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British Council Indonesia

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We work with a range of Ministry of Education departments, education bodies and corporate partners to deliver high quality projects and events to meet the English Language curriculum and teacher development needs of Indonesian schools and institutions. From large scale teacher development projects to creation of teaching and learning materials, from national conferences to corporate volunteer programmes, we can help you achieve your goals.


Who we work with:



The 'English and Environmental Education in Indonesia' project is the second collaboration between the British Council and HSBC, with the support of Pusat Pengembangan dan Pemberdayaan Pendidik dan Tenaga Kependidikan Bahasa (PPPPTK) and endorsement from the Education Department of Jakarta. The large-scale project involves materials development, consultancy, teacher and trainer training course and volunteering. A 12-lesson module was developed by 13 experts in English Language Teaching and environmental education to integrate environmental education into the national school curriculum.

Over 200 HSBC staff volunteers have played an integral role in the roll out of the training and the materials, providing front line community engagement and integration. Running from June 2013 to March 2014, the project is directly benefitting over 1,000 teachers and over 48,000 students from over 1,000 elementary schools in the Greater Jakarta area.

Diknas Provinsi Kalimantan Barat (KALBAR)

We work with Diknas (Education Department) Provinsi Kalimantan Barat to deliver face to face training based on the British council’s Certificate in Secondary English Language Teaching (CiSELT) and Certificate in Primary English Language Teaching (CiPELT), adapted for local delivery.

The work is part of a two-year collaboration started in 2012 between the British Council and Kalimantan Barat Government.

We started by conducting a three month initial baseline survey to assess the provision of Pre-service training (PRESET) and In-service training (INSET), the teachers’ language ability and pedagogic knowledge, as well as the English language teaching (ELT) management in the province.

The CiSELT and CiPELT training is conducted over a period of two weeks, with 120 potential trainers from all 12 administrative districts. Trainers are then expected to ‘cascade’ this training in their home district, with the support from local district government.

The British Council also works with Diknas Provinsi Kalimantan Barat and Universitas Tanjung Pura in providing self-access centres.

As a part of this project we have published English J@m (printed materials for learners in English) in Pontianak Post weekly.

School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP)

British Council Indonesia has entered into partnership with the School of Government and Public Policy (SGPP) to design and deliver a four-week intensive pre-sessional course in English for Academic Purposes. 

SGPP launched a Master’s Degree course in governance and public policy that will be conducted through the medium of English; as a result, prospective students must have a level of English sufficient for academic study prior to commencing their degree course.

The pre-sessional course is tailored, with content focusing on international governance and public policy, with particular reference to Indonesia and East Asia.

We conducted a full needs analysis of academic requirements for the development of the course. In addition, after completion of the pre-sessional course, we provide in-sessional support through tutorials.

Rintisan Sekolah Berstandar International (RSBI)

The British Council has been led research into the policy and practice of English bilingual education in Indonesia (also known as Rintisan Sekolah Berstandar International (RSBI/SBI) system) for a number of years.

We also organised symposiums which were designed as a neutral platform for stakeholders at all levels to discuss challenges in the RSBI/SBI policy design and its practical implementations. Participants came from the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), the teaching and education management sector, teachers’ associations, academia, and local and international organisations working in the education sector.

Both our research and symposiums support reviews of the RSBI/SBI system conducted by MoEC and civil society. We help the Indonesian government and societies achieve change through providing evidence-based, situation analysis and recommendations regarding the policy and practice of RSBI/SBI.