Read about our graduates’ experiences and where they went on to teach.
Hey there! My name is Haley Moore, I was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, my hometown which I absolutely cherish and love. Three years after graduating from college I found myself in a stuffy corporate job thinking there has to be more to life. So I quit, served at a restaurant for 2 months and followed my dream to move to Europe.
I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to do it, but after talking with a few friends and doing a little research I found TEFL Worldwide Prague. And wow, am I so happy that I did. I took the course in January 2016 where I found my community (family) here in Prague. Not only did I make the best friends who understood all my struggles (it takes a certain type of person to do this course), I also learned an incredible amount and now feel completely prepared to teach English as a foreign language. And that’s exactly what I’m doing. The first Monday after the course ended, I was hired by a language school, the next day, I was hired by another school and the interview requests have just kept on coming. Not soon after I took on a public course with another school and began picking up many private lessons which I teach at my leisure.
This experience has been nothing short of amazing, I won’t say it’s not without its hardships. At a few points since my time here, I’ve considered moving to Asia to make more money, where I’ve seen a few of my friends go. But that’s what’s so cool is that thanks to my TEFL certification (which NEVER expires) I have the option to do so and thus the keys to the world. I feel completely blessed to be able to have a skill that will never leave me, I will always know how to speak English and with this certification I can teach it all over the world.
As I write this I’m on a bus to Cesky Krumlov, a cute, little town that all of my Czech students claim is “the most beautiful in the Czech Republic.” My friends and I are going rafting there. And this is just one of the cool mini trips I’ve taken. Because of the ease of travel and proximity in Europe, I have also been to Dresden, Dublin, Galway, County Clare, Cres (Croatia, where I got paid and all expenses paid to teach a week long English course), and many other towns in the Czech Republic during my stay here. I’ve had to turn down invites to trips because sometimes I just want to stay in Prague and explore the hidden treasures of this city. Speaking of treasures, in the photo, you can see me in the middle, with my current roomie and fellow TEFL grad, Laurie on the right and my best friend, Stef from home, visiting on the left. We took Stef to this hidden garden called Wallstein at the bottom of the castle stairs where peacocks roam about freely (YES, I did just say peacocks!) and where there are Coy fish the size of your head, oh and giant owls and a wall dripping with faces.
So I will leave you with my favorite quote in hopes of inspiring you: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain Have some questions? Want to talk? Feel free to contact TEFL Worldwide Prague! Do it!!!
My name is Jerrod Nelson and I’m from Denver Colorado in the United States. After finishing University I had no idea what I wanted to do as a career, but I did know that I wanted to travel. I heard about TEFL Worldwide from a close friend who had nothing but good things to say about the city, the course and the staff. It’s been one adventure after another since I came to TEFL Worldwide Prague. The course was very challenging and also very rewarding. I went into the course with no teaching experience and came out feeling fully prepared to start teaching full time. Upon completing the course the staff was great by giving me loads of information and guidance on job opportunities all over the world. I was hired in Xi’an China about a month after my course ended, and I use the skills I learned at TEFL here everyday. I now have friends teaching all over the world and home away from home in Prague! I would fully recommend TEFL Worldwide to anyone who wants to learn a lot in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Peace, Jerrod
Before starting the course, I was just seeing teaching English as a good option to keep on traveling while being useful, but TEFL Worldwide made me fall in love with the job!First of all, the content of the course itself went way beyond my expectations, I had no idea I would learn so much in only a month. The Teacher Trainers were amazing, and I had a wonderful time in Prague with my fellow trainees, such an exciting city to live in ! On completion of the course I felt a 100% ready to teach and confident with my career choice.As a non-native speaker without a degree, I was expecting things to be really tough for me while looking for a job, but I actually had several job interviews in Prague lined up right after the course. Although that would have been the safe option, I decided instead to get a flight to Costa Rica, to look for work in Central America.I got a job interview thanks to a friend I met while travelling, and easily got a job in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. No questions asked about a degree, as long as I had my TEFL certificate. I am now teaching business English here, and couldn’t be happier ! Living in Costa Rica is such a great experience, the capital is a buzzy city, only a few hours away from the beach, and surrounded by forests and volcanoes. The people here is super friendly, and all my students are a lot of fun to teach. I have to say that Costa Rica is not the best option if you want to save extra money, but the experience is absolutely worth it, Central America has so much to offer, every day here is a beautiful adventure.
