Professional Teacher Training

Instruction: 10
Support: 10
Value: 10
Academic Rigor: 10
Job Assistance: 10

I was looking to become TEFL trained and certified. While there are many programs out there, Vantage easily made the shortlist. I soon found myself in the classroom, enrolled in their one-month In-Class course to train for my TEFL certification.

The course was thought-provoking. We were introduced to the communicative approach to language teaching—the ESA methodology in particular—and we learned how to create a professional lesson plan.

We also reviewed key grammar points such as verb forms, nouns, adverbs and English language structure. The tutorials were highly engaging; and Vantage’s trainers would talk about each grammar point in a hands-on workshop style.

After laying a foundation in the first part of the course, we then started our observed teaching practice classes. First, we observed experienced teachers delivering professional-level lessons. Then were created our own lesson plans and taught them to non-English speaking students. We got valuable feedback from our trainers and incorporated their guidance into our next practice session.

The entire course integrated a lot of personal reflection, and I spent many evenings recording my thoughts on the activities throughout the day.

I would recommend Vantage to those looking for a path in how to be a professional teacher.

Would you recommend this program?
Yes, I would
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