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 Bird, Super Early Bird, and Group Packages.
What's Included
Activities Some Activities Wifi
What's Not Included
Accommodation Airfare Meals Transportation
Feb 16, 2023
Jun 25, 2024
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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 is where you study teaching methodologies online first and then complete your OTPs in a real school.

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

  • Vantage won #1 in Instruction, Support & Job Assistance in the worldwide 2022 Community Choice Awards.
  • 4-Week, 120-hour, In-Class TEFL Training Course in Bangkok - Visa Assistance - 6 Job Support – Six Observed Teaching Practices in Real Schools -
  • Provide lifelong job support. They have partnerships with leading Thai English education providers that place hundreds of teachers in prestigious Thai schools every year.
  • 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.”
  • A TEFL Treasure Trove of information. Download the free "Teaching in Thailand eBook:" https://bit.ly/2YQGEmf

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Program Reviews

4.99 Rating
based on 166 reviews
  • 5 rating 99.4%
  • 4 rating 0.6%
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  • Instruction 5
  • Support 5
  • Value 5
  • Academic Rigor 4.9
  • Job Assistance 5
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S.
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Both Right and Wrong

I had an inauspicious start. I was not sure teaching anyone was my ticket—particularly to children of any stripe.

At first, I was wrong. My first class was not a good experience as this large class was a noisy, difficult, and unpleasant experience. The 10-12 year old kids were all over the place. I felt woefully unprepared to teach children.

I said to myself that I’m out of here. Teaching was not for me.

But Vantage’s lead trainer Chris recommended I stick around. He explained that most first-teaching class experiences are stressful and difficult; it´s normal. Teaching success isn’t instantaneous.

My second teaching practice was much better, with a more receptive and respectful class. This was much more rewarding. Though I didn’t realize it at the time, it was me who was doing most of the changing—not the kids. So my initial ‘wrong’ was becoming a ‘right.’

Subsequent observed teaching practices were even more successful in situations where most of the class couldn’t speak or understand much English. Nonetheless, they were a pleasure to teach.

This also highlighted how much my class preparation—my confidence and my delivery—had improved throughout the course, due to the training and experience I´d received at Vantage. I learned how to engage students at the beginning of a class. This set the tone for the rest of the hour.

I learned so much about what is required to become a good teacher. And I learned a lot about myself and my capabilities when I stick things out.

Vantage also covered job services. Their Power Resume class was a revelation and is so useful in preparing job applications.

And there is one more thing I got right. I chose Vantage!

2 people found this review helpful.
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Patrick
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Extremely Helpful and Worthwhile, Highly Recommended

I would like to thank all the teachers from Vantage TEFL for their valuable training and unwavering support for my new career.
I have been have guided every step of the way on the path to be great teachers. I’m forever grateful for the knowledge, skills, and confidence Vantage has instilled in us. This course built a strong foundation for my future.
For me personally, the observed teaching practices were the highlight of the course. I was very nervous during my first couple of classes, but as my lesson planning skills improved, so did my performance in the classroom. The feedback I got after each class was truly valuable for me to be a highly qualified teacher.
Last but not least, I want to thank Vantage for their professional job assistance. The resume creation and interview coaching I received was the most essential thing I implemented in the ESL job market.
If you’re willing to pursue a teaching career, the team at Vantage are ready for you.

From Home Schooling to a Thai Classroom
I would like to thank Vantage TEFL for their unwavering support for my new career.
I wouldn’t have said this a few months ago. As I grew up homeschooled as a kid, so I didn’t even have much experience as a traditional student who at least had years of experience watching teachers in classroooms.
So I think I was a bit more nervous than your average TEFL trainee.
In the end, it didn’t seem to matter. I was guided every step of the way on becoming an effective teacher.
I was shown how communicative teaching works. I learn how to forumulate efficient lesson plans. And then I taught them to six different classus under Vantage’s obsrvation and feedback.
I’m forever grateful for the knowledge, skills, and confidence Vantage has instilled in me. This course has built a strong foundation for my future. I’m ready to teach in any classroom, anywhere.

For me personally, the observed teaching practices were the highlight of the course. I was very nervous during my first couple of classes, but as my lesson planning skills improved, so did my performance in the classroom. The feedback I got after each class was truly valuable for me to be a highly qualified teacher.
Last but not least, I want to thank Vantage for their professional job assistance. The resume creation and interview coaching I received was the most essential thing I implemented in the ESL job market.
If you’re willing to pursue a teaching career, the team at Vantage are ready for you.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't hesitate, just go for it! You'll be happy you did!
Pros
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  • Honest
  • Small class sizes, personal experience
Cons
  • I don't have anything negative to say.
5 people found this review helpful.
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Mitra
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright

During my ‘research visit’ to Vantage, the Course Director jokingly remarked that they would have our souls on lease for a month. The intensity of the course was no joke, but within the daily grind of mastering a new craft, there were also moments of sheer wonder.

Delving into the intricacies of teaching was absolute joy. This meant dedicating weekdays to learning teaching methodologies, brushing up on my grammar, wrestling with phonological concepts, and weekends spent crafting lesson plans.

Life doesn’t get much better than this. In the end, the great satisfaction of eager faces in the classroom absorbing it all was incredibly gratifying.

Every stride I took brought back memories of my own school days. It was a truly remarkable journey—brimming with one learning experience after another as I acquired the skills of the trade.

What made this journey exhilarating were the trainers—the dynamic trio of Chris, Kevin, and Ryan. Chris, the lead trainer, is a quintessential Englishman with a unique sense of humor that only the British can pull off along with a wealth of knowledge. His teaching style is engaging—combining learning, laughter, and insight.

