Smaller Earth's 'Hello Academies' in Prague offers a Teaching English as a Foreign Language course which will prepare you to become a certified TEFL teacher. Want to teach...
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Submitted by Hazel Anne - Los Angeles, CA United States | October 17, 2016
I said it many times during the program, but choosing Smaller Earth to get TEFL certified was the best decision I made to kickstart the process of becoming an English teacher. I truly believe that Martha has prepared me in such a way that is undeniable. I am completely indebted to her! Her 6 years of experience as a teacher have truly helped me and I feel as though I can tackle on any problematic classroom situations that may occur because of her.
Martha notes your progress and correct any mistakes/errors that you make while teaching with professionalism. There is so much positivity circulating in her classroom which is one of the main reasons why I now feel confident in my teaching abilities. It was a very humbling and eye-opening experience for me.
The classes are intensive and long, but necessary and worth it. You have to dedicate yourself to it and give it your full attention. If you feel as though you're stressed, Martha is more than willing to help you. I could not have done it without her encouragement. The homework is manageable and serves its purpose. The mandatory teaching lessons can be intimidating, but as long as your lesson plan is solid you'll be fine. I credit the feedback that I received after every lesson because I understood what I needed to work on and what I wanted to continue to excel in. You learn a lot during the 4 weeks, but Martha does her best to review every lesson over the course. Despite that, you have to retain the information yourself... you are still a student.
All in all, this program is the best out there because of Martha. I respect her so much and I know I can ask her anything even after the program has ended. Give it a chance. You'll grow as a person and as a teacher once the month-long program/training is over. Guaranteed.
Submitted by Dawn - Prague Czech Republic | October 16, 2016
The course was an intense experience, but the staff was very helpful and supportive throughout the process. There were times when I was struggling with the course material and the staff was there to give me the encouragement I needed to make it through successfully. It was definitely a great experience and I would recommend the course to others.
Hello Academies also provided housing while in Prague during the length of the course. This was essential and really helped with the transition to a foreign country.
Prague is an amazing city and I am lucky to have completed this course and left it with not only a certificate but connections to the other students who participated in the course alongside of me!
Fantastic but intensive experience!
Submitted by Sarah - Northumbria University | October 16, 2016
I signed up for this course without really knowing what to expect or what I wanted to do with the qualification once I obtained it. I knew I wanted to gain a TEFL qualification at some point and I was considering doing it once I had finished my degree. But when I found this course I thought it would be too good of an opportunity to let pass by. The intensive four weeks meant that I could do it in the summer between studying without having to take time off. As it runs all year round it means you can do the course when it best suits you.
Throughout the time of study the staff were helpful and encouraging. The course was well organised, the modules were all relevant and the hands on experience gave us the opportunity to apply the skills we had learned into the classroom. I really felt my skills developing throughout the course as my confidence grew.
Prague is a beautiful city with so much to do. The food, culture, nightlife and the events that hello academies organise are also good fun too.
Even though I chose not to stay in Prague I'm so glad I did this course as I now feel prepared to go and teach anywhere in the world. Just go for it!
What an experience!
Submitted by Laura - Melbourne Australia | October 16, 2016
I have recently completed my TEFL in Prague with Hello Academies and I can't speak more highly of them. The course was fabulous. It was well organised, motivating, hands on and I was given great support throughout. The staff at Hello Academies made each day a positive and rewarding one.
Furthermore, Prague is an absolute gem of a city. I fell in love with it. The food, culture, attractions and safe environment made the time I spent there even more enjoyable.
I highly recommend this course to everyone! Not only has this helped me to develop professionally as a teacher, but it has also opened up my mind to greater opportunities that I may never have considered. Life is too short, so why not give it a go? !!
Thanks again Hello Academies! :-)
Submitted by Raechel Lemis - Washington DC United States | October 12, 2016
I had never been out of the USA before starting this course and was extremely nervous to start. Im not going to lie, the course is very intensive but the support provided is incredible! Martha will help you every step of the way and is willing to spend as much time as you need to understand something :D In the end I decided to stay in Prague and i already have a job lined up, not even a week after graduation! I know i still have a lot of learning to do as a teacher but the lessons and guidance given to me by the Hello Academies crew is A-1! I cant wait to make these guys proud :D