Asian College of Teachers – Future Global Educators in the Making


As we all know, teachers are a very crucial and integral part of education systems across the globe. And, great teachers are important for student development and growth, as clearly, they hold strong responsibilities to always stay concerned about the education the students are receiving. But rather than just focusing on the classroom, teachers today are expected to take a step forward and think that if education is going to improve, they too must work on improving their already existing skills and expertise, always staying prepared towards change. Therefore, in today’s demanding society – trained professionals functioning as able teachers cum leaders, who can make the lives of students easier and help them learn effectively is the need of the hour. Thereby, striving on these very lines & having carved its niche as one of the Asian leaders in teacher education since its inception in the year 2007 – Asian College of Teachers (ACT) is multiple award-winning institutions, giving out to society trained teachers of tomorrow.

Boasting 40,000+ alumni and a 600+ school network across Asia, ACT is registered in the UK with Asian headquarters in Bangkok, also with an office in the USA & academic headquarter in Singapore, coupled with a pan India presence. Already a prime hotspot of online technologies, COVID-19 seemed more like an unplanned mock test for the ACT, where they effortlessly continued with online modes of learning, training students across the globe, despite the challenges. Furthermore, by implementing live classes, motivating interactions with facilitators, pushing towards collaborative learning through activities & smooth usage of conferencing technologies, confirm that ACT stands for the best of standards, not compromising on high-quality education, irrespective of the situation the world is in.

Following a completely global benchmark, all the courses including TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) / TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) courses, Pre and Primary Teacher Training, Education Management, Special Education and Counselling Courses, L & D programs and so on, a robust academic and student support system exists throughout, unhindered. ACT also utilized their very own Learning Management System (LMS) services, ensuring that every learner’s journey ends up being outstanding and actively engaging throughout, by effortlessly integrating ICT tools and technologies into the course design and adhering to the best back-end technologies for online learning and state of the art infrastructure for in-class students in centers across India and abroad.

Right guidance towards breakthrough careers
“We design not just teacher training courses but an entire learning journey for our students”, stated Dr. Sanjib Chakraborty, the founder of ACT, while talking to us about how the teacher trainees at ACT get full support and guidance every step of the way right from the enrollment till placement assistance. Continuing on his above statement, he added – “The trainees are not just given training in teaching techniques but are groomed for global classrooms adept at handling diverse learners”. Through the conversation, we also learned that students who successfully complete their courses from ACT are capable enough to design engaging lessons and build collaborative classrooms where their learners can discuss ideas, express better, and pick 21st-century skills and knowledge faster compared to their peers, right on the pursuit of academic achievement. Moreover, ACT also provides 100% lifetime placement assistance and prepares their trainees on writing CVs, creating Introductory videos, facing interviews, and so on.

Furthermore, all thanks to the impressive industry connection ACT has with top brands and organizations, it is ensured that all the courses undergo rigorous review before accreditation is granted or membership accorded and are evaluated regularly to ensure continued compliance with the set standards. ACT, which is an ISO 9001:2015 organization, is a proud member of several esteemed awarding organizations and professional bodies and is endorsed and accredited by distinguished organizations like Training Qualifications, United Kingdom (TQUK), CPD Certification Service UK, NCC Education UK, Cambridge Assessment English and many more. ACT also holds membership of International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT), Childhood Education International (CEI), The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET), European Association for International Education (EAIE), American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), The Quality Council of India (QCI) and Montessori Europe (ME).

An enriching experience for all
“I had a lot of worries at first, but the material is easy to understand, and the coordinators are so helpful and understanding!” wrote Nakita Vang, an alumnus of ACT, stating how the curriculum is curated for easy learning and how the teaching is effortlessly imparted converting trainees into confident teachers. It is also quite evident that all the trainers/tutors associated with the Asian College of Teachers extend complete academic support to the students guiding their learning journey as they challenge, encourage, and inspire them constantly. The trainers help the students get oriented and skilled to step into the unknown confidently and are provided with opportunities to reflect on the different areas of teaching and training. Additionally, trainers/tutors are highly qualified and accomplished teacher trainers who have vast and extensive experience at all levels of teaching and training and carry forward their expertise by rendering complete guidance for the development of trainees into competent teachers.

All in all, ACT being that hub where all the courses are competently priced, also make sure that the trainees do have options of availing easy installment schemes to pay their fees, without putting the burden on their regular lives. Also, for the students who are exceptionally gifted and meritorious, scholarships and regular rewards are available, enabling an environment of total inclusivity and competitiveness, motivating each student to outperform in all walks of their individual as well as professional lives.

Dr. Sanjib Chakraborty – Founder
Having started his career in the corporate sector in 1994, Dr. Chakraborty was already working on training and development programs with Fortune 500 companies. He had literally grown up around training and development which ultimately led to the transition into entrepreneurship in 2003 as he eventually turned into an entrepreneur and started his own company. Besides being a PhD in Management Science from the University of Hertfordshire, the UK with two Masters – in Education (M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction Design) and in Business Administration, he is a Diploma holder in Learning & Development, CIPD, UK, a Certified L&D Practitioner from TAP Academy & British Institute of Learning & Development, UK and a Certified Trainer from Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore. Dr. Chakraborty had been a lecturer at a University in Bangkok, Thailand, and presently lectures at several international institutions across the globe. He is an ardent facilitator and an avid traveler who has been to more than 41 countries conducting workshops and creating engaging learning experiences through custom-made Learning and Development programs.