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The Language House TEFL comes highly recommended by graduates of their program and is the largest and most popular TEFL course in Prague. What separates The Language House TEFL from the majority of other 4-week TEFL/CELTA/Trinity courses worldwide is their focus on extra teaching practice and their stellar post graduate community and services in Prague and abroad. The Language House TEFL is not just a teacher training course, but a vibrant community of staff and graduates of the course that help and support each other. It is this extra facet that makes The Language House TEFL so special.

This TEFL community is not limited to Prague, but spans worldwide. It is said that wherever you are in the world, there's probably a helpful Language House TEFL graduate close by. The course is challenging, fun and rewarding. In four weeks, they will turn you into a confident teacher and help you find a teaching job anywhere in the world!

Highlights
  • The most popular certification course in Prague
  • 50% more hands-on teaching practice than most courses worldwide
  • Vibrant Language House TEFL graduate community
  • Free online grammar video course - Extremely helpful for new teachers
  • Lifetime job assistance with contacts worldwide

Questions & Answers

Hello! Yes, it is possible :) While it maybe slightly more difficult to find a job, there are definitely opportunities for you! The Language House is great about connecting their students with jobs around Prague.
I have been able to live comfortably and travel with my income.
Unfortunately, TEFL certification is not particularly useful in the States. Most schools and companies here don't seem to understand what it is. ESL companies here tend to look for DELTA certification or a teaching license with ESL credential for their teaching staff. However, skills that you acquire during this program (and teaching abroad) are very helpful in persuing teaching at home.
found it very easy to get a job in Prague after the TEFL at the Language House. I had three interviews the first week after the course and I got all three jobs. Most of my friends had a similar experience. Prague has so many language schools and they are usually hiring. This was in mid April. An even better time to look for jobs is in late August/early September, or in January when the terms start...

Reviews

97%
based on 68 reviews
  • Benefits 9.4
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 8.1
  • Facilities 9.2
  • Safety 9.4
  • Impact 10
  • Support 10
  • Fun 10
  • Value 10
  • Safety 10
  • Instruction 9.6
  • Support 9.7
  • Value 9.5
  • Difficulty 8.1
  • Job Assistance 9.2
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JP
10/10

The Language House is the place to go!

Do you want to travel all over Europe and live affordably in an exciting city? Then learning to teach at The Language House in Prague is your best option. It prepares all of it's students for any challenge they may face abroad. It is a comprehensive course that delivers value to the next chapter of your life. The month I spent learning there was the best time I've had all year. I made new friends from all over the world, and experienced things I never thought about before arriving. I cannot recommend this course enough, it has been one of the best decisions I've made in recent years.

How can this program be improved?
By allowing more than 32 students to take the course each month.
Yes, I recommend
Bridgette
10/10

Go to TLH if you want to teach anywhere in Europe

I completed the course in August 2015. Not only did the course teach me valuable skills (lesson planning, teaching pedagogy, as well as formal English grammar), if also provides practical teaching opportunities WITH FEEDBACK from qualified instructors. The course is labour intensive, but with that you're getting a really great education plus practical experience.

The support that the language house provides is also beyond compare. Staff at the school provide advice and support with everything from job hunting to visa questions, and even offer tips and support if you have trouble finding housing. The community of alum is also really valuable, especially if you're staying in Prague, but even if you want to teach elsewhere (there is probably a TLH alum where ever you're planning to work).

I highly recommend this program for anyone who wants to teach ESL, especially if you want to teach in Europe.

Yes, I recommend
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Lena
10/10

Living the fantasy thanks to The Language House

I signed up for the The Language House TEFL certification two weeks before it started (November 2016). I didn't know much about the program or about Prague, I just knew I wanted to get my certification. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life!

The group bonded really well through the many social events organized by The Language House. There were all kinds of people: from young students, to mid 20s adventurers, to mid-life career changers, to older adults looking for a change of pace. It was fascinating to meet and hang out with such a diverse group, and almost a year later, I still good friends with the people I met from The Language House.

The course was informative, useful, and most of all, fun. I definitely use the techniques I learned at The Language House with my current lessons: from lesson design, to ice-breakers and games, to how to teach complex grammar concepts. The course gave me the confidence to ace interviews after the course, and feel comfortable in front of my first real classes. I really appreciate the student-teaching aspect of the course. That was hugely valuable for gauging my teaching style for different levels.

Do not expect to breeze through this course without effort. It is a lot of work! I was up every night planning lessons, and spent my weekends studying grammar. Our class definitely lost students who were not willing to do the work required. If you are willing to work hard for 4 weeks, it is so worth it, but if you are looking for an excuse to be a tourist, just come to Prague as a tourist.

I was planning to return to the USA, but two weeks into the course I completely fell in love with Prague. I cancelled my return ticket and used the school's visa service to acquire my visa a work permit. I have been in Prague almost a year now and have had plenty of work and have enjoyed every minute of it. I am so grateful to The Language House for the experience.

