IALF Surabaya receives “Akreditasi A” from BAN (National Accreditation Board)
IALF Surabaya has been awarded the top score, “A”, for its language course services by the National Accreditation Board (Badan Akreditasi Nasional: BAN). This reflects our ongoing commitment to providing high-quality and professional language training. We are very happy with this and look forward to continuing to provide the best service for our students and clients.
IALF Surabaya Staff Changes
We would like to wish Alex Gough all the very best as he leaves IALF Surabaya after almost 20 years' service as Manager of the centre. Alex is now proud owner of a language school in the Puglia region of Italy. Thanks for everything, Alex - you leave a wonderful new Centre behind! Selamat Jalan, Arrivederci ...
Francis O'Brien takes up the helm as Manager of IALF Surabaya - welcome to the team, and we look forward to working with you.
Denise Finney presents to Alex Gough, departing IALF Surabaya Manager
Francis O'Brien - new IALF Surabaya Manager
Papua comes to IALF Bali
This video was previewed during the Kabupaten Pegunungan Bintang opening ceremony held at IALF Bali in March 2017. The video show various activities that the KPB group has carried out in the last months during their studies here at IALF, which includes life at IALF, in-class English language sessions, life skills workshops and excursions to various cultural landmarks in Bali.
Midwifery lecturers and students from Charles Darwin University at IALF Bali
A group of midwifery lecturers and students who are going travelling around Denpasar and Ubud to work in different health centres and hospitals with local midwives. This program is offered as part of the students training at the Charles Darwin University where they are studying to be midwives. The visit program is conducted every year, yet it was their first studying Indonesian with IALF Bali.
Theresa Clasquin, the group leader as well as a lecturer in Midwifery at the CDU, on behalf of the group, has extended her sincerest thanks to IALF Bali and specifically to the teacher, Komang Yudistira Adi Nugraha (Yudis) for the training on Sunday afternoon 18 June 2017. The session according to her was extremely well organised and was very interesting and engaging. The training was also made very specific to the students’ needs and helped the group learn terms related to pregnancy and childbirth, apart from information about Balinese Culture, which has been invaluable for the trip. For all the positive feedback, it is to be hoped that the collaboration will continue for years to come.
Rombongan dosen dan mahasiswi kebidanan yang melakukan kunjungan kerja keliling di berbagai PUSKESMAS dan rumah sakit di Denpasar dan Ubud. Program ini diselenggarakan setiap tahun sebagai bagian dari perkuliahan mereka di Universitas Charles Darwin Australia. Namun demikian, ini adalah pertama kalinya mereka belajar Bahasa Indonesia di IALF Bali.
Theresa Clasquin, ketua rombongan sekaligus salah satu dosen di Jurusan Kebidanan Charles Darwin University , mewakili rombongan, mengucapkan rasa terima kasihnya kepada IALF Bali dan khususnya pada guru, Komang Yudistira Adi Nugraha (Yudis), karena kursus bahasa Indonesia yang dilaksanakan pada hari Minggu 18 Juni 2017 sangat terencana, menarik dan mampu melibatkan seluruh peserta. Materi dibuat sangat mengkhusus dan membantu peserta memahami banyak istilah yang berhubungan dengan kehamilan dan kelahiran, selain informasi berharga tentang budaya Bali.
Karena semua masukan yang sangat positif ini, diharapkan kerjasama ini akan terus berlanjut pada tahun tahun yang akan datang.
25 SD students from Kabupaten Pegunungan Bintang (KPB), Papua begin studies at IALF Bali
IALF Bali today gave a very warm welcome to the new group from Kabupaten Pegunungan Bintang (KPB), Papua. This group consists of 25 SD students that will be studying Young Learners English for the next 3 months.
The new group met with the other KPB students that are currently studying at IALF Bali and had a fun day together, welcoming the Regent (Bupati) of Kabupaten Pegunungan Bintang, opening ceremony with management and teachers of IALF Bali and ended the day with an IALF barbeque.
Stay tuned for more inside activities of these wonderful Young Learners students from KPB, Papua. The IALF - KPB Papua program is part of the IALF Specialised Training Division and is funded by the Pegunungan Bintang Regency.
IALF Bali hari ini menerima kelompok belajar istimewa dari Kabupaten Pegunungan Bintang (KPB), Papua. Kelompok ini terdiri dari 25 murid SD yang akan belajar Bahasa Inggris untuk anak-anak (Young Learners English) untuk tiga bulan kedepan. Kelompok ini bertemu dengan kelompok lainnya yang berasal dari KPB yang tengah belajar di IALF, mereka hari ini melawati hari yang penuh ceria yang diisi oleh kedatangan Bupati Kabupaten Pegunungan Bintang, acara pembukaan bersama dengan management dan guru IALF Bali, dan mengakhiri acara dengan barbeque ala IALF. Ikuti terus kami untuk mengetahui kegiatan kelompok dari KPB, Papua dalam perjalanan belajar mereka di IALF. Program Kerjasama IALF – KPB Papua adalah bagian dari Divisi Specialised Training (Pelatihan Khusus) di IALF Bali, dan di danai oleh Kabupaten Pegunungan Bintang.
IALF's Teacher Training Manager, David Bradbury, recently traveled to Amlapura in May to give a 2-hour workshop on Teaching Listening to more than 40 teachers from the Karangasem MGMP (English Teachers Association) located at SMP Negeri 2 Amlapura. It was a successful morning and the teachers were very enthusiastic about the practical activities that were discussed. In July, there will be another workshop in Amlapura with the topic - Teaching Speaking Skills.
Contact us today if your English Teacher Association is interested in conducting a workshop at your school.
The IALF Bali Teacher Training Department recently completed a one-week C-CELT course on Teaching TOEFL® with a very enthusiastic and joyful group in Bali. The lovely group included three lecturers from IAIN Pekalongan, an English teacher from Madrasah Aliyah Negeri Banyuwangi, and another English teacher from SMAN 1 Pakusari Jember. Thank you to the C-CELT Teaching TOEFL® group, we hope that you gained valuable knowledge for your future classes and had a great time with IALF Bali.
For more information about the IALF C-CELT (Certificate in Communicative English Language Teaching), feel free to contact Ibu Wayan Sumiasih at email@example.com
Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships Program at IALF Bali
The Department of Education and Training, Australian Embassy Jakarta conducted an information session about the Australia Awards - Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships Program here at IALF Bali on May 18th. Thank you to Mr Agung Pamungkas from the Australian Embassy in Jakarta who explained the requirements, eligibility and entitlements of the program. Also many thanks to Pak Dewa Made Priyantha Wedagama (Pak Pri) and Ibu Made Pharmawati, for sharing their experiences as alumni of the Australia Awards - Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships Program. If you're interested in the program feel free to drop by IALF and pick up the program brochures while they still last.
IALF Bali welcomes students and lecturers from Wahidiyah Kediri University (Uniwa) - April 25th
IALF Bali was very happy to welcome students and lecturers from Wahidiyah Kediri University (Uniwa) to the IALF Auditorium in Bali on Tuesday April 25th for a one-day workshop on Speaking And Assessment. David and Komang from the Teacher Training Department at IALF Bali led the workshop. The visiting teachers and students participated in a wide range of activities throughout the workshop. As with all teacher training workshops in Bali, there was very little time for participants to sit down and take a rest.
IALF Surabaya's brand new premises in Jl Ngagel
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