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 and 2020 awards, Vantage was was awarded recognition in two categories: Instruction and Value.
Vantage is the only Thai-based TEFL provider to win in Gooverseas.com’s annual awards.
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GoAbroad.com Award Finalist: Innovative TEFL / Teach Abroad Program
As a leading resource for overseas training, GoAbroad presents the annual awards recognizing innovation in international education.
The winners are selected by a prestigious group of international educators known as the GoAbroad Innovations Academy Awards board.
This award recognizes Vantage as an innovative TEFL that provides a unique opportunity for learning and cultural engagement.
The evaluation was focused on successful program development, execution, popularity, as well as overall quality and creativity in virtual/online or hybrid programming.
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 university.
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).
Lamar University recognizes the TEFL International certificate course as a three-credit undergraduate university course. An official transcript is available to each student.
Four Vantage TEFL Certification Options
The In-Class / Zoom 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.
Vantage Zoom TEFL
You can now attend the In-Class Course two ways. You can do a traditional face-to-face course in a classroom. Or you attend the same course virtually in real-time via Zoom where you will fully interact with the trainers and fellow students. Learn how here.
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.
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 that 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 skillset begins to develop.
All Vantage TEFL programs include a practicum—delivered either online or in a traditional classroom.
We do not believe you can be properly trained as a teacher without the real experience you gain in observed teaching practices.
"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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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.
Thailand reduced the mandatory quarantine (ASQ) from 14 days to 7 days for vaccinated arrivals on April 1st. Then, just a few weeks later in May, they went back to a 14 day period for all arrivals.
The latest news is that ASQ will be dropped completely by October—though nothing officially has been announced.
Mass vaccinations will start in Thailand in June at some 10 million shots per month. The plan is to vaccinate approximately 70% of the local population by the end of the year and thus achieve head immunity.
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, Thailand or Covid Questions? Talk to Us!
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call us at +66-2-511-3516.
You can speak to Kevin, the Course Director at 088-809-7542.
Here's a map to our Training Center (and our TEFL FAQs).
The Definitive TEFL Guide to Teaching English
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Essential resources for Vantage TEFL trainees and graduates.
Whether you’re creating a lesson plan, choosing a class exercise/activity or formulating a job search strategy, these are your key info pages.
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