Community and Support
''The adjustments of moving to a new country or city always has its ups and downs but Prague has been one of the best decisions of my life. Each confusion is something to easily correct and move on.''
''They are not kidding when they say this course is very intense. However, the intensity of the course comes with a satisfying payoff in the end, and you will leave prepared to enter a new job as an English teacher.''
''The TEFL course and my month stay in Prague was the best thing I have ever done. I grew as a person as well as a teacher. Prague is one of the best cities in Europe and was an absolutely amazing destination for TEFL.''
We are here to help you get settled in Prague
Accomodation after your TEFL course
If you decide that you would like to stay in Prague after completing your TEFL course, the first thing is to find a long-term place to stay.
During the course we will help you find long term accommodation. We can help with the search, translations, recommend the best property rental websites and direct you to a tried and tested realtor. We can also go to the viewing with you and go through your contract if needed to make sure you avoid any fraud.
As our TEFL program runs under a language school you will be in touch with Prague English teachers from the beginning. Having access to the English teaching community is very important, not only in terms of social well-being but also in terms of looking for accommodation. Our own teachers are often on the lookout for new roommates or know someone who is and are always happy to help you out as well.
We are here to help you with your visa process
If you are from the USA, Canada or Australia, you can stay, travel and study for three months in the Schengen Zone/ Czech Republic without a visa. If would like to stay in the Czech Republic over 90 days, you will have to apply for a long-term visa.
The first visa you will apply for is a 6-month long-stay visa that everyone wishing to work in the Czech Republic starts with. The visa and related paperwork usually costs about 300 euro, plus you need to make two trips to a Czech embassy abroad (e.g. Berlin or Vienna), first to apply for a visa and then to collect it. This can be used for some sightseeing as well!
It might be a stressful process but we are always here if you need advice or guidance to make it as smooth as possible, If you come prepared and informed about the process you will be able to start the process earlier, which will ensure an easier transition to life in the Czech Republic, by minimizing the hassle that bureaucracy tends to produce.
If you’re not sure whether you need a visa to enter or work in the Czech Republic, drop us an email at [email protected]
Job Assistance & Job Guarantee
Our TEFL graduates find a job within days after completing their course.
During your course you will have a session that prepares you for the job hunt in Prague. You will be trained in interview skills, helped with your CV, receive guidance on how to look for a job in the specific Czech environment, how to behave during an interview and what type of contract or salary you can expect. You will leave the course with a portfolio of lesson plans created with the help of our TEFL trainers that you’ll be able to present at job interviews.
We also provide contact details of Czech language schools and references for you. Prague is not the only city in the Czech Republic that needs English teachers. If you would prefer to teach outside of Prague, our knowledge of the market and contacts (formed through our membership of the Czech Association of Language Schools) will help you get a job quickly. We can connect you to potential employers in more than 30 Czech towns and cities.
To graduates who excel we offer a job at our language school. Pass 1 students who wish to stay in Prague and teach for out language school get a full time contract with salary guarantee automatically, with a Pass 2 you will be invited to an informal job interview and still have a good chance of getting a job with our language school. Full-time and part-time positions for qualified teachers of English are now available. Read more about how it works in Amanda’s story below.
Join our 'live' community and make friends for life
Every month we organize a whole-day trip
Every month we organize a one-day trip for our students to interesting places in the Czech Republic such as Karlštejn, Kutná Hora, Prague Zoo, Karlovy Vary, Pilsen brewery or Velká America. It is up to the students to decide where they would like to go. Here are some places we visited last year.
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How to prepare for a TEFL course?
Are you unsure how to prepare for your upcoming journey? Here are some tips:
Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend that you bring your birth certificate (in order to open a bank account some banks require 2-3 types of identification) and a university degree if you have any (many potential employers will be interested in seeing it). If you do not want to travel with the original documents, a certified copy is as good as an original.
If you wish, we can help you arrange a place to stay for the duration of the course. The accommodation is provided by friends and teachers of our language school who offer their flats or rooms in their flats to give our students a head start in Prague. The accommodation options thus differ month to month. The accommodation we’ll help arrange is a short-term option. In order to be able to apply for your long-term visa, you need to provide a long-term accommodation contract. During the course we can give you guidance and assistance with finding long-term accommodation.
Throughout the course you will have to complete various assignments which will be evaluated and scored. If your overall score equals or is above 90 % (Pass 1), you will be automatically hired as an English teacher at our language school (if you wish so). If your overall score is lower but we still see a significant improvement and potential, you will have to go through a formal interview but your chances of getting hired are still very high.