News & Events
20th June 2017
TEFL is breaking language barriers across the world
In recent times technology has forced us to look for our cell phone or reach for our laptops in times of need. Even during language translation we tend to use an online translator or simply a mobile app. It must be taken into consideration that no translation or communication can be done without a proper and in-depth knowledge of the language. TEFL is breaking this barrier as EFL teachers are taking non-English speakers beyond the boundaries of ‘hello’ and ‘how are you?’ and acquainting them with the global language of communication so that they are able to read, write, and speak with proper understanding of the language. With our planet quickly shrinking in the sense that international borders are easily crossed, the impact of Teaching English as a Foreign Language is unprecedented.
16th June 2017
Teach English and earn quickly in South Korea
You can always start your TEFL adventure in South Korea as it is often a top pick for aspiring TEFLers. You can earn quickly as the country pays good remuneration and provides additional benefits. But you must be aware of the criteria that an EFL teacher in Korea is expected to have. Among the main requirements a citizenship from a recognized English-speaking nation: USA, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa is preferable along with preferably a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (4 years in USA/3 years in UK), a record free of any criminal offence or charges (any misbehaviour or criminal act will disqualify any aspiring teacher from receiving an E-2 visa required to teach English in Korea), and a clean health record and drug test. All teachers can apply through a variety of government programs and recruiters as well as language schools and institutes.
11th June 2017
ACT has earned the membership of the esteemed Early Childhood Association (ECA)
Asian College of Teachers (ACT), a multiple award winning institution committed to excellence in all aspects of teacher education and transmission of skills and knowledge, is a now a member of the esteemed Early Childhood Association (Membership Number is ECALM01389) whose aim is to reach out with all the endeavours for childhood initiatives and child rights. ECA acts as the one stop connection for the enrichment, networking, awareness and advocacy of childhood and everything related to it and extends its help to professionals, teachers, people who deal with children through their work in balwadis, day care centres, rural crèches, teacher training colleges and entrepreneurial network by providing them with every resource. The membership of Early Childhood Association (ECA) will strengthen ACT’s endeavours in the field of Early Childhood Care and Education as it imparts a rounded training to teaching aspirants as they gain both professional and personal expertise required to flourish.
7th June 2017
Live, work and save as an ESL teacher in Vietnam
Many ESL teachers from countries with strict work environments like South Korea, Japan, and China are currently moving to Vietnam to take the best ESL positions. ESL market in Vietnam is growing and an average teacher's salary in Vietnam is around 800 -1,000 USD a month or 10 -16 USD an hour. However, with some experience one can expect to make 1,200 - 1,800 USD. Language Schools in Vietnam pay a remuneration of around 800-1,000 USD/month, whereas International Schools pay 1,200 -1,800 USD/month. If you can make some time for private tutoring, that will fetch you around 10 -16 USD/hour. Other than this, Vietnam is a quite inexpensive place and the cost of living is lower which will allow you to save much of your earnings.
5th June 2017
Forge a bond with nature and share your story with ACT this World Environment Day
Asian College of Teachers (ACT) is organizing and hosting a writing competition for all the enrolled candidates on the occasion of World Environment Day. This will provide the students with a platform to share their stories on any special activity they have done in schools as teachers or as parents involving either their students or their children in protecting Mother Earth. ACT would like to hear all the stories about positive environmental actions that they have undertaken even something involving the kids in their locality. ACT will warmly welcome all the entries with supporting pictures and contact details and the top two entries will receive surprise gifts from ACT.
Entries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org latest by 8th June, 17.
2nd June 2017
Kirkpatricks Training Evaluation Model is an essential part of ACT L&D program
As a trainer or L&D professional, evaluation and measuring the effectiveness of your training is an essential part of every L & D program. Centre for Training and Professional Development, the professional learning and development wing of Asian College of Teachers, an award winning teacher education institute provides an array of online Learning and Development programs for new as well as experienced trainers. One such program called Measuring Training Results focuses on acquainting the participants with the renowned Training Evaluation practice of Kirkpatrick. In order to know if the Return on Investment (ROI) for their expenditure is really taking place, most organisations and trainers try and follow this popular model. This Training Evaluation Model enable the evaluation of the training sessions by following (any of) the four levels which includes – the reaction of the participant, the learning of the participants, any change in their attitude and behaviour and the results/effects on the organisation post employee training.