Kevin, Vantage’s Job Coach, shares invaluable tips on resume building and interview techniques. His poker-faced one-liners never failed to amuse, apart from serving their main purpose of boosting our confidence.

Ryan, always calm and composed, effortlessly introduced us to Thai culture and classroom etiquette.

As Chris often emphasizes, the best way to truly learn something is to teach it. And that’s’ what we did through six observed teaching practices.

Their guidance at every step of the way has paved the way for an exciting new career in teaching. I eagerly look forward to the road ahead, knowing that with Vantage’s training, I have assimilated a solid teaching foundation as I find my own footing in the road ahead.

22 people found this review helpful.
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Win May
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The Right Place...The Right Time

I graduated from the TEFL training program at Vantage in Bangkok this past March. This course has given me the right tools to be successful as an English teacher.

It covered all the stops. I learned about teaching methodologies and techniques, grammar and, how to coach pronunciation. It also had a cultural component as the course also covered the dos and don’ts in a Thai schoolroom.

The observed teaching practices were one of the most valuable parts of my TEFL. We first had to learn how to formulate an actual lesson plan. Next, we discovered how to source effective teaching materials we needed to support our class. Then we delivered our class and got valuable feedback on what went well…and also things we still needed to work on for our next teaching session.

For me, the observed practice teaching was where I learned to be successful in the classroom.

The training at Vantage exceeded my expectations. It's the right choice if you want to be a skillful English teacher. Many thanks to the team at Vantage. They guided us each step of the way.

33 people found this review helpful.
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Aung
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Overall Totally Perfect

I really want to give my appreciation to Chris and Kevin. They were my mentors in my English teacher training. The course curriculum itself was first class and it covered in detail a lot of teaching techniques and tips.

My Vantage trainers guided me every step of the way—particularly when I did my practice teaching classes to real students.

For me, this was where I had the most fun. Although teaching was completely new to me—and it was challenging—it was the most worthwhile part of the program.

Overall I would rate Vantage as a TP: “totally perfect.”

34 people found this review helpful.
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J.
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The Necessary Tools

This TEFL course has equipped me with the methodology, techniques, and the tools to be successful in the classroom.

Vantage’s lead trainer was top-notch, with extensive knowledge that helped me gain a new perspective on the English language.

The comprehensive curriculum covered everything from lesson planning to classroom management. The actual hands-on experience we got in a real classroom through practical activities was undoubtedly invaluable in the development of my new teaching skills.

This course was intensive—but always fun and engaging.

Vantage’s job services were also an area that shined. We created my new Power resume and cover letter and then I worked with their coach to develop a personalized strategy. I already have many interviews lined up just a week after completing the course.

Overall, this TEFL course was an excellent decision, with all the knowledge and skills I have gained, I am now ready to take on the challenge of helping my students in the second language acquisition.

As an aspiring TEFL educator, I couldn't have made a better choice in taking this course.

42 people found this review helpful.
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Vivien
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Five Stars!

I did Vantage’s Combined TEFL course, where you do the coursebook online and then, in phase two, do your observed teaching practices (OTPs) in a classroom with real students. While I was waiting to do my practice teaching, Vantage invited by to ‘sit in’ any of the In-Class TEFL sessions that I wanted.

This is different than the online course. I could see that their lead trainer Chris is an awesome instructor! It has some sort of magic power to make lessons easy to understand. He also gave great guidance on our lesson planning before we proceeded with the OTPs.

As for the 6 OTPs, we did four hours of teaching in a real classroom and two hours of online teaching. We got to teach Thai students of different ages—from kindergarten to college students. We also observed professional teachers in action as well.

After each teaching session, we received feedback from the Vantage trainers who shared their own teaching experiences while giving me valuable detailed feedback on my performance in the classroom.

This really helped us improve for the next teaching session. got better with each practice class. This was truly a great experience!

Ryan’s class about Thai culture is really interesting and his ‘dos and don’ts in Thai schools are crucial for those who want to teach English in Thailand.

Kevin’s resume writing class is really useful, and I’m looking forward to landing a teaching job in Bangkok soon.

Besides the trainers, I had really lovely classmates who supported and motivated each other all the time. I was lucky to be with the right people at the right time.

Overall, Vantage’s trainers are very approachable, supportive, and knowledgeable. If there are any doubts about the course content, or visa-related concerns, or wanting to know more about a teaching career in Thailand, just talk to these amazing trainers. They gave good advice and shared interesting stories too.

On a more practical note, for those who worry about Vantage’s location and neighborhood…. their locale has got you covered. The nearest Skytrain station is Ratchayothin, only a five-minute walk away. And there’s a lot of local food and also fast-food restaurants at nearby malls.

I like to give, a huge shoutout to Vantage’s Chris, Kevin, and Ryan! You guys have been nothing but the best! If you want to be successful in the classroom, Vantage TEFL is the one!

Five stars all the way!

45 people found this review helpful.
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Alex
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

From 0% to Classroom Ready

I just graduated from my TEFL course last Friday.

A very super thank you to Chris, Kevin and Ryan for making Vantage one of the best TEFL programs out there. I’m not surprised they have won so many awards!

A month ago, I had zero teaching experience. Today I can proudly claim that I feel comfortable teaching in any classroom, I can create effective lesson plans that meet the teaching goals I want my students to achieve.

The Vantage team will believe in you, yet push your limits. They will improve your teaching skills to make you feel comfortable as a new professional.

I’m definitely more than satisfied with my experience. I recommend Vantage to anyone who wants a career teaching in the educational field. Stop thinking about it. Just do it!

53 people found this review helpful.

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