Location
Multiple Locations +3
  • Thailand
    • Bangkok
  • China
    • Chengdu
  • Online
Length
120 hours
Training Type
ClassroomOnline

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Yes
Job Placement
Yes
Certifications
Online TEFL Online TESOL TEFL TEFL (Hybrid) TESOL
Housing
Apartment Hotel
Age Min.
18

Pricing

Starting Price
995
Price Details
No one pays full price at Vantage. We have special deals for Early Birds and Group Packages.

And through our TEFL Silk Road program, you’ll get US$500 off Vantage’s tuition with a guaranteed job in China. And earn a highly competitive US$2,550 monthly package with a US$860 signing bonus.

What's Included
Activities Some Activities Wifi
What's Not Included
Accommodation Airfare Meals Transportation
Sep 27, 2020
Oct 25, 2021

About Program

Vantage is an American accredited, internationally recognized, and validated by Lamar University (Texas, USA).

Thailand’s highest-rated TEFL program, established in 2007, offers three TEFL certification programs.

The in-Class Course is given onsite over four weeks. This includes six hours of observed teaching practices (OTP).

The Combined Hybrid Course where you study teaching methodologies online first and then complete your OTPs in a real school.

The 150-hour Virtual Vantage is 100% online. Complete the online course, then do your OTPs in a virtual class.

All Vantage courses include a full practicum of six observed teaching practices with non-English speaking students in real classrooms.

Vantage provides lifetime job support. They’ll craft your own Power Resume, formulate a personal job search strategy, and coach you on interviewing techniques.

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Program Highlights

  • A TEFL Treasure Trove of information. Download the free "Teaching in Thailand eBook:" https://bit.ly/2YQGEmf
  • Vantage was awarded #1 worldwide as the "Top TEFL Course" in the 2018 Community Choice Awards.
  • Virtual Vantage—a completely virtual course that includes an online coursebook study and a live online streamed teaching practicum.
  • Vantage’s Hybrid Combined Course—a blend of online study + observed teaching practice in real classrooms—was named #1 in “The 9 Best Online TEFL Courses.”
  • Provide lifelong job support. They have partnerships with leading Thai English education providers that place hundreds of teachers in prestigious Thai schools every year.

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Program Reviews

9.98 Rating
based on 135 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 99.26%
  • 7-8 rating 0.74%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
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  • Instruction 10
  • Support 10
  • Value 10
  • Academic Rigor 9.5
  • Job Assistance 9.9
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Ellen
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Loving My Time

I recently completed Vantage’s TEFL program and I was amazed by the whole experience!

Kevin, Chris and Ryan are great trainers and really know what they are talking about. You cover literally everything that you would ever need to know to be successful in the classroom. I learned how to craft lesson plans and manage a classroom.

The trainers are super approachable, and most importantly, patient! They are more than happy to help you in any way possible. This was very true in my observed teaching practices. I got great feedback after each teaching session and I gained more and more confidence with each class I taught.

Vantage is super flexible as well. I fell ill whilst on the course and they supported me on completing the course even after I had to temporarily return home.

I absolutely loved my time on the course.

If you are like me and want to embark on a new career as an English teacher, I could not recommend Vantage enough.

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Thomas
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Above and Beyond

The course was miles beyond what I expected. Firstly, the lead course instructor makes the course entire extremely interesting—even when talking about grammar—a subject I found super dull as a student.

This TEFL course is intensive as advertised. But here I had no problems as I found if you keep on top of the materials presented, you’ll get your head around it.

My teaching practices were the part where I was initially most nervous. But again, Vantage’s trainers were always there every step of the way to reassure and that kept building my confidence. Vantage’s practicum was probably the most important part of the course as it was here that my teaching skills were developed and it prepared me for real-life teaching as it built my confidence.

Vantage’s job services were also great. Their jobs coach showed us how to build resumes and cover letters and we also covered interviewing techniques to get schools interested in you. I was interviewing with multiple schools the first week out the door.

Vantage was an amazing experience. It is a definite recommendation for anyone looking to build a career teaching overseas.

3 people found this review helpful.
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Jesse
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Five Stars TEFL Program

I had come halfway around the world to find a new career in a country I had never been to before and in a job I have never done. I knew that one of the first things I had to do—if I was going to be a good teacher—was to have the right skill set to be successful in the classroom.

