TEFL Worldwide Prague
TEFL Worldwide Prague Programs
Are you fluent in English? Teaching English abroad is the easiest way to live and work abroad while experiencing another country, culture and language. In just 4-weeks you...
TEFL Worldwide Prague Reviews
Submitted by formerstudent - NJ United States | April 18, 2017
Taking this course was a great experience. I made long lasting friendships and learned everything I needed to know in order to become a TEFL teacher. The course was very intensive and involved everything from learning the fundamental basics of phonetics and making lesson plans, to teaching actual classes and having a one-on-one tutoring session with a student. After graduating from the course I quickly found a job teaching English and was able to fulfill my dream of living in Europe. Prague is a beautiful city, so it made a wonderful backdrop for the course. From what I learned talking to students who took courses at other schools, I firmly believe I made the right decision in choosing this school, and came out more fully prepared to embark on the adventure of teaching than I would have elsewhere.
Submitted by Lizz Lee - Boston, MA United States | April 11, 2017
I took this certificate course in spring 2015 and I’m really glad I did. It was the first time traveling abroad on my own so I was quite nervous about the whole situation. It’s a small school but you really get the most out of it. There are 24 student-teachers at the start of every program and they’re split into two classes. You’ll also be assigned to a group of three. You’ll start teaching actual ESL learners on day 2 and will continue teaching an assigned topic every other day. This might sound hard, but every part of the program is designed to teach you everything you need to know in order to prepare and deliver a lesson. I initially thought their library was small until I realized that they had more resources than I needed to plan my lessons. In the morning, you’ll be the student and receive instruction on teaching. In the afternoon, you’ll be the teacher for local adult students (mostly adults from all different backgrounds and levels). You’ll get to observe and offer feedback to the student-teachers who are both in your group and outside of your group. You’ll also be observed by one of the instructors during each of your lessons and at the end of the lesson, they will provide you with the most comprehensive feedback (along with a pass/fail grade) both in person and on paper. Every staff member is super friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. The program is intense, so be prepared to work hard. The instructors are all really good at what they do. Not only are they experienced, but they have a way of teaching you content that is enjoyable and relatable. At the end of the course, you’ll be surprised at how much you’ve learned and accomplished. I definitely gained much more than I expected.
If you’re planning to apply to this course, I’d also suggest to arrive a week or so earlier to explore the city and get adjusted to the time zone. You can also explore the city on the weekends, but there are just so many places to visit.
A rewarding experience leading to an array of opportunities
Submitted by Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels - Arizona State University | March 20, 2017
I was 24 years old and on my first holiday abroad in Italy and France in 2014, when by the end of my holiday in Paris I began to frantically search for ways on how I could live in this magical land. I didn't want to leave. I stumbled upon TEFL Worldwide Prague and the rest was history. I was of Czech ancestry and now I had the chance to live in my ancestral homeland and Europe, learn Czech, while at the same time learn how to teach English as a foreign language, my favorite subject in school. It was a no-brainer! I was ready for a new challenge and phase in my life.
The application was smooth and easy and I received detailed answers to all of my questions. I even received a phone call from a previous TEFL graduate on how to prepare and be successful in the course. Moving abroad, especially for an American without an EU passport, can be very stressful, daring, and risky. With TEFL Worldwide Prague I did not feel this at all. It was easy-breezy. Upon acceptance into the program I read their information pamphlet religiously and was absolutely prepared with every obstacle that the bureaucracy of Czech immigration could throw at me. Not to mention, TEFL Worldwide has connections with visa agents in Prague who can arrange all of this bureaucratic work for you on your behalf. The only thing you need to worry about is to have all of your ducks in a row before the course starts, the most important document being a notarized bank statement declaring a minimum amount of funds for a Czech visa.
If you don't wish to stay in the Czech Republic, then TEFL Worldwide has connections with language schools all around the world and the school provides networks from TEFL alumni on finding these international positions. One of the most useful things provided by the school for those wishing to stay in the Czech Republic and teach was the Job Fair, when many local language schools come to present and collect CVs, often hiring TEFL graduates on the spot!!! Most TEFL grads are employed within the first week after graduation while others choose to travel around Europe afterwards and start work after their travels. It all depends on you and what you prefer.
As for the course: when you attend, you will see firsthand the extraordinary quality of teacher training at this school. Both Kenny and Adrienne, the main teacher trainers, have about 40 years in combined experience from teaching and it shows in their demo lessons. Kenny has taught all over Europe, including Italy, while Adrienne has taught in Asia, including South Korea. The teacher trainers are completely professional and personable. They are there to help and provide guidance for you to be the best teacher you can be. I advise to take notes on all the grammar presented as there will be a grammar test at the end of the course, before graduation.
It truly feels like the TEFL Worldwide Prague alumni are a family and the amount of assistance provided by the teacher trainers after graduation is unlimited. You can always go back to the office and ask them for assistance or ask the lovely secretary, Tereza, for help on Czech Republic-related issues and questions. There is often an opportunity for you to work at TEFL Worldwide yourself as a language teacher. I had the privilege of teaching two night classes to Czech students on Wednesdays and Thursdays for a half a year and I had a blast doing it.
I can't describe enough how grateful I am for TEFL Worldwide Prague. I wouldn't be here living my dream if it wasn't for them. It is also worth mentioning that I have met some life-long friends from the course who still live here in Prague and whom I am now tied to the hip. And now soon I will be working on my MTESOL degree online to continue being a better foreign language teacher and I have received help from TEFL Worldwide to procure a recommendation for my MTESOL program. They are truly always here to help YOU. You will also find there is a sense of pride with your TEFL class. When you meet TEFL grads of previous courses or new graduates, there will be friendly debate of whose class was the best. That is a sign of true quality at this school, when its graduates are proud of their own classes that they are associated with! Long live TEFL Worldwide Prague! A rewarding experience! A memory of a lifetime and friends and family for life!
Submitted by IVONNE FERNANDEZ - Guadalajara Mexico | January 27, 2017
I made the course on 2010. It is a really great experience if you're looking to get your certificate in a real, no-time wasting way; they focus on the really important things, they have great teachers and also, they help you through the entire process, from finding a place, stores, taking the metro to getting a job and interviews. Also, they help you after the course in case you need recommendation letters, job guidance, etc. It´s really worth it. For me, it's been great having my certificate since I can look for better paid jobs. Also, it´s quick and affordable.
Submitted by Kevin Sundin - Prague Czech Republic | December 18, 2016
Had a great overall experience. Everything the course covered was absolutely necessary in order to be properly prepared for teaching. Made some great friends, contacts, and memories. Highly recommended course for anyone!