Cambridge CELTA Course in Prague

Nicknamed ‘the city of one hundred spires,’ Prague is famous for its gothic architecture, baroque buildings, and beer. Its picturesque landscape makes it a beautiful location to complete your CELTA.

TEFL Certification in Prague, Czech Republic

With a modern yet rich historical feel, Prague captivates its visitors with its charm, friendly locals, varied sights and activities. Although our CELTA course being intensive, you'll still find free time to appreciate being in such a beautiful and attractive city. There are numerous cafes, bars, and relaxation sites where you can enjoy the calmness of the town or watch the locals as they carry on with their unique lifestyles.

Our CELTA course is run by well prepared, professional and focused teams of instructors aligned to the Cambridge syllabus using a highly practical and friendly approach to ensure you get the most out of your study period.

During the TEFL training, you will gain practical knowledge to use in your classrooms and improve your skills in teaching adult learners. We provide model students whom you can teach to ensure ‘real-life’ practice also convering planning and preparation, learning styles, error correction, giving feedback and so on. The course covers the full range of the CELTA syllabus and provides a firm grounding for both new and experienced teachers.

Prague Course Highlights - A Quick Glance

  • A minimum of 120 contact hours at our center, with additional hours spent outside class for self-study: background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing.
  • Trainees are involved in lesson planning, language analysis, observation of peers and experienced teachers, reflection on their teaching practice and feedback from trainers.
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice along with peer observation.
  • 6 hours of observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • On-going job support, suitable assistance and continous professional development services.

Prague Course Dates

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Prague Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course (trainees can be accepted over 18 at the center’s discretion).
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for an entry into primary or higher education.
  • Have a strong command, awareness of English language with equal skills over verbal and written English so as to follow the course and complete the assignments.

Course Syllabus

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism
  • Classroom observation and management skills
  • Teaching practice and guidelines

Assessment

You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments

CELTA course trainees will always be kept informed of their progress during the course and an external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English, moderates each course.

Teaching Practice, Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course where trainees work in groups to plan, observe and give feedback to each other.

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice.
  • Observation of both peer and qualified ELT teachers for six hours.

CELTA Training Center in Prague

We have two TEFL centers in Prague from which you can choose to take your CELTA. Both are run by experienced professionals who ensure that quality training is delivered at all times.

The Bitovska Center: Our prestigious TEFL teacher training center at Praha 4-Michle, Czechia, was established in 1990, and is one of the largest private language schools in the Czech Republic. Our tutors are highly qualified and have received quality methodological education that enables them to give you the best TEFL training.

There is good-standard and affordable accommodation close to the Bitovska center. This means you still have access to your colleagues after your TEFL classes. You can work on assignments or prepare lesson plans together in the comfort of your rooms or just hang out in the gardens. Our apartments are within walking distance of the center with gardens for your pleasure.

The Narodni Center: Located at Narodni, Praha 1 within a serene environment conducive for TEFL learning, this center has been training teachers around the world since 1998. The center has been growing together in help you become leading ELT professionals and trained teachers.

The center is well equipped with both heated and air-conditioned classrooms, a friendly atmosphere to relax and a team of very supportive tutors. At Narodni, we organize monthly pub nights and other events you may choose to participate in and enjoy your CELTA training period.

We offer trainees two different types of accommodation, a stay with local or shared accommodation in our students' apartment. The homestay allows you to observe the Prague lifestyle closely and enjoy the benefits of living with a local.

Job Support and Placement: Prague, Czech Republic

At both our training centers in Prague, we expose our graduates to opportunities within the city to help them get job placements faster.

Our tutors have high international experience, which allows them to guide you in exploring prospects across the world to further your career. You can request to speak to a tutor privately for career advice and counselling. As a TEFL graduate you can avail unlimited face to face meetings with any of our TEFL tutors for career advise and information about how and where to find work.

We hire CELTA graduates at the respective centers whenever there are openings.  At the Narodni center, we have a Facebook page with a jobs section that regularly gives our trainees update on jobs available around the world. Both centers also offer visa support for fellow trainees along with access to their alumini and community network of teachers helping you to stay up-to-date with the TESOL job market.

Why Choose CELTA in Prague?

Most of the teaching positions in the Czech Republic are found in Prague. Therefore, as well as being a vibrant city to live in, Prague is a place where your English teaching career can be well established.

CELTA in Prague is an excellent accreditation to have as employers in the city understand how intense the course is and will appreciate the value you have to offer their institution. Opportunities abound in private language schools, public schools, private international institutes, and one on one tutoring.

Salaries vary, but on average a teacher in Prague can earn around 18,000 CZK - 30,000 CZK (or 800 USD - 1,300 USD) working about 25 hours a week. If you choose to tutor or work by the hour, wages are generally about 200 CZK (about 12 USD ) for a 45-minute class.

Life in Prague is considerably cheaper than many European cities and the USA, so you can afford a good standard of living as a TEFL teacher. The city is vibrant, with a relatively low cost of living. Also, the system makes it easy for non-EU citizens to stay and find a job, unlike a lot of other EU countries. Don’t forget, though, that the CELTA is well respected and accepted across the world.

From Prague, you can easily access other parts of Europe, so if you choose to move on after your course is complete, you will be able to travel freely and apply for jobs worldwide.

Things to do in Prague, Czech Republic while taking a CELTA

Popularly referred to as the Heart of Europe, the medieval city of Prague, famous for its beer consumption, offers a wide variety of things to do and places to explore. The city has well preserved architectural buildings, monuments and a picturesque natural landscape.

The lovely old town, Stare Mesto, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site is a popular destination among tourists from across the world. The Scenic Old Town Square, also referred to as Staromestske, is home to the monumental Astronomical Clock which you should stay and watch as it strikes the hour. There, you will also find the Old Town Hall Tower and the magnificent Kostel Matky Bozi pred Tynem also called Church of Our Lady before Tyn.

Another favorite site is the statue of Jesus as a baby found in Mala Starna of the center of the city. Popularly called The Child of Prague, many visitors include this in their stay in Prague. Visit Josefov, a historical site used as a ghetto in the 13th century when Jews were forced to resettle here or the Dancing House, Tancici dum, favorite spot for tourists and one of the city's most photographed attraction.

Not to be missed is Prague Castle in the Hradcany district, with St Vitus Cathedral within the grounds. Interestingly, the castle was built in 1929 so it’s not as old as it appears. A more unusual visit could be a stop off at the KGB museum, the Strahov Monastery and the magical peace square called Namesti Miru.

Whilst staying in Prague, try some of the local food. Potato soup, fruit dumplings, and apple strudel or roast pork with dumplings and sauerkraut are some delicious dishes you should taste before leaving the city.

Begin your CELTA right in the center of Prague city. Enjoy the beautiful architectural sculptures, beer at a hospida, delicious traditional Czech food and the magical allure of the Old Town popularly referred to as the Heart of Europe.

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