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  • jessyb
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    31 March, 2008 at 16:12
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    Hi all,

    I’m thinking of going to Indonesia to teach for a year, and have

    found a website offering both the TEFL training and a placment in a

    school- the website is i-to-i. It seems ok to me, but I just wondered

    if any had any experience of them, and in general any do’s or

    don’ts for teaching in Indonesia. Any advice would be welcome!!!

    Thanks!!x

    dan
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    4 April, 2008 at 9:57
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    Reply To: Considering teaching in Indonesia

    Hi Jessy

    i-to-i has a good reputation – it’s one of the bigger TEFL course providers. Is your course with them online or classroom-based? Do they guarantee placement in a particular school or just help with finding a placement?

    Dan

    jessyb
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    7 April, 2008 at 9:49
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    Reply To: Considering teaching in Indonesia

    Hi Dan,

    Thanks for your reply.The course I was looking at was 100 hr, 20

    hrs of which was is classroom based over a weekend and the rest

    is online, and guaranteed job placement, not with a specific school.

    Is that something I should be looking for?

    Jessy

    dan
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    7 April, 2008 at 17:00
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    Hi Jessy

    A 100 hour course with a weekend classroom component is good – if you decided that you wanted to teach after your year in Indonesia, that classroom component to your online course will help you a lot. It’ll also help to have had a feel for what it’s like to get up in front of a class when you start your first job – learning the theory is great of course, but it can’t teach you how it feels to stand up in front of a class and put it into practice.

    Regarding the school, I wouldn’t worry too much, but it might be worth asking them which schools they place their trainees in – you can then give us the names in this forum – someone might have some experience of them that could help you.

    Good luck, Dan

    john.pendergrass
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    8 April, 2008 at 5:30
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    Hi Jessy and Dan,

    I’m currently a DoS in a school in Surabaya and have knowledge of which schools are good and ones to avoid.

    Dan, good going on telling Jessy to do the classroom aspect of the course. I’m on the recruitment team for my school and we avoid those who have internet certs with no teaching practice.

    Jessy, let me know who they try to set you up with and I’ll try to be a voice of objectivity.

    John

    jessyb
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    11 April, 2008 at 10:18
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    Reply To: Considering teaching in Indonesia

    Hi John,

    That’s really helpful, thanks! Will post on here as soon as I know,

    Jessy.

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