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TEFL Surabaya | TEFL Indonesia

Our TEFL course centre in Indonesia is located in Surabaya, the second largest city on the exotic island of Java. Since 2007, we have certified hundreds of teachers and helped them find employment in Indonesia, Asia and the rest of the world. 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.

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. The most well-known of these is probably Mt. Bromo, an active volcano that you can walk to the top of and get spectacular views of the lava and magma below. While you are there, you can also visit Welirang, known as 'Sulphur Mountain', and take in its sea of sand and mountain vistas.

Both Surabaya and the neighbouring city of Malang are big business centres that provide a wide choice of entertainment. Nightclubs, cafes, restaurants, theatres and high-end shopping are all there to be found on the busy streets of both cities. Dining out is also a popular pastime in Indonesia. Locals will happily go all the way across town to eat at a small roadside kiosk that comes highly recommended. These kiosks will often feature just one or two specialties that are of the highest quality available.

Accessing other parts of Java is easy from Surabaya, either by train or its well-maintained roads. Air services from Surabaya to other major cities are also readily available. You will not want to miss the beautiful island of Bali, only a 30 minute flight away. This renowned island can also be easily reached by car or bus and a short ferry ride.

If your goal is to live and work within a new and exciting culture, then there is no better place to gain a TEFL certificate than in Surabaya, Indonesia.

TEFL Course in Surabaya

Our TEFL training centre has spacious and comfortable classrooms and all the equipment and resource materials you will require for a successful and effective TEFL certificate program. During your course in Surabaya, accommodation will be in a private room, unless you ask for other arrangements. This will be in an apartment located close to the tefl school, a mere five-minute walk away. All rooms have air conditioning and a private bath and are comfortably furnished and clean.

The course fees listed on our website are inclusive of course-related lessons, materials, teaching practice, assessments, certificates, references, lifetime job assistance and more. We have no hidden costs or extra charges so the prices you see on the site are the prices you will pay.

Getting Started

The first step in enrolling on our TEFL course in Surabaya is to complete a free application. If you are at least 18 years of age and speak English fluently, you are eligible to apply for the course. The application is brief and we will send you a prompt reply. Once approved, you will receive additional information about the course content and schedule, your accommodation options, travel arrangements, as well as payment options and more.

Apply today and you will be on your way to starting an exciting new career as an EFL teacher. However, training in Surabaya doesn't mean you have to stay in Indonesia. If you would like to move on after the course we can help you find a job almost anywhere in the world.

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 centre is located in the heart of the city of Surabaya, giving convenient access to the most popular tourist attractions, fantastic beaches and entertainment opportunities that the city has to offer. The training centre has spacious and comfortable classrooms and all the equipment and resource materials you will require for a successful and effective TEFL certificate program.

During your stay, you will have access to a telephone, fax machine and internet facilities. You can also drop your outgoing mail off with the front desk for the same price as the local post office. We will post it for you the following day.


During the TEFL course in Surabaya you will have two accommodation options to choose from. Our standard option consists of a room in a large, clean residential complex located within walking distance of the training centre. All our rooms in the complex are comfortably furnished and come equipped with air-conditioning, a private bathroom and Wi-Fi. The accommodation also has a comfortable common area that can be used for lesson planning or socializing, while a laundry service is also available. In the vicinity of the building you will find a variety of restaurants, markets and even a gym with basic equipment and a large swimming pool. Our standard option is priced at US$ 150 for the duration of the course.

The second accommodation option consists of a larger, private room located around 20 to 30 minutes from the school. Travelling between the accommodation and the school is not a problem as local transport is both inexpensive and readily available. This option is priced at US$ 250 for the duration of the course.

During your stay we will provide you with all your bedding, however, we do ask that you provide your own towels. You are welcome to invite family or friends to stay with you during the course for a small additional charge; we simply request that you provide us with as much notice as possible so we can make the necessary arrangements.

At ITTT we do all we can to ensure you have an enjoyable and comfortable stay during your TEFL course in Indonesia. To this end, we are happy to help with any special requests or accommodation requirements that you may have.

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.


USD 600
to be paid in advance
USD 1190
to be paid on arrival

Accommodation 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
USD 150
(to be paid on arrival)
Full Course
USD 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?


    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.