I was very lucky to come across Vantage. I could not have been happier in the end.
This is a full, 120 hour, In-Class TEFL program. In four intensive weeks we acquired the foundational skill set to be successful English teachers in the classroom. Vantage’s lead instructor, Chris, is a great trainer who can even make the grammar units engaging.
After learning how to make an effective Lesson Plan, we studied how to effectively deliver our lessons through the ESA teaching methodology.
Then we taught is a series of observed teaching practices to Thai nursing students. After each class we first did our own self-reflection on how the teaching session went. Then we got great feedback from Vantage’s trainers going over what worked in our sessions and what we could improve on.
This teaching practice is a great way to get actual classroom experience and to develop the skills we’ll need to be successful anywhere.
We even had classes on what Vantage called “foreign language experience.” I really loved the “The Do’s and Don’ts in a Thai Classroom” session which highlight key cultural differences to help avoid mishaps in a Thai classroom.
Vantage also provides comprehensive job support and the course covers resume and cover letter creation and, importantly, support in finding a teaching position after you complete your TEFL through their network of schools.
I am absolutely satisfied and would recommend Vantage to anyone who wants to teach in Thailand—or anywhere else for that matter.