Information for term Teach in the Czech Republic
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineDecember 1, 2018
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Program Fee: $2,600
- Compensation: 17,000 CZK (approx. $770)/month or 12,000 CZK (approx. $540)/month plus housing
OverviewClick to Open
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 a lead 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.
|Fall 2 Semesters||Late August||December 1||10 months||17,000 CZK (approx. $770)/month or
12,000 CZK (approx. $540)/month plus housing
About Our Program Fees
CIEE, a non-profit organization, has been sending university graduates abroad to teach English since 1997. Our program in the Czech Republic includes CIEE’s online TEFL certification, orientation on arrival, and a high level of support throughout your experience (see all features below). To cover those costs, there is a program fee of $2,600. Once we accept your application, there is a $1,000 deposit to reserve your spot and start your TEFL training. The second and final payment ($1,600) is due a few months later after you accept a job offer from a Czech school. CIEE alumni receive a 10% discount!
What's includedClick to Open
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-day orientation in Prague
- Temporary housing during orientation
- Assistance arranging transportation to your assignment
- Cultural and professional development activities
The DestinationClick to Open
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.
12,000 (with accommodation) or 17,000 (without accommodation) Czech Crowns (CZK)/month (approx.) before deductions for national health insurance and other taxes
150-Hour TEFL Certification, five-day in-country orientation, plus cultural and professional development activities.
Pre-departure guidance, in-country support from CIEE resident staff, medical insurance and 24-hour worldwide assistance with CIEE iNext.
Job DescriptionClick to Open
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.
CIEE participants earn 17,000 CZK (approx. $770) per month when accommodation is not included or 12,000 CZK (approx. $540) per month when accommodation is 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. Some 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.
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.
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.
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