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TEFL Courses in Surabaya | Indonesia


If your goal is to work and live within a new culture, there’s no better place to gain tefl international’s certificate than in Surabaya.

Surabaya is located on the exotic island of Java. Since 2007, we’ve been certifying teachers and helping them find employment in Indonesia, Asia and the rest of the world. Located in the South Pacific’s Ring of Fire and in close proximity to world-class beaches, trainees are surrounded by natural beauty while gaining tefl certification in Indonesia.

Surabaya is packed full of interesting things to do and see. The area is full of scenic beaches, wildlife preserves, marine gardens, ancient temples, highland lakes as well as volcanoes. The most well known of these is probably Mt. Bromo. This active volcano provides opportunities for hiking to the top of its caldera and watching Earth belch out its heat in the form of lava and magma. While there, trainees can visit Welirang, also known as “Sulfur Mountain” and take in its mountain vistas.

Surabaya is neighbored by the city of Malang, both are centers for big business and therefore offer plenty of opportunity for employment. You’ll have no trouble finding restaurants, cafés, theaters, high-end shopping outlets and nightclubs in both of these cities.

You can access other parts of Java rather easily by train or bus. Flights from Surabaya to other major cities are also available. The famous island of Bali is only a 30-minute journey away. Located in East Java is the island of Maura. You can visit here and experience yet another unique culture. This island is about 80 miles long and is famous for its bull races, where young jockeys are pulled on a crude sled by a pair of huge bulls along a 100-yard course.

Lifetime Job Support

In addition to certifying trainees as tefl teachers, we also offer worldwide lifetime job support so we can help course graduates find teaching work in indonesia or anywhere else there is demand for qualified efl teachers.

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The page links below will direct you to helpful information about accommodation, course fees, starting dates and more. We encourage you to read over those pages and contact us with any further questions you may have. If we’re online, please feel free to open up a chat line and we’ll answer your questions immediately.

4 weeks in-class course in Surabaya
special price on offer from
$ 1790

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!

The School

Our TEFL training center is located in the heart of Surabaya, providing you convenient access to a variety of attractions, fantastic beaches, as well as plenty of entertainment options.

Our classrooms are spacious and comfortable. We always provide all the equipment and resources you need to successfully complete your course and gain your teaching certificate. You’ll also have access to the Internet, phone and fax with the school manager’s approval.

With the help of our experienced training staff, you’ll deliver lessons to real EFL students who do not speak English as their native language. Students are enthusiastic and provide a supportive environment in which to learn the skills needed to become an effective teacher. In addition to the trainers and students, our office staff are helpful, diligent and will make every effort to help you throughout your training.

If you have any questions concerning our TEFL training course in Indonesia, please feel free to chat with us online by opening a chat line. If we are not available, please contact us.


There are two main accommodation options for our Surabaya TEFL training course. The first option consists of a room in a furnished apartment located only a five-minute walk from the centre itself. All rooms have a private bathroom, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. You will also have access to a laundry service and a common area that can be used for socializing or lesson planning. In the area around the accommodation you will find a variety of restaurants, bars and other entertainment venues, as well as shops, markets and even a gym with basic equipment and a large swimming pool. This accommodation option is priced at US$ 150 for the duration of the course.

The second accommodation option is located around 20 to 30 minutes from the training centre which can easily be reached by inexpensive local transport. This large and comfortable apartment has all the facilities you need and is priced at US$ 250 for the duration of the course.

Both options include all bedding but we do ask that you bring your own towels. For a small fee, you are welcome to have family or friends stay with you during the course. We simply ask that you notify us of this arrangement as soon as possible.

At ITTT we hope to ensure your stay with us is comfortable and enjoyable, with that in mind we promise to meet any reasonable special requests or needs you may have. If you have any questions concerning accommodation, please feel free to chat with us online by opening a chat line. If we are not available, please contact us.

Course dates

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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

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are my payment options?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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.