TEFL Prague: Teach English in Prague

Castles, architecture, music, beer, hiking, arts, culture, nightlife….if you’re looking for the quintessential city in which to teach English abroad, we’ve found it for you in Prague, Czech Republic. A long time cultural hub of Europe, the Czech Republic is one of the safest cities in Central Europe and offers a vibrant, varied and educational experience whether you are here for four weeks to get your TEFL certification, or if you decide to stay and teach English in Prague.

If you’ve long wanted to teach English in Europe, our TEFL course in Prague with job placement is the perfect program for you.

Prague TEFL Course at a Glance: 

  • 130-hour TEFL Certification Course including 10 hours of hands-on experience with local students.
  • Intensive 4-week in-person training
  • Highly qualified, experienced instructors
  • Located in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Limited class sizes (maximum of 9)
  • Internationally accredited
  • For those who graduate at the top of the class (Pass 1), there is a job guarantee with our partner language school in Prague.
  • For all Pass 2 graduates, job placement assistance in Prague will be provided

Advantages of the Prague TEFL:

  • In-person training–students study in a 4-week, onsite course in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Hands-on experience—students get teaching experience before entering the job market.
  • Cultural Immersion–explore historical Prague and surrounding areas while getting your certification!
  • Worldwide recognition–an internationally accredited, 130-hour certification course, with graduates now teaching English around the world.
  • It never expires!—Wherever in the world you want to go, it goes with you.

erik_small “This course is the real deal. It was very intense. I am now equipped with the skills and experience necessary to go out and start teaching. The course does a thorough job in preparing students for teaching.”

Erik Mutzke, USA – TEFL Teacher, Prague TEFL Graduate

The Training Center

 

What You Get:

  • 130-hour certification course (includes 8-10 hour practicum)
  • Airport pickup
  • First meal
  • Visa, Work Permit, Business License,
    and Housing Guidance
  • Job Guarantee (for Pass 1 graduates)
  • Job assistance (for Pass 2 graduates)
  • All course books & materials
  • Networking events
  • Video resume
  • Help Line (24/7 for emergencies)
  • Trip to Karlštejn Castle
  • Guided tour through Prague
  • FREE Lonely Planet Guide

COURSE INVESTMENT: $1,400 USD ($500 deposit to reserve your seat)

What’s Not Included:

    • Flights
    • Accommodation
    • Insurance
    • Vaccinations
    • Personal Expenses

 

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Prague TEFL Dates

2017: 

  • May 29 – June 23
  • July 3 – July 28
  • August 7 – September 1
  • September 11 – October 6
  • October 16 – November 10
  • November 20 – December 15

2018: 

  • January 15 – February 9
  • February 19 – March 16
  • March 26 – April 20
  • April 30 – May 25
  • June 4 – June 29
  • July 2 – July 27
  • August 6 – August 31
  • September 10 – October 5
  • October 15 – November 9
  • November 19 – December 14

*courses fill up 3-6 months in advance due to limited availability in each. Reserve your placement for a $500 USD deposit.

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ACCOMMODATION

While housing is not included in the course investment, we will arrange it for you (you’re also welcome to find your own lodging). The options we provide are:

  • single room in shared apartment, no kitchen facilities ($400 USD*)
  • single room in shared apartment w/ kitchenette ($460 USD*)
  • private apartment ($830 USD*)

* prices are subject to change based on current exchange rate

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 18 years and over
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferred
  • Native speaker or C1 level English (non-native)
  • Interest in teaching

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your resume, copy of your passport, copy of your university diploma and your language certificates (non-native speakers) to info [at] teachenglishesl.com or click the button to upload the documents.

We will be in touch with qualified applicants to arrange a Skype interview.

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Earn an internationally recognized TEFL/TESOL certificate when you pass the course

Your TEFL certificate guarantees you international recognition. Your certificate is issued by International Accreditation of TESOL Qualifying Organizations (IATQuO), which validates and moderates the courses.

