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A reason for being

Welcome to 'Travels with my Angst'.
A blog about family,travel,living in Asia and working in the education industry. Started in China, and continues now that we're back in Indonesia. We do try to provide some useful esources for travelers and for people intending to relocate. It's a place to learn a little something about the kind of individual who would choose to live overseas. What kind of demented loon(are there sane loons?) would choose to teach for a living?
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Christmas Celebration at CEC

December 16th, 2014

Canadian English Course’s Five campuses gather to celebrate Christmas at Java Paragon’s Café

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Course dates for 2015

December 14th, 2014

Course dates for 2015

Site of the Majapahit Empire in Trowulan,East Java

Site of the Majapahit Empire in Trowulan,East Java

Surabaya, East Java

  • January 5-30
  • February 2-27
  • March 2-27
  • April 6-1st of May
  • May 4-29
  • June 1-26
  • July (unlikely due to Ramadan/(Lebaran)Idul Fitri
  • August 3-28
  • September August 31st-25
  • October 5-30
  • November 2-27
  • December 30-23
  • Contact us for more details

    Surabaya is Indonesia’s (southeast Asia) second largest city, and the capital of East Java.

    It is an ancient city with a modern Asian flavour. A mix of cultures, foods, fashion and music to delight the senses and draw you back. Close enough to Bali for weekend trips, Surabaya also has volcanoes and jungles within a few hours drive. Tefl International’s Indonesia course is in the heart of the city and close to eating, and relaxation centers.

    The school building is located in the heart of Surabaya, offering easy access to exploring  and enjoying the  entertainment and tourist sites. The building is spacious and comfortable, with large classrooms, white boards and complete resource materials. The school phone, fax and internet facilities are available for trainee use with prior approval from the School Manager.

http://teflindonesia.com/

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InterNations Christmas Party at Coco Palms

December 14th, 2014

Romance in the sand

Love on the beach

InterNations Christmas Party

On December 13th we celebrated our Christmas with a great dinner, a few drinks and a few games here in Surabaya.

Thanks to everyone who came out. Hope you all had a good time.
Thanks again to the management and staff of Coco Palms. Christian Kyriss, you did a great job.

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Best football holiday destinations

November 18th, 2014

Going away on holiday is one of the best ways of removing yourself from the stress and pressure of everyday life at home or in the workplace, and immerse yourself in new surroundings which have so much to offer. Europe is packed with picturesque landscapes, idyllic scenery and famous landmarks which can create many wonderful memories for single travellers, couples and families to savour. For football fanatics, they may feel that they do not have to leave their own country to experience their favourite sport in all its glory, but travelling overseas offers a unique taste of how other countries approach the game and the euphoria they create. Different countries exude their love and passion for the beautiful game in all kinds of weird and wonderful ways as part of their culture, but opening your eyes to experiencing football in Europe is an opportunity not to be missed. Many games can be too close to call, but backing one of the teams you go to watch play can add to the excitement and memories of going on a football holiday in Europe.

Barcelona

High temperatures, excellent weather and historical landmarks make Spain one of the most popular holiday destinations for millions of holidaymakers, but travelling to Barcelona should be any football fanatic’s dream. From trawling down Las Ramblas to seeing Barcelona Cathedral and other gothic basilicas at first hand, Barcelona is a city steeped in history with wonderful architecture and sights for every holidaymaker to appreciate. It is also home to one of the most prestigious clubs in world football, with Barcelona making a habit of winning trophies ever since their founding in 1899. Many famous names have represented the club over the years, but having the opportunity to watch Lionel Messi, one of the best players to ever play the game, at first hand should not be passed down lightly. Watching Barcelona play their infamous tiki-taka style of play is a joy to behold, and is fitting of a wonderful 99,786 capacity stadium which creates an electric atmosphere. If you are unable to afford a match ticket, then a stadium tour of the Nou Camp is equally recommended, with football fans able to delve into the rich heritage of Barcelona and their unrivalled success, in addition to looking at awe around an iconic stadium.

Amsterdam

Holland is a country enriched in culture and heritage, with Amsterdam remaining one of the most popular European cities for tourism. Although there may be more allure reasons why so many people travel from far and wide to the city, Amsterdam is not short of iconic sights with the church of Saint Nicholas and Westerkerk examples of Renaissance buildings which reflect Holland’s culture. The city is home to Ajax, one of the most successful club sides in world football with a combined total of 71 trophies since they were founded in 1900. Frank De Boer’s current team have continued the club’s tradition for success and play a brand of football that any football tourist would love to see at first view. The Amsterdam ArenA is often used for music concerts in order to increase tourism in the country, but football fanatics can join in with passionate Ajax fans who sing and dance from first whistle to the last.

Munich

Germany have taken a dominant hold of domestic and international football in recent years, with the former showing their muscle in European competitions that teams in other countries simply cannot match. Bayern Munich are undoubtedly the shining light in German football at present, with Pep Guardiola’s side looking almost unbeatable as they look to continue their rich tradition of winning trophies wherever they play. German football has been praised due to the wonderful match day atmosphere created by passionate fans who take full advantage of excellent match day ticket prices to sing their hearts out and get the stadium rocking. It therefore makes logical sense to consider Munich as a potential football holiday location, although the city has much more to offer away from football. Classical architecture and iconic landmarks surround you wherever you go in Munich, with the Frauenkirche and New Town Hall highly recommended sights for any football holidaymaker who wishes to immerse themselves in the culture, food and scenery of Germany before sampling an unbeatable match day atmosphere.

