TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is a qualification designed to enable to you teach and travel across the world. You may know of online TEFL courses as a way of getting the qualification without leaving your bed. However, that’s not what you want though. You want to gain hands on experience in a classroom, teaching real students – otherwise you may find yourself stranded far from home unable to find a job. Many employers look down upon online TEFL courses.
So why go abroad?
You get to immerse yourself in a new culture, overcome language barriers and gain a natural advantage for when your first job comes along – you will already know what to expect. See the TEFL course as a practice round, one that gives you experience teaching written and spoken English, classroom management skills and a chance to live abroad, to prepare yourself for your adventures overseas after qualifying.
The Smaller Earth TEFL course is designed to transform you into a confident and experienced teacher, regardless of your teaching background. You could be an absolute beginner, but with hard work and commitment you will walk away from the course feeling like you have owned the classroom for years. You will start out leading 15-20 minute practice lessons and towards the end of the program you will be rolling out 1-hour lessons like a pro. You will be teaching local Czech students of varying ages, usually split across two fluency levels, so your C.V will be nice and diverse. Lessons in teaching young learners and one-to-one tutoring will also be included.
During your teaching time you will be observed and given constructive feedback to add to your portfolio and improve your performance as a teacher. At the end of the month you will have amassed over 10 hours of teaching experience (and lesson plans), ready for you to build upon as you start your teaching career.
- Fully accredited course by IATQuO and exceeds basic TEFL course standards.
- Over 110 in-class hours
- Airport pick up & transfer
- Networking opportunities & local excursions
- Czech Survival pack including Czech lessons
- 24/7 on-site assistance
- TEFL Training Course Materials
- Job and Visa Assistance
- Aged 18 or over
- Have a professional and positive attitude
- Hold a current valid passport
- Be a native English speaker
- Have a clean criminal background
- Be patient, open minded and have a desire to teach
Travel & Explore:
Prague has it all. renowned for being cheap, beer is cheaper than water and the meat is plentiful so get ready to tuck into a real feast at every corner. There's also a substantial amount of history surrounding the city for you explore from the castle to the many musuems. During your month in Prague you'll have lots of opportunities to explore every nook and cranny of this delightful city. Many of the TEFL students choose to stay in Prague after completing the course and our programme coordinator (a TEFL graduate too) is on-hand to help you find top quality and affordable accomodation as well as job support.
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