Take our 4-week TEFL/TESOL in-class course in Surabaya
Being located in the 'Ring of Fire' and in close proximity to world-class beaches, you will find yourself in a tropical paradise while taking your TEFL course with us in Indonesia.
Our TEFL course centre in Indonesia is located in Surabaya, the second largest city on the exotic island of Java.
Surabaya provides a wide variety of social and cultural opportunities. It has tasty Indonesian cuisine, great water sport activities, a vibrant nightlife and countless paths and trails for exploring the national parks and volcanoes in the area.
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TESOL Certifications in Surabaya | TESOL in Indonesia

Founded in 2007, the TEFL International training centre in Indonesia brings our internationally acknowledged TESOL course to 'The Ring of Fire.' Situated near the eastern end of the famous island of Java, the Surabaya TESOL centre is close to world class scenery and beaches.

Our Indonesian TESOL training facility is in paradise's backyard. Surabaya offers a great variety of cultural and social activities, an exciting nightlife, water sports and other activities, delicious Indonesian cuisine, warm people and many teaching opportunities nearby. Surabaya and its surrounds are certain to give you what you want in a TESOL course in Indonesia.

Why TESOL Indonesia?

Principal among many reasons for TESOL teachers to venture to Indonesia is the desire to travel and to deeply experience working and living in a very different culture. Many points of interest exist in the East Java area. The most famous of these is Mt. Bromo. Imagine taking a hike to the top of this active volcano, standing in ankle deep ash, and witnessing a majestic tropical sunrise while you breathe in the sulfur and gaze upon the fire blasting out of the huge crater.

Both Surabaya and nearby Malang are large commercial cities and, therefore, offer a variety of entertainments. Restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, exclusive shopping areas and theatre can all be found on their busy streets

Eating out is a national pastime In Indonesia. Many will go clear across town to dine at a roadside stall with a good reputation. Specializing in one or two selections, you will very often find their ingredients to be fresh and delicious.

The eastern reaches of Java have an abundance of interesting attractions, from scenic beaches to temple sites, volcanoes, highland lakes, wildlife preserves and marine gardens.

There is easy access to other parts of Java via train service and excellent roads. Flights between other major cities and Surabaya are plentiful. You won't want to miss the splendor of Bali, a mere half hour's hop away. This famous island is also readily reached by road and a short ferry ride. For a taste of yet another culture, you can visit the island of Madura, located in the province of East Java and known for its bull races.

See the glorious mountain scenery of Mount Bromo with its sea of sand and crater and Welirang (or "sulphur mountain"). Visit East Java's remnants of the former Majapahit Empire's glory at some outstanding temple ruins and other recent archaeological finds. The region's primary claim to fame in modern history is that it played the leading role in Indonesia's struggle for independence from colonial rule in 1945.

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The School

The building housing the TEFL International school is situated in the center of Surabaya, providing great access to all the best entertainment, tourist attractions and fantastic beaches that the city has to offer. The building itself is comfortable and has spacious classrooms. You'll find our school equipped with white boards and all the resource materials you'll need for a successful TESOL course.

With approval from the school's manager, you can have access to the internet, fax and phone. You may also leave your outgoing mail at the front desk for the same charge as the post office. It will be posted the next morning.


You will have two accommodation options during your TESOL course in Surabaya. Option 1 is a private room located within a short walk of the school. These rooms are clean and comfortably furnished and include a private bathroom, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. The building also has a laundry service and a common area that can be used for lesson planning or socializing. Close by you will find a variety of restaurants, bars and other entertainment facilities, including a gym with basic equipment and a large swimming pool. This option costs US$ 150 for the duration of the course.

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

All bedding is included in the price of your accommodation, although we do ask that you supply your own towels. For a small additional, per person charge, you are also welcome to invite family or friends to stay with you during the course. We just ask that you give us as much notice as possible so it can be arranged in advance.

We want you to have an enjoyable and comfortable stay during your course with ITTT. With this in mind, we will make every effort to take into account any special requests for accommodation you may have.

Course dates

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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
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$ 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.