Q.Can you brief on ACT’s international presence?
Ans: Asian College of Teachers is a multinational teacher training organization registered in UK and also a brand name of TTA Training Private Limited which is functioning since 2009 and is an ISO 9001-2008 certified company. It is also a brand of Asia Teachers Training Co. Limited, Thailand which has been into school experience programs and teacher training since 2008 with an academic office in Singapore.
Q.What is a Pre & Primary Teachers Training Course all about?
Ans:The Pre & Primary Teachers Training Course (PPTTC) is meant for the teachers who aspire to teach from Montessori up to class five. This course will make one eligible to cater to both Pre & Primary level of students (between two and twelve age group)./p>
Q.Do I get a Diploma certificate?
Ans: You can get your certificate according to your choice of courses-Certificate, Diploma and P G Diploma in Pre and Primary Teacher Training. You receive a BA or an MA in Pre and Primary Teacher Training certification if you opt for Bachelors and Masters Courses.
Q.Am I eligible to teach in a Kindergarten school in Asia after doing the course?
Ans: Yes surely you can teach Kindergarten students in Asia and elsewhere because it is an internationally recognized course.
Q.How important it is to have a teaching qualification to get a job in pre and primary, nursery or Montessori schools in countries like Thailand and Singapore?
Ans: A teaching qualification is a must to find employment in pre & primary, nursery and Montessori schools in countries like Thailand and Singapore. A Montessori, nursery or pre & primary teacher training certificate is a valid license for the fresher /would-be teachers to apply for teaching posts in schools. The employers are in need of qualified and well trained teachers in order to educate the children. Hence it is very important to get certified in teacher training in order to get jobs easily in the competitive market anywhere in Asia.
Q.Can I find EFL/ESL jobs abroad after pursuing TEFL course from ACT?
Ans: Absolutely. TEFL certificate from ACT is recognized all over the world and moreover, all our TEFL courses are accredited by the world's largest TESOL accreditation body TESOL Canada & TESOL USA and the candidates get the option of appearing in the TESOL Board exam and receiving prestigious TESOL Canada and TESOL USA certificates notarized, attested and apostle by USA and Canadian Government and Embassy of UAE and India.
Q.How is ACT teacher training course different from others?
Ans: The courses offered by ACT are acknowledged and accredited by renowned international educational bodies which are rare in the case of the institutes over here. On successful completion of the course the trainees are jointly certified by Asian College of Teachers (ACT), London School of Teaching and Training (LSTT) and Pebble Hills University (PHU). Those pursuing any of the ACT courses can also opt for an additional certificate from College of Birmingham (COB). Moreover, those taking TEFL courses from ACT will get certificates accredited by TESOL Canada and will get the option to sit for TESOL Canada Board Exam. ACT has designed the course structure in a unique and comprehensive way incorporating various new ways to make the course curriculum interactive and unconventional which are missing in other courses and it provides 100% job assistance on successful completion of the course.
Q.Do I get any help from tutors or teachers?
Ans: Yes, you will get constant help from our tutors. You can contact the tutors through mail, chat or phone. Our tutors will guide you throughout the course and help you at every juncture. But we also expect serious efforts on the part of our students.
Q.How much salary can I expect?
Ans:Salary depends on the schools and varies from country to country. If you have previous teaching experience you can expect better salary.
Q.Is it a Montessori course?
Ans: Yes of course as it is catering to the age group of two to six worldwide.
Q.Can I also teach at primary level?
Ans:Yes you surely can. You can actually teach from class one to class five which is the age group of seven to eleven.
Q.What is the training mode for these programs?
Ans: The training modes for the programs are online and distance.
Q.Can you elaborate on the online mode and distance mode?
Ans: In online mode we give you access to the software through a unique user ID & password through which you can access the study materials online 24x7. You can also save the Online study materials on your computer and get the print outs as and when required. For distance mode you will get the hard copy of course materials sent to your respective address.
Q.Is this Government recognized program?
Ans: This is an internationally recognized program which is accepted worldwide. After getting certified by Asian College of Teachers one can teach in India as well as abroad.
Q.Do you provide placement assistance also?
Ans: Yes we do give our students 100% placement assistance once the candidates successfully complete the course.
Q.What is the duration of the course?
Ans:The course duration of Certificate course is 4 months, Diploma course is 8 months and P G Diploma course is 16 months in online mode.
Q.How do I do the teaching practice in online mode?
Ans: We have kept the Teaching Practice (TP) as optional. If you can arrange any school in your locality / city, we will provide you with the recommendation/request letter from our trainer which will help you in getting permission from the school authority to do teaching practice in that school. Working teachers can do the Teaching Practice in their own schools.
Q.Who are eligible?
Ans: Anyone with a 10+2 level qualification can apply for Certificate, Diploma and BA Courses and those with a graduation degree are welcome to enrol in P G Diploma and MA Courses. If you have completed your school or college, then these programs can offer you a good career option. Working teachers can also upgrade their teaching skills by pursuing these programs.
Q.Is teaching practice mandatory?
Ans: No, teaching practice is not a mandatory part of the course; however, if you can do it, it would be a valuable addition. It is recommended that you arrange for your teaching practice sessions at nearby pre & primary schools. ACT can assist you by providing a recommendation letter to the school authority to serve your purpose.
Q.Is there any exam?
Ans: No, there is no exam. The assignments sent by the candidates will be evaluated and feedback will be given based on that so as to enable them to know their errors which they can further work on to improve their teaching.
Q.When will I get the certificate?
Ans: The trainer evaluates all the assignments that you send one by one, phase-wise and once you complete all the phases, the trainer assigns a project work to be completed within 2 months. Once you finish doing the research work and submit the final thesis, a final evaluation is carried out by the trainer. On the basis of this assessment, the candidate is awarded the certificate.
Q.Will the schools accept my certificate?
Ans: Schools in India and abroad will surely accept and choose an internationally certified candidate over a normal Montessori certified teacher, as ACT provides a globally accepted certificate which has been recognized and acknowledged worldwide.
Q.Does the course include videos for me to watch?
Ans: There are videos provided to the trainees so that they get a better understanding of the course offered. The videos have real-life presentations of in-class teaching. The trainees can relate to these videos for learning each phase. The trainees also get an exposure and taste of the real life teaching experience through these videos.
Q.Do you help me in job placement?
Ans: Since we are not any sort of a placement agency, we cannot guarantee a job at the end of the course but surely we provide 100% job assistance in India and abroad. Our contacts with placement agencies and schools worldwide can help you with useful information about the jobs and vacancies.
Q.Can I directly enrol in a P G Diploma course?
Ans: Yes if you have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university.
Q.Will ACT certify if I opt for BA or MA in pre and primary teacher training?
Ans: Asian College of Teachers has collaborated with the reputed Pebble Hills University for its BA and MA in pre and primary teacher training courses. So if you opt for a BA or an MA in pre and primary teacher training, you will receive globally recognized Bachelors and Masters Certificates from Pebble Hills University.