News & Events
16th April 2018
Workshop in Special Education for todays Teaching Professionals in Mumbai
Workshop in Special Education for Today's Teaching Professionals was successfully accomplished in Mumbai with teachers from different schools making a conspicuous presence with their active participation on 14th April, 2018 at Rotary Club of Bombay West. The workshop commenced with lamp lighting ceremony and a presentation on Asian College of Teachers. The session started with the guest speaker, Mr Sunil Arora, Director, Bal Asha Trust who shared his experience working with special kids. This was followed by an informative and a detailed session on Special Education by ACT's Associate Academic Director from USA, Dr Margaret Davitt Maughan who enlightened the participants focussing on the varied aspects of teaching special kids with different disabilities and made them leave the workshop with a learning of a lifetime.
7th April 2018
Academic Associate Directors engaging interactive session at Kolkata Office
Dr Margaret Davitt Maughan, who is a Senior Educator and Associate Academic Director with Asian College of Teachers, has visited India to conduct a series of workshops in Kolkata, Mumbai and also Bangkok in Thailand. She reached ACT\'s Kolkata office on the 4th April where she received a warm welcome followed by a felicitation ceremony. Later that day she had an interactive session with the evaluation and the training teams.
Dr Maughan has 35 years of experience in classrooms, curriculum development and interdisciplinary studies, has the expertise in instructional organization and course designing. She has taught varied courses over the course of her teaching career. She used this teaching experience to share her concerns and valuable information regarding the challenges teachers are facing in America as well as in India and the discussion went on to shed light on the various issues related to infrastructural problems, concerns regarding teacher-student quality and quality of teaching. Dr Maughan\'s session reflected wealth of wisdom and was beneficial in imparting knowledge in the field of teachers training with a focus on challenges teachers face across the globe and varied teaching strategies during the contemporary times.
5th April 2018
Asian College of Teachers unveils its 11th Anniversary Logo
Asian College of Teachers (ACT) is proud to celebrate 11 years of service in the field of providing quality teacher training and producing global educators! On this occasion ACT is unveiling its 11th anniversary logo with an aim to enhance its services and bringing innovative courses. Asian College of Teachers (ACT) has been established with a vision to prepare global educators and create future educational leaders equipped with latest pedagogical competencies and skills who can significantly contribute to the diverse learning environments around the world.
ACT aims at providing a great platform for potential educators, education managers and educational entrepreneurs willing to contribute towards the field of education. The focus is solely on designing tailor-made courses, which lead the aspirants towards a successful teaching/training and educational management career and it continues to do so while maintaining its legacy. ACT aims to transform teacher education by exploring e-learning in a whole new light which will make it a leading brand by the year 2020 along with continuing research and bring in new approaches in training and learning which are collaborative and engaging with a potent global reach.
Asian College of Teacher's 11 years of journey includes major achievements and winning multiple awards like Asia Pacific Achievers' Award for Excellence in Education by Indian Achievers Forum, India and Global Achievers Award Thailand (jointly in association with Indo-Thai Chamber of Commerce) in Bangkok, 2016 and winning Best Vocational Education Institute of the Year - Teacher Training (Nursery) at the 7th National Awards on Excellence in Education in New Delhi, 2017. It also won Indian Education Awards 2018 in Excellence in Education at the 8th National Awards. ACT's TEFL programs have been GoAbroad's Top Rated TEFL Certification Programs for two consecutive years, 2016 and 2017. Needless to say that ACT has strong alumni base who are provided a lifetime of support which also includes our present and future students, strengthening ACT's connection with them through social network, events and workshops. With 11 years into teacher education ACT's alumni base has touched 30,000 mark and the institution is gearing up to reach newer milestones while contributing effectively to the field of teacher training.
1st April 2018
ACT conducts its first Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test in Delhi successfully
Asian College of Teachers (ACT), the award winning teacher education institute in Asia and the authorised centre for conducting Cambridge TKT Exam all over India has successfully carried out its first Cambridge English Assessment Teaching Knowledge Test in Delhi on 31st March 2018. The TKT examination was held at Tecnia International School situated in Rohini Delhi and turned out very well with 10 examinees sailing through the examination without any glitch. The invigilators who were trained personnel followed all the rules and regulations set by the Cambridge and took care of all administrative jobs along with other arrangements like sitting system which was done in snake pattern and specific directions laid out for the examinees on how to reach the examination hall. At the end of the examination ACT got excellent reviews coming in from the examination inspector of Cambridge which was icing on the cake.
The examinees taking the Cambridge TKT examination can look forward to a prestigious certificate from Cambridge which will not only boost their teaching career but maximize their career potential to a great extent. Cambridge TKT examination is the right choice for all those who are eyeing an international teaching career and will tremendously improve their employment prospects. Asian College of Teachers is coming up with more batches in Kolkata, Bangalore and Mumbai to be held from the month of May onwards.
21st March 2018
Teaching practice is a crucial tool for Teacher Education Program
Teaching practice is an important component of becoming a teacher. It grants student teachers experience in the actual teaching and learning environment. It is the method of learning that is defined as a period of time when the teachers acquire real life teaching experience by teaching students in order to receive specific in-service training to apply learned theory into practice. It is beneficial to the aspirants as it acquaints them with teaching experience, increases confidence, provides a grip on classroom management skills and much more.
Asian College of Teachers' 3 weeks International Teaching Diploma provides the aspirants teaching practice sessions that acquaint them with much needed confidence and skills along with the experience of real life teaching. Teaching and shaping young minds is no easy task and that is why first hand learning for teachers is required. ACT arranges teaching practice (TP) sessions for budding educators willing to venture into the field of pre-primary, Montessori or nursery teaching. The TP session begins with a demo by the trainer followed by a practice session. Next, peer-teaching and classroom teaching follows, for a real life classroom experience along with building confidence in the candidates. Practice in the Montessori set up includes storytelling session. Stories are selected carefully keeping the age groups in mind. The candidates also develop a grip on creating their own supplies and craft pieces required for the storytelling session, according to the story and role-play needs. At the end, they are evaluated based on the TP observation and it comes to their aid while getting employed.
12th March 2018
ACT works it up to provide quality placement to trainees
Placement is indeed one of the crucial elements of ACT and its teacher training courses. It is also a matter of concern for every aspiring candidate willing to foray into the field of teaching and training. ACT has been successful in placing its students in various reputed international schools like: The Professional English, Acme Academy, Orchids - The International School to name a few. More international schools and institutions are expected to join the list of recruiters in due course of time. The locations where the placements have been conducted till now are: Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Asian College of Teachers has moved ahead from just placement support through portals to providing placement to its successful candidates by physically inviting international institutes of repute to its various location offices when courses are at an ongoing stage or near completion. ACT has successfully placed many of the deserving candidates till now and is looking forward to continue with the legacy and spread through positive word of mouth.
Moreover, regular feedback is received from the recruiters regarding the strong, as well as the weak points of the candidates and that, in a way, helps ACT in upgrading their course content which is at par with the demands of the educational field and the current related market. It proves quite beneficial to hear it straight from the horse\'s mouth and thus catering to the current requirements and excelling in producing global educators able to face culturally varied classrooms with ease and confidence across the world.