Discover everything you need to know to start teaching English in just four weeks

Our four-week TEFL course in Prague includes a mix of theoretical and practical sessions, and comprehensive course materials. You will also discover our extensive resource collection, which complements your course sessions and materials. The practical sessions will ensure that you are prepared for your first classes as a qualified professional.

Receive personalized attention in small groups – maximum of 9 trainees per class

Our excellent teacher-to-student ratio means that, throughout the course, you will receive regular, personalized feedback from our trainers, and ongoing support with assignments and class preparation.

Be based in the center of Prague, the nation’s capital, close to services and students

Our premises are centrally located and easy to reach using Prague’s well-connected public transport network (metro, trams and buses). Nearby you will find hip cafes and bars, shopping facilities, and Prague’s cultural and historical center. We also include a tour of Prague to make sure you see the principal sites, to help you decide whether Prague is the city for you.

Get all the help you need to get your visa, business license & insurance

Working in a new country can be daunting—it’s often difficult to know what paperwork you need to do to work legally. Our experts help you through the process, easing the way and giving you peace of mind that you have all completed all the necessary actions to live and work legally in the Czech Republic.

Be taught by friendly and experienced specialist trainers

Our team of trainers is packed with TEFL specialists who teach English themselves, and are experts at teaching new TEFL trainers. They understand the challenges new teachers face. You will have time to get to know them, both in and out of the classroom, and they will support you all the way through your teaching career.

Automatically be offered a full-time contract, with salary guarantee, when you pass

Successful graduates (those with Pass 1) are automatically offered a six-month, full-time contract with a salary guarantee. You will be able to start teaching immediately after your course and gain valuable classroom experience.

Teach real students, ensuring you are well-prepared for your first classes as a TEFL teacher

Teaching practice is an essential part of your course and during the course you will plan and deliver lessons to real students at our partner language school in Prague. To do this you will, of course, have the support of our TEFL trainers, and you will be given personalized feedback to help you develop your teaching skills.

Join the team at a real language school, not just be studying at a TEFL training center

Many TEFL courses are run by TEFL training centers, rather than by language schools. Studying with our Prague TEFL course lets you see a language school in operation. As well as interacting with your trainers, you will have the chance to meet many of the school’s teachers. You can chat with them in the teachers’ resource center and ask for their advice and help. You can discuss the joys and challenges of teaching English generally, and teaching English in Prague. They will help you find your way around Prague and to build a life for yourself in your new city.

Be given expert job guidance so that you can start teaching English in Prague ASAP

Our expert staff will make sure that, if you decide to work elsewhere, you will be well-prepared to present yourself as a TEFL teacher to prospective employers. They will give you feedback on your resume, guidance on how to write a cover letter, and help preparing demonstration lessons. You will also create a professional video resume, which will ensure you stand out from the crowd when you’re applying for jobs. You will also be given introductions to partner schools in the Czech Republic and beyond.

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What amount of support can I expect? Do you have a dedicated person to help me?

Once accepted into the program, you’ll be in touch with Anna, our coordinator in Prague who will make sure you have everything in order. Anna organizes your accommodation, airport pick up and Prague travel pass. You will also appreciate her help with setting up a bank account and prepaid card for your phone. Anna is quite good at negotiating with your landlord-to-be if you decide to stay in Prague and need post-course accommodation. Any question or problem, Anna is there to help.

Will I have visa support? 

Yes! All students who are accepted to the Prague TEFL Course will have adequate visa support. Students from EU countries (see the list here) do not need a visa to travel, study and work in the Czech Republic. Citizens from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and some other countries listed here can travel and study in the Schengen area including the Czech Republic for 180 days without a visa. The course takes 30 days, so there is no problem fitting into the official period.

If you want to work in the Czech Republic after the TEFL certification course, our partners will arrange a long term working visa for you. This requires two trips to a nearby country (Slovakia or Austria) to apply for and collect the visa.

Citizens of other countries have to apply for a visa from their country of origin. Our partners will help with the application and the letter of invitation upon acceptance and deposit.

