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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 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

An Experienced Teacher gets Re-trained

I hold a degree in child development and about 10 years teaching experience—mostly in the USA. So I was pretty skeptical that this course would be useful for me.

Given my pessimistic view, I was surprised at how challenging Vantage’s course would be. For starters, the instructor was excellent. He was well-versed in what he was teaching and his insight and ideas that were a great guide to developing better techniques for good teaching. He was always available for questions or help.

Our observed teacher practices at the college were the heart and soul of the course. The instructor was there to observe, offering excellent feedback. He was great at giving input, using constructive criticisms in a way so as to inspire and not offend. He also always left us with a challenge for our net teaching practice.

The course also did a great job guiding us into making a good lesson plan. We learned how to carry them out and got valuable feedback from the lead trainer. A lot of time was spent focusing on lesson planning. I was particularly bad at lesson planning and I learned quite a bit from this.

After I completed the course, the Jobs Coach worked with me one-on-one. We crafted my own Power Resume and Cover Letter that was targeted to the educational market segment I was focusing on. I was quite impressed by this resume and his advice on how to make resumes that employers like and will get your foot-in-the-door.

Last, but not least, they offer an abundance of resources on their website to places that you can get materials (workbooks, textbooks, teaching aids, etc), job placement websites, school organizations, etc.

Overall, I would highly recommend this TESOL certification school. You will certainly get your money’s worth. If there were any point of criticism I would have, I would have liked there to be more resources readily available for teachers who plan on teaching younger children. Vantage receives my top marks.

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 dual language teacher

As a native Russian speaker, I had my doubts about passing this class. I was worried my English was not good enough. I was also concerned I’d be the youngest student in the class of experienced instructors.

So I spent a lot of time researching on teachers’ training course programs trying to find the best fit for me. Vantage had one of the more serious websites and that was a key attraction. And I also got immediate replies to all my questions—and there were a lot of them. I figured that if that had this much time for me before I enrolled, they’d give me extra attention and really take care of me as a student. That was exactly the case.
Having said that, I didn’t expect the course would be as hard as it was. Vantage TEFL course is intensive, so you most likely be a little exhausted during the class, but in a creative and good way. You’ll learn a lot of very important teaching techniques and methodologies like planning lessons, managing classes, eliciting target language and teaching aids. Vantage’s trainers guided me at every stage. Almost every day I really saw myself growing as a teacher.

At my previous school, I was a teacher of both English and Mandarin. The teaching techniques I learned here—although taught within an English context—will be great when I teach Chinese as well.
I would like to thank Chris, for being both an extraordinary teacher and mentor. Thank you for your patience and feedback you gave me. Also, the classes on creating your own “Power Resume” as well as the job interview techniques sessions were super helpful as I had no I idea about this as I’ve never studied anything on this before.

So, thank you, Vantage TEFL for helping me to become 100% confident and to find advantages of being a young teacher and a non-native speaker.

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

An experience I won’t forget

My TEFL experience is a course I will never forget. I wanted to explore abroad and the opportunity to teach English was something I learned from friends at university. However, coming to a country with so many people from my cozy New Zealand seemed like I was biting off more than I could chew.

Vantage immediately put me to rest. The course director was super helpful in the weeks leading up to my TEFL studies. I was provided with very useful information regarding visas, accommodation, transport—everything I needed to know to get settled in Bangkok and complete the course.

On the first day, we met Chris, our trainer. We bonded with our peers and the dove straight into teaching theory. I was the youngest in the class ), but we were all treated as equals as we were all in the same situation—training to be professional English teachers and finding out what that really meant.

The course wasn’t a piece of cake—a lot of work needed to be done but they provided more than enough resources and support for the tasks to be completed to the highest standard. Due to Vantage’s relatively small class sizes, it was very personal and any queries were answered instantly. The trainers had a lot of time for each of us.

