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TEFL Course Overview

Want to teach English abroad but need your certification to teach English as a foreign language?
 
Hello Academies in Prague offers a Teaching English as a Foreign Language course that will qualify you to teach and enable you to finance your travels all around the world. If you'd like to get TEFL certified, why not spend four weeks gaining valuable hands-on teaching experience, networking with colleagues, and exploring Prague - a city renowned for its culture, history, and first-class nightlife?
 
This course is designed to take beginners and transform them into confident, qualified TEFL teachers through hard work and dedication. You will start off with lots of practice and then, as the course progresses, you will have the opportunity to teach 1 hour lessons to local Czech students. You will also have the opportunity to experience teaching two different language levels, as well as teaching private lessons. Your students will be a range of ages and from all different backgrounds. During this teaching process you will be observed and given constructive feedback to help you grow and improve as the weeks progress. By the end of the course all participants will have over 10+ hours of real teaching practice and observations to take with them as they apply for jobs and begin their teaching career.

Our program provides you with the incredible experience of living in Prague while furthering your professional career with a TEFL certification. You will learn practical teaching methodology, grammar and phonology skills, interview skills, and public speaking skills -- and you will practice your new skills with actual Czech students. By the end of the four weeks, you will feel competent and confident to travel anywhere in the world and teach English as a lifelong profession or just a paid gap year!

On top of practical teaching experience we provide job assistance, networking opportunities with local businesses, and a program coordinator. Most TEFL teachers in Prague are placed in jobs after just 2-3 weeks of graduating.

Upon successful completion of the course, you can choose to stay in Prague and find a job teaching English, or you can combine this certification with one of our other teaching jobs around the world.

Requirements for our TEFL in Prague Course:

  • Age: 18+
  • Professional and positive attitude
  • Hold a valid passport 
  • University degree or relevant business experience
  • Native English speaker or proficient in English (C1 certified)
  • Patience, an open mind, and desire to teach English
  • Clean criminal background check (You must bring a notarized copy.)

Assessment:  

During the Hello Academies' TEFL course, you will be assessed based on the following:

  • Teaching practice observations
  • Teaching practice & observations journal
  • Three written assignments
  • In-class participation
  • Homework assignments
  • Lesson plans and lesson materials
  • Attendance
  • Quizzes (grammar and daily course content)
  • Grammar test 

Teacher observations:  

Throughout the TEFL course, each trainee will have the opportunity to teach and observe 10+ hours to Czech students. Each practice lesson will be observed by a teacher trainer and a fellow trainee, in order to give all of our trainees advice and guidance for improving lessons as the weeks go by. For each observed lesson, trainees will create and submit lesson plans which will be graded by a teacher trainer. 

In-class participation: 

Throughout the course, trainees will be expected to fully engage in class activities and discussions. The Hello Academies' TEFL course is extremely hands-on, and requires participation on a daily basis. A trainee's level of participation will be considered for the overall mark given at the end of the course. 

Homework assignments: 

There are several small homework assignments assigned during this course, all of which will be part of the final mark. In addition, there are four more in-depth assignments that are due during the final week of the course. These will be fully explained by your teacher trainer, and assistance will always be available. These assignments include:

  • Teaching practice and observation log
  • Materials assignment
  • Learner profile assignment
  • Unknown language journal

Attendance: 

Learning how to teach English in just four weeks is an extremely intensive process, and is meant to prepare you for teaching in the real world. Each day of this course is filled with vital information necessary for creating reputable English teachers. Therefore, attendance is vital. Trainees are expected to arrive every day, on time, with all homework and materials prepared. However, we do understand that things can come up. In case of emergency, each trainee will be allowed to miss 10% of the course (approximately 1 full day). Any trainee that misses more than 10% of the course without the prior consent of the teacher trainer and Program Coordinator will be immediately dismissed from the program. 

Grammar test: 

During the four weeks, you will be introduced to and will practice the majority of the grammar components required to teach the English language. Halfway through the course, a grammar quiz will be given to test your knowledge to date and to help prepare you for your final grammar test. Each participant must pass the grammar test with a score of 80% or above. Study sessions will be available throughout the course. Passing the test at 80% or better is necessary to graduate from this course and receive your certificate. Any student that does not receive an 80% on their first sitting will have the option of retaking the test at an additional charge.

A Typical Day On Our TEFL Course:

The course is comprised of a morning session, lunch, and an afternoon session before you teach Czech students in the early evening.

10:30am - 12:00pm: Morning Session (Grammar review, lesson preparation techniques, teaching methodology)

12:00pm - 12:15pm: 15 Minute Break

12:15pm - 2:00pm: Morning Session 2

2:00pm - 3:00pm: One Hour Lunch Break

3:00pm - 5:00pm: Afternoon Session (Czech language lessons, lesson preparation time, phonology lessons)

5:00pm - 7:00pm: Teaching Czech students/student obeservations

7:00pm - 7:45pm: Feedback

These four weeks are intensive and designed to create top notch teachers ready to make it in the teaching field. Grades for the course are a result of completion of homework exercises, teacher observations, participation in discussions, attendance, student evaluations, and the final exam. All students must pass the grammar test with an 80% or above to successfully complete this course.

How to Apply for TEFL in Prague:  

Click on the "Apply" button below and fill out the entire application. After a Hello Academies representative confirms your application, you will have an interview with our local Program Coordinator in Prague to formally accept your placement.

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