Hello Academies: TEFL Course & Teach in Prague

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Video and Photos

Me on the lock bridge next to the famous Charles Bridge
Me on the lock bridge next to the famous Charles Bridge
Overlook of Prague with Prague Castle in the landscape.
Overlook of Prague with Prague Castle in the landscape.
TEFL classroom
TEFL classroom
Boat tour
Boat tour
TEFL welcome lunch
TEFL welcome lunch
Hello Academies: TEFL Course in Prague
Hello Academies: TEFL Course in Prague
Hello Academies: TEFL Course in Prague
Hello Academies: TEFL Course in Prague
Hello Academies: TEFL Course in Prague
Hello Academies: TEFL Course in Prague

About

Get TEFL Certified in Prague - Getting TEFL certified abroad gives students an advantage as you receive more hands-on teaching practice and are also able to look for jobs during the course in order to find full-time employment by the time the course is over. The Teaching English as a Foreign Language (also known as TESOL) certification qualifies you to find a paid teaching job overseas. A 4-week course prepares you for teaching grammar, speech and other necessary skills that are required when working at international schools.

Hello Academies in Prague is operated by Smaller Earth. It is a unique experience where Smaller Earth participants can learn to teach English, but at the same time, our participants from the Czech Republic also study English at the academy before they head out on their international adventures!

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Questions & Answers

Hi, thanks for stopping by! There is no one right answer - budgets vary depending on your needs and expectations for your time abroad. We recommend contacting the program provider to learn more about what is customary. You can ask them a question at the bottom of this page: https://www.helloacademies.com/faq.

A bachelors degree is not always a requirement, but when you apply you will have a chat with the program coordinator who will talk you through those kind of details. Applying for a work permit here is pretty easy and only takes around a week!

Reviews

9.64 Rating
based on 55 reviews
  • Benefits 9.7
  • Support 9.9
  • Fun 8.2
  • Facilities 9.1
  • Safety 9.4
  • Instruction 9.7
  • Support 9.8
  • Value 9.9
  • Academic Rigor 7.7
  • Job Assistance 9.4
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eric
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

great seesion

As we began our decent into Prague airport I was worried this whole thing of getting certified for tefl was a mistake. i have been proven wrong greatly. this has been a great learning experience and it has prepared me for success. such an activating experience. the knowledge and background of the staff are giant, they know just about all the answers to questions you may have. the decorum and presentations was always professional. i feel like the quality of teachers

What would you improve about this program?
yoga before each class, daily
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florence
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

the best 4 weeks!!

I highly recommend taking this TEFL course! Martha, Becca, and Ashley are all AWESOME and SO HELPFUL! I genuinely cannot say enough positive things about the staff at Hello Academies and the course in general. They help you every step of the way and teach you everything you need to become a successful teacher. They are also great at helping you find a job and making sure you can do everything easily. As an added bonus, Prague is awesome and a beautiful city! This TEFL course is literally worth every penny - JUST DO IT!!

What would you improve about this program?
NOTHING ITS AWESOME :)
Josie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Opportunity!

If you are considering doing a TEFL course, definitely put this one on your list! With 120 hours in class teaching, 6 hours of student teaching, and several hours of observation in addition to the fact that it's in Prague, you really can't beat the experience! Additionally, the fact that housing is included for the duration of the class makes this program a lot less stressful than many others. I feel 100% more confident in my skills as a EFL teacher than I ever imagined I could.

What would you improve about this program?
One big thing that was an issue during my month was the consistency of the lessons the instructors were teaching. Overall, they were all great and knowledgeable, however occasionally they would teach things in direct contridiction with each other and that made things confusing at times. They were always willing to clarify though!
Lucas
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Awesome TEFL Certification Experience!

Hello Academies is one of the premier TEFL Certification Programs in Prague. The materials provided prepare you to jump directly into the amazing world of teaching English abroad. The instructors are great and are always willing to help. Furthermore, the smaller class size of this program ensures that the program feels more like a family. There are a handful of events throughout the course, and you are connected with Hello Academies Alumni so that you have a great network of English-speaking expats right of the bat. On top of a great community aspect, the program offers gret suport in getting a job after finishing the course - I was employed by a language school that presented at Hello Academies within a week of graduating. Overall, Hello Academies provides an awesome balance between preparing you to succeed as an English teacher as well as making the experience totally enjoyable.

What would you improve about this program?
One tricky part about moving to Prague is finding a flat afterwards. The program helps by finding flats on certain websites but it does take a certain amount of initiative to find a great spot - especially in September or October when there is a huge influx of Erasmus students and demand for houses is really high. As long as you are willing to seek help from Hello Academies employees, they are always willing to help.
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Anna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful Experience

I could not be happier with my decision to do my TEFL certification in Prague with Hello Academies. I looked into many opportunities in order to get certified and I am so fortunate that I stumbled upon Hello Academies. The course is intensive and a great learning experience, you will come out knowing a lot about the english language that you may have forgotten or never knew in the first place. You will spend your days in the class room with the TEFL director Martha and let me tell you this woman is amazing! Martha is full of energy and very entertaining which is important because there is A LOT of material to cover in 28 days. The course can be challenging but Martha is there to guide you each step of the way. Martha does a great job of making you feel comfortable and helping you to become a confident teacher. She is incredibly knowledgable when it comes to the english language and her teaching methods are very effective.

During the month in Prague you will become very close with your fellow students, Martha and Becca. Becca is very helpful when it comes to anything and everything you may need during your stay in Prague. She helps with housing, transportation , events around the city and helping students to find apartments and jobs after the program. Becca is very approachable and a welcoming which is important when moving to a new city. One day during class I was not feeling too well ( the run to the bathroom and head in the toilet kind of sick). Becca was so helpful and accompanied me on the tram home and brought me ginger ale to help me feel better. Becca does a great job of connecting students with the alumni and coordinating events in Prague. This really enhanced my experience and helped with making friends in the city!

Overall, doing your TEFL in Prague with Hello Academies is a great choice and you will fall in love with Prague!

What would you improve about this program?
The program could be improved if more information was provided about the visa application process for Americans. I would recommend that students apply for a visa appointment at an embassy outside of the Czech Republic before they arrive in Prague. It takes around 30 days to get the appointment.
Molly
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing 4 weeks!

I had a great experience getting TEFL certified at Hello`Academies in Prague. The programme is well organised and fully prepares you to teach English abroad. Everyone on the course is so supportive - Martha and Becca are both so helpful and passionate about what they do. By taking the course, I've not just gained TEFL certification but lifelong friendships and memories that will last a lifetime! :)

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Margaret
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

TEFL in Prague

This course has been one of the most amazing experiences for me! I have learned so much from my trainers, Martha and Becca. They have been the most helpful people during this course. I have met some of the most amazing people during my time here. I am leaving, not only with a TEFL certificate, but with new friendships that I know will last a lifetime! This certificate has opened so many doors for me. I cannot begin to say how much I recommend this course to everyone who loves a challening and rewarding experience.

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Emily
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Program- TEFL Course in Prague

I loved taking this course! I met a lot of great people, made life long friends, and learned so much about myself. I was very nervous to come and teach people but now that the course is finished I am sad it is over. The students are very nice and I feel confident in my abilities to teach English effectively. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to travel and have amazing experiences. The instructors were wonderful and made us all feel like we could accomplish anything. Coming to this course was the best decision I have ever made and the entire experience was incredibly rewarding.