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Vantage TEFL Certification

American accredited—externally moderated—earn three Master’s level college credits. Vantage TEFL Certification is a four-week, 120-hour, In-class course with six...

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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

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10 / 10

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    10

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  • Practical Experience

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  • Quality of the Course

    10

  • Job Search Guidance

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  • Published Content

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The Birth of a Pro!

I almost did an online-only TEFL and boy that would have been a mistake. I can’t see how one can become a real pro without stepping in a classroom.

I first learned how to create an efficient lesson plan so I could successfully deliver to a class of non-English speaking students. Each plan I made was first reviewed by the lead trainer so I got great input before I even stepped a foot into the classroom. I had to include such things as my teaching aims, the learner objectives and discuss any anticipated problems with potential solutions, as well as a complete lesson procedure.

Whew! As daunting as this was in the beginning, with each subsequent lesson plan I seem to get better and faster so that by the end I pretty much had this part of the ‘art’ down.

Then to the classroom. The observed teaching practice was extremely developmental and this is where I really acquired my teaching skills. I found myself improving with every class particularly from the excellent feedback provided by the course instructors. In addition to critiquing my last performance, I was always given a challenge to incorporate in my next teaching session.

The bottom lines is that I’m a far better teacher now. I am confident that the knowledge I’ve learned and the skills I have formed in this course will stay with me throughout my teaching career.

If I hadn’t done Vantage’s TEFL in-class training. I really wouldn’t have known how to plan and successfully deliver an English class. I probably would have burned out after six months or so.

But that didn’t happen. I’m ready to hit the classroom!

Program: Vantage TEFL Certification

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10 / 10

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  • Job Search Guidance

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Phenom!

I did the Combined Course. This is a hybrid course where you do the curriculum online and then do your practice teaching in the afternoons/evenings.

The teaching practices were outstanding. I had to do six lesson plans—each one on a separate language topic. I got great feedback from Vantage’s trainers on each plan before I stepped into the classroom. This alone made me more than confident my class would be successful.

It was highly rewarding to execute my lesson plans see a real classroom application of my training. I was then ‘debriefed’ by my trainers on my teaching performance—what went right and a ‘challenge’ for me to implement in my next teaching session.

Vantage claims that teachers are born in the classroom and they are so right. Yes, I learned a lot of knowledge on the online part of the course, but it was only by really teaching in a live classroom that this new knowledge was converted teaching skills.

The combined course was best for me as I was working full time and could only afford two weeks to do the practice teaching. However, by combining the book work online, I felt I got the best of both worlds.

The Vantage team are suburb trainers. They have decades of English teaching experience and it really shows particularly when you’re getting feedback on your first teaching practices.

I would have no hesitation in pointing to Vantage to those considering a TEFL qualification. The practical exposure offered in a course like this offers an unparalleled experience to any solely online class.

Program: Vantage TEFL Certification

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Course Instructor

    10

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

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  • Practical Experience

    10

  • Quality of the Course

    10

  • Job Search Guidance

    10

  • Published Content

    10

Teaching French & English

I’m a native French speaking who’s also highly proficient in English.

While I initially took my TEFL to become certified to teach English, I was pleasantly surprised that the key ESA methodology (Engage-Study-Activate) they taught could also used to teach French. This was what we used in all our practice teaching methods and this method stresses flexibility and the use of elicitation and stress student engagement in the first part of the class.

The ESA places more emphasis on student-led grammar discovery, eliciting the grammar from students rather than giving a detailed (and often boring!) teacher-led presentation.
And while the grammar obviously changes from language to language, the fundamental way of having a student acquire their second language is remarkably similar. In discussions I had with the Vantage trainers I was surprised to learn that they had other others students using the ESA approach. One graduate teaches Mandarin and they even had one trainee apply for an English teaching position to be hired as a science teacher. He did his on-the-spot demo class using the ESA.

The Vantage instructors and staff were highly professional and, importantly, had a great sense of humor. The lead trainer has decades of classroom experience and his practical advice of what to expect and do in the classroom went far beyond the course book.
Vantage has a Jobs Coach and he trained us in resume writing and interviewing techniques. I worked with him on creating my own Power Resume and other job supporting materials like cover letters and thank you notes.

An extremely professional team where I developed the skill set to teach two languages.

Program: Vantage TEFL Certification

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Course Instructor

    10

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

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  • Practical Experience

    10

  • Quality of the Course

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  • Job Search Guidance

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A professional teaching certification

I already had experience and even success as a teacher. However, I felt I could be even better in the classroom if I learned the best teaching practices for language teaching. After doing a lot of research, I chose Vantage as it has American university certification at a Master’s degree level.

Vantage emphasizes the ESA teaching methodology—as opposed to the older PPP method. Though both approaches are very similar, ESA is a more effective technique than what I had had been teaching with beforehand.

Where I had previously taught had little in the way of formal lesson planning. At Vantage,
I first learned how to formulate great lesson plans that would be successful in the classroom.

I had to do six observed teaching practices—each one on a different language topic—so I had to develop six separate lesson plans. I got a lot of guidance on the plan and I typically would go through a couple of iterations until the trainers were satisfied. At least at the beginning. In the end, I got really good a formulating a new plan and in a lot less time.

Finally, I got great feedback on my teaching performance after each session. I felt I was really developing teaching skills after each class.

I’m more than happy with my Vantage experience. I attained world-class teaching certification from an internationally recognized school. As a result of Vantages professional training, time-proven techniques, and expertise in job placement, I already had a full-time teaching job only days after finishing the course.

I can’t imagine a more satisfying experience.

Program: Vantage TEFL Certification

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Course Instructor

    10

  • Pre-Enrollment Advice

    10

  • Practical Experience

    10

  • Quality of the Course

    10

  • Job Search Guidance

    10

  • Published Content

    10

A professional approach

I was getting a ton of information I needed from Vantage--even before I left the States--to get me to Thailand and smoothly started in the course.

The heart of the course is the six observed teacher lessons. This is why I stayed away from online-only TELF providers. Vantage prepared me first. I would never have been able to get in front of a class without the experiences of the first week of the course, which included teaching method presentation and practice peer teaching.

My actual practicum—teaching to non-English began in the second week of training. The feedback I got after each class was great and instrumental in my development as a teacher. By the end of the course, you had the knowledge from and the skill of what teaching EFL was all about.

Vantage also has their own dedicated Jobs Coach—the trainer for the resume writing and interview techniques portion of the course. I sat with him after I graduated to develop my own Power Resume and I got a lot of guidance on where to network my new TEFL credentials.

The Vantage team are great trainers. If you want to get started teaching these are your guys.

Program: Vantage TEFL Certification

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