Vantage TEFL & TESOL Certification Courses
English Teacher Training in Bangkok, Thailand
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On teflcoursereview.com, Vantage is ranked #1 in all three TEFL categories—onsite, online and combined—on which these programs are assessed.
GoOverseas Community Choice Awards
Vantage has been cited as the Top 2022 TEFL Course Provider in Instruction, Support, and Job Assistance.
We are the only TEFL provider to place in three of the five categories the awards recognize.
These are global awards—against hundreds of TEFL providers.
Vantage also won in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021—now for five years running.
Thailand's TEFL Teacher Training Destination
Vantage TEFL Certification is the Bangkok training center for TEFL International—a network of 29 centers in twenty countries on five continents. TEFL International has issued 32,000+ accredited TEFL certificates since 1998.
Our curriculum has been developed by a team of specialist TEFL educators. It has been independently verified by an accredited American university. It trains thousands of new teachers every year.
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.
Your TEFL Certificate on Blockchain—Secure and Instantly Verifiable
In addition to a traditional printed certificate, Vantage In-Class TEFL graduates will also receive a blockchain-issued certificate that includes a secure lifelong link that can be shared directly with schools and recruiters—anyone who needs to review verified credentials.
Vantage TEFL Certification—Two Options
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—the international standard, which is being adopted by Thailand's Ministry of Education for Thai English teachers kingdom-wide.
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 2021.
Vantage Zoom TEFL
Can't come to Bangkok? You can now attend the In-Class Course in two ways. You can do a traditional face-to-face course in a classroom as described above. 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.
In Phase One, your online study of the coursebook—with full tutor support—will concentrate on teaching theory and best practices.
Then in Phase Two, you will do observed teaching practices (OTPs)--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 the teaching skill set you'll need to be successful in the classroom.
The Virtual Vantage Option
Your practicum can also be done virtually. You will develop your teaching skillset through real teaching sessions of six OTPs in a virtual classroom. You will get valuable feedback from Vantage after your class.
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. Contact us for more details.
Vantage’s Combined Course was ranked #1 in The 9 Best Online TEFL Courses.
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.
TEFL Courses given in a Workshop Format
"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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