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Asian College of Teachers

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ACT brings to you the premium in class training program of 120 hours where you get the opportunity to experience a holistic TEFL training incorporated with the latest teaching techniques and strategies that will you help you excel in the TEFL domain like no other. The program boasts of highly experienced training personnel, well-designed course curriculum, real time classroom experience, scientific approach to ESL teaching and many more. We organize the training programs in 5 exciting locations, which include Kolkata, Mumbai, Kochi, Bangalore, Goa and Bangkok. Accommodation is also provided by us in close vicinity of the training centre at a nominal cost.

Founded
2009
Headquarters

Number 6, Soi Ramkhamhaeng 18
Huamark sub-district, Bangkapi district
Bangkok
Bangkok 10240
Thailand

Reviews

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Fahmeeda
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The class was one unique of its kind. we were given an exposure to different teaching methodologies, a walk through the different modules of teaching. And an intrusive experience about corrections.

First of all, we got to know how different methods and strategies could be used on different levels of English learners no matter what the age was. Especially while teaching English to adult learners. Further, the different ways of study material to be prepared according to the level of exposure of English was something to be kept mandatory. And later, the phase correction was to improve. Debriefing the ways of error correction could be modified was something which will make a big difference when put into practice. This also provided an insight on how to involve students and also encourage them.

Overall, this course is a fine tuner to make us the perfect trainer.

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Melissa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This course was very informative, interactive and opens up alot of opportunities in terms of job opportunity.
The materials provided for the class was very helpful and informative as well. The classes were conducted in a very systematic manner. The peer teaching practice session was very helpful as it helps to indentify the areas of improvement and hence makes you more prepared for the teaching practice sessions. The lesson plans that were taught were very helpful as it helps to conduct the session in a very systematic manner hence not missing out any steps while conducting the lesson plan.
Highly interactive and informative. We were to do activities as students and debrief them with the trainer. This helped in understanding the purpose and process of the activities. There was time to practice the lessons with peers and receive constructive feedback on the same. Co teaching with peers helped in learning best practices from others. At any point, trainers were helping with questions and confusions.

What would you improve about this program?
I would like for them to introduce more teaching practice sessions with ample time to interact with the students.
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Betty
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I had a wonderful experience in ACT. TEFL course has thought me many things. I learnt and unlearnt many things.
Trainers are so friendly. They help you in personal growth.
Different methodologies are taught here.
The atmosphere is amazing.
TP session has taught me lots of things I was available to gain in-class experience. From all the activities and all the lesson plans and the teaching practices were done very well. All of us had a really great time studying the tefl course. I had no troubles during thus time as we learnt a lot how to plan a session and how to go about in a real time scenario.
ACT is the best institute that helps you in building teaching career.
It helps you gain a great exposure.
ACT certification adds a great weightage for your career.
It has a high scope for freshers and Even for experienced person.

Here you get a wonderful knowledge.

What would you improve about this program?
I would request if they can give us more teaching practice.
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Kavyav
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Highly interactive and informative. We were to do activities as students and debrief them with the trainer. This helped in understanding the purpose and process of the activities. There was time to practice the lessons with peers and receive constructive feedback on the same. Co teaching with peers helped in learning best practices from others. At any point, trainers were helping with questions and confusions.
The course also gave us multiple opportunities to teach and upskill ourselves.

This course was very informative, interactive and opens up alot of opportunities in terms of job opportunity.
The materials provided for the class was very helpful and informative as well. The classes were conducted in a very systematic manner. The peer teaching practice session was very helpful as it helps to indentify the areas of improvement and hence makes you more prepared for the teaching practice sessions. The lesson plans that were taught were very helpful as it helps to conduct the session in a very systematic manner hence not missing out any steps while conducting the lesson plan.

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Janice
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Teaching English to foreign language learners, requires a lot of training as the instructions have to be specific and the tasks to need to be clearly defined. We learnt this and a lot more at ACT that now makes me feel very equipped to handle my own ESL learners. The trainer Kuhu continuously guided us and creatively covered the content we needed to know to be able to train our own students. We had a wonderful workshop specifically on phonology and grammar, along with peer teach and practice lessons in an environment where English is not the mother tongue so it gave us a lot of experience how to teach EFL students. During the course, we covered various elements of teaching keeping the students in mind and how to make language learning fun and enthusiastic :)

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would like just one coordinator who can provide all the relevant details, as I felt very disappointed been given multiple contacts and people to email for various exams that are a part of the TESOL fees. Too many cooks spoil the broth, similarly the coordinators provided half - half information so that's really disappointing.

