Whichever TEFL destination you choose to do the course, you can be assured of a spectacular location. Choose Bali for a tropical surf beach vibe, or Siem Reap for its rich culture and proximity to the world heritage site of Angkor Wat Temple Complex … or, bustling Bangkok, a city that never sleeps and the travel hub of Asia.
Bali is a world-famous island in the Indonesian archipelago. Located in the Java Sea, Bali is an approximately 4-hour flight from Australia’s west coast and only a 10-hour flight from London.
The island is known for its immense surf scene, gorgeous rice paddies, and its yoga culture. Local hospitality and culture make a warm and comforting experience whilst feeling relaxed and safe.
The varied landscape of hills and mountains, rough and rugged coastlines, lush sandy beaches, gorgeous rice terraces, and barren volcanic hillsides all provide the perfect photo backdrop to the deep and cultured soul of the island. Bali is paradise on earth.
Why do your TEFL course in Bali, Indonesia?
If you’re a beach bum, you won’t be disappointed in Bali’s offerings. From soft white palm-fringed beaches to dramatic black volcanic sand beaches you’ll find a place to top up your tan. And if deejays playing chilled tunes and a barman on hand to refill your mojito are your thing, then you’ll find trendy beach clubs galore – just listen for the beat and let your nose follow the scent of coconut suntan lotion and you’ll soon see the deck chairs and tasseled sun umbrellas. Any surfer will include Bali on their list of all-time ultimate waves to ride. Along Kuta beach, you’ll see endless surf schools where beginners can learn the ropes in shallow waters. Big-time surfers will head to Uluwatu. It’s rare that you’ll find a day with an unrideable wave in in Bali at one of the many surf spots.
Bali is known for its stylish shops – particularly in Seminyak where the shopping strip includes some of the best retail therapy outlets for clothing and interiors. You’ll pick up some great bargains, but better yet, you’ll find unique items, often locally made.
Bali has much to offer those who want to soak up new cultures. Participate in interesting festivals and ceremonies, visit spectacular Balinese Hindu temples, and marvel at the colourful offerings put out daily by the locals. Canang sari is one of the daily offerings made by locals to thank the Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa. Canang sari will be seen in the temples as well as on small shrines in houses, and on the ground.
Are you a nature lover? Each day can bring on a new adventure in the great outdoors, from exploring the many beaches to hiking a volcano to meeting the inquisitive monkeys in the Monkey Forest in Ubud (they are free, wild, and protected – but cheeky!) Bali’s interior, mountains and beaches, as well as surrounding islands all invite you to explore.
If you’re looking for a pamper session, Bali has a great selection of spas, retreats, and wellness centres that cater to all budgets.
A visit to Bali is no time to diet. From delicious local dishes to international fare, Bali is a foodie’s paradise. Add to that a coffee culture and beach bar scene and you’ll never want for a good meal. Of course, restaurants with a view are aplenty – whether it’s a view of a beach break in Canggu or a picturesque rice paddy in Ubud. From street food to fine-dining, Bali has it all.
Bali is but one island of many forming the country of Indonesia. Your opportunities to explore and also teach, don’t stop here.
Destination TEFL Accreditation
Destination TEFL offers TEFL/TESOL courses in academic collaboration with Asian College of Teachers (ACT), Asia’s largest teacher training body with 30,000 alumni and 600 schools associations across Asia.
We have sourced great accommodation options at reduced rates for our trainees, all within walking distance to the training centre.
A detailed list of accommodation will be provided in our emailed info pack.
The following areas/subjects are covered during your 4 weeks of TEFL / TESOL training at Destination TEFL / TESOL:
- An introduction to South East Asian culture – to help your transition into the local classroom and community.
- Teaching techniques – we provide you with models to teach beginners as well as advanced students, young learners and adults
- Teaching the four skills of language: speaking, listening, reading and writing
- Planning a course for special purposes (such as for a business)
- Grammar – brushing up yours as a teacher, and techniques to teach grammar
- Creating materials for lessons
- Lesson planning
- Suitable activities for the language classroom
- Discipline in the classroom
- Building rapport with your students, including warmers and coolers in the classroom.
- Classroom management, covering all aspects
- Teaching one-to-one, as well as larger classes
- Teaching vocabulary
- Understanding problems for Asian learners (understanding the differences between their language and English) as well as for other key languages, such as Spanish and Russian.
- Error correction techniques
- Preparing your CV/resumé, and tips for the interview process
- Teaching business English
Teaching practices and assignments:
You will have the opportunity to conduct several full lessons (teacher practices). These are observed by a trainer, and detailed and constructive feedback is given to you after each lesson, to help you improve for your next lesson, and your career to follow. (You will get an opportunity to teach both young learners and adults). Our qualified trainers will assist you with the lesson planning process. Read our blog on making the most of your observed lesson
Materials project: Here you will present the materials used for lessons, to the class.
- A journal entry assignment
- Various lesson planning and group work assignments
- Various tests and tasks over the 4-week course, covering grammar, punctuation and a few other aspects covered in class. We work with our teachers to adequately prepare them for these tests. All content of the tests is covered during the course.
There is no final examination that determines your pass grade. Your final course result is determined by the combined marks of the assignments above, as well as on your participation and teamwork in class, attendance and behaviour.
A grade of at least 70% is required in order to pass the course. More than 50% of this grade is made up of marks for teacher practices.
Trainees are awarded with either a ‘pass’, ‘merit’, ‘high merit’ or ‘distinction’ on their certificates. All graduates also receive a report, and those who obtain a distinction, are also presented with a personalised letter of reference.
|Bali Full Onsite Course Dates|
|17 January 2022 to 10 February 2022|
|21 February 2022 to 17 March 2022|
|04 July 2022 to 28 July 2022|
|08 August 2022 to 01 September 2022|
|04 September 2022 to 29 September 2022|
|10 October 2022 to 03 November 2022|
|14 November 2022 to 08 December 2022|
|Bali TEFL Extension Dates|
|26 January 2022 to 10 February 2022|
|02 March 2022 to 17 March 2022|
|13 July 2022 to 28 July 2022|
|17 August 2022 to 01 September 2022|
|13 September 2022 to 29 September 2022|
|19 October 2022 to 03 November 2022|
|23 November 2022 to 08 December 2022|
The schedule over the 4-week period will be as follows, including class days, cultural days and days off (This timetable is subject to change as required by the course director). Class times are generally from 9am to 4pm but may vary depending on teaching pracs and other factors. Additional work such as resourcing and lesson planning will need to be done after hours, either as teamwork or individually.
The 1st two weeks will be comprised of input sessions on the techniques, strategies and theories that that you will then apply in a real classroom setting.
In the second half of your course you will be putting into practice everything you’ve been taught by taking you into a real classroom environment with observed teacher practica with non-native English speaking students and given detailed feedback with which to improve and grow.