The Language House TEFL
The Language House TEFL Programs
Have you ever dreamed about teaching English abroad? Attending an accredited 4-week TEFL certification is how you begin the journey. Get your TEFL certification from the...
The Language House TEFL Reviews
TEFL: amazing program!
Submitted by Clara - Los Angeles, CA United States | August 22, 2016
At first, I was reluctant to sign up for an english teaching course abroad. My biggest fear was that I would pay a lot of money in terms of travel, accommodations and the course itself, only to be disappointed and stuck in a miserable program abroad for a month or, worse, get totally ripped off.
Based on the reviews I read online, and my research overall, The Language House seemed like the best option given my travel interests. And, it did not disappoint!!
For simplicity, here's a list of why I'd encourage anyone looking to teach abroad to sign up for The Language House:
1.) Logistics: If you are traveling from far away, The Language House makes it way less stressful to get settled. They provide airport pick up and great housing with other students. They also offer an orientation before the program starts so you can familiarize yourself with Prague. Additionally, they even help with the silly/unexpected stressful stuff-- For instance, my luggage got lost, and I was instructed to call the airport. I was a bit worried about the language barrier and getting my address right. So, instead, my housing host called the airport for me AND schlepped my luggage up to my room while I was in class. It was little things like this that made me sure I had chosen a great program. So much thoughtfulness and attention to detail.
2.) Location: Prague is an incredible city. It's beautiful and has a lot of history as well as sites to see. Night life is humming with activity and a myriad of choices: you can have a cold beer by the river, go beer garden hopping, hit up an absinthe bar or even a 5 story club with *themed* levels. The Language house site is also within walking distance and easily accessed by tram from student housing.
3.) Community: Not only will you have a whole community of peers during the program, but you will also have access to the whole TLH staff and alums. The alums even showed us around the city our first week of school, and continue to be an active component of the program. This sense of community is also very helpful when you're later looking for jobs and need advice or other info.
4.) Teaching and Learning: The course itself is definitely not a walk in the park. If you came to party in Prague first and foremost, then this program is probably not for you. Be prepared to dedicate a lot of time to studying and lesson planning. Keep in mind your daily schedule is something like this: 9:30-1pm (class), 1pm-5pm (lesson planning/free time), 5pm-8pm (teaching). I wouldn't recommend this program to someone who is not serious about learning how to teach english. But, on the flip side, if you are really trying to learn how to teach, you're going to get more than a strong foundation at TLH.
Overall, I really enjoyed this program and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in teaching English!
Submitted by Nick | July 09, 2016
The Language House Prague was an amazing program to go through to get certified to teach English. The Language House offered more than I could have ever imagined. Chris Westergaard runs a very well managed company and makes sure everyone is taken care of. Signing up with the Language House course was honestly the best decision I've ever made. Thank you Chris!
Best TEFL Course in the world
Submitted by Mike Wolfe - Prague | October 13, 2015
The Language House is a top notch certification program. They not only provided me with the skills needed to teach abroad, but also provided great job and housing assistance. You will also be surrounded by a great community of life long friends that are teaching all over the world. We are even having an awesome party at a castle here this weekend...one of the many perks of being a TLH alum.
Submitted by Moneal - Prague | October 13, 2015
Not only did TLH provide an excellent education, it continues to provide me endless resources as an alumnus in Prague. Before I arrived to Prague. The Language House set me up with housing for the duration of the course, including transportation from the airport to my apartment. During the course, the helpful teachers ensured that I was more than prepared to enter the world of teaching English, helping me to prepare my own lesson plans and requiring hours of student teaching in a classroom to engage in real life experience. Beyond the education, TLH created a community of TEFL graduates in Prague and made my transition moving abroad incredibly smooth. All the thumbs up.
Probably the Best Choice I've Made
Submitted by William - Prague | October 12, 2015
Three years ago, I took The Language House (TLH)'s one-month accreditation course to be an English teacher here in Prague. A lot of the awesomeness of the last three years is due to that decision.
While I no longer teach (I work in marketing here), TLH's intensive course gave me the framework to be a decent teacher from the start. Also, the chance to do real hands-on lessons with actual students, with a trained observer giving guidance and feedback, is invaluable.
The owner of the program truly cares about the alumni, and it shows. The greatest thing about TLH (and what makes it, in my opinion, leagues ahead of any other Prague alternatives) is that it has a strong network of graduates who stick together, help one another, and are in my own personal opinion, among the smartest, most interesting, and most thoughtful people I've met in my life. Some of the alum from my month's course are now my lifelong friends.
So, when you're looking for an accreditation course, I think you can maybe find similar quality in one or two courses, in terms of the teaching preparation. But you absolutely won't find the network and community that comes with TLH. It is both invaluable and irreplacable.
If you're looking to move abroad and teach English (and in Prague, which is an amazing city), you're best bet is definitely The Language House.