"Where knowledge is free; where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls....." These famous lines from Tagore's poem reflect the true meaning of education. Knowledge cannot be packaged into books and transferred to students, they have to explore and experience life first hand. So what can be better that to have a job that allows one to travel to distant places and earn at the same time? A TEFL qualification opens up this unbelievable opportunity for teachers. A chance to explore strange cultures, meet beautiful people, savor unknown flavors of food, learn unheard of languages and thereby enrich one's life can only be made possible through this travel and earn program. Every one of us would like life to be one long everlasting holiday but that is an impossible wish. Even a simple short vacation abroad is sometimes out of reach because of the cost involved. However a TEFL/TESOL qualification can make this possible with a slight difference. You can certainly travel but just not as a tourist restricted to touristy sights and experiences. In fact being a TEFL teacher allows one to soak in the culture and life of the community one is visiting. As a teacher one is accepted more easily and willingly into the life of the people and at the same time one is paid for his efforts and therefore travelling becomes affordable. Usually a TEFL/ESL job comes with a decent pay and accommodation and to top it all one feels he is contributing positively to the place of visit instead of just passing through the place as a mere tourist.
My overall experience in ACT has been wonderful. I learned a lot, which no online course can provide.
My experience in ACT was really wonderful and i learnt many things and peer teaching helped me to practice.
Course is really awesome. It helped me a lot to improve my skills and knowledge and I learnt that even English could be taught in a playful way.
This TEFL program made things a lot clearer career wise, life wise. Thank you Asian College of Teachers. You shape future. Not only teach and touch lives.
My experience here was memorable. ACT will always be close to my heart and I wish the best to ACT.