Vantage's TEFL Accreditation
What the Best Schools Look For
Employers typically look for graduates of TEFL programs that have met the following criteria:
A minimum of 100 hours of coursework and training;
At least 6 hours of live practice teaching (a practicum) and observation involving actual ESL students in a real live classroom.
Externally validated by a reputable examination body (usually an accredited university or a recognized examinations board) and/or accredited by a national accrediting body such as OTTSA.
Course instructors hold at least a Degree, Dip TEFL or Dip TESOL Their background should be in TESOL, Linguistics, Education with ESL emphasis; with extensive teaching experience in an international context.
Moderation of Standards is an integral part of accreditation. For each course Vantage TEFL runs, an external and independent moderator will go over all the key components of the course and the approved curriculum.
What Vantage TEFL Offers
Vantage TEFL Certification is the Bangkok training center for TEFL International (TI)—a network of 30 centers in 20 countries on 5 continents—that has issued 32,000+ TEFL certificates since 1998.
Our curriculum and course book have been developed and revised by specialist ESL educators and validated by an American University. Every Vantage TEFL course is externally moderated and their trainers are degreed, experienced teachers with years of classroom experience.
We have extensive expertise based upon years of experience and a strong international perspective and a global presence through our TI network.
Your Vantage TEFL Certification is recognized and accepted for the best teaching jobs around the world.
American Accreditation | Internationally Recognized | 3 College Credits
Lamar University recognizes the TEFL International certificate course as a three-credit undergraduate university course.
Each student receives an official transcript from the Paris College of International Education with their TEFL International Certificate.
Lamar University, (Beaumont, Texas, USA,) is part of the Texas State University System. It awards degrees at the Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctoral levels through its accreditation by SACSCOC (The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission).
When accreditation is awarded to an institution of higher education by SACSCOC, a regional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, it means that the institution has a mission appropriate to higher education.
They are a professional education organization, dedicated to raising industry standards for online TEFL/TESOL teacher-training courses.
Moderation of Standards
Accreditation means that the standards for Vantage's TEFL program have been set by an organization higher than us. The accreditation body ensures that we have fair testing practices, transparency of marking and that we're following the approved curriculum.
An integral part of academic accreditation is continuous--and external—moderation. For each course we run, the moderator checks the coursework to make sure that the marking is fair and standardized. We also present part of the student's coursework to the moderator so they can check that our trainees have learned the appproved TEFL methodology.
Accreditation with ongoing moderation ensures that the course you take is of the highest quality and that's why your Vantage TEFL qualification is internationally recognized.
David Hopkins—TEFL Course Moderator
All Vantage In-Class TEFL courses are moderated by David Hopkins,
Dave has been an administrator, teacher, course developer, and teacher trainer of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) for more than four decades.
He holds MA degrees in Teaching Languages and Intercultural Training and Management from the SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont. He has worked and lived in Latin America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.
He was the Academic Director for TEFL International for ten years, and, a Senior English Language Fellow for US State Department in Pakistan. He is currently an English Language Specialist with the US State Department and moderator for TEFL International courses worldwide.
Dave has written a number of TEFL-related books. All his books, including his latest, Smooth Moves, 2nd Edition: Best Practices for Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages, can be found on his Amazon.com author's page.
Thailand's Ministry of Education
All our courses are conducted in registered facilities and our Teaching Practices (the practicum) are held at Boromarajonani Nursing College, Thailand’s oldest & largest nursing training university with 28 campuses throughout Thailand, at The University of Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) and at Petcharawun Witthaya School—a Thai school with more than 2,000 students from kindergarten to the 9th grade.
UTCC is a leading business education institution in SE Asia. Founded in 1940, it’s Thailand’s oldest private non-profit university.
These institutions are registered and under the supervision of Thailand's Ministry of Education and al the Ministry of Public Health.
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