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TEFL Certification Surabaya | TEFL Indonesia

Established in 2007, The tefl international training centre in indonesia brings our internationally accepted TEFL course to 'The Ring of Fire.' Located at the eastern end of the historic island of Java, the Surabaya tefl centre is close to some of the most stunning beaches and scenery worldwide.

Our TEFL course in Indonesia center is right next door to paradise. With a wide variety of social and cultural activities, water sports and other activities, vibrant nightlife, delectable Indonesian cuisine, friendly people and close proximity to an abundance of teaching opportunities, Surabaya (and surrounding areas) is sure to have what you are looking for in a TEFL course location.

TEFL teachers come to Indonesia for a wide variety of reasons and amongst the most common is the urge to travel and experience living and working in another culture. There are several points of interest around the East Java region - the most famous of which being Mt. Bromo - a smoldering volcano within a huge volcanic crater.

Surabaya and Malang both have a variety of activities as they are both large commercial centers. Surabaya has many exclusive shopping malls, as well as theatre, nightclubs, cafes, and restaurants, which can be easily found on the major streets.

In Indonesia, eating out seems to be a national pastime. People travel across town to eat at roadside stalls with good reputations. These stalls tend to specialize in one or two dishes so the produce is always delicious and fresh.

Eastern Java has plenty of tourist attractions, from temple sites to scenic beaches, highland lakes, volcanoes, marine gardens and wildlife reserves.

Connected with the rest of Java by excellent roads and train services, there are also flights between Surabaya and other major cities in the country including the delectable Bali, just half an hour's flight away. It is also easily accessible by road and regular ferry from Bali and Java. The island of Madura, famous for its bull races, is part of the province of East Java, though it has its own traditions and language.

Magnificent mountain scenery include the crater and sea of sand at Mount Bromo, the ""sulphur mountain"" Welirang and the rugged lien Plateau. Little of the former Majapahit Empire's former glory still stands in East Java today, with the exception of some exceptional temple ruins and some recent archaeological discoveries. East Java's main claim to fame in modern history is its vanguard role in the struggle for independence against colonial forces in 1945.

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The School

The TEFL International school building is located in the heart of Surabaya, offering easy access to all the best beaches, entertainment and tourist sites the city has to offer. The building is spacious and comfortable, with large classrooms, white boards and complete resource materials.

The school phone, fax and internet facilities are available for trainee use with prior approval from the school manager. Outgoing mail can be left at the front desk and will be posted the following morning. We simply charge you the same price that the post office charges us.


Our TEFL course accommodation in Surabaya consists of two main options. Option 1 is a private room located within a five-minute walk of the school. All rooms have a private bathroom, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi and are clean, comfortable and adequately furnished. There is also a laundry service available and a comfortable common area which can be used for lesson planning or simply socializing. All rooms are also located within easy reach of various shops, markets, restaurants, bars and other entertainment sites. There is also a gym close by with basic equipment and a large swimming pool. This option costs US$ 150 for the duration of the course.

Option 2 is a larger, private room located in an apartment around 20 to 30 minutes from the school. Travelling between the apartment and the training centre is a simple journey as local transport is both inexpensive and readily available. This option costs US$ 250 for the duration of the course.

All bedding is provided, but you will need to bring your own towels. You are more than welcome to invite friends or family members to stay in your room during the course - just please let us know as soon as possible. There is a minimal extra charge per additional person per room.

Please be assured that any special requests or requirements regarding accommodation will be taken into account, and we will do all we can to oblige.

Course dates

Coming soon...

Please check out our other course locations if you wish to attend a course before this one becomes available...

Course fees

The total price is divided into: deposit and balance.

The deposit may be paid via a) credit card b) Paypal c) wire transfer d) Western Union.

The balance of the course fee must be paid by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the training center on the first day of the course.


US$ 600
to be paid in advance
US$ 1190
to be paid on arrival

Accomodation Fees

The accommodation fees are not part of the course price and you are free to choose whichever accommodation option you prefer.

If you choose to use our accommodation, it should be paid for either by cash, PayPal or bank transfer directly to the school at the start of the course.

Full Course
US$ 150
(to be paid on arrival)
Full Course
US$ 250
(to be paid on arrival)
4 weeks in-class course in Surabaya
special price on offer from
$ 1790

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?


    Course deposits must be paid to our administrative center. Credit/debit card payments are the fastest and cheapest way to pay, but we also accept payments via Western Union, Pay Pal and bank transfer. While there are no deadlines for a deposit, courses can fill up quickly and your seat will only be reserved after the deposit has been paid.

    Once you make your deposit, you will receive an email with an informational packet that provides detailed information about the course and Surabaya itself.

    The balance of course fees is payable on the first day of class and can be made with a credit/debit card, cash or traveler’s check.

  • What are my accommodation options?


    You have two options for accommodation during your training course in Surabaya. Our standard option (US$ 150) is located within walking distance of the school and consists of a private room with air-conditioning, a private bath and Wi-Fi. Our second option (US$ 250) consists of a larger room located around 20 to 30 minutes from the school. Both options are clean, comfortable and priced for the duration of the course.

    Your accommodation is available starting on the Saturday before the course begins through Friday (5:00 PM) following the final week. We hope you will plan to arrive in Surabaya by Saturday as this will give you a chance to relax and get accustomed to your surroundings before the course begins. If you wish to arrive in Surabaya before the Thursday when your accommodation is available, we can provide assistance in finding reasonably priced and well located rooms.

  • What travel documents will I need for indonesia?


    All visitors to Indonesia are required to carry a passport valid for at least six months after arrival date. Visitors to Indonesia from the United Kingdom, North America, Australia and New Zealand can stay in Indonesia for a maximum of 30 days on a tourist visa. Citizens from all other countries should contact their local consulate to obtain current travel regulations. Your local consulate can advice you on longer visa options. Post course your employer should provide you with a working visa once terms and conditions have been agreed.

  • What is the course schedule?


    Class time is generally 9:00am to 4:00pm, with mid morning and afternoon breaks as well as a lunch break. For approximately two weeks, you will be preparing to teach, learning all of the things you need to know in order to be successful in the classroom. For the other two weeks, you will actually be teaching each morning and preparing your materials in the afternoons.

  • What can I expect during teaching practice?


    We invite local Indonesian students for the trainees’ teaching practice. Indonesian students are very keen and enthusiastic and because we don’t charge them to attend, all students come to classes purely because they want to. We teach in our centre as well as in local schools and orphanages.

  • Who usually attends the course?


    Usually trainees from native English speaking countries such as the USA, U.K Australia etc but there will also likely be a few fluent non-native speakers on the course also.

  • Is there a dress code?


    During the input sessions from our trainers the dress code is casual and relaxed. While there is air conditioning available, it is hot and humid in Surabaya, so you will want to dress comfortably. Shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, and flip flops are the norm. When you are teaching as part of the course the dress code is smart and conservative. Your shoulders must be covered, and any skirt or trousers must cover your knees when you are sitting down. For women, be careful that your shirts are not too low cut or show your stomach as you may need to lean over to help a student sitting at a desk. Jeans and shorts are not acceptable. Men should wear a collared shirt, though short sleeves are fine. Shoes or sandals should be smart.

  • What should I bring for course studies?


    All course related materials and equipment is provided but when you secure work you may be asked to provide copies of your birth certificate, college degrees and transcripts. You might also consider obtaining an international driving permit if driving in Indonesia should be necessary for you.