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TESOL Certifications in Surabaya | Indonesia

Special Offer - Sign up for an In-class Course by the end of this month to receive an exclusive Free Online Specialized Course or TESOL Diploma (to be completed after your in-class course). Choose from:

50-hour ITTT Certificate of Teaching Business English course (CTBE) normally priced at $199.
50-hour ITTT Certificate of Teaching Young Learners course (CTEYL) normally priced at $199.
50-hour ITTT Certificate of Teaching English Online course (CTEO) normally priced at $199.
250-hour ITTT TESOL Diploma course normally priced at $499.

Founded in 2007, our Surabaya location brings our internationally recognized tesol course to “The Ring of Fire”. We are located to the east of the beautiful island of Java and surrounded on all sides by stunning scenery and world renowned beaches.

For a chance to take your course in a real part of paradise, Surabaya is the ideal location for you. If the jaw-dropping scenery is not enough, you can bask in the vast array of cultural activities available, or take part in the exciting nightlife and water sports available. The indonesian cuisine is delicious, and you can sit and enjoy this in the company of the warm local people. With many teaching opportunities nearby, Surabaya has everything you want for a fulfilling and rewarding TESOL experience.

Why TESOL Indonesia?

Perhaps the main reason TESOL teachers come to Indonesia is to experience a culture and way of life that is very different and hugely fulfilling. There are so many things you can do in the East Java area that will stay with you for the rest of your life. An example of this is being able to hike to the top of the active volcano, Mt. Bromo. Here you can stand ankle deep in ash and watch the sunrise. While the sun burns above you can look down at the fires blasting out the huge crater below.

There is much more than natural beauty to appreciate here. Surabaya and nearby Malang are both cosmopolitan cities and offer a wide array of shopping, dining and entertainment options. You will be spoilt for choice for shopping areas, theatres, restaurants, bars and clubs.

Eating out in particular is a pleasurable experience and a national pastime in Indonesia. It is not unusual to see many people travel all the way across town just to dine at their favorite roadside stall. These stalls often specialize in a couple of particular dishes, but use the freshest and most delicious ingredients that can be found.

Mount Bromo is a truly glorious site and you can experience its amazing crater and Welirang (sulphur mountain) up close. The former Empire of Majapahit has left its legacy and this can be found in ancient ruins of former grand temples. The region is most famous though, for its role in Indonesia’s struggle for independence in 1945.

The attractions that can be found on the eastern reaches of Java are fascinating. Here you will find scenic beaches, highland lakes, marine gardens, temple sites and volcanoes. Such an abundance and variety of natural wonders would be difficult to find anywhere else.

The rest of Java is easily reachable via a reliable train service and excellent road network. You can also fly from Surabaya to other major Indonesian cities. This will allow you to visit the popular resort of Bali, only a half hour flight away. Bali is also easily reached via land and a short ferry ride. If the liveliness of Bali is not to your taste, you can also visit the island of Madura, known for its bull races. Madura is situated in the province of East Java.

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

Register now & get certified to teach english abroad!

The School

Our TESOL training facility can be found right in the centre of Surabaya, surrounded by the array of tourist attractions, entertainment options and fantastic beaches waiting for you. Our school is fully equipped with all the resources and materials you will need to both study and prepare your own lessons. The classrooms are spacious and comfortable, a perfect environment to develop and practice your teaching skills.

With permission from the manager of the school, you will be allowed access to the internet, fax and phone services. You can also leave any outgoing post at the front desk and we will send this out for you the next morning, charging only the post office fee.


There are two main options for your accommodation in Surabaya. The standard option is a private room located in an apartment no more than a five-minute walk away from the training centre. All rooms are air-conditioned, clean, comfortable, adequately furnished and come with a private bathroom and Wi-Fi. You will also have access to a convenient laundry service and a communal area where you can plan your lessons or simply socialize with fellow course participants. A number of facilities, including bars, restaurants, shops and markets are located close by, as well as a gym with basic equipment and a large swimming pool. This option costs US$ 150 for the duration of the course.

Our second option is 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 for your stay will be provided, but we ask that you bring your own towels. If you would like a family member or friend to stay with you during the course, please let us know as soon as possible. This is permissible for only a small additional per person charge.

We will take any special accommodation requests into account and do all we can to fulfil them. We are committed to providing an enjoyable and comfortable stay throughout your TESOL course in Surabaya.

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
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.


Register for your TEFL/TESOL Course!

  • 1The registration process is free and does not commit you in any way.
  • 2Anyone fluent in English and aged 18+ is eligible for our courses.
  • 3No previous experience or qualifications are required.
  • 4Register today and receive a free e-guide covering the basics of TEFL/TESOL.
  • 5All online courses are entirely flexible and self-paced. Work at your own pace in your own time!

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