Czech Republic

Teach in the Czech Republic

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Information for term Teach in the Czech Republic

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

December 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: December 1, 2019
$2,600

Overview

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Experience a side of this beautiful country that is rarely seen by tourists.

You'll become part of a community within an hour of Prague, working as an English teacher or language assistant in a primary or secondary school to help develop the language skills of Czech students. This program includes a 150-hour TEFL Certification, teacher preparation courses, and support every step of the way. During your time off, explore Prague and nearby cities such as Budapest, Vienna, Krakow, or Berlin – each a short train or bus ride away. This is a unique opportunity to embrace a new culture and become immersed in a European community.

Term Start Date Deadline Duration Compensation
Fall 2 Semesters  Late August December 1 10 months 11,000-16,000 Czech Crowns (CZK)/month (approx.)

What's Included

As a foreign language teacher or assistant, you’ll support English language education and promote a healthy exchange of cultures with Czech students, teachers, and the greater community. You will make a difference in the lives of the children you teach by helping them develop English language skills that are valuable to their future educations and careers.

  • Job placement at a public primary or secondary school
  • Pre-departure assistance – including visa assistance
  • CIEE’s 150-hour TEFL certification course
  • iNext international insurance with 24-hour emergency assistance services for US permanent residents
  • 24-hour in-country support
  • Five-days orientation in Prague
  • Temporary housing during orientation
  • Assistance arranging transportation to your assignment
  • Cultural and professional development activities
  • A Lonely Planet guidebook to help you plan your travels

The Take-Aways

  • Compensation

    11,000 (with accommodation) or 16,000 (without accommodation) Czech Crowns (CZK)/month (approx.) before deductions for national health insurance and other taxes

  • Preparation

    150-Hour TEFL Certification, five-day in-country, and cultural and professional development activities.

  • Assistance

    Pre-departure guidance, in-country support from CIEE resident staff, medical insurance and 24-hour worldwide assistance with CIEE iNext.

Location & Culture

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CIEE participants are placed mostly in small towns in the rolling hills of the Bohemian region surrounding Prague. Most placement locations are connected to Prague by commuter rail or bus, so teachers and language assistants can enjoy the cultural offerings of this grand European city.

The Czech Republic is located at the crossroads of Europe and participants can easily travel by train to cities such as Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, and Krakow.

Job Description

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Job Description

You'll teach English as a lead teacher or language assistant at a primary school to students ages 6-15. As a lead teacher, you will create diverse lessons to help your students learn how to read, speak, and write in English.  You will be responsible for grading your students and running your classroom. As a foreign language assistant you will support lead teachers by facilitating conversational English activities. At times you may be asked to teach entire classes under the supervision of a lead teacher. In general, you won't be responsible for grading, discipline, or the independent supervision of students. Exact responsibilities of lead teachers and language assistants do vary according to each individual school. You may also have the opportunity to teach other subjects like Math or Science if you are interested.

Students across the Czech Republic begin learning English in elementary school, but they usually do not have the opportunity to practice speaking English with a native English speaker. As a lead teacher or language assistant, you will facilitate fun, conversational activities that will bring the English language to life for your students.

Compensation

CIEE participants earn 11,000 Czech Crowns per month when accommodation is included or 16,000 Czech Crowns per month when accommodation is not included. This is a standard salary for local teachers. Payroll taxes will be deducted from the participant’s salary in order to pay for national health insurance and other benefits. Many schools will provide rent-free accommodations as part of their compensation package. Participants with assignments that do not include housing can expect to receive higher salaries. Since the cost of living in the Czech Republic is much lower than in the United States, your salary should allow you to cover basic living expenses. If you’re hoping to travel a great deal during your free time, bring additional funds to cover your expenses.

  • Schools

    Participants will be placed at public or private primary schools on the outskirts of Prague or in small towns surrounding the city. These schools are interested in hiring foreign language assistants because they recognize the value of giving their students practice speaking English with native-speakers.

  • Workload

    CIEE participants typically teach 20 hours per week, depending on the assignment. This does not include time for class planning and grading, faculty meetings, and extracurricular activities. You’ll have a busy schedule, but the program and vacation schedule leave plenty of time to travel, explore the outdoors, and enjoy life in the Czech Republic.

Qualifications

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Qualifications

No prior experience teaching? No problem! You don’t need a teaching background, credentials, or international experience. Just a sense of adventure and a real desire to engage with people who are eager to learn.

TEFL certification is required for participation in the Teach in the Czech Republic program and CIEE’s 150-hour course is included in the program fee.

Requirements

  • Native English speaker
  • A bachelor’s degree in any field by April 15, 2019
  • Citizenship in the United States, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, or the United Kingdom
  • TEFL certificate (included in CIEE program fee)

To make your application stronger, highlight additional qualifications, such as:

  • U.S.-based teaching experience, community involvement, and/or volunteerism
  • Studying, working, or volunteering abroad

 

TEFL Certification

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TEFL Certification

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification gives you the skills, experience, and confidence to make teaching abroad even more rewarding – both for you and those you teach. The CIEE TEFL 150-hour certification course is included in the fee for this program and ensure that you:

  • Develop an awareness of the field and practices of TEFL
  • Understand the components of English related to teaching nonnative speakers
  • Get personalized feedback from an experienced TEFL tutor
  • Can design lessons for TEFL students at a variety of levels
  • Complete 20 hours of practice teaching experience to hone your skills

Ready to change your life?

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