I came to Prague after a series of mini-careers in secondary education, business, manufacturing, and higher education. My decision to travel to Prague and enroll at TEFL Worldwide Prague definitely caught my friends and family off guard. At the time, I was fifty-four years old, had never traveled outside the US, and both my undergraduate and graduate degrees were in music education. In spite of all this, I believe that deciding to go to Prague was one of the best decisions of my life!The coursework at TEFL Worldwide Prague was challenging, fun, enlightening, and above all, delivered in a highly engaging, professional manner by master teachers. In the weeks I was there, I felt as if I had re-learned my native language and supplemented what I had learned in graduate school with innovative and effective teaching methodologies.After completing the TEFL course, I moved to a small town in Slovakia and began teaching at a private language school there. My time there was one of the most challenging and fulfilling experiences I have ever had. It was exciting to find myself immersed in a different culture, and I had plenty of time to be a tourist and see so much of that beautiful country. Above all, it was the privilege of a lifetime to get to know so many good people and I made several lifelong friends while I was there.
I found myself in the Czech Republic, because I hadn’t done much traveling, and I wanted to teach. TEFL Worldwide Prague, was the first program that I happened upon. Everything about the program seemed amazing, so I had to try it out. I met so many wonderful people during my time in Prague, many I still talk to today. After graduating from the program, I stayed in Prague for a few months and then traveled back home, to the states (Southern California), to pursue my single subject teaching credential in Art. I taught for four years at a charter high school in Coachella, CA, and then two years at another high school. Now, I am at another new high school and I find myself enjoying teaching, more and more. Ever since I left Prague, I had dreamed of returning. I was able to do so, twice. I went to Vysoke Myto, Czech Republic, to teach at a summer camp, that was run by a local church. Thanks to TEFL Worldwide Prague, I had the background knowledge to teach proper and fun lessons at this camp!
Thank you,Tiffiny Hargrave
My month at TEFL Worldwide was one of the best months of my life. I learned so much and met so many amazing people which inspired me to be where I am today. I went into the course with an open mind (not really knowing where I would end up). Upon graduating, I decided I wanted to teach in Asia and took a job in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Chiang Mai is located in the north and known as the cultural hub of Thailand. It is significantly smaller than Bangkok, however I enjoy it because it has all the amenities of a large city yet has the small town charm. I even purchased a scooter which I drive everywhere!
With my TEFL certificate, it was very easy to find a job. My experiences have all been positive as I continue to grow from my adventures. Thailand is certainly a change of pace from Western culture. I find the challenges exciting and rewarding. I understand testimonials are suppose to be positive but I have absolutely nothing negative to say about any of my experiences! This past year has been a blessing. WW Prague started me out on the right foot!
I made the critical decision to enroll with TEFL Worldwide after serving four frustrating years as a high school science teacher in the U.S. I was looking for a career change but wanted to remain in the field of education and work internationally. I got rid of my car, my house, all other material items and bought a one-way ticket to Prague with three pieces of luggage. I must say I have been extremely happy with the quality of training I received in Prague and have worked very successfully in TESOL education ever since. Furthermore, after having earned three degrees—including two masters—prior to pursuing TEFL, I was pleased with the rigor and quality of the curriculum and methodology at TEFL Worldwide—Prague. My first EFL contract was in China for two years. After that I ended up in Colombia for three years and have also established myself as a TESOL teacher trainer in South Korea. I continue to receive job offers from all over the world and have made the decision to pursue my doctorate degree in TESOL professional development. I intend to work in this global industry indefinitely as I find it to be extremely exciting and refreshing. And, despite all the formal education, it is my opinion that travelling and visiting other cultures is by far the best education one could ever receive! TEFL Worldwide—Prague allowed me to begin this great journey.
I’ve been teaching English abroad ever since I took the course at TEFL Worldwide Prague. The course provided the perfect platform from which to live and work in other countries. The sheer choice involved when contemplating a move abroad is testament to the fact that teaching English is popular and prevalent throughout the world. After I completed the course, I lived and worked in Prague for a year before moving to Osaka, Japan for 2.5 years. From Japan I moved to Vietnam, where I worked for 4 years, including 2 years as an academic manager. I’ve just been hired by the Saudi Arabia National Oil Company, so now i’m off to work in Jeddah!
Suffice it to say that none of this would have been possible without the great guidance and skills I obtained during the course. I have lived the life I had dreamed of living. I wasn’t even very good at teaching English when I was doing the course, and actually, I nearly didn’t pass. But after my first year teaching in Prague and getting used to implementing the kind of skills taught throughout the course, I knew I was on my way. Now I teach a variety of courses from IELTS to TKT.
Do the course, and then go and live wherever you want!
…and never have to worry about being out of work.
Before even thinking about getting my TEFL course done, I had been teaching English to adults and teens, but after over ten years of practice I realized the need of new professional experience and boosting my skills. And that’s how I ended up searching for my best TEFL school in Europe. As Prague has always been in my heart, the choice was obvious.
