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Cheryl is an American originally from Chicago and holds a BBA with a concentration in Marketing from Loyola University Chicago. During university she studied abroad in Paris and Rome and was never able to shake that European travel itch. After graduating she was off to Europe again landing in Prague this time. Her intentions were to just stay for a year. That was in 1999. She has been recruiting TEFL students for over 15 years now and has helped more than 3500 students prepare for their transition to Prague for their TEFL course and again onto other countries to begin their adventure teaching English overseas. She is also equipped with all the answers to your questions before, during and after your course. In her free time Cheryl enjoys time with her family, travelling, hiking, reading, the orchestra, playing the piano, theater, and dining out.

Kenneth Arnold holds a BS degree in Pedagogy with a Primary Education major from the University of Missouri, a Cambridge DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English Language to Adults), a Shenker Institue TEFL Certificate from Rome, Italy and is an Official Cambridge Oral Examiner certified by Cambridge University, British Council. He has been working in TEFL teaching and training since 1997.

Kenneth has taught English in various academic areas including University and post-graduation studies. He has taught in various countries over the years including Malaysia, Czech Republic (Prague and South Bohemia), Italy, Spain and the USA. His experience includes teaching adults from Elementary to Proficiency, Young Learners, ESP (English for Specific Purposes), Director of Studies, and most recently Military English for NATO. When not teaching or training, Kenneth enjoys sports, reading and spending time with his 3 young daughters.

Adrienne has a BA in English from Georgetown University and earned her Trinity CertTESOL in Prague as a way to make money during a gap year before attending law school back in the United States. Six months later, she knew she wanted to keep teaching. She now has 10 years of experience teaching General English, Young Learners, Business English, Exam prep, and Legal English. She has bonded with Korean first-graders, coached Czech businessmen on schmoozing in English, tutored Polish law school students, taught CAE Prep to Prague Ph.D students, and taught Chinese high school students how to ace the SAT exam. In China she also became a Certified IELTS Examiner by the British Council. In Prague she worked for the prestigious Charles University as an English lecturer!

Adrienne was also a TEFL Course Director and Course Developer in Prague (where she gained external accreditation for the course) and San Diego. Her favorite part of teaching and teacher training is finding each student’s own story, own reasons for studying or traveling, and own ideas about the future of international communication. For Adrienne, teaching English abroad is about unlocking students’ ability to interact with the rest of the world, and seeing first-hand how people from completely different backgrounds can find ways to connect. In her spare time, she loves live music and exploring new places.

Dana Brabencová

Dana comes from South Bohemia, the region of castles, forests and rivers. She has a Masters’ degree in English and French studies from the Masaryk University in Brno where she spent five years before moving to Prague. She’s been teaching and travelling since. She also spent a few months working in Paris. She joined TEFL Worldwide Prague in 2017, ready to help the TEFL students with all the questions they might have and assist them in getting to know the Czech environment. In her free time, she is devoted to her family and dog. She likes visiting new places, watching a good Scandinavian crime thriller, reading, running and hiking.

 

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Brandi has a BA in Elementary Education with a minor in Reading Instruction from Pacific Lutheran University in Seattle, Washington. She earned her TEFL certification from our very own TEFL Worldwide Prague. Brandi knew she wanted to be an elementary teacher since the age of 9 and she continues to pursue unique teaching opportunities to zest up her experience. She has taught all ages of children from 2-20 yrs old in almost any subject you can imagine. She spent some time in Namibia, Africa teaching classes of 55 students each, as well as teaching elementary, middle and high school in the USA. In the Czech Republic, Brandi has slowly drifted away from teaching any adult class and currently teaches remedial English to 2nd and 3rd graders at an International school just outside of Prague, full time.

Brandi enjoys motivating and exciting young students to learn. Teaching English as a foreign language has added a new challenge to this passion and she feels the most rewarded when teaching and learning transform into having fun, rather than it simply being a job. She loves passing on ideas, resources and perspective to help others realize their potential as teachers for young learners and hopes to continue to inspire TEFL teachers to open their mind up to the world of teaching children! When Brandi is not teaching, or at home thinking about teaching, or out and about mentally planning her teaching, you can most likely find her at home cuddled up with her two cats, a book, and some warm tea.

Maja

Mája (Mai) was born and raised by her Vietnamese parents in Prague. She is studying General Medicine at the Charles University, hoping to become a brilliant doctor one day because of her passion for helping people. Apart from enjoying various activities, such as playing tennis, beach volleyball, traveling and learning foreign languages, she also keeps herself busy by spending time with family, meeting her friends and taking care of her beloved bunny Leo. She would like to stay in Prague but first plans on attending some internships abroad.

Hannah is from Pennsylvania, USA and holds a BS in Psychology and a Minor in German. After a few trips to Europe, she knew that she wanted to spend a longer period of time on this beautiful continent and teaching English was the perfect way to do it! Hannah always loved languages and the TEFL program was a very rewarding experience that equipped her to teach English abroad. After spending the month in Prague, she decided to stay and is loving every moment! In her spare time she enjoys traveling, practicing German, baking, and playing the piano. As the Job Guidance/ Admissions Coordinator, she is excited to help other people begin their experience abroad and find employment all over the world!

Beth Billingham

Beth is from Alberta, Canada and has a Bachelor of Arts (English) from Mount Royal University. After travelling throughout Europe on a few short trips – and living in the Netherlands for a year – taking the TEFL Worldwide course seemed like the perfect opportunity to see more of Europe and learn about different cultures. After relocating to the Czech Republic with her boyfriend, she graduated from TEFL Worldwide in March and now she’s excited to take on her role as Student Coordinator to help future students take the next step to becoming TEFL teachers. In her spare time, she likes to hike, cook, play video games, practice Czech, and explore new places – whether that’s a small town outside of Prague or a country she’s never been to.

Petra Formánková

Petra is from Prague. She has a B.A. in International Relations and is currently working on her M.A in Diplomacy and Chinese Studies. She spent a year studying in Pennsylvania in 2009–2010 and a semester at the University of Richmond, Virginia in 2016. With her passion for foreign languages, and especially English (and English grammar), she graduated from TEFL Worldwide with a Distinction and now works as an English teacher and teaching practice observer. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, reading books, horseback riding and spending time outside with her family and dogs at her cottage by a lake in South Bohemia.
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