ESL/EFL jobs are high in demand as English is becoming the preferred medium of communication on a more global level, and also the fact that it provides a viable career option. This in turn raised the demand for accredited TEFL certificate, without which it is not possible to secure a profitable ESL teaching assignment.
You may procure the TEFL certificate either by doing an online TEFL course, live online, or on-site courses, as the courses have a common goal, i.e., to prepare you as an efficient and certified ESL teacher. However there exists a slight difference between the onsite and online TEFL certificate courses. To keep you ahead and provide you with a competitive edge in the field of TEFL, Asian College of Teachers also offer TEFL programs in a live online mode to provide you with requisite knowledge and prepare you as a global teaching professional, adept at facing English classrooms across the world.
The in-class TEFL/TESOL course Thailand ensures that the candidates imbibe all the techniques and methodologies from the accomplished trainers in the classroom. The online version achieves the same by making candidates/trainees interact with tech savvy, experienced tutors online or over the internet. The faculty, whether onsite or online in either case is concerned about the trainees’ progress and offers cutting edge technology and sincere assistance to hasten the candidate’s progress. The advantage of onsite training is that the trainees have immediate access to the trainer and proximity helps in resolving certain doubts faster.
The online and onsite courses both offer the fundamentals of theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to be an efficient TEFL teacher.
The online TEFL course is more flexible and allows the candidates to pursue the course at their own pace and convenience; what suits you is important - as there isn't a set time limit for completing each part of the course, the onsite course has a fixed time schedule of 120 hours and it hastens the process of TESOL certification online as once an individual is enrolled for the course, he/she must complete it within the stipulated time.
Thus, the online course may seem cost efficient but there is greater merit in doing onsite as it has greater acceptance since it provides its candidates direct teaching experience.
In sync with the advanced communication technology, live online classes have come as a boon and a great tool to continue learning during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a logical notion that any technology, that makes our lives easier without comprising on quality, is likely to be popular among the people. This is indeed a great prospect for trainees to attend live interactive classes online from the comfort of their homes, minus the hassle of daily commute. With a stable internet connection and a communication device, you can now continue with your professional development from any corner of the globe with ACT’s live courses offered in a webinar-based platform. A recent study shows that about 51% of the participants found the webinar-based learning to be more or as effective as classroom trainings or workshops. ACT’s Live Online TEFL Course is being offered to meet the rising acceptance of digital learning platforms where students across the globe can opt for this opportunity to attend live classes on TEFL, facilitated by experienced trainers while participating in live interactive sessions with them and their peers as well, and collaborate in activities with video conferencing technologies. The benefits of our live online classes encompass the facts that its:
The live online approach emphasises sharpening and upgrading professional skills of global educators, trainers, administrators, who want a thriving career in the field of ESL/EFL teaching with specialization in YL/BETT without any geographical restrictions.
The webinar-based course embraces online course access and online assignments together with live and interactive learning sessions under the supervision of an expert TEFL trainer.
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This course gives me an opportunity to enhance my teaching ability. First, the materials and the lessons provided are very useful.The course provides teaching approaches and relevant techniques which I can apply to class. Second, my coordinator - Annie Joseph is extremely nice. I really appreciated her priceless comments and feedback. Lastly, the online platform really fits this time. During this pandemic, it's hard to go out and study in college so studying online is the best choice. I try to study anytime I'm free. The website and the system were really supportive in which I could access all sections easily.I would have been regretful if I hadn't applied for this course.
I struggled a bit to start with but that made me sit back and really think about how I answered the questions. Some parts of the course confused me but when I asked Annie she was able to explain it clearly for me, I also have some friends here in Chaiyaphum who are teaching English as a second language and they were very helpful in advising me about different scenarios they have experienced in the classroom. I would like to add that not a single teacher over here has done a tesol course so if I choose to teach in a classroom I don't think I will have any problems.
The TESOL English language certification course from the Asian College of Teachers was comprehensive and well structured. It has given me a very solid grounding in teaching English both online and at language schools. I am working as an online teacher with Amazing Talkers and have also applied to Wall Street English to teach in Bangkok where I live.