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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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Bhuvaneswari
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Had a wonderful experience at Asian College of Teachers, Chennai. It was a 15 day in-class program. Was able to understand the communication skills, integrated skills and how to deliver these effectively to various levels and ages of learners. Wonderfully handled by the tutor Ashika.. Kudos to her to take the class in a very motivated way.. her warmers, activities, lesson execution, closure, drill exercises, support in our preparation, reviews, reflection, concern handling were really the need of the hour. She has really helped us understand the nuances to teaching a language successfully. Thanks to ACT.. Ashika - you are truly amazing!

What was your funniest moment?
I did a charade as a comic character Hulk. I also did a play enacting like a girl in the audience. These were really appreciated by my peers and the trainer for being so open minded.. To me I felt very happy doing these though it was so funny! :)
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ABHIJIT
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The TEFL training was innovative which gave us the confidence which enhanced our teaching skills which is enjoyed by learners, as well. Excellent place for teachers to enhance their capabilities. All the lessons we did had some objectives which were cleared, done and fulfilled and explained by the end of the day. a very intensive and useful program for all the teachers, and of all the level. Teachers were pushed to feel their own confidence level, where all the skills are clubbed together.

What would you improve about this program?
To address and share all the fellow members or alumni names with all the members.
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David
3/10
No, I don't recommend this program

Great course, great teacher. Unfortunately the job placement was atrocious. Billabong high International school in Pattambi, Kerala, India is undeveloped, not properly established. My accommodation was a joke, no toilet, no bathroom, no kitchen, no water, no phone or internet coverage. I can't believe someone would allow international teacher's to live and work in atrocious conditions. Please international teacher's just research the course, the country and their placements. My teacher and class mates were awesome and made friends for life, Unfortunately I won't be seeing them. Also be careful, as they want you to obtain a tourist visa to complete course, it's actually against the law to study or work in a foreign country on a tourist visa, this is why I am asking international teacher's to really research your course. Kochi is a wonderful area of Kerala, Keralan people are incredibly awesome and very helpful and friendly people.

What would you improve about this program?
Change attitude towards international teachers. I have taught English in many countries, accommodation and conditions were very different from India. Maybe more assistance from your employer, remember you must do and pay for everything to get employment in India
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Zak
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

ACT TEFL/TESOL has been a great course and a fantastic journey. It has given me the knowledge and experience that I need to apply in a classroom and develop myself further as a language teacher. I have learnt about the importance of lesson planning and the different methodologies and strategies of TEFL. The teaching practices gave me real insight into the world of a language teacher and helped me to put myself in the shoes of the language learner. I look forward to developing myself in the future and using everything that I take away from this course to grow as a language teacher. The support we got from our trainer was meticulous and no aspect was left untouched or uncovered in detail. Feedback was given throughout which helped support me along the journey.

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Tushar
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I am a postgraduate in English and have done BEd from Pune University. I have been teaching English for last 10 years at a polytechnic. I want to teach English abroad, so that I searcher over internet and came to know that to teach abroad we need to do some sort of certification like TEFL/TESOL. So I decided to do that then I searched over internet and came across Asian college of Teachers. I went through all the reviews and found it reliable than others so I joined ACT to do TEFL at Pune. My experience in TEFL classroom at ACT was excellent throughout the course. Trainer Aditi Ghosh was very energetic and enthusiastic throughout each and every day. My peers were very cooperative to me. I enjoyed this TEFL 120 hrs. in class programme.

What was your funniest moment?
While learning in TEFL classroom whenever we would perform a warmer activity, those all moments were funny for me.

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.

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.