Q1. What is the acronym for the TESOL/ TEFL course?
A. TEFL or the TESOL is a mandatory program for teaching English across the globe. In the global arena this course stands out. TESOL is the acronym for Teaching English to the Speakers of Other Language. TEFL is teaching English as a foreign language.
A teacher bearing this certificate is qualified enough to teach anywhere in the world.
Q2. Why should I choose Asian College of Teachers for doing this course?
A. Asian College of Teachers offers different layers depending upon the qualification and the need of the participants. It does not believe in "one course for all" thought process and the institute caters to the expectations of our aspirants and gives a course that would meet their criteria. Asian College of Teachers is a name associated with quality and dependability. It is accredited by International Accreditation Organization (IAO) and by renowned global institutions. Asian College of Teachers’ niche product is TESOL/ TEFL which are mandate programs for those seeking to sharpen their teaching skills to meet the international standards of teaching English. The institute is the only leading institute in India offering the courses with the flexibility of online and distance mode with the international standards of teaching. Asian College of Teachers started its journey in 2002 and in India Asian College Of Teachers is operating in Kolkata more than a decade. It provides 100% placement assistance service. We strongly believe in upholding the faith of our students by merging their needs with the standards of the international levels of teaching. Asian College of Teachers has been granted international accreditation for achievement of the highest standard in organizational management, business management, business performance, through a commitment to quality, and continuous improvement.
Q3. I have a teaching background in English do I still do this course?
A. It’s important to note that teaching requires expertise and sound proficiency of the language. Apart from the handful of schools catering the Elite class in most of the schools English is a second language. Despite the fact that English is taught as a second language it has created a stumbling block because the proficiency level of the teachers as far as communication skills are concerned has hit rock bottom. A major section of the candidates are left unemployable. The lacuna lies in the way English is taught at school level. It does not cater to the FOUR language skills as the major thrust is given to literature and hence restricted to reading and writing only. The major modes of communication listening and speaking are left ignored. So despite of the fact that the existing teachers have qualification they still feel the need to do the course to heighten their knowledge and teaching skills. TEFL has made such a mark that even some schools do demand to TEFL/ TESOL qualification.
Q4. What are the requisite criteria for TESOL/ TEFL course both online and distance?
A. The applicants must have good command over English Language. This course can be done by native and non natives English speakers across the globe. Adults with basic degree from High School are eligible for age, gender or nationality. The benchmark lies with the ease of language skills since the academic work would be done in English.
Q5. Is teaching experience mandatory for the teaching program?
A. It’s not mandatory. The course’s foundation makes you acquainted with the teaching skills. All the tools be it online, onsite, distance would enable you to be establish yourself as a successful English teacher.
Q6. Is the certificate a must for teaching English overseas?
A. This certificate is a must for teaching English worldwide. It would test your abilities to prove your effectiveness and meet the international standards of teaching and hence this certificate would validate your potentials. To pursue a teaching career in abroad this certificate is a must. The ACT is a globally recognized institute hence its name is a reflection of the highest standard and that merges nicely with the criteria of the international standard of teaching.
Q7. What type of students participates in the program?
A. It’s a globally acclaimed course with international presence hence the students have unparalleled language skills. People from different backgrounds and ages join our program. We have freshers who are inclined to join the course and we have experienced teachers as well. There are candidates who have enrolled with us after taking the decision to switch their careers.
There are many factors leading to the relevancy of the course and that's the prime reason why candidates from different backgrounds show interest to do the course.
Q8. Why do the Accreditations matters?
A. It’s the process for validation with institute reflecting credibility, authenticity, and trust. Accreditations give authentication to courses and add value to the certification process. It is accredited by International Accreditation Organization (IAO) and by renowned global institutions that gives validation across the globe.
Q9. Is there any difference between online and distance course?
A. There is no significant differences between online and distance education. We ensure that the dissemination of information remains the same. The online program is for the cyber savvy and distance for those who like textbooks.
Q10. What is the time duration of the 120 Hours of certificate course?
A. The time duration is 4-5 months. This course is the first step towards getting TESOL/ TEFL certified.
Q11. What is the course fee for the online mode?
A.TEFL certificate course comes at an affordable price Rs.13500 or 245 USD
Q12. What is the course fee for the distance mode?
A. TEFL certificate comes at an affordable price 15000 or 275 USD
Q13. What is the time duration of the 160 diploma course?
A. The time duration is 6-8 months. This course includes the 120 hours course plus the research based paper.
Q14. What is the course fee for the online mode?