Personally, I found a great support and inspiration from the teachers and my course mates in Prague, and for sure I made really interesting friends. At first I had a strong desire to stay in Prague, but then one of my course mates gave me this idea about China. And you know I was very skeptical about it. I thought, ‘No! It’s a completely crazy and unknown world to me!’ But that was the moment I started thinking about Asia.
And then in about two months one graduate who did the course some months before announced a job offer in GuiYang, Guizhou. Why not? I browsed the place and all I saw was mountains, some Chinese style pavilions and the name ‘The Lungs of China’. So, I grabbed my stuff and was ready to go! The Chinese like to put things off and make it slow and finally I went to work for another school which happened to be a better choice. You won’t believe it, but after half a year I changed the school to working with an American who had been living in China for over 9 years. That was so cool and adventurous.
China in fact is a crazy and unique place! Fascinating and shocking at the same time. Everything there seems strange and messy sometimes. But, hey! Don’t we all need to leave our comfort zone to find our better selves? I learned to ride a scooter in the hectic Chinese traffic and even managed to have a tiny accident. Not to mention all the amazing friends I made there.
The Chinese are friendly and helpful but hard to deal with. You learn a lot. I became aware of how to teach kids in huge groups (up to 40!), babies (my youngest was 1.7 y.o.) and 0-level adults using only English including so many other crazy things.
By the way, of course I was able to travel – I went to Thailand three times, travelled in China and my beloved Vietnam with the kindest people ever!
I have always known that I wanted to be a teacher and in college I realized I also had a passion for traveling. So I went online to find out if there was a market for traveling teachers. I found TEFL Worldwide Prague a couple days later and applied immediately.
As an education major I assumed the course was going to be a joke and I could spend my time in Prague partying and exploring the city. However, it was a bit more challenging than anticipated and I learned quite a bit about methodology and grammar during he course.
I’ve been teaching in Hanoi, Vietnam for about 7 months now and I love it. I’ve been able to teach a variety of students while working at an English center, a vocational college, and now at a company that prepares students to study in America. I’ve been able to use my TEFL training everywhere I have taught and I am so thankful to have it. I have also landed interviews with companies who “only accept CELTAs” after sending an email describing the course.
I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to have an opportunity to explore, learn new culture, and help other by teaching them English in the process.
As a biologist who’s main occupation has been volunteering in conservation projects abroad, my impulsive decision to enrol in a TEFL course was met by many frowns from friends and family. They thought I’d given up on my biology ‘career’ and was settling for something less than my 6 years at Uni had prepared me for. Little did they (or I) know, I was setting up for even more adventure and gratification in life. Taking the TEFL Worldwide course in Prague was probably one of the best decisions I could’ve made. The course was so much better than I expected and was filled with wonderful, interesting and caring people. I soaked up all the knowledge I could from the lectures and enjoyed the hands-on teaching practice immensely. Was I really becoming an educator?! 3 weeks after getting TEFL certified I moved to Colombia to teach in a public school at the Caribbean coast. With a modest stipend to cover basic accommodation and expenses, I’m surely not saving up any money, but the big smiles from my 250 Colombian students and being able to live in this beautiful country make it all worthwhile. I’m even able to bring some of my eco-passion into the classroom by making interactive workshops on conservation topics using the CLIL framework (look it up, it’s great!). I’m able to continue living my happy and wonderful life abroad thanks to TEFL Worldwide Prague and I’m hoping to travel, volunteer and teach in Asia next. Onto the next adventure!
TEFL Worldwide Prague prepared me for teaching in Vietnam better than I thought possible. In just four enjoyable weeks, I was taught an array of skills which have almost all been applicable during my time in Vietnam. The tools, training, and teaching strategies TEFL Worldwide Prague gives you makes failure as a teacher in a foreign country impossible. The course was time intensive and rigorous. Everyone who has graduated the course has truly earned their degree. Prague was a really fun place to live for a month and I feel fortunate that I was able to have that experience. The city has so much to offer for anyone with a young adult mentality. It truly is the city of 100 towers.
Teaching in Vietnam is amazing. The country is undergoing a financial boom that is driving an entrepreneurial spirit throughout Vietnam’s economy. Since foreign trade is on the rise so is the demand for English teachers. Teachers are viewed in the same social hierarchy as doctors and they are payed well too. Ho Chi Minh City is quite developed so there is a lot of western influence. It makes you feel like you’re not in Asia. Ironically, it holds a lot of its roots and traditions so there is always something unique happening daily so you rarely get bored and you are constantly reminded that you’re not in Europe or America. Teaching here has been such a great experience and I can’t wait to see what adventure life has for me next. None of this would have been possible if I hadn’t done my TEFL certification with TEFL Worldwide Prague.
