TEFL Worldwide Prague

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Teach English Abroad! In just 4 weeks you can become TEFL certified and begin teaching English here in Prague or Anywhere!

TEFL Worldwide is an American owned leading TEFL course provider offering the Accredited 120 hour 4-week TEFL certificate course in the heart of Europe, Prague! The TEFL Worldwide course comes highly recommended by our graduates.

To date TEFL Worldwide has nearly 3,000 graduates who have gone on to teach in 60+ countries! We provide lifetime job assistance, Alumni events and support before, during and well after the course. We are always here for you! Our dedication to our graduates is what sets us apart from other schools.

Founded
2003
Headquarters

Freyova 12/1
19000 Prague
Czechia

Reviews

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Hailey
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I completed the TEFL course in August 2019 and had an excellent experience throughout the entirety of the course. Prior to the course, Chelisa and Cheryl were in frequent contact with me to provide all the information I needed about the course and to answer any questions I had. Since my course was a bigger group, we were taught by two different trainers, Kenny and Jazmin. They were both excellent instructors. Input sessions covered a variety of subjects related to teaching English, and all of the sessions were very well prepared and informative. Even though trainees are thrown into teaching from the very first week of the course, I felt prepared to teach my first lesson. The course is very intense, but if you manage your time effectively it’s no problem completing all of the assignments. Feedback on teaching practice was accurate, helpful, and very constructive. Even when being more critical of a trainee, the feedback definitely felt like it was given to help us, not to make us feel bad. There was always a trainer available to help during office hours if we needed assistance with lesson planning or other information related to the course. There was a large focus on grammar, both in increasing our own awareness of it as well as learning how to teach it. Cheryl has been fantastic with providing job guidance and interview preparation, and since the program has such a good reputation in Prague it has been easy to find a job here within a few weeks of graduation. I’m not currently looking to teach children but I took the Young Learner’s Workshop in case I want to in the future, and that was a valuable aspect of the course as well. The office staff were always very kind and helpful. Overall, I had a wonderful experience at TEFL Worldwide and would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking to teach English abroad.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
If you have never taught before, the first time standing in front of students and teaching can be a nail-biting experience. However, the trainers have prepared you very well and if you take a deep breath and remember what you've been taught, you'll do lovely.
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Kate
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I live in Prague and took the course mainly to learn how to plan an English lesson. The course was amazing and surpassed all my expectations! I was expecting a difficult course that would better prepare me for teaching English, but I had no idea how enriching, enjoyable and fulfilling the experience would be! I was quite nervous before the course, as I had never really prepared a lesson and am not a native speaker. There was no need to worry though! After the first day of the course, I already felt like I had gained so much knowledge and it was a truly eye-opening experience. The course is taught by amazing English teachers and the lessons were very effective, fun, and interactive- I never felt bored in class. The course is intensive, but all the work is worthwhile- there were no unnecessary tasks or lessons, and it was definitely manageable. The trainers were always available and willing to help. All the staff members were very nice, pleasant, and helpful. They are ready to help with anything and provide ample job and accommodation assistance, even after graduating. On the last day of the course there was a job fair where Prague language schools came and presented themselves. Prague has many language schools that are looking for English teachers, so it is very easy to find a job here! I am so happy that I took the course. I feel very prepared to teach English now. Not only did I learn how to teach English, but I also became a lot more aware of the language. I also love that I have an international certificate, so that I can work and travel. It gives me security that I can find a job almost anywhere in the world. It is definitely one of the best investments I have made.

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Marie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Wow! Tefl worldwide was an excellent programme that left me with the skills I needed to get a job locally and internationally. I have been happily working for 3 years with the skills they taught me. Highly recommended. The staff were top notch, the materials we accessible, up to date and useful. The only downside is the location of the school which is out of the city centre. It’s ideal if you like quiet, residential areas, but not great for those of us that like to explore the city. Otherwise, I was very satisfied with what I received. The certificate at the end is a very professional degree that is useful anywhere you choose to teach. I still receive continued support and opportunities from the school even though I’ve left :) you’ll be happy with this programme too.

