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 USD
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
May 26, 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 132 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 99.24%
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  • Instruction 10
  • Support 10
  • Value 10
  • Academic Rigor 9.5
  • Job Assistance 9.9
  • Impact 10
  • Support 10
  • Fun 10
  • Value 10
  • Safety 10
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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.

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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.

6 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.

5 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.

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

Smooth as Silk

I’m a former flight attendant that, due to coronavirus crisis, had to find a new career as the friendly skies I had been flying could now only be seen from the ground.

So I decided to pursue a new career teaching English. I realized that, just as in my former profession, I would need excellent training if I was going to be successful in my new job.

I looked at Thailand to do my training as I had family and friends there and I wanted to immediately hit the ground post-TEFL and get some teaching experience so I could, in a post Covid era, teach anywhere in the world.

My research led me to Vantage. I was first surprised to learn that they were among the top-rated TEFL programs on the planet—let along in Thailand. Moreover, they were among the few courses that were still doing teaching practices during the pandemic.

So I moved halfway around the world to begin my TEFL training.

In Vantage, I found a program that used an interactive learning style than combined innovative teaching methods. Particularly in my observed practice teaching classes, I had a ton of guidance in developing six separate lesson plans and then fabulous feedback after each class session. This is where I developed teaching skills. And I got better with each practice class.

Vantage’s trainers always went the extra distance me to ensure I was developing the teaching skills I will need in the classroom.

My career transition went seamlessly—smooth as silk. If you have an urgent need to establish yourself in a new industry, Vantage are the education career specialists.

6 people found this review helpful.
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John
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Embarking on a New Teaching Career

I did a lot of research on TEFL programs, attended some webinars, asked a lot of questions, but it was hard to get a handle on how they did their teacher training.

I stopped when I discovered Vantage. I emailed them loads of questions and got prompt, detailed replies. They called me before I even came to Thailand and we had a very detailed conversation about what a TEFL is all about, the type of training I would be getting and what we my long term prospects in the English teaching industry.

My preference was to attend their In-Class course as I wanted F2F training. But Covid considerations prevailing, I ended up with their Combined Course which included a full practicum of six observed teaching practices (OTPs).

I really liked the online course as it was concise and very clearly presented. It came with full tutor support. I did the twenty unit course in about one month.

I got a lot of knowledge from the course, but where I really developed my teaching skills was in my practice teaching. I taught real non-English speaking Thai students and working professionals over a two week period.

I first learned how to make a professional lesson plan. Vantage’s Director of Training was very patient in working with me in developing lesson plans for all my OTPs—each one on a different language topic. During the actual teaching demos, Chris and Kevin took turns in observing my classes and they have both been very great in providing valuable and insightful feedback. I felt I got better as a teacher with each session.

I’m more than happy to have chosen Vantage. Kevin and Chris were nothing but helpful, accommodating, and always professional.

I recommend Vantage without hesitation to anyone who, like me, wishes to embark on a new teaching career.

6 people found this review helpful.
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Emily
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

In the Right Place

After my first day at Vantage TEFL, I knew that the earlier concerns I had beforehand were misplaced.

I came to the TEFL certification course with some apprehension. My first question was if I needed to even do a TEFL as my plans were not so much to teach, but to develop my business is a consultant to the Thai education sector.

One of my jobs is to find good teacher for my client schools. So I really wanted to learn was what makes a good teacher and how I could identify that for my clients. I soon realized that I made a great decision to do professional TEFL training.

The practicum was one of the highlights of the course. Vantage say that new teaching skills are developed classroom and now I couldn’t agree more. This is where the knowledge I got from the course was transformed into the teaching skills I need in the classroom. All this has given me a great insight on how to assess new teachers for my clients.

Vantage doesn’t run lecture room sized classes and that meant I got lots of personal attention. The course goes into a lot of depth and their trainers added a lot of personal insight from decades of experience in the Thai education sector.

I now have a comprehensive path that I’ve incorporated into my lesson plans. I’ve seen a big jump in my confidence levels and my private students have commented on how much I’ve improved as a teacher as well.

The whole Vantage team is super helpful. These guys want to see you succeed. I highly recommend taking the TEFL certification course with my new friends at Vantage.

9 people found this review helpful.
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Chanawee
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Learn from the best to become the best you can be

My Vantage TEFL journey began in the beginning of January 2020 and ended in early February. I’m an instructor pilot in the aviation industry looking to teach Aviation English, and I felt like a TEFL would be a good place to start. After comparing courses, I came across something called Engage, Study, Activate. This is the teaching methodology that is taught by Vantage TEFL, and it places a heavy emphasis on being able to USE language effectively. I’m Thai, and I’m familiar with how the education system here teaches us to be grammar experts who can’t utter a word of English in a real conversation. This seemed like the best way to reverse that.

Due to the pandemic there was only one other student in the class, which became a bonus for us because we were able to interact with Chris, our instructor, more. He did an excellent job in translating what would otherwise be a bland course book into highly engaging and informative lessons. I was amazed that he was able to hold our interest all day throughout the month-long course. Chris has a unique ability to use a book, a whiteboard, and his plethora of experience to keep lessons interesting. I loved the discussions we had in class, where we shared experiences and knowledge. I can honestly say that more than half of what I got from the course came from such discussions (you can’t find most of them in the book!).

I like how the Practicum, which comprised of 6 real classes, were spread out throughout the latter half of the course. This gave me a chance to get feedback after each class and improve my next classes. I really felt that I grew after each class (given online due to the pandemic), because Chris’ critiques were straightforward, to-the-point, and very constructive. This wouldn’t have been very practical had the 6 classes been back to back on the final week.

When you’re done with the course, Kevin is always there to help guide you through your job search journey. Although he doesn’t teach the TEFL course himself, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share if you catch him outside of class times.

All in all, I wish the course had been longer. Call me dramatic, but I honestly think this was the best investment I had made so far, and I feel that Vantage has helped unlock a new chapter in life for me. Thank you Chris and Kevin!

P.s. if you’re bringing a car, be aware of the big parking fees. Park elsewhere and take the BTS if you can!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Bring your A-game because this course is no joke. It will break down what you think you know about English and build you up stronger than ever.
9 people found this review helpful.

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