I hail from Laramie, Wyoming. A small college town that is dense with fun-loving community, the rugged outdoors, and the essential comforts of home, all wrapped up into a perfect little package. Why leave such a place? I wasn’t finished absorbing the world yet. I had lived abroad before. Once as a 13 year old in France with my family, and once on exchange in the Netherlands as I worked on my art degree. These travel experiences sparked my interest in the rest of the world, but were rather controlled in the sense that my plans were never truly open-ended. During my final year at the University of Wyoming, I started thinking about my next step. I remember writing, “Find stuff to do in the world.” as the primary point on my to-do list. Volunteer on a replica pirate ship and sail the seven seas? Save money before seeing how long I could scoot around Southeast Asia? Get a real job? Hmmm….
Then, A friend of mine mentioned TEFL Worldwide Prague. She had graduated from the course 4 years prior, and had spent 2 memorable years in China before coming back for law school. TEFL seemed the perfect option, and she raved about the quality of this particular program. I didn’t hesitate to sign up, sell all my junk, and fly over to Prague!
I was told that the course was intensive, so I was prepared for the worst. While it did require daily effort and organization, I remember my experience being much more like one big fun team-building exercise than some kind of English boot-camp. The friendships I made with the staff and fellow trainees were genuine and instant! It was a like-minded group who all clicked without skipping a beat. My experience with TEFL Worldwide Prague was a month of excitement, purpose, and of course, delicious Czech beer!
I earned my certificate, and immediately realized it’s value. Jobs are everywhere if you know where to look (ahem… the LIST that I was given during the course!!) I was aiming at Asia, as I had never lived there, and was super curious! I also felt that building a savings was a necessary step before looking to other places. I found a job in Osaka, Japan as a teacher at an English Village. It’s a super new concept that combines entertainment and teaching into some kind of theme park/english conversation/all-ages fun-zone. I signed a year contract, and am loving my life here so far!
To whomever is reading this with apprehensions about packing up and moving to the other side of the world– It’s simpler than you think, and the commitment is only as big as you make it. Everyone I met during my month at TEFL is thriving right now, living and working in a range of places. The unknown is always unnerving, but the support available from the TEFL community is huge!
I would say, “Just do it, dooooooooooods!”
I decided to teach English abroad because I wanted to see the world. I needed to be prepared for such an endeavor and TEFL Worldwide Prague was exactly what I needed. Over the course the of four weeks they guide you and give you the tools needed to be a great teacher. The instructors were so helpful and gave great advice to each student. Teaching was a bit scary at first, but at the end of the course I had a lot more confidence in teaching from when the course first started.
You quickly bond with your fellow classmates as you go through this experience. After the course, six of us from the same course decided to teach in Hanoi, Vietnam and live in the same house. It was a lot less scary going to Vietnam with a group of friends. We all went without jobs, but soon found teaching work. Living in Vietnam has been an incredible experience. Life is very different from the west and it’s never a dull day in Vietnam. There’s so much to explore in terms of culture, food, and beautiful beaches and mountains. Vietnamese economy is booming and you won’t have trouble finding a job. Since the cost of living is low, you can easily save money.
Vietnam has been good to me and it’s been the best year of my life. It all started with TEFL Wordlwide Prague and taking that first step!
Living and working in Hungary has been an ncredible experience. I have to say that TEFL Worldwide set me up so well, that I feel as though I could move anywhere in the world and find success. I currently work at an international school teaching ELL, language arts and social studies. Working in Hungary is very interesting. Budapest is an amazing city that offers so much diversity. If you’re thinking about coming here, I’d say give it a try! There are lots of jobs working at both language schools and public schools. If you are a native speaker, you are a very valuable and will be scooped up pretty quickly. There are quite a few international schools as well that require some more certification. Also check out Learn English Budapest, a website that allows you to make your own 1:1-5 schedule and pays pretty well!For me, the best takeaways from TEFL Worldwide are the connections I made and the confidence I gained from having real face-to-face teaching interactions. If you’re thinking about enrolling, do it! You make such incredible relationships with both classmates and staff, that no matter where you go, you always have their advice and guidance to look back on! I have learned so much about myself as a teacher and traveler that I wouldn’t know otherwise if I hadn’t taken this step. Lastly- Kenney and Adrienne are probably the coolest and most knowledgeable trainers you’ll ever find…. Go for it!
