Martha Supajirawatananon: TEFL Course Director
"I have always been passionate about language learning and studying different cultures, so much so that I studied Czech and Russian at university and went on to do a Master's in translation as well as a Masters in Czech and Russian Languages. I have lived and studied in both St Petersburg and Prague, the latter being where I later took up Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Originally from London, I decided to ditch the double deckers and move to Prague for good as I've been having a love affair with the city ever since a Czech summer school I did in 2005. I've been here five years and counting, and in that time I have been translating, and teaching all levels of English from kindergarteners to corporate bosses. It's been a wonderful ride full of great people and experiences. I'm thrilled now to be able to pass the experience onto new teachers and set them off on their own adventures in TEFL."
Becca Wika: Smaller Earth Program Coordinator/TEFL Trainer
"A year ago I made the move to Prague to complete the Hello Academies TEFL course. Getting a certificate that allows me to travel and teach people the English language is by far the best decision I have ever made. Within this past year I had the chance to teach English at a Preschool and at a Language School here in Prague. Through this I realized the importance of experiencing other cultures by living and working abroad.
Working at Smaller Earth Czech Republic has given me a chance to use my passions and personal experiences to help people to achieve their dreams of travelling and teaching English to people across the world. I look forward to going into work everyday because of all the lives I get to impact. Whether it's helping one of our TEFL participants with their lesson plan or assisting someone with their application, it's really exciting to be there for each of our participants and see them get one step close to their dream of seeing the world!”
Ashley Gordon: Smaller Earth Program Coordinator/TEFL Trainer
“I have always wanted to live in another country and really experience immersing myself in another culture. Three years ago I did that by earning my TEFL certification here in Prague with Smaller Earth. I then worked with preschoolers as well as teaching Business English to adults in the evenings. This experience has given me the chance to learn a new language, find a new career, and travel around Europe.
As a new Smaller Earth Program Coordinator, I am so excited to share my experience with other students who are interested and help them see the world in a new way. I am very passionate about travel especially when there is an educational aspect behind it. Having a TEFL certificate gives me the chance to speak excitedly about that. If anyone wants to see the world and make an earning while doing so, getting certified is the best way to do so!”