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The TEFL Silk Road

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Program Description

Want to jumpstart a teaching career?

Within one year, you can experience two Asian cultures, achieve a professional level qualification, and have real extensive experience in teaching English as a foreign language. All while starting a nest egg of savings.

The TEFL Silk Road matches an American Accredited TEFL Certification program—with a guaranteed job—in one of China’s most prestigious private schools—i2 Education.

Take $750 off your TEFL tuition if you teach for six months. That's more than half your total tuition fees! And you get a second bonus of over US$ 1,350 upon completion of one year contract with i2 Education. And you'll be teaching small class sizes.

Our American Accredited TEFL course is a certification that’s good for life. Vantage’s TEFL program was also accorded further recognition as it can be used as part of the requirements for a Master’s in Education.

Following the TEFL Silk Road could be the beginning of the journey of a lifetime.


You will first be trained by the best. Your American Accredited TEFL is a professional qualification that’s good for life. We will make you into the best teacher you can be. Enter the classroom confidently...prepared to successfully teach English.

Then to your guaranteed job. Our Chinese partner has 70+ campuses in 14 cities. It's one of China’s most prestigious schools and employs 400+ foreign English teachers.

They have raised the bar for language schools. In 2013, it won two Golden Wings Awards. It was recognized as the Most Influential Foreign Language Training Organization as well as the Most Influential Educational Group. Their foreign teachers are recognized in all of China.


To be accepted into the program, you must:
Be a native English Speaker or a fluent English speaker from one of the countries listed below.
Have a Bachelor's degree (in any major), and
Aged 50 or under,
Be successfully interviewed by our Chinese partner education group
Be enrolled in Vantage's TEFL Certification program (after acceptance into the TSR program).

For the TEFL Silk Road program, the following nationalities are considered to be native speakers: UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland.
The following nationalities need to be pre-screened for English language proficiency to be accepted into the program: Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Mexico, Russia, Holland.

What`s Included

The TELF Silk Road is simple:

Make an application for the TEFL Silk Road program. It's completely free and does not commit you. There will be a pre-screening by Vantage and then you will do two interviews with i2 Education via Skype.

Upon acceptance into the program, you will automatically be enrolled in an upcoming Vantage TEFL Certification course at a date of your choosing.

You will need to fund all of your TEFL course initially. Remember, if you're accepted into the TEFL Silk Road program, you can save more than 50% of your courses tuition.

Then complete your 4-week Vantage TEFL Certification...your guaranteed job in China awaits you.

Program Locations

Bangkok, Thailand

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Program Details

Vantage TEFL Certification
  • Thailand: Bangkok
1-3 months
American, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi
Basic Salary: 11,000--20,500 RMB per month; (US$1,692--$3,154*).
2. Bonus system
a. Rebate of US$ 750 on our TEFL tuition fees after six months of work.
b. Contract completion bonus (after one year): 9,000 RMB (US$1,385)
c. Bonus for successful demo, customer retention, class regrouping and new teacher recommendation;
d. Quarterly evaluation bonus: 300 to 1,000 RMB depending on performance (US$46--$154)
e. Overtime pay: 200 RMB per hour for extra teaching (US$31)

3. Allowance system
a. Housing allowance: 1,800 RMB per month (US$277)
b. Reimbursement of the flight ticket to China from Bangkok: (Approx. 1,500 to 3,000 RMB).
c. Flight allowance: 6,000 RMB on the completion of contract (US$923)

4. Other benefits
a. Visa support: provide legal residence permit;
b. Medical accident insurance;
c. Paid holiday: public holiday + annual leave;
d. Opportunities for promotion;
e. Mandarin course;
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