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Teach in the Czech Republic Express

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Information for term Teach in the Czech Republic Express

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

September 1, 2020

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Program Fee: $1,300


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Build your resume and gain international teaching experience in Prague, while exploring a city known for its rolling hills, Baroque castles and Pilsner style lager.

During this intensive two-week program you will develop your English teaching skills in a real world environment. You will spend 40 hours learning from an expert ESL teacher trainer and then will apply what you learn with 20 hours of in-classroom experience split between observation and active teaching.  This program is designed for candidates who will complete at least 120 hours of TEFL certification prior to arriving in Prague or experienced teachers who want to further develop their English teaching skills.

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Term Dates Deadline Duration
Winter December 7-18, 2020 September 1 2 weeks

About Our Program Fees

CIEE, a non-profit organization, has been sending university graduates abroad to teach English since 1997. Our express programs allow you to experience teaching abroad in a realistic setting with guidance and training from professionals in the Czech Republic. This includes 60 hours of professional development; 20 hours of structured practicum and 40 hours of teacher training. This program has a $1,300 program fee to cover the costs of operating the program.  When combined with CIEE’s 150-hour TEFL certificate, the cost of the program is $2,000. 

CIEE alumni receive a 10% discount.

What's included

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What's included

  • 2 weeks of instruction and observed practicum with local students under the guidance of an experienced mentor teacher. Includes:
    • 40 hours of instruction from mentor teachers
    • 20 hours of observed practicum
  • Pre-departure and in-country support (what to pack, transportation advice, emergency support in-country)
  • 60 hour certificate of TEFL professional development 
  • Welcome dinner
  • City tour
  • Farewell dinner
  • International insurance
  • Job assistance and advice
  • Transportation pass


  • Flights
  • Airport pickup
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation costs around city
  • Full-time or long-term teaching placement

The Destination

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You will spend two weeks in one of Europe's most charming, colorful, and beautiful cities! 

Teacher training sessions are held at CIEE Prague, which is located at VyŇ°ehrad, at the top of one of Prague’s highest hills, within medieval castle walls, in a beautiful park-like setting about 15 minutes from the Old Town area.  So when the workday is over, visit the Old Town Square, a must see in Prague, see an opera, theater, or ballet performance at the National Theatre, or hop on the bus and travel to Cesky Krumlov, a picturesque town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.

Most of all, visit the Prague Castle!

The Take-Aways

  • Duration

    2 weeks abroad in Prague

  • Training

    60 hours of professional development

  • Assistance

    Pre-departure and in-country support and guidance from CIEE

Job Description

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Program Description 

This intensive 2 week training program includes a mix of 20 hours guided practicum with 40 hours of teacher training. Completing the training will result in a completion certificate. The topics that will be covered include:

  • Intercultural Teaching and Learning
  • Reflective Teaching and Action Research Planning
  • Classroom Management
  • Differentiation of Instruction to Meet Learner Needs
  • Tailored Lesson Planning (teaching a specific age group, topic, etc.)
  • Use of Instructional Materials
  • Philosophy of Teachings


    The practicum hours will be a blend of observation and active teaching (lead and co-teaching). Teachers will work in a public elementary school working with students from grades 3-9.  Teaching/observation hours will typically take place in the morning since it’s at a public elementary school.


    Classes are held at CIEE Prague, at the top of one of Prague’s highest hills, within medieval castle walls, in a beautiful park-like setting about 15 minutes from the Old Town area. Teacher trainings will be spread out over the 2 weeks, typically in the afternoon.  Classroom trainings are taught by an experienced TEFL professional with many years of experience. 


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  • Must be a fluent English speaker
  • Must have a valid passport
  • Ability to obtain a clean criminal background check
  • Must love adventure and traveling abroad

To qualify for the Teach in the Czech Republic Express program, you will also need ONE of the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education, TESOL or ESL
  • Signed letters documenting two years of full-time, lead-teaching experience
  • If you don’t have any of these teaching credentials, you can enroll in CIEE’s 150 hour online TEFL course

TEFL Certification

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TEFL Certification

The Teach Abroad Express programs are designed to build upon your previous TEFL experience or certification. You can also qualify for this program if you enroll in CIEE’s 150 hour course which can be added to any Express program for an additional $700. With CIEE TEFL’s 150-hour certification course you will:

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

Discover the benefit of including a CIEE TEFL course with your teach abroad program.

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