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Madura … off to the races

November 7th, 2014

We had this great idea to go to Madura. We compounded that with the idea of watching the Bull Races. Silly foreign folks.

Karapan Sapi is an annual event and brings a good crowd to Madura. If you like crowds,heat and large smelly animals then this event is tailor made for you.

karapan_sapi

karapan_sapi

Madura is an island near Surabaya. Once upon a time ago it was only reachable by ferry. Lo, they did construct a bridge. It’s a nice bridge.

Suramadu now spans the strait. Madura Strait is a stretch of water that separates the Indonesian islands of Java and Madura, in the province of East Java.

We gathered at the historic Majapahit hotel at 5:00am.

This was another activity for the brave and intrepid souls that make up the legions of Inter Nations. Inter Nations is an organization that tries to create activities so expats and locals can mingle.

A slow start

Cigarette promotion

Apaches in Indonesia?

It all worked out. Well worth the trip.

Madura also has a couple of nice beaches.

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Board Work

November 7th, 2014

An essential element of many classrooms,boardrooms,town halls and sales offices; whether for teaching children or training employees, explaining a policy making a sales pitch. This is the briefest sampling of boards from classrooms.

Some of these boards are for young learners, while some are for teenagers. I will add some boards from adult classrooms and teacher-training sessions.

Board work

This was not to introduce vocabulary, but to elicit from students and concept check. It’s a fun activity because it feels like a game. The pressure is off, so students feel free to participate.

Board work for vocabulary

Board work for vocabulary

Board work Cloze passage

Board work Cloze passage

Board Work Cloze passage part 2

Board Work Cloze passage part 2

Board Work Cloze passage part 3

Board Work Cloze passage part 3

Board work for young learners

Board work for young learners

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New courses for 2014

November 5th, 2014

Course Dates


Course in Surabaya and Bali dates for 2014

  • 1 December – 23 December 2014

Course dates for 2015

Surabaya, East Java

2015

January           5-30
February         2-27
March              2-27
April                6-30(1st of May if scheduling allows)
May                 4-29
June               1-26
July (unlikely due to Ramadan/(Lebaran)Idul Fitri
August           3-28
September   1-25
October         5-30
November    2-27
December   30-23(Saturday classes TBA)

Contact us for more details

Denpasar,   Bali

2015
January        5-30
February      2-27
March           2-27
April              6-30(1st of May if scheduling allows)
May               4-29
June             1-26
July               6-31
August         3-28
September 1-25
October        5-30
November    2-27
December   30-23(Saturday classes TBA)

Please contact us with any more questions

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CEC’s competition is back

November 3rd, 2014
Cita Hati wins the 2014 Debate

1st place for Cita Hati's debate team

CEC’s competition is back

CEC’s competition is back

Join us
Join us
Canadian English Course Competition

Canadian English Course Competition

http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgATTENTION!!!
http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgCEC‘s competition is back at Ciputra World on October 31st – November 2nd, 2014 with TOTAL PRIZEs up to Rp. 25.000.000

http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpg Show & Tell: Kindergarten
http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpg Story Telling: Grade 1 – 6
http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpg General English: Grade 1 – 9
http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpg Debate: Grade 10 – 12

It will be fun

Don’t miss it!
Info: (031) 7320973, 8470411, 7418356
BBM: 75414C6A, 750A0B49

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CEC’s competition @ Ciputra World October 31st – November 2nd, 2014 TOTAL PRIZES up to Rp. 25.000.000

October 1st, 2014

http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgATTENTION!!!http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpg

http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgCEC’s competition is back at Ciputra World  Oct 31st – Nov 2nd, 2014
http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgTOTAL PRIZES up to Rp. 25.000.000
http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgShow & Tell: Kindergarten
http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgStory Telling: Grade 1 – 6
http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgGeneral English: Grade 1 – 9
http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgDebate: Grade 10 – 12

CEC Competition Collage

CEC Competition at Ciputra World

It will be fun so don’t miss it!
Call for Info: (031) 7320973, 8470411, 7418356
BBM: 75414C6A, 750A0B49

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Inter Nations September @ Hacienda

September 28th, 2014

Sat 27 Sep 18:00 – 23:30

We had a great night(our second event here) at Hacienda Mexican Bar and Grill.

A good crowd gathered. A wonderful mix of Finnish,Dutch,French,British, German,Irish,American,Indonesian and Canadians talking, drinking and eating. Did we miss any nationalities? Please let us know.

Inter Nations at Surabaya 1914

Inter Nations at Surabaya 1914


A good crowd of about 45 locals and expats met at the former French Cultural Centre at 10 Darmo Kali… now home to three restaurants and a few bars. We had a great night At Hacienda Mexican Bar and Grill.

Inter Nations at Surabaya 1914

Inter Nations at Surabaya 1914

We were in the garden. The location is beautiful and the service is prompt and courteous. — at Surabaya 1914 Hacienda Mexican Bar & Grill.

Inter Nations at Surabaya 1914

Inter Nations at Surabaya 1914

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