Vantage TEFL Certification review, submitted by Steve.
At the time of wanting to study for my TEFL certification, but I was worryingly low on funds and time. This prevented me from taking an In-class course, so instead, I chose to take the Combined TEFL course offered through the Vantage program, based out of Bangkok.
It afforded me the flexibility with which my budget dictated by making it possible to take the method section of the TEFL course online, and then I was able to choose one of the time dates for my trip to Thailand for completing the observed teaching practice.
I’m not sure whether a Combined course is for everyone because it does add those extra costs. Still, I wanted to get my feet wet before I dived fully in so traveling to the country to take the observed teaching sessions where I wanted to be teaching sat well for me and was worth the additional investment.
Finding work after the course was not an issue.
I started teaching at a couple of schools, and teaching a few private students, in the Bangkok central district. The pay is the highest in the country here, but I couldn’t get used to the frenetic pace and humidity of Bangkok.
I’m now teaching up in Chiang Mai and it is SO much more mellow up here.
Teaching Bangkok if you love major cities and spending hours in traffic jams. Teach in Chiang Mai if you value air quality and about a hundred yoga studios to choose from 🙂
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