I came into this course lacking confidence in my own ability to teach others. Vantage completely turned that around. The bottom line was that it turned out to be absolutely fantastic in terms of its efficiency and curriculum. It gave me the confidence to walk into an English classroom anywhere and teach at a professional level.
The trainers always kept saying that new teachers are really born in the classroom. They gave me a lot of theory in the actual TEFL courses, but it was the observed teaching practices that metamorphosed this knowledge into real teaching skills. The observations I got after each lesson were really eye-opening and I could see my development after each teaching session.
The entire Vantage training team is there to help. While their lead trainer obviously focuses on your development as a teacher, they also have a dedicated jobs coach who’ll sit with you to develop your own Power Resume and will work with you on interviewing techniques. The team includes a Thai speaker who shows you how the “other side of the desk” experiences learning a second language.
Vantage provides you with everything you need. You do need to come with the right mindset however. The class is intensive, but not overwhelming—provided you keep up. This isn’t a course that you can put on the shelve and cram during the last week. But the rewards will be more than worth it, in terms of the knowledge and skills your will development
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