Programs

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you choose this program?

It's my dream to travel around the world. Basically I'm a commerce student (mcom). If I choose an accounting job, any other job I can't fullfill my dream. Teaching is my passion, so I decided to teach and travel around the world. I'm sure that this program is the best way to fullfill everyone's dream.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

ACT helps every students to improve their communication skills and also they provide advanced technology, methodology to their students. Our trainer Is also a talented person; she helps me so much to clear my doubts without hesitation. If I can do my own, I should help the students to achieve their dreams.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

My advice is to my friends who are going to do this course is that, if you have strong passion for teaching, you can succeed; otherwise, never do this course. This course is a big platform for those who dream to go abroad and teach. It is also a challenging program. Do what you make happy and follow your heart.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

If you are studying in ACT, punctuality is a must. Wake up early and going to class on time is very important. Every day we are eagerly waiting to do new activities and pair works. There are lot of activities and group work given by our trainer that are very useful for improving our ability to teach and handling the students.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

I don't have any experience because I never go abroad. If I get a chance to go abroad, my biggest fear will be independence because I live in a joint family; I never visited any place without my parents. But I believe I can overcome this situation for making new friends and colleagues. Face situations with courage and confidence.

Do you have a favorite story abroad?

I don't have any favourite story to share, sorry for that. I think, don't go abroad with fears. Just enjoy your profession and travel around the world . Set your mind before going to abroad; face the challenges and accept their culture; obey the rules don't make it complicated. Respect elders. Thank you.

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Jhumur Chattopadhyay

Job Title
Senior Training & Academic Executive
Jhumur a.k.a June is the Sr. Training and Academic executive at Asian Teachers of College (ACT) for the last 4 years. She has 8+ years of extensive work experience in New Zealand, Thailand and India with a National Certificate in Social Services as well as Out of School Supervision Certificates conducted by New Zealand's Ministry of Social Development.

What is your favorite travel memory?

Although I have traveled to few countries in the world and immigrated too, however, till date my all time favorite travel memory is when I had visited Thailand in the year 2009. It was almost as if I was in love with that place instantly and secretly wished to work in Thailand. By God's grace, my dream came true through Asian College of Teachers. As TEFL trainer, my job demands traveling and training in different locations and I have been traveling to Bangkok on and off for the same. Exotic locales of Thailand, friendly and ever smiling people, amazing hospitality, unlimited variety of food and a paradise for the shopaholics, make my travels to Thailand an evergreen one, always.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

There are many factors that come into play in being a successful company. However, I believe that the biggest factor is innovation along with good marketing strategies. Although success, however we choose to define it, is a continuous work in progress. Most importantly, in a company where people work as 'WE' than 'I', it is creating more compelling and enriching future.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I have not only changed but also grown since working for Asian College of Teachers. Changed in terms of being more confident, efficient and most importantly in skill building. Definitely I see myself to have grown as an effective communicative trainer and people's manager, from what I used to be fours years back.

What unique qualities does your company possess?

The leadership team of every good company has a great ambition for the company. Asian college of Teachers (ACT) offers the same, meet customer needs, relentless attention to execution (not only the products but in customer service too) and offers flexibility to all its employee, which makes ACT a great place to work for.

Describe a time when you felt especially proud to be part of your current team.

There is not a time where I felt proud to be a part of an efficient team but quite a few moments where I have felt the same. To be able to recognize employee's talent and efficiency is culture and a ritual that is effectively practiced in ACT. Whenever my hard and smart work have been appreciated, it goes without saying that it has simply boosted my self confidence, helped further to speed up my efficiency and planted the seed to learn and grow more.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

The best story so far what I have heard is when a student claims how ACT has touched its life and has helped to transform. The best of the best part is, when a student expresses to be a part of ACT as an employee or to work as a partner.