When I think of my TEFL experiences and interactions, I am always amazed! I don’t know if you remember or not, but Dollie and I graduated from TEFL and went on to South Korea. Allison took the TEFL course and graduated a few months before us (along with Liz) and was teaching in Prague at the time we were taking the course. Pete and Terry got Allison in touch with me once I had moved to South Korea and I got her a teaching job in my school in South Korea and we became lifelong friends. Allison got Liz to move to South Korea and we expanded our TEFL circle 😉 A couple years later our friend, Jillian, came to TEFL Worldwide from Omaha NE and spent some time teaching in Prague too! I find it amazing how we are all so close yet so far away. All of us girls have benefitted immensely from our TEFL course and although not all of us are still teaching to this day, our experiences with you in Prague have played in a significant role in the success we are currently experiencing! We’re all up to some interesting things!As for me, I taught in South Korea and after that I accepted a teaching position on a small island in the Mexican Caribbean and I taught there for a year contract. I have since become self employed and run 2 small businesses but I still split my time between the USA and Mexico. I dream of accepting a short term teaching gig in the Republic of Georgia hopefully in the near future once my 2 businesses are on auto pilot. I am thankful every single day that I found the courage to leave “comfortable” for the unknown and incredibly satisfying adventure of TEFL Worldwide Prague!Katie Milton
Before I started teaching English I had taught art classes in prisons and rehab centres in Baltimore. I pursued TEFL to develop facilitation and classroom management skills. (And to travel the world, of course). TEFL Worldwide Prague gave me so many valuable teaching tools. I feel more comfortable in front of a class than ever.
I was hired two weeks before graduation because TEFL Worldwide Prague has an incredible reputation. Now, I work for APAX English in Hanoi and teach children on evenings and weekends. My experience in Prague prepared me so well for living and working in a foreign country.
In the future I hope to pursue a career in Art Therapy. Working as an English teacher is giving me an incredible opportunity to save, travel and develop my skills as a facilitator and educator.
Before doing the TEFL course, I knew that I wanted to leave the US and travel/ work abroad. After looking at various options I knew that TEFL Worldwide Prague was the way I was going to achieve this dream. Knowing absolutely nothing about teaching English (or English grammar regardless of being an English speaker) I learned more than I could have ever imagined in the four weeks!While staying with a friend in Belgium I applied to jobs throughout Europe and landed a freelance job in a small town in Northeast Germany within two-three weeks of finishing the course. I got a job as a freelance English trainer for a company called E.L.T. (English Language Trainers). I now travel to two German companies throughout the week and teach Business English to beginners- intermediate. Because I had a German in the company helping me with my visa and my residence permit, it was a quick and painless process!Although freelancing in Germany has its difficulties, it is an amazing journey that I would recommend to anyone wishing to pursue their dreams of traveling, learning about different cultures, and teaching English!
My name is a Jay Medlin. I am a proud TEFL Worldwide Prague Alumni. I am originally from Detroit, Michigan. I am currently teaching at an international school in Beijing, China.
Pre-Prague, I was already firmly planted in the education field in the United States – Denver, Colorado. Living and teaching abroad was something I often entertained. After doing a great deal of research, TEFL Worldwide Prague would always pop up in my inquiries – if it is meant to be. TEFL Worldwide Prague it was.
Kenny, Dan, Cheryl, Karin, and the others were of great assistance during my time in Prague. From the pickup at the train station. On how to get the most out of Prague. You name it. They were on the case. The instructors Kenny and Dan made the classes engaging and interesting, thanks gents.
The program was a very rigorous one. Come ready to learn. Coming to TEFL Worldwide Prague with a teaching background helped, but I learned an inordinate amount about the English language and how to teach in and manage an ESL classroom.
When graduating from TEFL Worldwide Prague, one is indeed ready to go in the classroom.
Thanks to the stellar job assistance provided by the school, I started getting job offers after my second week in Prague. I accepted an offer to teach at a wonderful school in Wenzhou, China three days after my graduation from TEFL Worldwide Prague.
Prague superseded my expectations. Friends for a life. A wonderful slice of Europe. A completely different experience.
One important caveat: Love being in that classroom. It will love you back.
My time with TEFL Worldwide was an extremely profitable experience for the short while it lasted. I took the course right after graduating college so I could be certified in time to start my job in Moscow, Russia, by September. I work for Language Link mainly teaching students from ages 6-17 of all levels and I feel that TEFL Worldwide prepared me very well. I am biased about work in Russia, so it’s hard to know what to say. The ruble is falling, the winters are cold, strangers don’t smile, people are blunt, politics is a touchy subject… but you can’t say life here is boring. It really helps if you know Russian and/or are familiar enough with the culture, otherwise the shock of the transition may be overwhelming. In general, though, I love it and will have stories to last me a lifetime!
Last year I graduated from TEFL WW Prague. At this time I was fresh out of University and I had a need to travel. Before the program, I had my doubts as anyone leaving their home country might have before a trip like this. One year later I can wholeheartedly say that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made in life. After finishing the course in Prague, I moved to Poland to teach in a small town of Kielce near Krakow. I immediately found jobs right away and received many compliments on the type of training I had received at TEFL WWP. I had the knowledge and the confidence which allowed me to strive to become an excellent TEFL teacher at the schools I taught. The support staff at TEFL are great and are there to support you before, during, and even after the course. I still keep in touch with some of the students I graduated with and I love to see their new posts on Facebook. It is amazing to see how we all diverged into completely different paths around the world. Some of my fellow classmates message me to ask about my experience teaching in Poland and I am always happy to help. If you have questions too, feel free to message me. Cheers!
