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Prague TEFL Program Summary
This program begins with 4 weeks TEFL training in the famous city of Prague, before you receive a paid teaching job in the Czech Republic. Experience the vibrant culture and architecture the city of Prague has to offer. It is one of the most popular destinations in Europe to teach English in the Czech Republic, because of its inviting culture, safety, bustling TEFL industry and its low-cost of living. Apartment rentals, transportation and food are cheap. The low-cost of living allows you not only to explore but to save a little as well.
We do warn you – many candidates intend for a short stint in the Czech Republic and end up staying years – it is that kind of country!
A really good way to get a teaching job but also to experience a completely different culture in a fantastic city at the heart of Europe. If anyone is thinking about getting into TEFL then this is the way to do it!
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Key Program Details
The Czech Republic, known for its extravagant castles and native beers, is bordered by Germany, Poland and Austria. The country is almost entirely surrounded by mountains and is the second richest Eastern European country. Bohemia and Moravia, the two ancient lands, form the modern Czech Republic.
Prague is the capital city of Czech Republic and is the center of entertainment and culture, with a dynamic music and arts scene. The cost of living is low and Prague offers excellent employment opportunities with many of our teachers deciding to stay in Prague after the training.
Along with countless restaurants Prague has numerous pubs and clubs, selling Czech beer, famous around the world, for only about 1.50 Euros, which is cheaper than water in some places. National parks, exploring the Old town and Prague Castle are among favorite things to do. Prague is known as a romantic city and there are many places to relax and take a break from teaching. The city’s convenient location means exploring Europe and surrounding countries is easy and cheap!
This program consists of 4 weeks TEFL training, which will be a mixture of daytime study and some evening work and assignments. TEFL trainers will make sure you have everything you need to become a confident teacher of English (TEFL) in the Czech Republic.
Once qualified, the world is yours and you can use your TEFL certificate in other countries - there is no expiry date to the TEFL certificate. The TEFL certificate is externally accredited and accepted worldwide.
After gaining skills, making friends in this period is what it is all about. Spending so much time each day around the same people who are in the same situation means friendships solidify quickly. Everyone wants to support each other. It's one of the great benefits of starting your journey teaching abroad in this way.
During the TEFL training period, we give you all the tools, resources and contacts you need to secure a paid teaching job. Most jobs are secured within a few weeks after the course, and sometimes even shorter than that. A great benefit is to have our experienced in-country TEFL team at your disposal recommending good places to work, and where to avoid applying for jobs.
In Czech Republic, most teaching jobs are in language centers, so typically you will be teaching adults, with some younger classes, depending on the employer. It's also common to travel to corporate locations and teach company staff English, as well as have private students to tutor.
Contract lengths are for around 6 months or more. Salaries vary, but are around the equivalent of 1200 US dollars per month, and living costs are around 800 USD if you budget well. For a clearer idea of costs, one of our teachers, Bella, wrote a Czech Republic Salary vs. Livings Costs Guide for you.
Anyone can enroll on this course and teach English in the Czech Republic. In terms of the job placement services, through our experience we know those who are native English speaking and who hold a bachelors degree (any subject) secure jobs within 30 days after the end of the training - and in most cases this is shorter.
Those who are not native English speaking or do not hold a bachelors degree can also attend this course and for job placement we advise them to be as flexible as possible as to salary and location. Native English speaking teachers are preferred in the Czech Republic, but many employers will accept non-native English speakers as long as they are fluent in English. Non-native English speakers may have to wait a little longer to get a job in their desired location.
Accommodation costs during training are around 450 USD for 4 weeks, staying in a shared apartment.
After training and when you are in your teaching job, accommodation generally the same, at around 450 US dollars for a shared apartment. You can obviously pay more and get a nicer place. Doing the course with others helps you to make friends and it's common to share accommodation with those friends afterwards when you start your teaching jobs.
For those who are from citizens of the European Union (EU), there is no need for a visa to visit and work in the Czech Republic. For those who are not part of the EU, you will need to apply for a visa to stay for longer than 3 months. We will guide you in this process once booked onto our program, but the essential information you need to know is that for the application, the cost for you will be around 680 Euros and you will also have to pay for two trips to a nearby country Czech Embassy (Berlin or Vienna) to process the visa.
You will need to apply for a visa after 3 months of being in-country. For this visa you need to do two short trips to a Czech embassy outside of the Czech Republic, and show 3500 Euros or equivalent in a bank account in your name. It also has to be a Czech bank in Czech crowns. You also can have someone deposit into your account for the purpose of the visa, and then send the money back one week later.
Start dates for this TEFL Program are generally every month and places fill up fast. The Czech Republic is a popular location for teaching English abroad, so we suggest you apply early in order to get your desired start date.
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The course was a great opportunity. The course itself and the process of teaching has affected me immensely and continues to do so daily. The city of Prague is just incredible.
TEFL Teacher Czech Republic
Once you are finished your first 4 weeks, you are qualified to teach English anywhere in the world.
In life, relationships matter! Your relationship with your students will be the thing you treasure the most in your time abroad.
The Czech Republic is conveniently placed in Europe, meaning it's not hard to visit any major European city. Use your time off to visit Berlin, Paris, London or Madrid!
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