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Robert
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

After deliberating over doing a TEFL course, approximately 3 years on and off, i eventually got round to doing it this year. Conscientious of the fact too that i had been away from school some 35 years by then i was naturally very apprehensive and unsure about going into it with no previous English teaching experience as it were.

I was in the TEFL Worldwide Prague class of July 2019 so have recently just graduated and it was a great experience and between the support of the staff and my peers there i have truly gained some great friends for life now, I have absolutely no regrets about my choice.

The classes and instructors (Kenny, Jazmin and Adrian) were extremely helpful and supportive throughout my time there and treated any queries or doubts i had along the way with sensitivity and patience. Every minute of instruction and preparation was meaningful, well thought out and presented in such a way to give us the best chance later in life which you will completely understand later. I could not have hoped for better help and guidance. The school has been very caring about all of us and the support is still ongoing in many aspects.

My certificate has offered me already no less than a dozen choices for TEFL opportunities between Moscow (where i live) Prague and Turkey to date which has more than exceeded my expectations after only 2 weeks from graduating.

I considered many different TEFL courses in the time leading up to my final choice with teflworldwideprague but it has exceeded, surpassed anything else i can imagine is out there and to study in a place that has no better a backdrop than the city of Prague. For anyone who hopes to be able to teach TEFL around the world, you need to learn from the best and this school has already a worldwide reputation that cannot be matched by any other school with it's support and FAMILY like atmosphere. This means doors will be opened that were unexpected by you. This is a program that excels above all others and is a choice that you will never regret.

Be prepared to work.....it's intense but well worth it.!!

All thanks to Cheryl, Dana, Chelisa and Veronika for all their organisation, support and later.... well earned downtime :)

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing that i can say or add at this time. The course/programme was thorough and covered everything needed to give confidence and ability to progress as TEFL teacher.
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Victiria
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL worldwide Prague course is an intense course. There is a lot of information that is taught in 4 weeks. The course curriculum includes a rigorous content and 21st teaching methods. The class program is structure and well delivered by the instructors. The teachers teach by asking students a series of questions, allowing the students to think quickly and logically to gather the answer for themselves. The instructors are experts in their field and delivered the information in a highly skilled, well organized, and very professional manner. The instructors were available and assisted us when we needed help with our assignments. There is an sufficient amount of time given for practice teaching which is very helpful. I am a slow learner, and yet by the end of the course my grammar skills improved and I learned skills needed to become a successful English as a second language teacher.

What was your funniest moment?
There was not one funny moment. The instructors incorporated humor in their teaching. They made the course fun and joyful at times.

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Jacqueline Steponaitis

Jackie enjoys traveling, trying new cuisine, and is a huge anime/pop culture/video game nerd. Her White German Shepherd, Luna, deals with her shenanigans, but loves her all the same.

Why did you choose this program?

I had just finished completing 2 years of ESL teaching in Japan and I was ready to make the transition to teaching in public schools or private schools. However, interview after interview, I received the same response of loving my teaching experience and philosophy but couldn't hire me because my B.A. was not in Education. Many former co-workers had suggested an intensive TEFL program, but I had no idea which one to even consider.

Then a dear friend and fellow educator suggested Prague as the sight of achieving my TEFL certificate. After days of research and reading reviews, TEFL Worldwide was the only choice for me. The deciding factor came down to TEFL Worldwide offering actual classes with students of multiple English abilities as a form of practice and to be guided by a licensed teacher.

What did your program provider assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

TEFL Worldwide helped organize accommodations, airport pick up, a city tour of Prague 1, recommendations on malls and stores with multilingual staff, and 24/7 support by phone should an emergency arise during the course of the students stay.