Being a U.S citizen I am curious as to how extensive and costly the Visa process is, and if the Zivno Business Visa is the most common for non EU citizens?

The visa process including Zivno Business visa, Zivno License, translations and services of an agency costs about $720 USD plus two trips to an embassy abroad (Vienna, Berlin, Bratislava, …). Zivno Business visa is by far the most popular type of visa and 98% of private language schools do not hire teachers with other types of visa. The process usually takes about two months. We have a trustworthy agency helping our students get their visa for a discounted price. They have an excellent track record. All our students who have applied for the visa have received it.

What is the cost of living in Prague? 

We highly recommend visiting this site for a detailed break down of the cost of living in Prague, Czech Repubic. You can even do a city comparison!

What can I expect from the course? 

You will:

  • Master teaching techniques for a wide portfolio of courses.
  • Learn to use modern technology effectively to advance their teaching.
  • Experience 8 to 10 hours of live teaching, with real students.
  • Build your job search skills so you can find TEFL work internationally.
  • Network with almost 300 experienced teachers in Prague.
  • Qualify for a job guarantee (Pass 1 graduates).

What is the course schedule like? 

The course is an intensive, 4-week (130-hour) certification training. The schedule is 8:30-6:00 Monday to Friday, including a trip, welcome lunch and pub nights.
To become a TEFL Prague graduate, are there standardized tests to pass?

To be eligible for the course certificate trainees must successfully complete the following assignments:

  • Written assignments
  • Workshop attendance and participation
  • Lesson planning
  • Teaching practice
  • Observations
  • Written tests
  • Course portfolio

Final grades are made up of the combined results from each component of the assessment.

I do not have a degree, is it a problem?

No. Applicants without a university degree must prove their academic competence during an interview to achieve a high standard of study. The interview also serves for checking the academic competencies of applicants, so if you do not have a degree, you may still be eligible. We will determine this at the interview.

Where can I apply?

Please apply here: http://teachenglishesl.com/apply-now/

I was wondering which organization accredits the course.

Our partner TEFL Prague Course is externally validated and moderated by International Accreditation of TESOL Qualifying Organisations (IATQuO). Annual inspections evaluate the course against quality standards in five key areas: course content and balance, observed teaching practice, qualification and experience of tutorial staff, premises and resources, and course length. The certificates for all trainees successfully completing the TEFL Prague program are issued by IATQuO, which means that your certificate is recognized worldwide. As most reputable EFL schools now insist that new teachers are qualified with an accredited (externally validated) TEFL/TESOL certificate, you will be sure to find that our internationally accredited certificate comes in handy.

The course providers are also members of The College of Teachers and they abide to The College’s Code of Professional Practice. They are proud members of AmCham Czech Republic, AHK Tschechien, Association of Certified Language Schools and Association of Czech Translation Agencies (ACTA). Apart from regular Association of Language Schools certification, they are also yearly audited under ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and DIN EN 15038 standards.

Will I get a guaranteed job?

The job guarantee applies to Pass 1 graduates only, though over 60% of Pass 2 graduates get a job offer from our partner school in the last week of training. 100% of graduates get a job within 2-3 weeks after the course.

What percentage of your students earns a Pass 1 score?

Usually 1 or 2 graduates from each course earn a Pass 1 with guaranteed job placement. Our partner language schools usually need two full time teachers each month, sometimes more, plus several part-timers.

Where and how long will I teach if I earn a guaranteed job?

The contracts are for teaching within the Prague area. We have several partner schools, but they are all operated from one place in the center of Prague. The contract is for a minimum of six months, though most teachers choose to stay much longer. An average length of employment of English native speakers at our schools is 2.5 years.

Do you offer a full certificate?

Yes. Industry standard for international accreditation is a minimum of 100 hours of theoretical input and 6 hours of teaching practice. We offer 130+8 hours. So yes, we offer a full certificate.

Most employers, and definitely all well-paying ones, require a standard TEFL certificate stating you have successfully finished a minimum 100-hour course and taught at least six hours on your own.

