Hello Academies: TEFL Course in Prague

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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!

Questions & Answers

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

96%
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
  • Difficulty 7.7
  • Job Assistance 9.4
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Lauren
10/10

Life changing experience

Hello Academies was such a wonderful experience. Adrienne was an amazing instructor who really personalized every lesson to each student. I was part of a small class which, at first, I was nervous about. This actually made my experience here better. Shannon and Tomas are so helpful and really make sure you have everything you need while taking this course, and well after. Any questions, concerns or issues you have will be taken care of or assisted with. I am so happy I decided to go with Hello Academies because it was such an amazing course. There is nothing I would have changed about my experience and if you are thinking about doing it, you should stop thinking and sign up. This course will prepare you for any TEFL job you want and more. Prague is a beautiful city that you will regret not seeing.

How can this program be improved?
I would honestly not change one thing about this program. The instructor really makes sure to understand what you need as a student and personalize it. Shannon and Tomas are so helpful and I was not afraid to ask any questions.
Yes, I recommend
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Pedro
9/10

Great Course

Where to start... Too many good things about this course!! I believe the first and best thing to mention is the staff: they really are always there for you, for anything you need from housing, jobs, help with coursework...anything. The facilities are good, though as someone mentioned would be cool to have a proper kitchen to cook great meals at :)
The teacher is amazing and really knowledgeable and if you pay attention, you will go far on the teaching business. Best of all, they make teaching fun around there, though despite some hard work there is never too much pressure to handle (well, except maybe before the first couple of lessons you will teach).
Jobs are going to be easy to find with this certification, so despite being a bit expensive consider this: one month and you are a qualified teacher, able to teach anywhere in the world. Worth it!

Yes, I recommend
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Melisa
10/10

Excellent Program!

The TEFL trainer was a great teacher who was very helpful in every aspect and organized this course beautifully. I enjoyed teaching our private students and experiencing what it feels like to learn a new language during our Czech lessons. While this course was very intensive, I now feel prepared to teach English professionally. One of the best parts of this course was the job assistance. I was placed in a job before I even graduated! This took a lot of the stress away about finding a job in a new country and made this experience one that I will always remember. I also really enjoyed the different events that were planned for us because we got to see a lot of Prague and meet new people. I would recommend this course to anyone!

Yes, I recommend
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Ben
10/10

SmallerEarth Prague is worth it.

The current, on-staff TEFL instructor has extensive experience teaching English on 3 different continents and genuinely cares about the quality of the course. I thoroughly recommend SmallerEarth. They are knowledgeable, helpful, and love what they do. Can you ask for more? The first week can be a little tough with information overload, but the last 3 weeks go quickly once you start teaching in the evenings. Prague is a great city with lots to do. Shannon schedules fun outings and I recommend taking a free tour of Prague. I haven't been in Prague more than a month a half yet and I now have a TEFL certification, a great flat in a beautiful part of the city center, and multiple, well paying positions teaching English. If you are hesitating. Don't. It's entirely worth it.

How can this program be improved?
More experience teaching young learners and perhaps begin the class earlier. Classes start at 10am. Maybe begin at 9.
Yes, I recommend
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Mickey
9/10

4 weeks/fun/work/professional

A day to day review of this course would not only take a long while to write about, but would be difficult to remember all the good stuff, so I will give some examples. The staff is crazy helpful with anything and everything. From making sure you have sufficient internet access, materials to complete the course, several times things were purchased by the staff out of the goodness of their hearts, (e.g. pens, binners (twice), plastic inserts). This was most helpful to me as they understood money was extremly tight and they helped when they could. Whenever I needed to stay late to use the internet, as I did not have a computer or internet access outside the classroom, someone stayed behind to allow me time to get things done. There was always someone around to help with lesson planning, if you were stuck or needed that little nudge to get you going. The office was open every morning at 9 o'clock, again something I appreciated very much. I didn't encounter any difficulties other than getting on a subway train going in the wrong direction a few times, because someone was always there to assist you. All throughout my 4 weeks all employees and teacher were very communicative (like the teaching method). I hope to see them all again in the near future.

How can this program be improved?
Ok, if I'm picking bones and getting nasty. They need a better kitchen so I could have cooked myself proper lunch meals and baked some desserts. Really maybe it was just my experience and my outlook on life, but this course really is as good as advertised. O I know one thing, free housing while staying in Prague. It doesn't need to be the fanciest place, by any means, just a place to rest the head and work on the next days lesson.
Yes, I recommend
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Tom
10/10

Smaller Earth-Prague

This was a great pilot course. I learned a lot and felt that by the end of the course I was ready to teach English in Prague and abroad. Throughout the course we had a lot of fun events planned for us which was nice to have things to do when you move to a new city. I made a lot of friends during these four weeks and feel that it was definitely worth the investment. Prague is a great city and this is the best way to work and travel in Europe. I would definitely recommend Smaller Earth to others.

Yes, I recommend
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Martin
9/10

TEFL

I am very satisfied with my experience working with Smaller Earth. I was looking at several of their programs but chose this program in Europe. I have always wanted to travel and Prague seemed to be the most centrally located making travelling easier. After getting all of the information and talking to the program coordinator, I paid my deposit and here I am! This program has gone by so quickly and I have learned a lot. It is a very intense four weeks but I feel like I am able to confidently teach English to others. Adjusting to a new country is always hard no matter which country you move to, but all of the different activities and cultural trips made me feel a lot better about living in a new place. Also the Czech lessons were a life savor! If your looking for an adventure and want to try something new I would definitely recommend this program for you.

Yes, I recommend
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Sam
10/10

Prague TEFL Course

I love Prague and everything about this city. It is so much fun and there is always so much to do here that you will never get bored. Choosing Smaller Earth to complete my TEFL through their pilot program was a great decision. It was very affordable and had a lot of benefits compared to other programs when I was doing research. I felt really prepared after I graduated and was able to get a full time teaching job at a preschool right after graduation. Getting my TEFL allowed me to make a good living in Prague and helped me earn enough money to travel on my days off. I love how exciting my life has become and I am very thankful that Smaller Earth helped me with this opportunity.

Yes, I recommend
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Paulina
10/10

Prague TEFL

I wanted to work and travel in Europe and thought that teaching English would help benefit my career. I looked at programs and was impressed by Smaller Earth and all of the programs they offered. Any questions that I had were easily answered and deciding to do their pilot program was a great decision for my career. I found a job right away after graduation and have no complaints about this program. I love Prague and travelling in Europe.

How can this program be improved?
More study sessions :)
Yes, I recommend
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Tara
10/10

Smaller Earth TEFL

Smaller Earth was very helpful in choosing the right program for me. They had 24/7 assistance if I had any questions or concerns and were with me every step of the way. I would highly recommend Smaller Earth and their TEFL program!

How can this program be improved?
nothing
Yes, I recommend

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Ready to work abroad? If the thrill of earning a paycheck and traveling at the same time is enticing to you, then welcome to Smaller Earth.

Smaller Earth has been sending individuals on work and travel programs since 1999. What started out as a one...