Teaching is tough. But TEFL Worldwide made those first months of teaching far easier than they would have been had I trained at a lesser school. Four and a half years and three promotions later, I can genuinely say that I’m still using the techniques and skills that I learned here.
The trainers are nothing short of the highest quality in the industry. Listen to them, mimic them, learn everything you can from them, and absorb their wisdom into your teaching spirit. You can always adapt later, but what you’ll have is the foundation of a master.
I wouldn’t change a single hour of my time at TEFL Worldwide. The group bonded from the evening before the course began, and we’re still in touch almost half a decade later. There’s a special sort of kinship that comes with the TEFL Worldwide Prague experience, something about the city and the school and the shape of things to come that connects you all on a deeper level and has you say: we were part of that.
As for the future: I can’t promise you the fortune I’ve had, but I do know that I’ve worked in three Chinese cities, I’m now the Director of Studies of EF Changshu, and I’m engaged to a girl I never could have met had I not had the TEFL Worldwide experience. If you’re looking to turn your life around, this is the place to start.
I came to Prague to complete my TEFL course and I can definitely say that I learnt a lot. My confidence as a teacher soared, as did my knowledge of English grammar. I was lucky enough to stick around TEFL Worldwide for around a year as a lesson observer, giving me the chance to critique teachers in training and also to reflect on my own teaching styles in the process. I have also been a teacher in Japan, the UK and Romania, teaching everything from small, beginner-level children to advanced business English classes with adults. Teaching continues to be a massive part of my life, although these days I use it as a part-time supplement to my income that allows me to pursue other interests – for example, I just finished organising a Youth Peace Forum in Romania for young peacebuilders and activists. I continue to use what I learnt in Prague and feel eternally grateful that I am able to travel and take on other projects while teaching!
Since graduating from TEFL Worldwide I have been fortunate enough to find work in Halle, Germany. In only a few short weeks after graduation, I had several job offers and was able to choose the location I really wanted. Before TEFL Worldwide I had no teaching experience and couldn’t picture myself teaching. I really wanted to travel so I decided to give it a try. By graduation I felt confident and prepared, which was good because I was thrown into a full teaching schedule right away. I teach a variety of English courses to adults depending on their needs. I have recently taken a new job opportunity and will be teaching Business English full time for a company in Braunschweig, Germany. The German culture and way of life makes everyday an adventure and new learning experience. Teaching English has allowed me to make lifelong friends from all over the world!
I gave up everything to travel to Prague and train at TEFL Worldwide – my career in accounts, my home, and my many possessions. This had to work for me, and this was no mean feat considering I was heading towards my 40th Birthday and suffered from a public speaking phobia. I had struggled with public speaking all my life and put my dreams to teach overseas to bed for nearly 20 years. This was my last chance. When I finally built up the courage to take that leap of faith and register with TEFL Worldwide EVERYTHING changed. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made and I couldn’t have been happier with my choice of school. The course was tough and quite stressful at times, but the trainers were fantastic, my peers were great, and the experience generally awesome. My satisfaction on completion was through the roof and it gave me a massive boost in confidence.
Well, I have now just turned 40 and have absolutely no regrets. I have been teaching in South Korea for six months and I’m incredibly happy with my choice. Free flights and free accommodation are pretty much standard here, as is the opportunity to save a bucket load of cash. And the teaching is generally easy which means it’s a fantastic place to start any teaching career.TEFL Worldwide provided my with all the tools and confidence needed to take on this challenge. I am so thankful for taking that leap of faith and so thankful to the staff at TEFL Worldwide.
I finished the TEFL course this year and I wouldn’t have come to teach abroad any other way. Before deciding how to move abroad to teach English, I thought for a long time about what the right way to do it was. After graduating I moved to Germany and found teaching jobs within two weeks. TEFL’s English school connections around Europe and the world were a huge help for me to find my job. With very little prior teaching experience before coming to Prague, I felt prepared to start teaching after the course. You learn a lot from the course! The instructors know what they’re doing and give you SO much feedback so you improve every day! I live in Hamburg now and I’m loving it. Being a teacher, you get to meet so many different kinds of people and really learn the culture. I’m very happy with my decision to go to TEFL Worldwide Prague – do it!
I had wanted to be a teacher since high school, but I never knew a teaching career would have me traveling around the world. A friend recommended TEFL Worldwide not only for its rigorous program, but also because of everything Prague has to offer. From the beautiful architecture, to the exciting night life, to the cheap and delicious beer, Prague has given me an unforgettable experience. I graduated from TEFL Worldwide in spring and was able to find a job teaching in Thailand shortly after in the summer. Thanks to the training I received from TEFL Worldwide, I can walk into the classroom knowing that I will do a good job teaching. In the future, I look forward to teaching in other parts of Asia and continue to include my TEFL certification as a valuable contribution to my CV.
