brisbane
Live on campus or off campus is same when semester begins. No matter what level you are in: under graduate or post graduate, you are bachelor, master degree students or Phd candidates, your life will be same, ruined in the middle of joy and sorrow filled with thousand words and hundreds articles that take your time day by day until you forget your pains. In some occasions, you may not be able to differentiate the time anymore. It seems to be the same except the time for praying and going to toilet. sometimes time for eating is not included on the schedule. so you can imagine how about time for bathing. It is totally out from the list as the winter is coming soon.
When semester is almost end, I noticed something different especially when due date becomes a hot issue in everyday conversation. At this moment, suddenly life at uni becomes more enjoyable. Everybody seems busy with their own business. Learning center suddenly becomes the most comfortable place to stay in the world. In fact, it is free, safe, warm and full facilities. In some moments, if you are lucky, you will be entertained by people who cheer up themselves with music, jokes and books. So, don't be so surprised when you are walking down to the street and meet someone smiling, singing and talking alone happily. It is a normal life on campus. Or, in the late night, when you hear a loud music shaking the entire world coming from a place next to your window in almost every Tuesday night and a night in the end of the week, then you might think it is the end of world. You might say to yourself wow.. Is this a heaven? Then you have to avoid all the distractions and keep thinking straightly to complete yourself papers. This is the life at uni, and it only happens when you are here sitting in the middle of thousand books on the selves thinking about your future. This is the life that you might experience differently than others and only occurs once in a lifetime before you finally accomplish the journey.
When semester ends, life suddenly changes. All the stories during semester are kept tightly in mind. A new hope is waiting in other part of world to explore.
Like an eagle, flying highly to the sky, then dropping in a rock in a top of the mountain, looking at the beauty of its creation on the beach and enjoying a rest of the nights with a glass of tea and waking up in the next day with a happy face. This life is more exciting than playing a roller coaster, more dramatic than cast away and even more romantic than Indian movies. This life is a miracle that is only felt when you experience it. That is the life that I will miss someday when I have finished my study and returned to my real world somewhere in the middle of the forest in Borneo. The life where my son will follow by his own ways to taste the experience.
Toldo in Brisbane - Monday, June 2, 2014 at 11.15 pm.
Young Learners At IALF - an active way to learn English
On Friday May 2nd at IALF Bali, Young Learner SD-level classes learnt how to make recycled paper and then produce decorated sheets of writing paper that they can use. The preparation for the lesson, and the activity itself, was in English only and the level of English used was fantastic. Well done to all the teachers and the very clever young learners.
Pada hari Jumat, 2 Mei, para siswa Young Learners SD di IALF Bali belajar bagaimana mendaur ulang kertas menjadi kertas baru dengan berbagai hiasan yang dapat mereka pergunakan kembali. Persiapan kegiatan dan penjelasan proses pembuatan dilakukan dalam bahasa Inggris dan tingkat bahasa Inggris yang digunakan selama kegiatan sangat mengagumkan. Pujian bagi semua guru dan para siswa muda yang sangat pandai.
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.
Study Bahasa Indonesia In Bali (SBIB)
IALF's Study Bahasa Indonesia in Bali program offers an attractive package combining 40 hours of Indonesian language training combined with 20 hours of cultural studies introducing Indonesian, and particularly Balinese culture. Garry Forbes, an Australian primary school teacher from Queensland, was one of the programs most recent participants. Garry was very impressed with the SBIB program especially and the course's language and culture activity - COOKING.
Suellen Forbes from Toowoomba in Queensland, a primary school teacher, was very impressed by the facilities at IALF. Suellen has been to IALF Bali many times and always looks forwards to returning for more study of the Indonesian language so that she can teach ibahasa better in her busy classrooms.
Listen to Sue Ellen talk about the facilities at IALF Bali