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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 was established in 2003. We offer an accredited 120 hour 4-week TEFL certificate course in the heart of Europe, Prague. The TEFL Worldwide course comes highly recommended by our graduates and won awards in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

To date TEFL Worldwide has over 3,500 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.

In-person Classes

Our classes are running in-person. Please contact us to find out the latest information about travel to the Czech Republic from your country.

Reviews

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Johnny
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I really enjoyed the course. I found it to be very helpful and hands-on. The instructors are really professional but also approachable and it felt like they genuinely want me to succeed. There was plenty of teaching practice as well as class lectures. I was able to learn different teaching and learning styles, as well as how to teach different types of lessons with specific focuses. They also provide you with practical advise on job searching and applying. It’s definitely an intensive program, but well worth it.

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osman
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I had a really good time during this course. It was very informative, practical and all the teachers were so helpful. The teachers are still in contact with me and have helped out a lot with job opportunities. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to change careers or try something new. The other great thing about this course is that you teach with real students and get to see what it is really like. I can't recommend this enough! Thanks Martin and the team at TEFL Worldwide Prague!

What was your funniest moment?
I accidentally closed the online room and kicked all the students out just 10minutes into my lesson!
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Joe
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This is course was amazing and super helpful!!

Over the 4 week period I learnt so much, it is a lot of work but the amount of support that is available is comprised of a group of extremely skilled and understanding trainers.

Doing the course entirely online had its difficulties but they did everything they could to ensure that the course ran as smoothly as possible.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to become an English teacher or just to improve upon the skills they already have.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
That would have to be teaching my first lesson. I was so nervous and the lesson had a few moments where it went wrong but there was no need to be nervous the students were kind and considerate
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Mariona
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Taking my TEFL course in TEFL Worldwide Prague has been by far the best decision of my life.

The trainers, the lessons, and the teaching practices give you all the tools you need to run a great lesson, where both students and teachers enjoy the process of learning. The intensive learning begins on the first day and in the teaching practices, you can put some of the theory and techniques into a real practical context. When they say it is an intense course, they are not lying. You really need to work hard every day before, during, and after the lessons. But trust me when I say that those 4 weeks are more than worth it. During that time you will be able to learn how to plan lessons effectively, you will have the opportunity to feel like a student who is starting a new language thanks to the unknown language module, you will be working on how the English language works and you will be guided through the different methodologies and skills by incredible trainers.

For me, coming to Prague and choosing this school was the best investment I have ever made. Once I had finished my course, I started working right away in this wonderful city, like most of my TEFL colleagues. So, if you want to change your life by becoming an English teacher, be trained by excellent professionals from various backgrounds, and have total guidance before, during, and after the course, TEFL Worldwide is your place. Don’t think twice. You will not regret it.

What was your funniest moment?
Our beginner foreign language lessons! They were always hilarious!
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Tereza
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I would highly recommend this LIVE TEFL course. A diversity of well-experienced teachers makes sure that you will have no more doubts and uncertainties in your teaching lessons. Despite its challenging severity, you will feel comfortable in a friendly fully-equipped place where you can find buddies and mentors who will help you not just to pass the course but even in your future career. Work together and share you Lesson Plans, ideas and inspirations with your future learning group! If you work hard you can even get a job offer straight after the course and start another chapter of your life in Prague!

What was your funniest moment?
Sharing feelings during the course and the final ceremony

Programs

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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

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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.
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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.