I was 27 when I first worked up the gumption to actually start my life teaching abroad. As a high school English teacher stateside, I knew little about the international teaching realm, save for the fact that I wanted in! Within months of taking the course and staying on in Prague to teach business English at Radio Free Europe, I was in love with the city and a local. I’ve been lucky enough to do English business training in Prague and Germany as well as work as a Teacher Trainer for TEFL Worldwide. Peppered into those past six years has been a one year elementary teaching stint in rural South Korea with my now-husband and son and another year all-girls’-high school stint in the deserts of the United Arab Emirates. TEFL Worldwide has been the catalyst in making all of these things possible. I’ve recently begun my latest contract in rural Malaysia training local teachers. Perhaps Dr. Seuss never took a TEFL Worldwide course, but he certainly summed up the experience when he wrote “Oh, the places you’ll go!”
If you are reading this you are headed in the right direction. After having an internship teaching English in Spain a few years ago, I knew that I wanted to teach English all over the world. When I was looking online through different TEFL programs, I kept stumbling across TEFL Worldwide Prague and decided to take the plunge and enroll. I can say with complete confidence that was the best decision I have made as an aspiring TEFL teacher. All the way from my arrival in the beautiful city of Prague to post graduation, TEFL Worldwide Prague’s staff continues to provided a helping hand! Now I am teaching in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam for an English language company for kids. Not only was I able to use a fellow TEFL Worldwide Prague alumni as a reference, I feel completely prepared as an English language teacher to successfully plan and conduct creative lessons. TEFL Worldwide Prague is the first step in the right direction for anyone with the dream to travel and teach throughout the world! Best, Jillian
After graduating from TEFL Worldwide, I taught at two jobs in Prague before moving on. After a six month Eurotrip, I moved back to America for a year to learn German and save money and taught English in America at a local school offering classes to immigrants and refugees. When I returned to Europe I moved to Berlin, Germany and have been there ever since. My first real job in Berlin was teaching some intensive English classes and some English workshops on Intercultural Competence. While these days I don’t teach so much English anymore, TEFL Worldwide helped me develop skills for more than just English-teaching and was a great start to my life life abroad. I find I learned how to better break down information for others and stand up in front of a group and that stills serves me today at meetings, interviews and teaching other subjects too! I now freelance at a start-up in Berlin and organize trips for a well-known American university in the summers, do occasional Project Management and am about to publish an eBook on how to get a variety of different work permits in Germany. I love Berlin and am quite happy there, thanks TEFL Worldwide for being the first step in leading me down this path!
Since completing the TEFL Worldwide course I have taught in both South Korea and China. I taught in South Korea for a year at a private institute. The schools in South Korea can be a bit hit or miss, so do thorough research before taking any jobs there. I did enjoy my time there (living more than the teaching), but I think you can find schools that are managed better in China. While in South Korea I met my husband, and we decided to leave Korea for China. I worked for EF Education First for 2.5 years in Guangzhou, China (2 hours from Hong Kong). I taught kids for a year, and then moved on to an adult school with EF. I preferred teaching adults with EF. The training opportunities with EF are also great and you can move beyond the basic knowledge that TEFL WW gives. I am still living and teaching in Guangzhou. I teach at the Japanese International School Guangzhou. All of my students are Japanese middle schoolers, so in a way I go to a different country to teach every day! I have enjoyed teaching so much that I am currently completing my Masters of Education with an applied linguistics specialisation. I hope to continue to teach, and my goal is to continue teaching at international schools.
I completed the TEFL Worldwide course in January and I can say it was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I had just graduated university and thought I would be adventurous and pack up everything and move to Prague. But the last week of the course, I learned of a job outside of Prague in the small city of Tabor in Southern Bohemian region of the Czech Republic. Being from the Southern US, I thought a smaller city might actually be a better fit for me, and I’ve been here almost a year and I don’t regret the decision. I teach a mixture of adults and children ranging from ages 3-17 in a variety of locations. I have a nice flat right on the town square and almost everything is in walking distance. Plus getting to be an anomaly in a small town can be pretty fun. And since it’s so small I have kids that I don’t even know running up to me yelling, “Hello!” which can be quite amusing. This all wouldn’t have been possible without TEFL Worldwide.If you have any questions about the program, teaching experience, or maybe teaching in the Czech Republic out of Prague (trust me, it’s a very different experience).
