News & Events
1st November 2017
Helping children with autism to reach out to the world
Children with Autism are not generally seen to make an approach in a conversation or they seldom take the lead in a social interaction. They leave it to others to initiate social exchanges even if they learn to respond appropriately and communicate. A study in Special Education Needs says that, it is necessary for teachers and educators to change the way they interact with autistic children in order to help them develop an ability in them to communicate naturally. Teachers can behave in a manner to motivate autistic children towards taking a more upbeat role in communication rather than focusing on changing the behaviour of the children. According to the study, the most effectual changes in adult interaction style is to imitate the movement of the children and react to all the attempts of communication without ignoring, passing on or trying to portray a more apt communicative method.
20th October 2017
Raising professional standards with CACHE endorsed courses
Asian College of Teachers has added another feather to its cap with the launch of its Special Education Courses, the majority of which are CACHE endorsed. CACHE is the acronym which stands for Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education which was established by the Ministry of Health, British Government under the name of the National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB) in the year 1945. CACHE is constantly investing in high quality qualifications for the care and education industry and is the leading sector specialist in UK. They are committed to excellence and the qualifications they provide help millions of learners raise professional standards across the sector.
ACT offers a wide spectrum of SEN programs to cater to the constant rising demand for SEN teachers across the globe. SEN teaching aspirants will receive certificates from CACHE on successful completion of the course which will give a tremendous boost to their career. Normal classrooms are generally giving way to inclusive classrooms and this is garnering the demands for certified and skilled teachers with expertise in the said field.
The programs offered by ACT come under six different categories namely: Childcare, Special Needs Teacher Training, Parenting, Teaching Assistant, Health and Safety and School and Teaching Environment. The need to eliminate students with special needs from isolation is intense and this can be achieved by involving them in an inclusive classroom. ACT SEN courses aim at training teaching aspirants equipped with the requisite skills and techniques which they can implement to handle special needs children in both pre-school and primary school level, lower secondary education and international schools and individual professions.
16th October 2017
PAN India Presence of ACT strives to extend the boundaries of teacher education
With its offices all across India in cities like Kolkata, Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi and operations spread across other India locales like Kerala, Chennai, Hyderabad and Goa, Asian College of Teachers (ACT) has truly established its PAN India presence as a leading teacher training organisation with a strong 25,000 ACT alumni, aims to provide high quality teacher training services catering to teaching aspirants across the globe.
With its vast range of operations across India, where the in-class TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) programs and the ITD (International Teaching Diploma) programs are conducted in major Indian cities while providing access to an extensive range of 100+ teacher training programs, ACT is certainly making a significant contribution to prepare educators attaining international levels of excellence.
ACT, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, has already made its presence felt in Asia and fetched a string of awards and other recognition during its 11 years of existence. Those include the 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) held in Bangkok; Best Teacher Training Institute of the Year at the 7th National Awards on Excellence in Education by the Indian Education Congress and was also ranked second among the top 10 Digital Learning portals in India - 2017 by the Higher Education Review.
Another current achievement of ACT is its proud association with Cambridge University, whereby it has become the Authorised Centre for conducting Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT), Cambridge, all over India. The test is meant to examine one\'s Basic English Knowledge with a globally recognised certificate as the candidates receive Cambridge English certificate for each test that they appear for. Teaching Knowledge Test or TKT is suitable for aspirants willing to foray into the world of teaching. For those who have little or no knowledge of the modern English teaching methodologies and approaches; the TKT test will certainly enhance their teaching career and give it a fitting start.
Another USP of ACT is its valued association with Training Qualifications United Kingdom (TQUK) a prestigious British Awarding Body and Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisation in United Kingdom, providing an extensive range of vocational qualifications to Further Education Colleges and private training providers has endorsed the courses offered by ACT.ACT is also accredited and its courses are validated by the well-known City College Birmingham, which is duly accredited by ATHE - Award for Training and Higher Education & Pearson approved centre.
Job placement globally has always been one of the crucial elements of ACT and always remains a matter of concern for aspiring teachers who are learning and about to venture into the world of teaching. ACT has a strong association with over 200 schools in Asia and other international schools and institutions around the world; therefore, there is no dearth of teaching jobs for the past as well as present trainees. They can look forward to a number of job vacancies as per their requirements. The aim of the organisation is to provide the aspirants with a holistic learning experience so that they are ever prepared to confidently face culturally varied classrooms across the globe.
6th October 2017
ACT collaborates with TQUK to endorse its courses
Asian College of Teachers (ACT) has been established with the objective of providing training programs for teaching aspirants/educational leaders that are at par with international standard of teaching. Since its inception in 2007, ACT has been able to become one of the largest service providers in teacher training in Asia by offering high quality teacher education programs. To add further credibility to its courses, ACT has tied up with Training Qualifications, UK (TQUK) to endorse its major courses.
Training Qualifications, United Kingdom (TQUK) is an Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation, England) approved Awarding Organisation providing a wide range of vocational qualifications to Further Education Colleges and private training providers. It is the fastest growing Awarding Organisation (AO) and the 18th largest in the UK and has also been nominated for Awarding Organisation of the Year and Individual of the Year, 2017.
Therefore, certificates bearing the stamp of TQUK endorsement will certainly enable the candidates to pursue their dream of having a career in the education sector all across the globe.
25th September 2017
Early Detection of Learning Disability is Crucial
The first step towards special education lies in early detection of the disability. The necessity for an early detection of learning disabilities all comes down to potential. It is a known fact that learning disabilities occur due to the way the brain functions and the problem emerges accordingly that varies from each individual and of varying ages. When the reasons for poor performance in school are not recognised, it prevents them from getting the help they need to reach their potential, then, and later on. Learning disabilities do not really go away. The child needs proper guidance and assistance that can eliminate a number of additional problems from occurring. Falling behind other children may become depressing for them and they may feel lack of confidence or worse, frustrated. On the other hand, recognizing and supporting children can aid in taking necessary steps can be taken to help the child to gain basic life skills needed for a successful life throughout adulthood. The sooner learning disabilities are diagnosed and treated; the more likely children will be able to reach their potentials. Click Here
21st September 2017
Does reading disability mean your child is Dyslexic?
Is your child experiencing difficulty in reading for some time now? The reason is that he/she may be suffering from Dyslexia. Dyslexia is a lifelong condition which is known to affect the reading abilities of the children. Though every child with reading disorders is not dyslexic, those affected with this disorder experiences trouble with their abilities to spell, write or even speak. This disability is most common with children between grades 3 to 5. Dyslexic children will not outgrow this disability in the near future, however involving them in various physical activities, both at home and in school, which aims at refining their emotional and intellectual development, interaction and motor skills along with providing them with love, care and pamper, will enable them to succeed in school as well as later on in their life. Click Here