TEFL in Czech Republic

December 3 - 14, 2018

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The capital of the Czech Republic is nothing short of stunning. From the Old Town Square to the Charles Bridge, any way you look at it, Prague will fulfill your wanderlust in more ways than one. For two weeks, you’ll practice teaching the English language, while also exploring the cultural and edible delights of this city - including strudel and Palačinky, a thin Czech pancake resembling a French crepe - in your free time.  

During the weekdays, you’ll use your newfound TEFL knowledge teaching English in a Czech classroom. You’ll find this population of ESL learners to be engaged, ready to learn and full of life (and questions!). The weekends (and evenings) are yours to adventure and explore as you see fit, but in case you’re curious about a typical day in Prague…

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A TYPICAL DAY IN Prague FOR A DESTINATION TEFL STUDENT

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8:00am: Start your day at your local neighborhood cafe for a slice of dark rye with butter, jelly or honey, and enjoy the beautiful scenery and architecture of this one-of-a-kind city.

9:00am: Arrive at your local school to observe and teach ESL lessons. You’ll be teaching and observing for about 2 hours per day, so during this time you may have a prep period, or you’ll be working with eager to learn Czech students!

1:00pm: Enjoy a hearty meal with your classmates at a local restaurant. Prague is known for its delicious comfort food, so you’re bound to find something delicious at any meal!

2:00pm: Get out your notebooks! Travel to the CIEE Prague classroom with your classmates for ESL instruction by an experienced mentor teacher. During this time, you’ll discuss what went well in the morning, what you are preparing for the next day, and have intercultural training for success in the ESL classroom.

6:00pm: Work is done for the day! Enjoy a nice stroll around the beautiful streets of Prague.

6:30 pm: Dinner time. Enjoy dumplings and sauerkraut while conversing with the locals and your fellow ESL teachers.

Note: Schedule is an example, subject to change

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

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The weekend is yours to explore - here are a few suggestions on how to spend your free time:

Visit the Old Town Square, a must see in Prague! Don’t forget your cameras, you won’t want to miss this stunning photo op!

See an opera, theater, or ballet performance at the National Theatre.

Hop on the bus and travel to Cesky Krumlov, a picturesque town in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.

Visit the Prague Castle!

Program Cost: $2,000

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 130 Hour Professional TEFL Online Course
  •  2 weeks of instruction and observed practicum with local students, including:
    • 40 hours of instruction by a mentor
    • 20 hours of observed practicum
  • Pre-departure and in-country support (visa assistance, what to pack, transportation advice, and emergency in-country support)
  •  Travel insurance
  •  Job assistance
  • Accommodation advice
  •  Orientation refreshment, lunch, and dinner
  •  Transportation pass
  •  City tour of Prague
  •  Farewell dinner

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Accommodation (advice included)
  • Airport pick up
  • Airfare
  • Meals (besides orientation and farewell dinner)

DATES AND DEADLINES

Program dates:  December 3 - 14, 2018

Application deadline:  November 1, 2018

Destination TEFL Eligibility Requirements

Must be a native or fluent English speaker
Must have a valid passport
Ability to obtain a clean criminal background check
Non-US citizens are required to purchase their own travel insurance
Must love adventure and traveling abroad

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