Teacher Training

TBI is the only organization in Indonesia that is certified by the university of Cambridge English to run CELTA training courses and this keeps TBI abreast of the latest development in teacher training and teaching methodology.

  • Qualification:
    Issued by Cambridge Language Assessment, a part of Cambridge University.  The most widely recognised initial teaching qualification, and in many countries it is a pre-requisite for employment.  Participants receive a Certificate with grade and an Individual report issued by Cambridge. 
  • Duration:
    120 hours over 21 days (intensive)
  • Fee:
    2300 USD.
  • Enrolment procedure:
    Fill out CELTA application form  > pre-course interview > acceptance or rejection letter > if accepted, complete payment at the latest 4 weeks prior to course commencement. 
  • The course is primarily practical and:
    • develops an awareness of learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
    • covers language analysis and awareness
    • covers language skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing)
    • focuses on planning and resources
    • develops teaching skills and professionalism
  • 2020 CELTA Schedule
    • Bandung:
      • 13 November - 11 December 2020
    • Jakarta:
      • 3 August - 4 September 2020
  • Application Form

    Please be advised that we are also the test venue for Cambridge DELTA Module 1 exam. We charge candidates IDR 2,5 million for administration fee. The exam is 4 hour long conducted on the first Wednesday in June and December every year.

    Please download the form here

    Form can be sent to the following email: teacher.training@tbi.co.id

  • Qualification : issued by TBI.

This program is designed to prepare applicants for future enrollment into the Cambridge CELTA course. Applicants are assigned to different levels in the program to meet their development goals.

  • Duration : 60 hours/level.
  • Qualification : TKT certificate.

The exam preparation courses provide candidates with the essential skills needed to successfully complete the TKT tests.

  • TKT Module 1,2,3 preparation : 60 hours.
  • TKT Module 1 preparation : 30 hours.
  • TKT Module 2 preparation : 15 hours.
  • TKT Module 3 preparation : 15 hours.
  • General Introduction to Teaching English (GITE)
    • Qualification: Issued by TBI.
    • Duration: 35 hours over 5 days. Intensive.
    • Fee: subject to location
    • Enrollment procedure:

      Fill out GITE application form  > pre-course interview > acceptance or rejection letter > if accepted, complete payment at the latest 4 weeks prior to course commencement.  Participants receive a Certificate of attendance and an Individual report issued by TBI.  It aims at developing skills and knowledge to teach adults aged 16+. This intensive course is a very practical introduction to the teaching of English as a foreign language (TEFL). 

  • Introduction to Teaching English to Children (ITEC)
    • Qualification: Issued by TBI.
    • Duration: 30 hours over 5 days. Intensive.
    • Fee: subject to location. IDR 2.5 - 5 million.
    • Enrolment procedure:

      Fill out ITEC application form  > pre-course interview > acceptance or rejection letter > if accepted, complete payment at the latest 4 weeks prior to course commencement.  Participants receive a Certificate of attendance and an Individual report issued by TBI.  It aims at developing skills and knowledge to teach children aged 7-11 years old. The ITEC is a practical introduction to teaching children, and the course is aimed at introducing participants to a modern, fun, ‘activity-based’ approach. The programme has three short peer teaching practices. This course is usually taken after a participant has successfully completed a GITE.

  • Introduction to Teaching English to Pre-schoolers (ITEP)
    • Qualification: Issued by TBI.
    • Duration: 30 hours over 5 days. Intensive.
    • Fee: subject to location.
    • Enrolment procedure:

      Fill out ITEP application form  > pre-course interview > acceptance or rejection letter > if accepted, complete payment at the latest 4 weeks prior to course commencement.  Participants receive a Certificate of attendance and an Individual report issued by TBI.  The ITEP is similar to the ITEC and focuses on teaching younger children aged 4-6 years who are unable to read or write in English yet. The input sessions cover topics such as using storytelling, and arts and crafts in teaching ESL to children of this age. There are a few peer teaching pratices scheduled at various times within certain sessions. 

  • Teacher Development Workshops (TDW)
    • Qualification: Issued by TBI.
    • Duration: 2 hours and 4 hours in one day.
    • Fee: subject to location.
    • Enrolment procedure:

      Participants receive a Certificate of attendance issued by TBI.  Enrolment procedure: payment at the latest 5 working days prior to workshop day.  The workshops are designed for practicing teachers, who want to learn about specific aspects of teaching English. 

      • TDWs offer the following benefits to participants:
        • To learn about and develop a thorough understanding of a specific area of teaching
      • TDW topics (this list is not exhaustive):
        1.Teaching Pronunciation2.Teaching Pronunciation
        3.Teaching Children How to Read and Write in English4.Storytelling with Children
        5.Teaching Large Classes6.Teaching Very Young Learners
        7.Teaching with Minimal Resources8.Teaching Writing
        9.Teaching Grammar10.Testing
        11.Key Teaching Skills12.Teaching Business English
        13.Projects for Young Learners14.Teaching Conversation

Each institution faces different development needs. We work closely with our clients to identify their needs and then tailor training programs that answer them. Training time and place of delivery are arranged based on our client’s requirements.

* Please note that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, there is a possibility for some or all of the courses to be conducted online.

For further information, please contact : teacher.training@tbi.co.id  •  Placement Test