Information for term Teach in the Czech Republic
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineMarch 1, 2020
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Program Fee: $2,700
- Compensation: 24,000 CZK (approx. $1,055)/month or 14,000 CZK (approx. $615)/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 and a half 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, cultural excursions, 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.
*If you already have a TEFL/TESOL credential and would like to opt out of our course, please email a scan of that document to CIEE.
|Fall 2 Semesters||Late August||March 1||10 months||24,000 CZK (approx. $1,055)/month or
14,000 CZK (approx. $615)/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 $2,700. 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 ($1,700) 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
- Job placement at a public primary or secondary school
- Pre-departure support– including visa assistance and a comprehensive online pre-departure course
- CIEE’s 150-hour TEFL certification course
- iNext international insurance with 24-hour emergency assistance services
- Czech national health insurance
- 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.
13,000 (with accommodation) or 20,000 (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.
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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 24,000 CZK (approx. $1,055) per month when accommodation is not included or 14,000 CZK (approx. $615) per month when accommodation is included. This is a standard salary for local teachers teaching 17-18 hours per week. 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. Many schools have the opportunity for you to earn overtime teaching up to 10 additional hours per week. Most teachers also tutor outside of their regular working hours to earn additional spending money. Teachers who tutor can double or triple the amount they earn each month. 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 schools on the outskirts of Prague or in small towns surrounding the city. Most placements are at primary schools with limited secondary school placements available. Your placement will be no more than 1.5 hours from Prague. These schools are interested in hiring foreign language assistants and lead teachers because they recognize the value of giving their students practice speaking English with native speakers.
CIEE participants typically teach 17-18 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.
What People are Saying
CIEE has been really great about being responsive and helpful with me over the past year that I've been in contact with them about teaching abroad.Mark R. | Teach in the Czech Republic
My experience with CIEE has been fantastic. Before I even arrived in the Czech Republic I received incredible support for the visa application process.Paige S. | Teach in the Czech Republic
Well-led and organized. Assistance in getting visa/housing and eventsKen C. | Teach in the Czech Republic
CIEE is awesome. Great employees. Great Communication. Great headquarters location too.Miles T. | Teach in the Czech Republic
CIEE is very professional, courteous, and helpful. The Czech program, in particular, is great!Rachel L. | Teach in the Czech Republic
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