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Last name:
Mailing address:
House or apartment number:
City,state/province
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Postal Code
Telephone number(please include country code)
Email Address:
Date of Birth (mm.dd.yyyy)
Gender Male
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Are you a native speaker? Yes
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Passport(s) held(please do not include number)
Emergency contact,number and email
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Your education
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Undergraduate degree(BA/BS)
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Focus of Studies
Diploma(s),Degree(s) Granted
Name of College(s),University
Professional Work Experience
and Dates/Length of Service
(this will help you find work)
Previous Teaching Experience
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What is your current occupation?
Knowledge of other languages
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Please describe any special requirements, medical conditions or dietary restrictions
COURSE DETAILS
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Please briefly explain why you wish to take a TESOL course and your employment plans after you complete the course
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These two questions on the application are important, because they help us to assess your writing and ability to communicate in English at a college level.
1. Please briefly explain why you wish to take a TESOL course and your employment plans after you complete the course.
2. Additional comments or questions?

Once we have this information we can consider your application and answer your questions

Note: Local circumstances and extras may change without notice. This TEFL International Course is conducted by a separate company working as a subcontractor of TEFL International and is not a non-profit organization.

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Why do people join TEFL courses?

There are a few reasons to join a TEFL/TESOL course: need; curiosity; social-interaction; travel and desired lifestyle; government regulations, or perhaps a lack of other options.

You may already be familiar with the following explanation, but it bears repeating. TEFL means Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and it’s a certification that is required by learning institutions to teach abroad. TESOL is Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Need is easy enough to explain. You need a job, or you need a TESOL qualification to get or keep a job. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that qualifications weren’t necessary for most positions and teaching was a way to spend a year or two traveling.  As the need for English became more pronounced and the price for courses and individual lessons increased, so did the expectation and demand that teachers have quantifiable training. Certain positions needed more qualifications. Teachers who had been teaching for a few years realized that they needed a grounding in methodology. Flying by the seat of your pants will only take you so far.

Another reason may be what is beyond the next hill. We imagine life in another place, or just a chance to move to a new city or a different country. We imagine a different climate, a unique culture and a few extra stamps in our passports. What is it like to walk down a street in Cuba, or sip a drink in Miami’s South Beach? A Parisian café, A stroll through a morning market, an afternoon in a Milanese gallery, or photography in Beijing’s hutongs. Perhaps it’s a quick visit to South East Asia’s volcanic islands,  or do sparkling sandy beaches call?

Social interaction is a bit more difficult to define, only because the need is unique for each person. Some need music and close proximity, while some need solitude with others at a manageable distance.  Some want to be a stranger in a strange land, a James Bond or Lara Croft(gender notwithstanding) Others want to mix and blend. They want local colour, and they want to be at caught up in the energy and intensity of the moments they experience. Experience how wonderful it can be to meet the many students, children, teenagers, and adult learners and learn what an actual school day is like. What are the routines of an office, or the mysteries or minutia of managing a home? To be able to share and compare. To earn an appreciation for a new life; or a better understanding of life back home. Talk to teachers, shop-owners, police officers, butchers, bakers and fellow risk-takers.

The desire to go beyond the gate begins as soon as we can move.  If we didn’t have that basic need to explore, we likely would have never been born. We get our passport, then we search online travel sites, Tumblr, Pinterest, and Facebook.  We Google volcano, beach, resort, palm tree, desert, mountain, or a tropical paradise. We long for the dance, the ceremony, the song or the solitude. Our reason for travel may be cultural, spiritual, intellectually or educational. We may hope to wear swim suits or anoraks, or at least a smile, in place of our normal attire or attitude.

Government regulations are the ironic glue that holds us all together. Whether you hope to teach or eventually sell pineapple pancakes and mocha-guava coffee smoothies you will need to understand the local red-tape. Visas, banking and eventually building a comfortable life are best done legally.  One of the requirements to teach, in countries that pay a living wage, is a TEFL/TESOL certificate.  The course norms are a recognized certificate that runs for four or five weeks over 120 hours. The course should include methodology and observed teaching practice. It should also be externally moderated. From your side, you want a safe environment, a comfortable place to stay and a cultural experience. In order to get a working visa, potential teachers in Indonesia have to be 25 years of age, have a BA, and have a TESL certificate.