That meant that a TEFL certification for me was a big part of my plans and I wanted to be trained by the best.

Thailand was also completely new to me, so I decided to do my teacher training in my adopted country, so I could begin to learn the culture at the same time.

This TEFL was as advertised. They told me to expect four weeks of intensive study. But I was surprised to discover the more I learned about being a teacher, the more engaged I became and the time just flew by.

The grammar lessons by Vantage’s lead trainer were fabulous. This really surprised me as I didn’t like grammar at all in school. As an American, I’m sure my English probably improved by this course!

They even covered the dos and don’ts of what to do in a Thai school. This orientation in cultural issues is something I would never have gotten if I had done my TEFL back home.

But it was in the classroom where I really developed my skills through Vantage’s observed teaching practice sessions. Here, what I learned as a TEFL trainee, was transformed into the teaching skills I will need to be successful in the classroom.

I really cannot say enough about Vantage’s instructors. Their professionalism and competence—and the fact that they had my back every step of the way—made this course transformational for me.

Vantage meet and exceeded my expectations consistently throughout their four-week TEFL course.

I would highly recommend Vantage to those who want to become as successful English instructor and teach anyone anywhere.

Vantage is five stars all the way.

5 people found this review helpful.
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M
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The Complete Package

My time at Vantage was excellent. I came in with close to zero formal or professional teaching experience and left with confidence, knowledge, resources, and connections.

The course itself is highly informative. I did not expect to learn as much as I did in such a short time. Despite the intensive schedule, we also managed to have a lot of fun. It may be hard to believe that discussions about grammar and pronunciation could be enjoyable, but I actually looked forward to the days when we talked about these topics.

The practice teaching lessons were invaluable. I would’ve liked some in-person practice, but giving the current state of things, online teaching may be the only option for awhile. Teaching via Zoom and other apps has its own set of complications, so I’m glad we got experience with a skill that employers will be looking for.

In addition to the course, we were given professional resources as well. This included CV assistance, interview skills, and job prospects. I actually had an interview before the course ended, which would’ve never happened if not for the Vantage staff.

I highly recommend going through Vantage. Can’t comment on any other TEFL providers, but all my needs and expectations were met or surpassed here.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The practice lessons. Even though they were done with students via Zoom, my complete lack of teaching experience made the first lesson extremely stressful. Chris helped us every step of the way though, and by the last few lessons I was actually enjoying myself.
8 people found this review helpful.
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Noah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Absolutely Satisfied

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.

14 people found this review helpful.
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Irina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Inspiring, professional and fun educational experience

I am more than pleased with my experience at Vantage. I expected a few simple classes on teaching but got so much more. During the course I learned about lesson planning, teaching styles, writing resumes, how to be more organized and how to be a good teacher.

Chris, the lead trainer, is professional, knowledgeable and makes the whole experience fun and engaging. Even though there was a lot to be larned, I enjoyed studying more than ever thanks to people at Vantage. Everything that we have learned has been useful and I intend to apply it in my future career.

Thanks to peer teaching practice observation, personal teaching practice and received feedback I improved after every step, gained more confidence and learned what I needed to plan and execute a successful lesson.

I recommend Vantage school to everyone who is interested in education, no matter their nationality or previous career choices because after this course they will most certainly develop skills and passion for teaching.

21 people found this review helpful.
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Kevin
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Professional Teacher Training

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.

21 people found this review helpful.
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Asaad
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Developing Teaching Skills

Even though I was already teaching, this was the perfect course for me as I wanted to develop higher-level skills that I didn’t have before.

The coursebook is where I learned a teaching approach and a methodology to be successful in the classroom. That was great.

But it was after each observed teaching practice (OTP) session I taught—I did six, each one on a separate language topic—where I saw myself getting better and better as an instructor.

This was one of the best parts of the course. Vantage’s trainers offered me real-life teaching practices where I implemented all the theories I learned. Their feedback after each OTP was invaluable.

So if you are interested in becoming a professional teacher, Vantage TEFL Certification is the right course for you. It comes highly recommend Vantage.

20 people found this review helpful.

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