Trainee Teacher Programme
Study Bali International's Trainee Teacher programme provides a unique, entry level ESL teaching opportunity for newly qualified native speaker teachers to practice and refine their teaching skills in a safe and supportive teaching environment.
The programme is open to newly qualified native speaker ESL teachers from USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand and Australia. Trainees are generally 25 to 35 years of age and positions are offered after an interview and selection process.
Teacher development activities include:
- Weekly workshops covering teaching methodology and lesson planning
- Lesson plan development
- Observed lessons and feedback sessions
- Team-teaching and peer observations
- Coaching and guidance from SBI's academic team leaders.
Trainee teachers have set weekly deployments and develop teaching skills across a variety of course types that include:
- Online classes: young learners, private students, large school groups.
- Large classes at universities: (25 to 35 students)
- Private classes and small groups: (1 to 5 students)
- Study camps: in-class and outbound sessions: (6 to 20 students)
Trainees are also expected to attend Bahasa Indonesian classes at least twice a week and SBI also provides free Mandarin language classes to trainees who are considering teaching positions in China.
The objective of the 6 month programme is for trainee teachers get exposure to teaching a variety of class types so that they can build their confidence and develop into well-rounded and competent teachers.
SBI can also assist trainee teachers with job placement in China at the completion of the programme and many of our trainees take advantage of this service to secure work in the lucrative China ESL sector.
While in Bali trainee teachers will also have plenty of opportunities to explore the island and the school team generally enjoys monthly outings to a place of interest on the island.
This opportunity provides young teachers with the chance to develop teaching skills and confidence while enjoying six months living on the beautiful island of Bali.
Hear from some of our trainee teachers....
"I have completed the trainee teacher programme at SBI and I couldn't be happier, The staff are extremely kind and accommodating and they really work with you. The teaching has been an amazing and rewarding experience and having the opportunity to teach in-class as well as online is wonderful. It was great to get some experience and use my TEFL" - Renea - USA.
"When I started at SBI, I had no formal training or real experience as a teacher and the school helped me to gain my TEFL certification and grow as a teacher through training, workshops and constant guidance from more experienced staff. Over the course of six months I gained the confidence to teach not only online lessons but also in-class students in a real classroom setting. The experience has been invaluable and I look forward to continuing my journey on the beautiful island of Bali!" - Lesleigh - South Africa.
- First month's accommodation
- Training & development
- 22 hour teaching deployment
- Monthly outings
- Visa support
- Post programme job placement services
- TEFL certification (select applicants)
- Medical insurance
- Flight ticket