Yes, I recommend
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Natalie
10/10

Your gateway to a life abroad

The Language House (TLH) is such an amazing program because it goes so far beyond simply getting TEFL-certified. I originally chose this specific program because I knew I wanted to live abroad but was absolutely terrified of the logistics of it all. The TLH staff made me feel so comfortable with getting over here, from airport pickup to student housing during the course to the in-house visa agency, Visa Guru. The staff always answered my constant barrage of messages timely and thoroughly, and their graduate profiles page connecting me to TLH grads was an important resource for me in the months leading up to the big move here.
Once I arrived in Prague, I found my "squad" here through the tight-knit TLH community, and I'm still constantly meeting new people. Monthly graduation parties and events like river rafting or biking 30km to a castle are ways they keep the community connected post-course.
As someone with a degree in Elementary Education and certified in teaching ESL in the States, I thought the course would be a breeze for me..... it was not. TLH prides themselves on not being a "TEFL-mill" or a blow-off course, so I won't lie - your month is challenging. You are required to put in a lot of hours and hard work. However, I left with so much confidence and felt ready to jump into teaching here. Teaching actual Czech students during the course was scary at first, but they are so eager to learn and let themselves be our student guinea pigs. I truly felt like the course was worth the money I spent, and my friends without education backgrounds felt the same.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to live abroad, and if you're wondering about Prague? Well, I'm not leaving anytime soon!

Yes, I recommend
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Stuart
10/10

Really solid course

This is a great course in a great environment. The staff really know their stuff and give super detailed feedback on your lessons so it provides an amazing opportunity to grow.

I taught English for a year back in 2006, and decided to study at The Language House to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. I'd been through training and had previous experience, but even then I found that there was a lot of methodology that I wasn't even aware of. In addition, the feedback from my trainers helped me realize where I needed improvement, so it was a great chance to pair theory with practice.

It was a great environment to study in, but please be aware that the course is very intensive. You'll need to work hard, put in a lot of hours, and be thorough in your assignments. If you're down for putting in the effort, this will be a great chance for you to get a solid foundation in teaching techniques.

Yes, I recommend
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Juliann
10/10

Best Decision!

I was looking for a career change, and my friend suggested teaching English. A quick Google search led me to this program, and I'm so glad it did!

My background is in Graphic Design and being an awesome barista, so I was nervous about doing something entirely different. TLH was no joke. It's an intense course, but from day 1 I knew that they were passionate about teaching us in a way that we would become great English teachers. The quality of this course is amazing! If you're anything like me with a non teaching background you end up doing things (lesson planning, teaching real students, knowing everything you could possibly know of English grammar, etc. ) you never thought possible.

You also gain an international family, and there is always someone who is there to help. This course goes beyond certifying teachers. They are passionate about what they do, and that is contagious. I'd recommend this course a hundred times over!

Yes, I recommend
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Kristen
10/10

Awesome Experience in Prague

The Language House is a fantastic program that provides tons of support for housing, visas, and making friends. I took the course in May of 2012 with zero expectations or plans for what I would do after the course ended. I was able to find a job and an apartment before my course was even over, and I ended up living in Prague for an amazing two years.

From my arrival to Prague to finishing the course, The Language House staff were always supportive and ready to answer any questions I had. The course itself is challenging and intense, but the demo lessons with real students and constructive feedback from the trainers were essential in building my confidence to teach on my own. As an added bonus, when I decided to try living in Korea, having an in-person TEFL boosted my salary level and helped me get a better job.

I'd highly recommend TLH and Prague to anyone who is thinking about living abroad.

Yes, I recommend
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Carly
10/10

Amazing

I am currently getting a teaching degree at a university and haven't felt as challenged as I was expecting to feel. Every class I take I think: that could've been taught in a month or two. When I found out about The Language House I heard that the course was really difficult, but worth all of the time and effort to complete it. Throughout the entire course I couldn't help but wonder why courses in my university aren't taught similar to TLH course. We did more learning and teaching in one month at TLH than I had done in my first two years of pursuing my teaching degree. I thought this course was well paced, the instructors really knew their information, and we started teaching after gaining the knowledge that we needed. This course is what I had hoped my experience at my university would be like. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested.

How can this program be improved?
I heard some people complain about not getting enough help or time to create lessons; however, I did not have an issue with this. Other people in the course can be just as helpful depending on what questions are being asked.
Yes, I recommend
Tucker
10/10

TLH TEFL Prague

The Language House TEFL might have been the best decision I've made. The course was intensive and thoroughly prepared me for a career in teaching English as a second language. The community and network is unmatched and you will certainly find work. I have been able to teach in Prague for over a year and half now and have opportunities to teach in many other countries that I will pursue in the near future. I have nothing but the highest regard for TLH and recommend it to anyone who is thinking of pursuing teaching English abroad.