Do you offer an online TEFL course?

Yes, we do! Please visit our Online TEFL Course page, with job assistance in Prague and worldwide.

How much in advance should I apply for a course?

Due to a limited number of trainees in each course (9), courses tend to fill up 3-6 months in advance. Just inquire about upcoming availability if you are looking to book a last-minute course.

I am interested in prices and discounts.

If you register with a friend, you’ll each receive $50 off. We sometimes offer other discounts as well. Visit our discounts page for any current promotions.

Is the $1400 investment collected in a single payment? Or are there alternate payment options?

The tuition is collected in two steps. First a deposit of $500 USD is due to reserve your place, and the remaining course investment is due 30 days before your chosen course starts, at the latest.

Do you arrange accommodation? 

We book accommodation for the trainees during the 4-week course, unless they prefer to do it themselves.

We arrange any of the following types of accommodation within the greater city center, all of which are easily reached from our classrooms.

Type of Accommodation Price*
Single room in shared apartment, no kitchen facilities $400 USD
Single room in shared apartment with kitchenette $480 USD
Private apartment $830 USD

Prices are per person and include 30 nights from Saturday before the course to Monday after the course. Extra nights can be easily arranged for a small fee. All rooms offer wireless internet access. *Prices are subject to change with current exchange rate.

Do you help with long-term accommodation? 

We are also happy to help secure long-term housing after course, should you decide to stay and teach English in Prague. That includes finding the right place according to your needs and budget, negotiating with the landlord and checking the lease contract.

Prices for accommodation vary. In general you can get a room in a shared apartment for about $320/month (long-term agreement). Your own place (long-term lease) from $420/month (owners usually require an extra monthly rent as a safety deposit). Prague has an excellent public transportation system, so if you are within a metro (underground/subway) reach, you can travel to any classroom in Prague in 40 minutes. If you want to be more central, any place in Prague 1, 2 or 3 will do.

How much can a TEFL teacher earn in Prague?

Almost all schools in Prague calculate your pay based on the number of hours you taught that particular month. Hourly (60 mins) rate of a teacher fresh from their TEFL training is between $10-11 USD/60 mins. A full time work position would be scheduled for 18-25 hours (60 mins)/week. Good schools offer a salary guarantee. Once you become more experienced and specialized, you can earn significantly more. It is recommended to get a full time job with a school for your first year and take on private students as well, who pay better rates than any school, usually $15-16/60 mins. Keep in mind the cost of living in Prague is relatively low.

Once the 6 month contract is up, are there jobs available that extend longer than 6 months? If not, would you help me find a long-term, full-time position elsewhere?

We want to have long term cooperation with our teachers. The average length of stay for English native speakers at our partner schools is 2.5 years. If both parties are happy, we re-sign the contract to an open-ended one. If not, you will have help to find a job elsewhere.

I completed a 50-hour online TEFL course. Is it sufficient?

Most quality private language schools in the Czech Republic are members of Association of Language Schools. One of the quality standards for the Association is that all teachers must have a higher education degree and TESOL/TEFL certification. Candidates without a full-time, internationally accredited TEFL certification (it takes at least 100 hours to be accredited) are typically not invited for a job interview.

I do have an accent. Will it hold me back trying to earn teaching jobs in Prague?

You will be asked to demonstrate your teaching skills in a demo lesson (which good schools include in the hiring process) that your students will not have problems understanding you.

I will be 60. How likely am I to find a teaching job in Prague?

Our TEFL Prague course is open to candidates over 18 and does not have any maximum age limitation. Most private language schools teach in companies, and their employees require teachers with real life experience.

How much is one paid, typically, with the six-month, full-time contract offer? What benefits, if any, are included?

Our language school has a salary guarantee of CZK 18.000/month ($700 USD). Good teachers earn more. Private language schools usually pay more than state schools, but do not provide other benefits. On the other hand, landing a full time job with a state school means good benefits, but less flexible schedule and in some cases more rigorous scheme of work.

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