Purchasing of the airplane tickets, public transportation passes, and interactions with the students assigned to you during the course was up to the teacher. However, support was available should translations from English to Czech were needed. Even if the school could not directly do it for you, help was available should it be requested.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

This course is NOT for the faint of heart. A normal TEFL certificate class is spread over three months in most cases. TEFL Worldwide is a four week, SUPER intensive course with daily homework, readings, and assignments on top of bigger projects due throughout the month.

If your learning style calls for slower paces, this is not the course for you.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

Mondays are generally dedicated to all day long classes, split up in presentations by the programs instructors. Tuesday - Friday are often instructional classes in the morning followed by teaching practice/observation of other classmates lessons.

There are no classes on Saturday and Sunday. It is not uncommon for teachers in the program to spend a day working on assignments and exploring in or around Prague.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

After having spent two years in Asia, I will still be dealing with reverse culture shock in the United States when I left for Eastern Europe. My mind was racing with thoughts of etiquette, expectations of foreigners, food, time zone differences, and etc. As my first time in Europe, I was not prepared for how much I would come to love the people, food, and culture.

I overcame the fear of my preconceptions by forcing myself to do things that were not easy such as going to a cafe in Prague where the entire menu was in Czech, traveling on the local trains outside of Prague, and trying to use the language whenever I could.

My Czech still may not be perfect or music to anyone's ears, but by forcing myself to do that, it helped ease my fears.

Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Kenneth Arnold

Job Title
Course Director
Kenneth holds a BS degree in Pedagogy with a Primary Education major from the University of Missouri, a Cambridge DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English Language to Adults), a Shenker Institue TEFL Certificate from Rome, Italy and is an Official Cambridge Oral Examiner certified by Cambridge University, British Council. He has been working in TEFL teaching and training since 1997.

What is your favorite travel memory?

Hard to say. I didn't travel much when I was young so after I graduated, it was as if everything was a new opportunity. The first country that I visited which was vastly different from my own was Malaysia, so that country will always have special memories for me.

When I was teaching in the US, I had the idea to travel during the summer breaks. But I realized I'd only be living for those times when I'd get to travel. I was then introduced to the idea of teaching English abroad. Instead of waiting to travel, I'd be living elsewhere constantly. I loved the opportunity of living in other countries and actually getting a closer look at what makes them special.

Which destination is most underrated? Conversely, which is most overrated?

I don't know if any places are over or underrated. You can have a great time or terrible time anywhere depending upon your experiences there, the people you meet, your own attitude, etc. Personally, there are lots of places I haven't been and would like to go, so I don't want to dismiss any opportunity I haven't taken.

That said, I've been very lucky in the places I've taught. Living in Rome opposite the Pantheon, an island in Southeast Asia, the south of Spain, and of course Prague, still one of the most beautiful cities on earth, at least of those I've been to.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

There are so many factors. Our staff, our trainers, our leader are all important components. But the biggest one is probably our graduates. I've personally helped train over 800 teachers over the years and I try to stay in contact with as many of them as I can. They are, by far, the best representatives of our work. I'm really proud when they are able to get a job abroad, go for a new experience and we were a part of helping make that happen.

What unique qualities does your company possess?

Overall, TEFL Worldwide is a great place to work. The staff is small and hard-working. My fellow trainers are full of energy and passion for what they do. And the owner is very dedicated to her company and clients. The location is ideal in a quiet part of Prague but with ample ways to get to various locations around the city.

In my profession, we change employers a lot, each time you move to a new country basically. TEFL Worldwide is one of, if not the, best places I've ever worked.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

I can't choose just one story, there are loads of great experiences. I've often said that my big days of traveling are over, but then when I keep in contact with graduates and I hear about all of the exciting places they are going and things they are doing, I feel that travel bug itching again.

To be honest, the best stories are when graduates share funny or interesting classroom experiences they have had. As everyone is teaching or has taught at some point, we can all relate. Those stories tend to be the most universal as you can see that teaching English, for all its ups and downs, is a really fun profession.