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Vantage TEFL In-Class Course

Vantage TEFL Certification is a 4 week, 120-hour, In-class course with 6 hours of observed teaching practice in Bangkok, Thailand. American accredited, Externally moderated....

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The TEFL Silk Road—Teacher Training with a Guaranteed Job

Vantage has partnered with a leading Chinese educational institute to bring you the TEFL Silk Road. This is Teacher Training program that comes with a guaranteed job to ensure...

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Vantage TEFL Certification Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Published Content

    10

  • Job Search Guidance

    10

  • Quality of the Course

    10

  • Practical Experience

    10

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

    10

  • Course Instructor

    10

Relearning How to Teach

This course made me realize how I previously taught—I had been a computer science teacher in Thai schools up to this point—was not very effective.

While we reviewed a number of teaching methodologies, the ESA (engage-study-activate) method I taught with at Vantage really showed me how to deliver a language topic to a classroom of non-English speakers.

The Vantage trainers motivated us through each stage of our training. They made the curriculum easy to understand…they walked us through making lesson plans…giving feedback each step of the way.

Vantage was also unique in their observed practice teaching sessions. We taught real nursing students at one of Thailand’s most prestigious medical colleges. It gave us an excellent opportunity to put into practice all the teaching theories we learned.

The help on the job front was fantastic. After we created my new resume and cover letters, I was interviewing within days. I had two offers with two weeks of graduation.

My Vantage TEFL training has been one of those best things that have happened to me in Thailand. For future professional teachers, I would recommend this program without question.

Program: Vantage TEFL In-Class Course

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Published Content

    10

  • Job Search Guidance

    10

  • Quality of the Course

    10

  • Practical Experience

    10

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

    10

  • Course Instructor

    10

Developing Professional Skills

I knew that I needed professional training to develop my own skill set in language teaching. And to do that, I required a TEFL course that would not only enable me to revisit grammar but also introduce new teaching methods.

After researching different training schools, I was sure that Vantage was the right program for me. Their Lead Trainer has more than 20 years of experience in education. Their Jobs Coach has worked in three different industries. Any questions I had, these guys were always there to help me.

I first learned how to create effective lesson plans. It took a while at first, but I got really good guidance each step of the way. By the time I did my sixth plan, I was really into the swing of things.

Next, I had to put the plan into practice in a real classroom with non-English speaking students. There are very few courses that give their students such live training to prepare them for real-world classrooms.

This course has far exceeded my expectations. It commended me where I was strong and it challenged me in areas that still needed attention. It the end, I felt I became the professional level teacher I wanted to be.

If you serious entering the teaching profession, then look no further than Vantage.

Program: Vantage TEFL In-Class Course

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Published Content

    10

  • Job Search Guidance

    10

  • Quality of the Course

    10

  • Practical Experience

    10

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

    10

  • Course Instructor

    10

Teaching Thai kids to be competitive

I’m a native English speaker who’s fluent in Thai and I wanted, in my own small way, to make a difference in the lives of young Thai students. I wanted to give them the skills they would need later in life in a more competitive and global marketplace. And having a good level of English is one skill that they will undoubtedly need.

I also realized that to make that happen and to be as effective as I could be in the classroom and had to learn how to teach. Up to this point, my knowledge of ‘education’ was the years I spent observing on the other side of the desk as a student.

Vantage was just the ticket for me. I was taught to create lessons through the communicative approach. The teaching training curriculum breaks this all down into six key areas of study from language awareness, to teaching materials, one-to-one tutoring to teaching techniques.

For me, however, creating full-blown professionals is done in the classroom through the observed teaching practices. Here theory meets practice. I grew after each teaching session as I got detailed feedback from the Vantage trainers. They highlighted what I did well in my lasts class and gave me a new challenge for my next session…areas that still need to be worked on. My confidence grew daily. After six observed teaching practices, I was ready to begin fulfilling my aspirations.

The trainers at Vantage are world class. They have decades of experience. They experts in many areas of education such as testing through their years of working as a Cambridge exam centre. They know how to use language proficiency systems to test students and to source teaching material appropriate to the level of the students were teaching.

I’m now ready to embark on a career in the classroom…and maybe down the road as a developer of teaching materials. Stay tuned!

Program: Vantage TEFL In-Class Course

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Published Content

    10

  • Job Search Guidance

    10

  • Quality of the Course

    10

  • Practical Experience

    10

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

    10

  • Course Instructor

    10

Graduated Friday—hired Monday

I’m a non-native English speaker (NNES), so I was more than a little worried my new career choice—particularly when so many English teacher jobs ads scream “native speaker only.” On top of that, I had no previous teaching experience.

My concerns led me to Vantage. In a lot of their reviews—and even their online videos—NNES’s were talking the advantages of not being a native speaker of English. I knew there and then that these were the trainers for me.

First I had to learn how to teach. Here Vantage first built a strong and solid foundation. I learned how to create effective lesson plans. Each plan was reviewed by the trainers and the feedback led (eventually) to a really great plan to approach a language lesson. Then during my observed practice teaching classes, the theory I learn in the TEFL course met the practical demands of my students. The detailed feedback I got after each lesson made me even better after each session and gave me even more confidence.

My confidence as a teacher really grew during these practice teaching sessions. By the sixth practice, I felt I was ready to teach anyone anywhere.

Vantage was also absolutely fantastic in their job preparation. During my last week, we created my own personal Power Resume with a Cover Letter. I was then coached in effective interview techniques. Something must have worked. I got hired the Monday after my Friday graduation. They wanted me to start immediately!

Program: Vantage TEFL In-Class Course

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Published Content

    10

  • Job Search Guidance

    10

  • Quality of the Course

    10

  • Practical Experience

    10

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

    10

  • Course Instructor

    10

Have TEFL—will teach

Vantage comes highly recommended if your goal is to become a highly professional teacher

Traveling throughout Thailand, I got interested in teaching English after visiting some remote schools and giving a couple of English lessons. I really enjoyed teaching the kids for a few hours but I quickly realized I didn’t really know what I was doing.

So I began researching TEFL courses so I could get properly trained. My research led me to Vantage TEFL—mostly through their very detailed reviews online.

Vantage, unlike many other TEFL programs, has its teacher candidates do at least six hours of practical teaching in a live classroom in front of actual non-English speaking students.
It starts with lesson planning. The process of creating effective lesson plans—and getting professional feedback on those—was a huge factor in giving me the confidence that I was ready to step into a classroom.

Their lead trainer has over 20 years of teaching experience. And they guide you each step of the way. These guys are truly great!

They’ll answer your questions not only throughout the course but after you graduate too. We built my personal Power Resume after I completed the course. They taught me how to my past work can be used—they call it transferable skills—to build a career in teaching.

Program: Vantage TEFL In-Class Course

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