Vantage TEFL & TESOL Certification Courses
English Teacher Training in Bangkok, Thailand
On teflcoursereview.com, Vantage is ranked #1 in all three TEFL categories—onsite, online and combined—on which these programs are assessed.
Global Award-Winning TEFL
Vantage is #1 worldwide in the Top TEFL Course Provider category in the 2018 Community Choice Awards.
In the 2019 awards, Vantage increased its award take by ranking first place in two categories: Instruction and Value.
Thailand's TEFL Teacher Training Destination
Vantage TEFL Certification is the Bangkok training center for TEFL International—a network of 29 centers in 20 countries on 5 continents—that has issued 32,000+ accredited TEFL certificates since 1998.
Our curriculum has been developed by a team of specialist TEFL educators. It trains thousands of new teachers around the world every year and has been independently verified by an accredited American universities.
Vantage TEFL \/TESOL Certification is recognized and accepted for the best teaching jobs anywhere in the world.
American Accreditation—3 College Credits—Internationally Recognized
Our TEFL Certification course is validated through Lamar University (Texas, USA) and the Tri-continent Degree program at Siam Technology College (Bangkok, Thailand).
Lamar University recognizes the TEFL International certificate course as a three-credit undergraduate university course. An official transcript is available to each student.
Three Vantage TEFL Certification Courses
The In-Class Course
Vantage's 120-hour In-Class course lasts four weeks and has six key areas of study.
You learn both teaching theory and how to facilitate your lessons through the communicative approach to language teaching—an international standard, which is being adopted by Thailand's Ministry of Education for Thai English teachers kingdomwide.
We strongly believe in learning by doing. You will teach real students under observation for at least 6 hours in our practicum.
Vantage was #1 worldwide as the Top TEFL Course in the Community Choice Awards by gooverseas.com. And a Winner again in 2019.
The Hybrid Combined Course
Our Hybrid Combined Course gives you the best of both worlds.
Your online study of the coursebook—with full tutor support—will concentrate on teaching theory and best practices. You will then combine that with observed practice teaching sessions (the practicum) where you’ll teach non-English speaking students in a real Thai classroom.
The practicum is where your course knowledge is transformed into teaching skill set you'll need to be successful in the classroom.
Vantage’s Combined Course was ranked #1 in The 9 Best Online TEFL Courses.
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The Virtual Vantage Course
Online TEFL Study + Online Live Streamed Classroom Teaching
Introducing one of the TEFL industry's first completely virtual courses—that’s 100% online.
This is a fully accredited TEFL featuring both online training with live-streamed classes of observed teaching practices (OTPs) with real students.
In Phase One, you'll first complete the online coursebook.
Then, in Phase Two, you'll develop your teaching skillset through real teaching sessions (the practicum) of six OTPs in a virtual classroom.
As you practice teaching online in Virtual Vantage, you’ll also become experienced in the video conferencing software and teaching techniques for the online platform, giving you a strong foundation in one of the fastest-growing segments of the teaching market.
Knowing Does Not Make You Skilled
The practicum—observed teaching practices—is where knowledge is transformed into teaching skills.
Skills are applied knowledge and can only be developed through practice. That’s why live practice teaching is essential—especially for new teachers. It's the heart and soul of a professional-class TEFL program.
Trainees teach non-English speaking students in a live classroom—a minimum of 6 class hours—each lesson on a different language topic.
You get valuable feedback from our experienced trainers after each session as your new teaching skill set begins to develop.
Both Vantage’s In-Class Course and our Combined Course include a practicum.
Virtual Vantage has a streamed online practicum in real-time with real students.
"There are currently some 7,000 foreign teachers in Thai schools, another 10,000 teachers are required."
--Thai Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan (September, 2020)
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TEFL Application & Course Fees
Book your seat in a Vantage TEFL Certification Course today.
Vantage's In-Class Course is US$1,495. Our Combined Course is US$ 1,295. Virtual Vantage is US$995
We also have special deals like our new Covid Offer.
You can start Phase One of the Combined Course and Virtual Vantage--the online coursebook--anytime you are ready.
The Education Ministry plans to recruit 10,000 English teachers to improve Thai students' proficiency in the language as soon as the situation is safe to do so. He first said this in February and reiterated it again in September.
It looks like Thailand will be hiring a lot of teachers once the coronavirus crisis winds down.
Visit our COVID-19 Crisis Information webpage for more resources and information.
TEFL Financial Considerations
How much money do I need to support myself until I get my first teaching paycheck?
Our TEFL Budget Planner will help you answer that question.
Learn about average TEFL salaries and the local cost of living for a number of countries around the world.
TEFL, Thailand or Covid Questions? Talk to Us!
You can email us at email@example.com. Or call us at +66-2-511-3516.
You can speak to Kevin, the Course Director at 088-809-7542.
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Updated for 2021!
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Vantage’s English Teaching Guide is a TEFL gold mine of information.
It’s your essential roadmap to landing a great teaching job!
I highly recommend reading this TEFL guidebook before you make any decision about paying for any course on teaching English.
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