A. This Online TEFL Diploma course is offered at just Rs. 16000 or 290 USD
Q15. What is the course fee for the distance mode?
A. Distance TEFL Diploma course is for Rs 18000 or 328 USD.
Q16. What is the time duration of the 220 advanced diploma course?
A. The time duration is 1 year. This comprises of TESOL diploma content and specialization paper on Young learners and Business English Teacher Training.
Q17. What is the course fee for the online mode?
A. It is a complete package offered by Asian College of Teachers for an affordable price of Rs. 20000/-.
Q18. What is the course fee for the distance mode?
A. The course fee is Rs 25000 or 455 USD for Distance Mode of Learning.
Q19. What is the time duration of 360 Hours of TEFL course?
A. The time duration is 15 months.
Q20. What is the course fee for the online mode?
A. Course fees is Rs 35,000 or 636 USDfor the online mode of learning.
Q21. What is the course fee for the distance mode?
A. Rs 37,000 or 673 USD for the Distance mode of learning.
Q22. What is the process to resume the course when the course completion date gets lapsed?
A. The candidate needs to re-register for the course after paying the stipulated amount of Rs 3000 to get an extension of three months time. This should be done with prior intimidation by giving us an email.
Q23. What is the format of assessing the candidates?
A. There are no exams for this course. Your tutor will assess the assignments during the course. The evaluation is a mix of MCQ and application based questions.
Q24. Who evaluates the online TESOL / TEFL course?
A. Our tutors. They have a lot of experience in the field of teaching. The minimum years of experience that they share are five years of normal classroom teaching, and three years of experience in EFL teaching field. The enriched experiences the tutors share are reflected in the proper assessment.
Q25. How much time do I have to invest to the online TEFL course as in day wise?
A. It depends on how much time you would devote per day. If you spare at least two hour it would be good enough. You can seek the assistance of online tutor in-case you have doubt.
Q26. How do I get in touch with the instructors while taking the online course?
A. You can get in touch via email, Skype, telephonic communication, chats, one to one level whichever is convenient for you.
Q27. How do I get in touch with the instructors while taking the distance course?
A.The candidates can interact through email, telephonic query to get in touch with the trainees. Prior appointment can be fixed.
Q28.Who takes the Online mode of learning?
A.The candidate who would like to change their careers, participants who are already working as teachers and are inclined to take the certificate because it’s going to further accentuate their career they opt for this program. A person who has love for teaching profession having the depth for knowledge is ideal TEFL / TESOL candidate. People who are computer savvy and prefer online access rather than the hard copy for them the online mode would be the preferred option.
Q29.Who takes TEFL distance course?
A.The candidates who are not computer savvy for them the distance course would be apt. If you are not travelling frequently and more or less if you are home bound the distance course would be more apt. For those who prefer receiving the hard copy for them the distance mode would be ideal.
Q30.What is communicative language teaching?
A.The communicative language teaching is a technique which is practiced worldwide to facilitate the language learning process through various communicative activities. The technique is quiet innovative. It has modeled the entire course in the format of CLT technique. It takes into all the four language skills that are listening, speaking reading and writing. The CLT technique propounds the fact that language is best learnt through innovative activities. Here the emphasis is on group work, peer evaluation, apart from teacher's assessment.
Q31.What type of help I would receive in terms of job hunt?
A.After successful completion of the course the candidate needs to email for the placement assistance link or call us for the same. Our placement assistance link will serve the purpose of guiding the students to search for the right job. We keep updating the link based on vacancies all over the world. You will be benefitted as we provide information about full time, part time and freelance teaching vacancies. All ATI students will be able to access the job portal and receive employers contact details and attend interviews as per their location preference. After completing the course this placement assistance link would serve as a boon. It’s important for the candidates to keep an eye on the job portal as we keep on updating the same. This is our extended help for those students who are in need of placement assistance after successfully completing the course from Asian College of Teachers.
Q32.What are the prospects of ESL teacher with an online and distance certificate?
A.It depends on your skills to crack the interview. Your knowledge goes a long way you prove your worth. Since the certificate is globally recognized you can opt for the job in India as well as in abroad. There is no difference between online and distance certificate and you can apply for the jobs worldwide.
Q33.Is it advantageous if one has knowledge of the local language?
A.It would reap benefits if you have the knowledge of the local language however it’s not mandatory.
Q34.How do I receive certificate?
A.Certificates are issued after completion of the course from USA. The certificates are dispatched through postal service. The candidate will receive both the soft copy as well as the hard copy of the certificate.