I truly loved teaching at the nursing college—where we did our observed teaching practices. It was a wonderful learning experience. Observations from the trainers and our peers helped us improve after each practice lesson. I particularly found this part of the course the most important component in my development of a teacher. I couldn’t imagine doing an online-only TEFL and missing what they call the practicum.

Vantage encouraged me to reach my full potential. They really built my confidence. They truly go out of their way to give their students the very best preparation to teach English and become great teachers. I feel ready and able to teach English. Thank you, Chris, Kevin, Ryan and the rest of the Vantage team.

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

Which TEFL to choose?

There are too many TEFL courses in Thailand to choose from. I read many reviews. Far too many outlined how I could have a Thai holiday while studying to be a teacher.

I didn’t have much confidence if they weren’t really talking about the inner workings of the TEFL course itself. My bottom line was that I wanted to become a professional teacher. I’m pretty sure the beaches would still be there after I completed my training.

After my initial internet phase, I decided to actually visit a short list of schools to see them running their TEFL in action. That really help separate the wheat from the chaff. Secondly, the program I choose had to be internationally recognized and accredited by a reputable educational Institution. I learned early that Thailand’s Ministry of Education doesn’t accredit or license any specific TELF program so programs that said only this lost ranking points. Secondly, they had to have at least 6 hours of actual observed teaching practice. Thirdly, the trainers had to meet, but exceed stringent academic requirements for teaching ESL. You’d be surprised how many provider websites don’t even tell you who—and how qualified—their trainers are.

Finally, we found a TEFL course that met all of the above requirements—Vantage.

Our class size was relatively small so we received a very high level of personalized. The Lead Trainer has an extensive background in teaching English and in developing course curriculums and their teaching materials. He really went out of his way to see how was developing into a professional teacher. I was complimented on where I had done well. And given a ‘challenge’ to areas I was still weak. The approach led me to become better in every observed teaching practice I did. Importantly—as this course is intensive—he has a great sense of humor which makes the class engaging, interesting, and most of all—fun.

The other trainers were just as skilled and proficient. We learned how to format a "power resume" from Vantage’s Jobs Coach and how to make a resume stand out in a 10-second scan.

We also “sat on the other side of the desk” as we had a Foreign Language Trainer that focused on some basic conversation of the Thai as well as some of the important cultural norms.

Besides receiving a detailed education on lesson plans, grammar review, and classroom management, I felt that Vantage has provided us the necessary tools and a solid foundation to begin teaching. We got a world-class teacher training program with an American accreditation at Vantage. I certainly feel that I made the right choice.

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

Already safe and secure, but…

I worked for a diversified corporate financial services and insurance company for the past decade. So I had a very good and secure job. However, in my heart, I knew I wanted to teach. But I was more than reluctant to resign and move to Thailand to complete my TEFL course and start over with a new life as a teacher.

So I emailed Kevin, the course director, with all my concerns regarding their institute and what they had to offer. He was very professional and explained that the course will be very intensive, but rewarding at the end. This was the place teachers were born, he assured me.

My first day on the course I was quite relieved. Vantage has an excellent Lead Trainer and it was also great that I had the best fellow trainees that I could have ever asked for. We immediately came together as one solid group—learning from and about each other. The course was very well structured with teaching theories, methodologies, and teaching approaches

Then we actually had to teach in front of real students. I had no teaching experience and I was not confident at all to stand in front of a live class. My first teaching lesson was OK, but because I was very nervous, not a good as I could have been. The feedback I got from Vantage really helped me in the second—and the rest of the observed classes I taught. I’m now very confident. I can now design a lesson plan, worksheets, flashcards, games and power-point presentation. Vantage’s course also covered how technology is becoming a big part of our teaching and I’m now able to use stuff like an LMS (a Learning Management System).

I got a lot of one-on-one job help—like building my resume and cover letters—after my course was completed. I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to have worked with amazing people and build lifelong relationships from this programme. Vantage has launched my teaching career and developed me to be a professional English teacher

Program: Vantage TEFL In-Class Course

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