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TEFL Prague

Only £100 required to book
Overview
Key Info
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Overview

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (or TEFL as the cool kids call it) is the top dog qualification for travelers who fancy their chances as a teacher. Regardless of your course of study, this is the perfect programme for anyone who is really looking to enhance their CV. So whether you're an LJMU English student looking to try their hand at teaching or an Art major looking to visit Prague's best galleries whilst becoming TEFL qualified, this one could be for you. Smaller Earth established Hello Academies in Prague to offer a globally recognized certification, so you can flit from one corner of the world to another with cash in your pocket and job opportunities wherever you land. Spend 4 weeks living in beautiful Prague earning your TEFL qualification this summer.

Who is it for
Teachers
Art
English
History
All students

Key Info

TEFL course
Accommodation
Airport pick up
Course materials
Month Metro Pass

Additional information

The Smaller Earth Hello Academies course is designed to transform you into a confident and experienced teacher, regardless of your teaching background. You could be an absolute beginner, but with hard work and commitment you will walk away from the course feeling like you have owned the classroom for years. You will start out leading 15-20 minute practice lessons and towards the end of the program you will be rolling out 1-hour lessons like a pro. You will be teaching local Czech students of varying ages, usually split across two fluency levels, so your C.V will be nice and diverse. Lessons in teaching young learners and one-to-one tutoring will also be included.

FAQ

What's included?

What's Included?

  • Fully accredited course by IATQuO and exceeds basic TEFL course standards.
  • Accommodation 
  • Airport pick up & transfer
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Over 110 in-class hours
  • One month metro pass
  • 24/7 on-site assistance
  • Survival Czech lessons
  • Welcome dinner and graduation celebration
  • Local cultural excursions 
  • TEFL Training Course Materials
  • Job and Visa Assistance

What's Not Included?

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Work visa if you plan on staying in Prague after graduation 

Smaller Earth will provide you with the best possible support before, during and after your time in Prague. Our local Hello Academies office means you always have someone on your time zone ready to help.

What about accommodation?

We offer pre-arranged housing to help make the transition to living abroad an easier process. Our centrally located housing, is included in the programme price and is available throughout the duration of the course. Metro and tram stops are conveniently located nearby. Situated in Prague 10, our housing complex is near to the metro and public transportation links and only 20 minutes from the Hello school.

What's a typical day like?

A Typical Day

Each day is made up of a morning session, lunch break and an afternoon session before you set up your classroom and teach for the evening. The school is based in a bustling area of Prague with great tram access for you to go exploring in your free time (you do get free time, we promise).
  • 9:30am-12pm: A morning session, usually focusing on grammar, lesson preparation and teaching methodology
  • 12pm-1pm: Lunch, a great opportunity to try some local food and practice your Czech language skills
  • 1pm-4pm: An afternoon session based around Czech language lessons, more prep time and some phonology.
  • 5pm-8pm: Time to teach and observe your course mates in their classes too
The Hello Academies TEFL course is very intense and there is a lot to do. The good news is though that the lessons you take part in, and teach, are interactive and based around high energy fun activities to keep learners engaged. You will be graded on the following:
  • Homework exercises
  • Teacher observations
  • Participation in class 
  • Attendance
  • Student evaluations
  • Final exam
The final exam consists of a grammar test and you must pass with 80% or more to successfully complete the course. Don’t let this worry you though, you are only tested on information you have been taught over the 4 week course and there is plenty of time dedicated to revision sessions.
How to apply?

Ideally, you will need around 8 weeks to prepare for the course before you board the plane. There is a short application process and some documents to submit before you go, but don’t worry, we guide you through the whole thing. If you think this is the course for you, which it totally is, just start your application and pay your deposit. We will book you onto your chosen course date and take care of the rest.

Am I eligible?
  • You must be at least 18 to take part
  • Have a professional and positive attitude
  • Hold a current valid passport
  • Be a native English speaker 
  • Have a clean criminal background
  • Be patient, open minded and have a desire to teach
  • University experience is a plus
What's life in Prague like?

Eating & Drinking

Prague caters for all tastes. For some of the best burritos outside of Mexico, you could head to Malé Náměstí and visit the Mexican restaurant there. Maybe you would prefer pizza? Great, they even have gluten free options. If you would prefer to embrace the Czech culture and try something traditional, you have plenty of opportunity. Be prepared when you ask for the English menu though as the translations can be hilarious, but a little off-putting. Don't panic when they serve you the beef cheeks, its just rump steak and the pork neck comes highly recommended. When we tell you that beer is cheaper than water here, we speak the truth so get practicing the local lingo.

Culture, Art & Heritage

If museums are your thing, Prague is the place for you. With your monthly metro pass, you can hop from the National Museum, to the Kafka museum to one of the many art galleries, before heading back to Náměstí Míru to visit the Church of St. Ludmila. A trip to the castle is a must. If you time it right, you can watch the Changing of the Guards and even take a selfie or two with the guards themselves. Don’t expect them to smile though, its kind of not allowed.

Shopping

If you’re ready to work yourself into a shopping frenzy, the malls in Prague will be perfect for you. If you prefer something a little more indie or eccentric, that’s fine, as there really is something for everyone. If it’s time to do the weekly food shop you can head to Billa or Albert – a week’s worth of groceries will only set you back by about £18 and if you want to splash out on some home comforts you can head to Tesco, M & S or the British and American candy store. Nothing like a bar of Dairy Milk to get you through your lesson plans, right? 

What are the course start dates?

2017

January 9th - February 3rd

February 13th - March 10th

March 20th - April 14th

April 24th - May 19th

May 29th - June 23rd

July 3rd - July 28th

August 7th - September 1st

September 11th - October 6th

October 16th - November 10th

November 20th - December 15th