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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.

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Ryan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Loved the Whole Experience

I’ll start off by saying that no amount of hours in any teaching course will fully prepare you for the first time you step in front of a class. It takes a long time to find your comfort zone when teaching english.
That being said, the TEFL Worldwide program in Prague is really a great program if you’re interested in teaching abroad. What I mentioned above was told to us by many of our instructors; each of them were very in tune with the realities of teaching, each seasoned veterans that really prepared us for what to expect when we began teaching. Whether you have prior teaching skills or you’re new to the game, you’ll walk away from this course feeling much more confident and better equipped to start teaching.
Each of the modules were very in-depth, and I won’t lie: It’s a lot of work. Obviously the first thing you’ll want to do when you get to Prague is explore the city. And explore it you must. Whether you’re planning to stay or just stopping through for the month, it truly is a magical place that sucks you in immediately. But, you’ll find a lot of your free time chewed up by work for the course. It’s not hard by any means, but more so time-consuming.
The best part of the course was the practical experience you gain throughout it. You teach actual Czech students 6 times over the course of the 4 weeks. It’s very nerve-wracking, but the instructors each give great feedback that allows you yourself to slowly start to notice improvements in each successive lesson. Not only that, these practice lessons give you a good glimpse into what it’s like to teach specifically Czech people.
What really makes the course as a whole are those you go through it with. Your class makeup will really define the overall vibe of the day-day activities. The instructors provide a great work and learning environment that favors genuine friendships with your fellow Teflers. I was lucky, our class became really close over the course of the month and we’re all still good friends. It’s sort of a “shared struggle” bond that you develop together.
Enroll in TEFL Worldwide if you want to travel abroad and teach. And if you’re thinking about doing the course for the month in Prague and then moving somewhere else with your degree (which is totally possible, the degree is internationally recognized), I wish you good luck in trying to leave Prague. Once you’re here you will fall in love with this place.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Go into it with a hustling mindset. This city works you, and you have to work with it. But there is a saying that goes: Prague always works itself out. And if there's one thing I've learned here, it's that.
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Mara
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An Extremely Valuable Program

There are so many reasons why anyone should apply for this program. First, it is a direct path to getting to live practically anywhere you want in the world. Secondly, you get to spend the month in Prague, an absolutely amazing city. But more seriously, this program actually prepares you to teach English- it is intense, and at times trying, but it is so so worth it. The support you get from the trainers is truly a godsend, and they actually care about your success. Not to mention the connections you make with your fellow TEFLers, which will quickly make this strange new city feel like home. If you’re thinking about it… Just go for it!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
It’s best to come with savings- the visa process does take a while so you’ll have to wait for your wages… The more you come in with, the more comfortable you’ll be in those first few months!
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Garrett
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

No Better Way to Move Abroad

My experience with TEFL Worldwide Prague was nothing short of exceptional. The course itself is intensive but very manageable. The instructors all brought something different to the table in terms of the content of their lessons and the experience they could share with us as students. The teaching practice sessions with real Czech students was perhaps the most valuable part of the course. We were able to practice the teaching strategies we learned in class in real time, and get feedback along the way for ways to improve. Living and learning in Prague has been a fantastic experience, and I strongly recommend TEFL Worldwide to anyone wanting to move abroad and have a means of supporting themselves with a relatively low barrier to entry.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Sit next to a different person in class each day. Chances are your class will have people from several different countries who have unique perspectives and experiences. It would be a waste not to try to get to know each and every person on a personal level.
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Jakub
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic experience

The TEFL course from TEFL Worldwide Prague was excellent. The course content was highly informative and practical. It was of a universal teaching nature and will be helpful wherever I decide to teach. It is in-depth, well structured, and well thought out. Not only do they provide effective teaching methods and approaches, but they also include lots of ideas and demonstrations of dynamic and fun activities to use with your students.

Another thing I want to mention is the TEFL team itself. The TEFL Worldwide Prague team is very helpful and more than happy to assist you in any way. So I can guarantee you will not have any regrets.

This opportunity opens so many doors for anyone. I would highly recommend this course to all prospective TEFL students.

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Eva
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An intensive but rewarding course

If you are reading this, you're considering taking a TEFL course. I would recommend signing up for TEFL Worldwide in Prague. Why? This course is intensive and challenging, so be prepared for four weeks of hard work! However, working hard will help you to shape into a well-trained teacher and gain confidence in teaching. The whole school and especially the trainers are very supportive and helpful. They are there for you anytime you need help, and you never feel left alone. Moreover, Prague is a charming city, which is steeped in history!

Thanks to TEFL Worldwide, I am starting my teaching career in Prague. My teaching skills have improved, and I am prepared for the world of teaching.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be prepared to work hard and focus only on the course.

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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.