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Finding a job in the Czech Republic

Why should I choose TEFL in Prague by EDUA Group?

At TEFL in Prague we strive to provide the best training possible and really prepare our trainees for their teaching careers. To make your transition as smooth as possible we offer a full package of services – airport pick-up, accommodation, visa assistance, job guidance and job guarantee, housing assistance and much more – we are ready to help you with anything you might need before, during and after the course. We also have a wonderful community of TEFL trainees,  graduates and Czech students from our model class and oganize a lot of get-togethers, so that you can meet and get to know new people. For more info about why to choose TEFL in Prague please click here.

What is the difference between TEFL, TESL and TESOL?

TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language. It involves teaching English in a country where it isn’t the native language and where people want to use English for business, leisure, travel, etc.
TESL – Teaching English as a Second Language. It involves teaching non-native speakers of English in a country where it is the native language (e.g. teaching immigrants)
TESOL – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and covers both TEFL and TESL terms.

What is the difference between TEFL and CELTA?

The acronym TEFL stands for: Teaching English as a Foreign Language.  It is the umbrella term for the industry.
The acronym CELTA stands for: Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. CELTA is a TEFL certificate validated by the University of Cambridge.

Is the certificate awarded by TEFL in Prague internationally recognized?

Yes, it is. To offer an internationally recognized TEFL certificate, a course must contain a minimum of 100 hours of classroom time and 6 hours of observed teaching practice with live students. The TEFL in Prague by EDUA Group course contains 120 hours of classroom time and eight 45-minute observed teaching practice lessons in front of live students. It is also accredited and inspected on a regular basis to guarantee that the standards are maintained by IATQuO (International Accreditation of TESOL Qualifying Organisations).

Do I need to read up on something before the course?

We recommend that you get familiar with basic tenses and conditionals before the course start. You can learn about them in English Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphyor Grammar for English Language Teachers by Martin Parrot. These books are at your disposal directly during the course.

I applied for the July course but need to change my course dates. Is it possible?

Yes, we will be able to transfer your deposit to a different course (provided that there are still places available). If you need to change your course dates, please let us know at least 30 days in advance.

I am not a native speaker – can I apply for the course?

Definitely. We are happy to accept non-native speakers provided that they are proficient in the English language (level C1 or C2).

I do not have a university degree – can I apply for the course?

Yes, it is possible to do the course and seek employment in the Czech Republic even if you do not have a degree. Please note that the course is quite intensive and requires you to cope with university-level coursework.

I do not have any teaching experience – is it a problem?

Not at all – the course covers all the information you need to start a teaching career and you will get the necessary practice during your eight 45-minute lessons with real-life students.

Is there an age restriction?

You should be at least 18 years old to apply for the course. There is no upper limit and we are happy to accept students of all ages.

What am I supposed to take with me if I am going to stay in the TEFL house?

The TEFL house is a shared house where most of our TEFL trainees stay during the course. It has the following facilities: two bathrooms, a kitchen with appliances and a washing machine.  The rooms are equipped with a bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, table and chair. The accommodation price includes bedding. So you just need to take some towels and toiletries with you. You will also need to buy your own food and laundry detergent.

Do I need a visa to travel to Prague for the course?

If you are from the US, Canada, Mexiko, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and most South American countries you do not need a visa to come to Prague. You will be allowed to stay in the Schengen area for 90 days.

If you are from India, South Africa, Russia, most Asian, African and some South American countries, you will need to obtain a tourist visa before travelling to Prague. For more information about the tourist visa please refer to the website of the Czech Embassy in your area or contact us.

If I need a tourist visa, will you provide me with an invitation letter?

Yes, after you have paid the deposit for the course we will send you an invitation letter as well as proof of accommodation (if you book the course with accommodation).

What visa do I need to get if I want to work in Prague?

If you want to stay and teach in Prague, you will need to get a business visa. For more information about the visa please click here or contact us.

If I want to apply for a visa, what documents should I submit?

The most important document for the visa application is a statement from the Registry of criminal records. The statement must be apostilled and issued by the same country that issued your passport (this requirement does not apply to US citizens who only need to sign an affidavit declaring their past moral integrity before the law).

You will also need your passport and it is good to have at least one other identification document with your photo.  If you decide to use our visa assistance we will prepare all the other documents for you.

What documents should I have with me, if I intend to look for a teaching job in the Czech Republic? 

Our TEFL certificate will do! If you have a university diploma we recommend that you bring a copy of it, too.

How long after the course should I expect to start working?

Most of our graduates start teaching within 2-3 weeks of completing the course.

What is the cost of living in Prague?

Compared to other European countries prices in Prague are really affordable. More information about prices in Prague and a comparison with the town where you live can be found at www.numbeo.com.

To put you in the picture: a lunch menu in a restaurant is usually CZK 100 to 130. One beer will cost you CZK 35-45 and a glass of wine CZK 60. A cup of coffee is about CZK 45.  A cinema ticket costs CZK 160 and a theatre ticket CZK 450. A monthly internet subscription is CZK 450, a fitness centre pass CZK 900. A monthly ticket for city public transport is CZK 550. Renting a two-room flat costs approximately CZK 12,000 (depending on the location). A room in a shared flat is CZK 6 500 to CZK 8 500 a month. Social insurance is CZK 1 940 a month. Groceries for a week cost from CZK 500 to CZK 1000.

If Prague is not your one and only desired destination and you do not mind working in Brno or other towns and cities of the Czech Republic, do not hesitate and let us know!  Prices there are even more affordable and native speakers are paid even more.

Do I need to speak any Czech to work as a teacher in Prague?

You do not need to speak Czech. Although it certainly helps to learn some of the language, English is widely spoken, and therefore teachers can survive without any knowledge of Czech. You will also receive weekly Czech lessons during the duration of the TEFL course.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us by e-mail info@teflinprague.com or call-back request form here.



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Adéla Tutoky

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