TEFLPRO Prague

About

TEFLPRO is a partnership of experienced teachers and methodologists based in Prague. With us you can earn your TEFL accreditation in an intensive 4+1week TEFL course consisting of 120-hour lessons and 1 week of extra teaching practice (optional). We want to train the best teachers!

Founded
2013
Headquarters

United States

Reviews

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Edward
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I took the TeflProPrague TEFL course with the intention of remaining in Prague to teach. It is also possible of course to take the certificate earned here and apply what you've learned to ESL programs worldwide. My course was a great experience, and it really starts with all the support the school provides, in addition to the (excellent) instruction of the course itself. Petra, the school coordinator, arranged accommodation for me during the program, and put me in touch with a Prague relocation-service that covered all the aspects of settling in the Czech Republic to teach. Petra is well-connected in the ESL community in Prague, and was able to provide letters of interest from employers, including contracts of employment, by the time we had completed the course. Naturally, this is great relief when trying to settle all the practical affairs of moving to a new city, a new country...!

The course itself is a bit daunting, but with focus and application on the part of the student it is manageable. I never realized just how much goes into ESL instruction, how many different facets of the enterprise there are to master! I was fortunate that I was taking the course during an off-peak period (September), since my class was scheduled for just four students, including myself. Petra's instructors set high expectations, and they also introduced me to the potential range of what ESL instruction can encompass. Sean gave us a rigorous introduction to the essential Skills & Systems methodology for conducting any class, Gwyneth took us into the field for a few practice classes & gave us a lot of great advice for refining our teaching technique, and we spent our class time with Dany surveying and sampling the myriad manner of ways we can incorporate games into our teaching practice. Finally, Stephanie was there to help us hammer out our lesson plans for our weekend teaching-practice (and to share with us some survival Czech!) Really, there was so much content that the course could have run for weeks longer - but the main focus of the course is to prepare you to go into the classroom to teach, and it is actually there, by applying everything you learn with TeflProPrague, that you can really internalize all the material that the course introduces you to.

A note about the grammar portion of the course: English language grammar is a very rich and complicated subject, and it is not possible to cover it all in a course like this. But all of the instructors devote some time to teaching grammar, and they focus their instruction on those areas (parts of speech, tenses, modals, conditionals) which are typically of the greatest usefulness in ESL instruction. For those planning to stay to teach in Prague, there is also discussion of the characteristic grammar problems that Czech native speakers have.

All told, I had a great experience getting my TEFL certificate with TeflProPrague. Everyone I worked with in the program is wonderful (and don't miss the Quiz nights hosted by Dany, at the Globe bar in the Center of Prague!), and it was the right choice for those crucial first few months that I was settling in, in Prague.

What would you improve about this program?
The course could have involved covering more challenging aspects of English grammar, but for new teachers it is more important to place emphasis on the art(s) of teaching, so in the end I think TeflProPrague struck the right balance.
Amorie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This TEFL course was a fantastic experience. The coordinators not only prepared me for my role as a teacher, but really helped me to settle into my new life in Prague quickly and easily. The classes are small and practical, so that everyone gets individual attention and their needs met. The course is very well organised and thorough, and it allows you to begin your teaching practise during the course which is a tremendous help. After completing the course I started working in Prague straight away, teaching students of all levels and ages, and I haven't looked back! I'm truly grateful for this experience and would recommend it to anyone looking to move to Prague.

What would you improve about this program?
More participants!
Karel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I have recently completed a TEFL course with TEFL Pro Prague and must say that the course exceeded my expectations. Miloslav and Petra are both dedicated professionals who teach with a practical hands on approach.
The point of difference is plenty of real life in company teaching practice and small class sizes. Mila and Petra give each student constant individual attention and excellent feedback.

KEEP IT UP TEFLPro Prague

Aaron
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Prague is a gorgeous city, so for starters, if you are just looking for a location to take a TEFL, you won't regret coming here.

The price speaks for itself. The teachers, including the co-owners are extremely knowledgeable. They respond in a timely manner to any challenges you have outside of class, even on the weekend.

The course is challenging, but they make sure you are well prepared for the test. Prague is a city where most TEFL graduates should have no problem finding employment as a teacher or tutor, but as a graduate of this specific program, you will be confident knowing that the preparation you got will make your clients pleased and lead to so many referrals you may even stop looking for new clients yourself.

If you have decided to move to Prague, or just come to Prague to take the TEFL and you want to ensure you will get quality training at a low price, look no further than TEFLPro Prague!

What would you improve about this program?
We could have used more volunteers of varying ability and age levels, but it wasn't their fault, it was in the off season.
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Carly
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Tefl Pro Prague is definitely the way to go when deciding which program to choose. They offer small classes that have time for your questions and allow for a closer relationship to your fellow teachers. Pro Prague also offers teaching practice at actual English schools in Prague, so you really can't get better experience! Their office is located in the heart of the city and easy to get to from anywhere. So again, when deciding which TEFL program to chose, I’d definitely go with Tefl Pro Prague!!

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Alumni Interviews

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

Sean Eshoo

Sean graduated from College of Fine Arts and since travelling has been his #1 priority, he decided to do a TEFL course in Prague in order to get a teaching job abroad. He is currently living and working in Prague and enjoying traveling around Europe. He has been to Paris, Rome, Budapest, etc.

Why did you decide to get TEFL certified with TEFLPro in Prague?

Will teaching English

Sean: Since travelling has been my #1 priority after graduating school, I knew that having a TEFL certificate would be the only way to make it happen.

I chose Prague because I've always wanted to see the Czech Republic, and you are able to save more money here than most places in Europe since the cost of living is so low.

As for TEFLPro - first I liked they offered small-class lessons, second they were very helpful before the course and third they are centrally located (near the Old Town Square).

What made this teach abroad experience unique and special?

Sean: I've been able to develop some incredible friendships with people from all over the world that I otherwise would have never known. I've also been able to travel to places I never thought I would see.

How has this experience impacted your future? (Personally, professionally, academically, etc.)

Sean: I think it has given me invaluable experience, especially having to assimilate a culture very different from my own. I wouldn't change it for the world!

What is one piece of advice you would offer someone considering teaching abroad?

Sean: Just do it! Sometimes making the leap can be the hardest part...but in all my years abroad, I've never met one person who has regretted the decision to teach abroad.