Teach English as a Foreign Language in Prague
Learn, earn and see the country
A promotional article in association with TEFL-Prague
Does the idea of earning money, getting to know a country inside out and making a difference to local people's lives appeal to you? If it does then you might want to consider teaching English as a foreign language and travelling to one of the hundreds of locations around the world. Also, you'll earn good money, so when you do want to move on to your next location you'll have the means to do so, making it a win-win situation.
Teaching English as a foreign language really is one of the most popular activities you can do on your gap year. One of the attractions is you don't have to have a degree or teaching experience to teach overseas; all you have to have is the desire to do it.
What do you need?
The standard requirements are that you should be a native English speaker (i.e. having been born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK or the USA). However, if you're not a native English speaker then you'll still be eligible to take the course if your English language skills are good enough (as in, you can actually speak the language - after all, it is quite important if you want to teach it!)
One of the best things about teaching English as a foreign language is you get to take it with you around the world.
A fantastic place to take the course is in the beautiful city of Prague in Central Europe. Courses run every month and last four weeks, giving you plenty of time to explore and to get to know the country.
Also, if you're looking for work then a lot of people get jobs after the course has finished too.
With TEFL-Prague there's a team of people who'll help you find a job; you could even be working and earning money the week after you finish your TEFL course.
The vast majority of people who take the course do choose to stay in Prague afterwards, but that doesn't mean you have to. Once you've got your TEFL qualification you can travel and teach wherever you want in the world; that's the beauty of the TEFL certificate.
TEFL-Prague also assist with accommodation and the work visa which is required for legally teaching English in the Czech Republic meaning you don't have to worry about anything (apart from teaching of course!).
For centuries Prague has been synonymous with great writers, musicians and thinkers, such as Kafka, Mozart and Einstein. In your spare time you'll get to explore everything on offer and see for yourself why so many people have fallen in love with the city.
Outside Prague the vibrant university city of Olomouc in Moravia has a beautiful historic centre, while Cesky Krumlov in southern Bohemia has a UNESCO World Heritage listed town centre famous for its Medieval, Baroque and Renaissance architecture. All in all, you won't be bored!
You'll also be pleased to learn that the Czechs are the #1 beer drinking nation in the world, imbibing the most beer per capita in the world (160 litres per person per year). They have been drinking beer since at least 900AD so they're pretty good at it, but no doubt you'll find that our for yourself.
If you don't have the time or the money to learn in Prague then don't worry, there are other courses for you. You can do an online course or a combination course which meet the international standards and which lead to you gaining your international TEFL/TESOL certification.
Teaching English as a foreign language is a rewarding travel experience and it looks great on your CV. All you need to do is get yourself out there and start doing it...
If you're interested in teaching English as a foreign language then head over to TEFL-Prague's website and sign up for a course.
Also, check out our teaching / TEFL section for more advice and information on teaching English as a foreign language.
And finally, don't forget to jump on the message boards to see who else is teaching English abroad!