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Vantage TEFL In-Class Course

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is a highly valued credential that schools look for when seeking qualified instructors to teach English. If you’re looking...

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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

Teacher development

I was more than curious to see how learning to be an English teacher could all be boiled down to a one month course.

The classes that teach functional teaching techniques—like methodologies and grammar--are also broken up into small, easy to digest, portions that provide the students with a format that is easy to learn, reproduce, and perform.

However, the heart and soul of the program—at least in terms of me becoming a professional teacher—are the observed teaching practices. What I learned in Vantage’s classes, I now had to apply to a real classroom of non-English speaking students. Yes, I understood what was covered in the course materials, but I now wanted to create positive and effective teaching habits sd I could, in effect, doing the correct techniques without thinking it.

The feedback I got from each class was invaluable and was a huge factor in the development of my confidence as a teacher. It didn’t hurt that the Thai students we had were incredibly polite and were a joy to teach.

I also got great pre-course info to help me get settled in Bangkok by providing practical and specific information as to where to stay, how to get to class, where to shop and to do everyday routine chores.

The Vantage team has a wealth of knowledge in helping students understand the many job opportunities available in Thailand and in Southeast Asia. I highly recommend this course for those serious a career in the English teaching industry.

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

100% confident

Before I started Vantage TEFL course, I spent a lot of time researching on TEFL courses and I made the decision that a face to face course would be far more beneficial, as there is a practical teaching component to the course.

For me, it had to be internationally recognized and accredited by a reputable educational Institution. Secondly, they had to have to have a minimum of six hours of actual teaching practice. Thirdly, the trainers not only had to meet, but exceed stringent academic requirements for teaching TEFL. Having Cambridge University accreditation and backed by Fort Hays State University, met that Vantage certainly met all the criteria.

Was I prepared for the challenge Vantage would put me through? Yes, but this course pushed me beyond my comfort zone on occasion. The lead trainer Chris was always there to encourage and help us. As a trainer, you would be hard to find someone any better. He has 25+ years of experience, strong industry knowledge and he always goes the extra mile with every aspect of the training. He will do everything in his power to ensure that you are prepared and confident teaching English.

Teaching a language is much more getting the students to speak—and motivating them to do the work. I now feel 100% confident I can enter any classroom and successfully teach English!

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

A doctor turns teacher

I found, during my hospital residency just after medical school, that the part I enjoyed the most was educating my patients healthy lifestyle options and medical treatments regimens. So I took a TEFL in order to really try out the teaching profession.

Before, most of my schooling had been based in sciences and not the arts which is where I would have previously classified languages. I was surprised to find both theory and methodologies of teaching languages were much more evidence-based than I originally thought. Particularly during my observed practice teaching sessions—teaching in a live classroom—I got to try all my newly learned techniques out on non-English speaking students. This is where art met science. Their emphasis is what works in the classroom

Vantage’s trainers gave me invaluable feedback. The trainers are incredibly friendly and eager to help you succeed. They are quite knowledgeable but have a levity which helps your learning.

They also have a local industry knowledge which is great if you’re looking for work in Thailand, China or elsewhere in Asia. They have a specialized Jobs Coach who will both plug you into their network of schools, but you will first develop your Power Resume and supporting job documentation materials. This was particularly helpful in my case as my goal is to teach science in English in Asia.

Overall, the course was a fantastic experience. I’m now ready to teach anywhere anytime. I would highly recommend Vantage if you wish to become a professional teacher.

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

A Thai English teacher goes TEFL

I was nervous doing a TEFL course because as a Thai, I was the same nationality as my students. And in Thailand, being a non-native speaker is a big advantage

Vantage made me think this differently. They made me appreciate that, as a non-native speaker, I brought advantages to the classroom. They told me that the process of learning a second language—something native English speakers rarely do—was very helpful in motivating students in second language acquisition.

In fact, I found I become a role model for many of my Thai students. After class and they came up and told me that they didn’t really believe they could ever speak English like their American teachers. The fact that I’ve mastered English give them encouragement to keep trying.

Vantage’s TEFL program was truly first class. I developed my teaching style each step of the way during my practice sessions. I got great feedback after each class. I was challenged to incorporate something new into my next teaching session. As I grew more confident after each practice session, I became more competent in the classroom.

I couldn’t have done this without these guys!. They have small class sizes so we all got a very personal level of attention. Their lead trainer and he has a wide-ranging experience in teaching English and in creating teaching materials. He took a strong personal interest to see how I was developing into a professional teacher. Yes this course was intensive, but it was always engaging, and interesting.

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

A Corporate Lawyer turns to Teaching

I wanted to bring my extensive background in risk management and corporate law into business English training. In one of the companies I worked for—a Japanese corporation—I was the attorney and sat on the Executive Committee that was broadly half American and half Japanese.
It was during this time, that I realized there was a real need for non-native speakers needed a batter understanding and grasp of legal issues that arose when there company was working internationally.
This was my key motivation to go back and learn how the methodologies and techniques to present language topics. My future students will need to address legal issues in English as they market products and operate in a global market.
Vantage’s course was the missing link. They gave me the tools I needed as I have learned a lot the techniques in teaching a second language..

The feedback we got from the trainers from our teaching practices was always focused on how we could be better in our next observed session. They had a way of presenting weakness as challenges and I could see how both I and the other trainees got a lot better as the practicum went on. This was for me one fo the most important parts of the class.

The sessions we did language proficiency were eye-opening. This was something I really hadn’t considered before. We learned how to ascertain the language proficiency level of an individual student and then create lesson plans that were tailored to the English level of that individual student. This course has made me a complete teacher

Program: Vantage TEFL In-Class Course

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