A lack of other options sounds vaguely confrontational, or at least insulting. It’s not meant to be either.  Life is tougher than ever. Jobs are scarce and the prospect of never-ending drudge work is not appealing. Teaching overseas offers adventure, travel, social interaction, cultural exchange, and the chance to learn a language.  Certification may not increase your employment options at home, but it may be a prelude to graduate study or open your eyes to a new career, or perhaps entrepreneurial opportunities. Some teachers choose to stay for a couple of contracts, some move on to other countries, and some of us set roots and make a life here. We wish you luck with whichever path you choose.

 

Should you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

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Course Dates

Join us for new TEFL courses in Surabaya http://www.teflindonesia.com
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Apply for the course date best suited for you

Course dates for 2017
Surabaya, East Java

TEFL Course Schedule
(TESOL Certification)

Surabaya, East Java
  • July 3rd
  • August 7th
  • Sept 5th
  • Oct 3rd
  • Nov 7th

No December course

    Surabaya, East Java
  • USD 1,790 (excluding accommodation)
  • Accommodation: USD 150 – USD 250

Please contact us with any more questions

TEFL Indonesia 2018 Course Dates

  • January 7 to Feb 2
  • Feb 5 to 28
  • March 5 to 30
  • April 2 to 27
  • May 7 to 31
  • June 4 to 29
  • July 2 to 27
  • August 6 to 31
  • September 3 to 28
  • October 1 to 26
  • November 5 to 30

December   no course

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Links

Social Media for TEFL Indonesia

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 Friends and Links

Surabaya is an amazing city, but like any large city, it can be difficult to get things done without help. No venture succeeds without the assistance of friends and this is the place where you can meet some of those individuals and groups.

Bridges Surabaya

… Events to bring people cultures and communities together

 

Delish-Creations

Jess Kyriss

Western food catering, canapes, cakes, dessert and a great deal more.Fb : delishboulevard, order/inquiry: w.a /sms 082233441084. www.delishboulevard.com

FHSU

Fort Hays State University

Official Instagram of Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.  www.fhsu.edu

Living in Indonesia

A reference for expats living in Indonesia(now or in the future)

http://www.expat.or.id/

Schools in Surabaya

List of schools in Surabaya(Daftar Sekolah)

Lonely Planet Guidebook

Surabaya

 

Visa on Arrival

Visa Regulations for Visa on arrival Generally new visitors arrive at an international airport in Surabaya, Jakarta,  Denpasar or any of a handful of other Indonesian destinations. You will be able to purchase a visa on arrival at the airport. This is the basic 30 day visa required for entry into Indonesia. Please note that TEFL Indonesia can only offer tips and advice. We can not sponsor or intercede on your behalf. Pay-for-visa-on-arrival (VOA) is open for citizens from these nations: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, People’s  Republic of China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Timor Leste, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America. You can renew the visa without leaving the country, but will need to leave after 60 days. Please follow the link for detailed information: http://www.expat.or.id/info/docs.html To extend your Visa on Arrival requires a visit to the immigration office (2-4 visits are required). The extension application requires:

  • 2 forms (“Formulir untuk perpanjangan pertama visa Sosbud” and “Formulir Perubahan Data Orang Asing”) and a folder. Forms and folder should be free.
  • a Rp 6,000 meterai tax stamp (you can purchase from the post office), or you can use two Rp 3,000 stamps
  • a sponsor’s letter “Surat Permintaan dan Jaminan” saying that they’ll cover your expenses while you are in Indonesia (typed – but no translation is required)
  • Copy of the sponsor’s KTP (identity) card
  • Photocopies of your outbound air ticket
  • your departure card (that you received on arrival)
  • original and photocopy of passport front/signature page, and original  visa page, and the pages of any subsequent extensions
  • black pen
  • Rp 250,000 to cover the official cost of the extension. This is paid for each extension. During the extension where you pay for the digital fingerprints and photo, the cost is Rp 265,000 (that time only).

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