Vantage was established in 2007 and is Thailand’s highest rated TEFL program. They offer a 120-hour, In-Class TEFL course, with 6 hours of observed teaching practice.
Vantage TEFL certification carries American validation from Fairmont State University (FSU) from West Virginia. Their graduates can receive 3 credits in FSU’s online Masters of Education Degree in Professional Studies, an option for those who want to increase their career prospects.
They provide expert job support. They’ll craft your own Power Resume that make an impact in the six seconds hiring authorities typically spend reading them. They’ll coach you on interviewing techniques, handling objections, and job search strategies.
Vantage is unique in having two major footprints in Asia. They’re Bangkok-based and they have agreements with the largest Thai recruitment agencies that place hundreds of teachers in Thai schools every year.
In their TEFL Silk Road program, they offer a guaranteed job in China though their partner institute that has 90+ academies in 17 cities. You’ll start with a US$500 discount on your Vantage TEFL tuition—their most generous special offer. And, once in China, you’ll earn over US$2,550 monthly. You’ll also get a signing bonus of US$860.
Vantage run small class sizes so they can give personalized attention both to individual teacher development and the subsequent job search. You can read a review of their program in the definitive book, “Teaching in Thailand—A Practical System.”
They also offer a 120-hour Combined Course, which blends online curriculum study with the observed practices of live classroom teaching of non-English speaking students.
Vantage graduates are successfully teaching English across Thailand, in China and throughout the world.