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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

All My Concerns were Answered

My qualifications and experience were in engineering, so I was worried about the success in changing careers. Added to this I was concerned that my status as a non-native English speaker would make becoming a teaching almost impossible.

On top of that Vantage’s course was intensive. Each night I had a lot of reading to do. Having said that, the course material was invaluable. I was taught both theories and techniques on teaching. But it was only when I really taught in a real live classroom—under the direction and observation of Lead Trainer Chris—that I really grew confident in my ability to teach.

Vantage also has their own specialist Jobs Coach. Kevin taught me to speak ‘skills’ to the marketplace. And to then reposition those skill to the teaching profession. So when I told them I was a champion debater in school they taught me to position those debating skills and emphasized how I could both motivate and coach my students’ in their second language acquisition.

Something must have worked. I actually found my first English teaching job working part-time teaching kids during my last week of the course.

Then within a month after graduation, I got two offers, both offering a year-long contract with a Thai Work Permit. I don’t know if I couldn’t have done this if I didn’t have the support and training I got from the Vantage team.

Program: Vantage TEFL In-Class Course

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

The birth of a new teacher

Vantage first taught us to develop an effective lesson plan. Then the lead trainer would give each trainee a private consultation on their plan before they stepped into the classroom. At first, I had to make a number of revisions, but after a week or so I got this down pretty well.

The feedback I got after each practice class really help me determine how good my lesson plan was. And the feedback on my teaching was priceless. It helped me immeasurably in my development as a professional teacher.

Vantage really excels in job preparation. We had separate Jobs Coach who showed us how to develop a Power Resume. He also trained us in effective interviewing techniques like how to detail our past successes to a new situation. With his guidance, we crafted a great resume cover letters that showcased my skills. We also produced a video how I could be an asset to my future students in any institution.

I had a number of offers in the first few weeks after graduation even from schools who said they only wanted native speakers.

The bottom line was that Vantage’s program was a great facilitator in making my successful career change. They are a highly coordinated and professional team. I would recommend Vantage without hesitation.

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 reputable program with an international accreditation

First and foremost and I wanted a reputable TEFL program with an international accreditation.

In doing research on which TEFL I wanted to do in Thailand, I was a bit surprised that far too many courses gave a lot of information about the touristic interests in their area, but not so much information on the actual TEFL course itself like its teaching methodologies.

Looking at Vantage TEFL’s website, I discovered the key areas of study within my TEFL course and the teaching methodologies. They also had very good information on the English Teaching Industry—such as the demand for English teachers—as well as the future trends within the ESL industry. I also liked the webpage on Careers within ESL good to explore potential career paths that led from teaching.

The actual course was even better. There was a great deal of information to cover, but the trainers were always there and always supportive. It was intensive but engaging and always interesting. The course book and supplementary materials were very comprehensive. I intend to keep my copy for a valuable reference during my teaching career.

Even if you’re not quite sure about being an English teacher this course is very worthwhile as the resume writing and interview techniques we covered were also highly professional.

If you are a non-native speaker, as I am, they give you a lot of tips on how to succeed in interviews—particularly those that advertise for native speakers only.

I like to thank the Vantage training team for such an incredible experience at Vantage. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone looking for a world class TEFL training course.

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 volunteer gets formal teacher training

I first tried teaching English to a class of young students through a volunteer program in Cambodia. I was given no formal training. I just was left to my own devices and ‘wing it’ in the classroom. But I found I loved teaching, I loved making a difference in student’s lives. I also knew that if I wanted to become a professional teacher and really good at what I was teaching that I would need formal training to do it to the best of my abilities.

Vantage’s TEFL course was taught by Chris who is an outstanding teacher who cares a tremendously about his students. That’s a quality that’s not easy to find today. The 4-week course is intensive given the teaching theory and methodology you’ll study , the lesson planning, your observed teaching practice and exams. And finally the portfolio you will need to build. Chris guides you through all this step-by-step and you’ll have a lot of fun throughout the process. He gave me a ton of constructive feedback after each of my observed teaching practices, I improve significantly with every new lesson I taught.

On the jobs front, they have a separate trainer. Kevin is their “Jobs Coach. He works with you developing what they call a Power Resume. Something must have worked because previously
I had sent my old resume out to several companies before and didn’t get a single response. After sending out my new Vantage-style Power Resume, I was literally contacted by every single school I solicited.

Bottom line: if you are serious about a professional career as an English teacher, take your TEFL here. These guys are highly experienced and know what they’re doing in spades.

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 lot of personal attention

All I knew was that I really wanted to teach, but didn’t know how to actually do that—other than what I remember in my schools days. At first, I assumed that the course would be pretty uncomplicated, not take too much time, and not be too difficult.

I was dead wrong.

I had to relearn a lot of grammar. And I was taught and tested on phonetics. I still a bit surprised I got through all that.

My observed practice teaching sessions are where I really honed my teaching craft. I was encouraged to use skills and training techniques I used in previous jobs—adapted for second language teaching.
I got a ton of great feedback from the trainers—and my co-trainees--that made a big difference in my next class.

Nothing about the course was easy. It was a lot of work. But it was great fun at the same time.
Throughout the entire course, I was taken out of my comfort zone, but the bottom line is I now can successfully teach. I’m now completely confident that I can walk into a classroom anywhere and teach anyone English.

Even after the course was finished, Vantage gave me a lot of personal help. After I short holiday, I came back and got a face-to-face resume writing session! Vantage wants you to become a teacher who can make a difference in your students’ lives.

If you’re interested in teaching career overseas, check out Vantage’s TEFL program.

Program: Vantage TEFL In-Class Course

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