Yes, I recommend
Clara
10/10

Amazing Program

At first, I was reluctant to sign up for an english teaching course abroad. My biggest fear was that I would pay a lot of money in terms of travel, accommodations and the course itself, only to be disappointed and stuck in a miserable program abroad for a month or, worse, get totally ripped off.

Based on the reviews I read online, and my research overall, The Language House seemed like the best option given my travel interests. And, it did not disappoint!!

For simplicity, here's a list of why I'd encourage anyone looking to teach abroad to sign up for The Language House:

1.) Logistics: If you are traveling from far away, The Language House makes it way less stressful to get settled. They provide airport pick up and great housing with other students. They also offer an orientation before the program starts so you can familiarize yourself with Prague. Additionally, they even help with the silly/unexpected stressful stuff-- For instance, my luggage got lost, and I was instructed to call the airport. I was a bit worried about the language barrier and getting my address right. So, instead, my housing host called the airport for me AND schlepped my luggage up to my room while I was in class. It was little things like this that made me sure I had chosen a great program. So much thoughtfulness and attention to detail.

2.) Location: Prague is an incredible city. It's beautiful and has a lot of history as well as sites to see. Night life is humming with activity and a myriad of choices: you can have a cold beer by the river, go beer garden hopping, hit up an absinthe bar or even a 5 story club with *themed* levels. The Language house site is also within walking distance and easily accessed by tram from student housing.

3.) Community: Not only will you have a whole community of peers during the program, but you will also have access to the whole TLH staff and alums. The alums even showed us around the city our first week of school, and continue to be an active component of the program. This sense of community is also very helpful when you're later looking for jobs and need advice or other info.

4.) Teaching and Learning: The course itself is definitely not a walk in the park. If you came to party in Prague first and foremost, then this program is probably not for you. Be prepared to dedicate a lot of time to studying and lesson planning. Keep in mind your daily schedule is something like this: 9:30-1pm (class), 1pm-5pm (lesson planning/free time), 5pm-8pm (teaching). I wouldn't recommend this program to someone who is not serious about learning how to teach english. But, on the flip side, if you are really trying to learn how to teach, you're going to get more than a strong foundation at TLH.

Overall, I really enjoyed this program and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in teaching English!

Yes, I recommend
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Jordan
10/10

Everything you need to teach in Prague

The Language House is an extremely rewarding course which provides you with everything you need to teach English in Prague. The course is challenging but gives you the required skills to be an ESL teacher. The school also plays a pivotal role in helping you making friends before and after the course due to its focus on socialising.

Yes, I recommend
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Christina
10/10

Czech it Out!

The Language House isn't just a certification course. It's a huge network of hundreds of alumni that are in your same situation giving you guidance along the way. The support you receive is unbelievable. Signing up for The Language House was the best decision I ever made. It changed my life for the better and I owe it all to Chris Westergaard, the director the course. He's built something really special. Join us in Prague!

How can this program be improved?
Some programs are perfect.
Yes, I recommend
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Nick
10/10

Fantastic Company

I came to Prague, Czech Republic knowing no one. I finished the course after one month and had 25 new friends and a massive community of alumni TEFL teachers always willing to help and support me. Chris Westergard, owner of The Language House, does a phenomenal job building an excellent community all while preparing you for exactly what you need to be a successful TEFL teacher.

Yes, I recommend
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Ryan
10/10

one of the best decisions I've made!

This course will help you with everything you need to become a qualified teacher. The lovely staff is very hands on, providing you with lots of useful information. Whether that be feedback on your practice lessons, reviewing grammar during a lecture, or simply providing information about the city of Prague itself. Also the alumni network is quite large so there is usually a social gathering or two of some kind with your fellow teachers. If you wish to start a career and life experience of teaching abroad please do so through TLH. It was a wonderful experience for me and I'm sure it will be for you as well!!!

Yes, I recommend
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Jane
10/10

Considering TEFL - TLH is unique and wonderful

The Language House is a community, you arrive and are immediately welcomed into the fold. You will form deep meaningful connections with your fellow classmates and previous graduates. This is not a program where you put your head down, do the work and move on. Whether or not you are planning to stay in Prague, it doesn't matter, you will have support, advice and make great friends.

Be prepared to work and work hard. It's intense and well worth it. The days are long, they have 12 hours of classroom teaching throughout the course. If you want a program where at the end of it you feel confident standing in front of a class and teaching an effective lesson. This is program for you.

Plus Prague is a beautiful city.

Yes, I recommend

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The Language House TEFL comes highly recommended by graduates of their program. What separates The Language House TEFL from the majority of other 4-week TEFL/CELTA/Trinity courses worldwide is their focus on extra teaching practice and their stellar...