Bali is a wonderful travel destination, and a great place to combine pleasure with gaining some skills. If you have taken the TESOL course online, or are interested in doing so, this retreat is the perfect way to get some practical teaching experience, as well as have some down time to enjoy the island.
I have been teaching in Bali for over 20 years, and have my own language school, where I teach both children and adults, in general and business English. I also have collaborated with Stella’s Child, a Bali based Charity focused on providing practical training to the children from the orphanages. Some of the time during your stay will be spent with these orphanage kids, and I can guarantee you will find the experience uplifting, as they are the friendliest and most motivated kids I have ever met!
Airport pick up and transport to the accommodation. You will be staying in twin rooms, although there are double rooms available if you want to have a room to yourself, but there will be a supplement for that. For those that take the twin option, we will do our best to pair you with a like minded travel buddy to share your room. There is free wifi and a private pool. This day will involve introductions, and relaxing by the pool, and settling in. Depending on how we feel we can either have dinner at the hotel or venture out for something to eat.
Introduction, and going over what you have learned on the TESOL course, I will be happy to answer any questions that you may have, as well as give you some practical tips on how to put that theory in to practice. We will be preparing lesson plans for the week.
Training and practice. After completing your lesson plans, you will have the chance to teach some of my students, while being watched by myself and the others on the course, and we will all provide feedback and suggestions.
Sightseeing: We will be visiting a traditional Balinese house compound, in a more remote area of Bali, far away from the tourist crowds, so that you can get a taste of the way that the Balinese people live. Next is a leisurely drive through small villages, bamboo jungles and the spectacular terraced rice fields of Jatiluwih . These rice fields are beautiful enough to have been placed as a potential UNESCO world heritage site. There will be a stop during the day for lunch ( not included). The last stop of the day is Tanah Lot which is one of Bali’s most famous temples just in time to watch the sunset before being dropped back at the accomdation.
More training and practice, this time, with the orphanage kids
This day will be for private mentoring with specific feedback and advice on how to improve your teaching skills, and how to land yourself a job. After checking out, you will have the chance to do some shopping before catching your flight back home.
Optional extra 2 days:
If you are interested in extending for an extra 2 days we are offering a 2 day getaway in Nusa Ceningan, which is a small island off the coast of Sanur. It is a 30 minute boat ride away, and well worth the visit. It is like stepping back in time, as the roads are small, and there is very little traffic. It is the perfect place to relax, and recuperate before heading back home. Here is a bit of motivation for taking this:
The total price for the 5 day retreat is $650. You will need to make a $200 deposit via Paypal to secure your place, the rest will need to be paid a week before the retreat starts. If you would like a room to yourself there is a supplement of $250 for the 5 nights. You will be able to let me know when you RSVP and this will need to be paid at the same time as the balance.If you choose to take the extra 2 day option, that will be another $150 to cover the boat and accommodation on the island.
You need to have 6 months left on your passport, and a return ticket home. Please also make sure you organise Travel Insurance prior to travelling and are covered for all activities that you plan to take part in during the trip.
You will not need a visa to travel to Indonesia, provided you have a passport that entitles you to a visa on arrival. If you have a passport issued in another country please message me and I will see if you need to apply for a visa.
Please check with your doctor as to what vaccinations you need for the trip and make sure that you book yourself in in plenty of time.
What is Included:
- 5 nights accommodation staying in a villa in twin room with breakfast included each morning.
- All transfers
- Full day trip. (lunch not included).
What is NOT included:
- International flights to and from Bali
- Activities other than those stated above in the itinerary.
Please feel free to contact me for more details. Hope you will be joining us!