Since graduating from TEFL Worldwide Prague I have been having the best time teaching and travelling. The course was absolutely fantastic and it certainly prepared me for the English teaching world. For 1.5 years after completing the course I worked at a medical software company in Pardubice, CZ. I was hired as their solo in-house English lecturer and taught a variety of employees, including programmers, managers and company owners. I also taught at their premises in Všeobecná fakultní nemocnice in Prague. It was one of the best jobs I’ve ever had and opened doors to lots of new possibilities; I was even invited to help with translating their software from CZ-EN. This actually encouraged me to move to Prague and complete my C1 level studies in Czech at Charles University. Whilst living in Prague I found a job focusing on Business English in TESCO, Eden. It was also a great environment to teach in. Now I am currently in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. I teach at a language school here and it’s quite a new experience for me coming from a business teaching background. And I love it! The island is stunning and the beaches, of course, are never far. There’s lots to see and do and the weather is magnificent. Living amongst Sardinians is also a hoot! They are extremely warm and friendly and it’s always nice to have a smile reciprocated with a smile. However, one of the great things about being here is the language school I now teach at. The hours are slightly unusual (split shifts now and then, 09:00-22:00) but the school owners themselves have set high standards and have provided excellent training before the academic year commences. They know what they expect from their teachers and they haven’t been afraid to illustrate exactly what that is. I find this motivates me and it has me striving to become a better teacher. I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere without TEFL Worldwide Prague though. That’s where it all started. Their instruction, support and guidance has been superb! Thank you so much!
I am currently teaching English in a city about 2 hours from Shanghai, China called Zhangjiagang. It’s a beautiful and clean city. Living in China is strange but also not as strange as I thought. We only have about 100 Westerners living in our city, so we are treated like celebrities, which can feel good but can also feel a little creepy. 🙂 I’m teaching Oral English in public high school here. Basically that means I don’t do exams or give homework, I am just there to draw the English out of the students. They are taught grammar and all the nitty gritty by their Chinese English teachers, but they need to hear it spoken by a native and they desperately need practice speaking. That’s my job. It’s really fun because I have a lot of freedom in what I teach. I can get really creative. My students are shy, sweet, and very funny. My schedule is amazing. I only work during the “regular” work week. No evenings or weekends, which is rare for Asia. I also have plenty of time during the day to ride my scooter around town trying out all the coffee shops, because I have no required office hours. I don’t know for sure what I will be doing next year, but I will most likely re-sign with my company here. I’m not ready to give up my scooter-riding life yet. 🙂
Thanks for all you guys do.
I was and continue to be very satisfied with my choice to attend TEFL Worldwide Prague. Before I chose a TEFL program I did plenty of research and could only find good things about TEFL Worldwide – and I only have good things to say myself. After graduating from the course I spent over a year and a half living and teaching in the Czech Republic and traveling around Europe. TEFL Worldwide Prague gave me the contacts and resources to find a job within a week of graduating from the course, and the training to jump into teaching with confidence. I absolutely love Prague and the Czech Republic, but I’m ready for a new challenge, so I am headed to Istanbul in August to begin a new job. If you are looking for a stepping-stone to a future living and working abroad, I highly recommend this course. Good luck!
The more I teach, the more I appreciate the practical and comprehensive curriculum and the exceptional, experienced teachers at TEFL Worldwide Prague (TWP). Since I took the course , I’ve been a volunteer teaching Beginner and Elementary adult students in a small town south of Prague. I also lead an English Club for 15 – 20 year olds. I rely heavily on everything from the resource books that the TWP instructors recommended on the first day, to their instruction techniques, ideas, advice, etc., etc. Hands-on learning is how I learn best and that is the approach at TWP. Instruction included lots of opportunities to apply what I learned both as a teacher and as a student. It was useful to experience both perspectives. TWP also has an extensive library with excellent resources. As we did our student teaching throughout the course, we were assigned different curricula for different classes. This turned out to be helpful when I began teaching and had to choose curricula for my own students. I highly recommend TEFL Worldwide Prague.
I have been teaching in Georgia and Armenia for 20 years and have my own business. I think it is best that you visit my website; www.globalaccessgeorgia.com and see what I do. I don’t teach English as in beginner etc. but train students how to take TOEFL, SAT, GRE and GMAT exams to win scholarships abroad. I also teach Analytical Writing at a graduate level as well as Public Speaking at an undergraduate level.
My name is Darina and I come from the Czech Republic but have lived in the UK for many years where I also got my degree last year. However, it has been very difficult to get a job in my degree field and with graduate jobs being under constant strain and fierce competition, I was wondering how to make my CV more interesting for future employers. I have always loved English and teaching it abroad could give me the edge. I have chosen to go to China, reasons being my academic interests and with China’s economy growing at a huge rate and its communication and integration with the West being greater and greater , English has become a highly desirable skill among Chinese citizens. I chose TEFL worldwide, simply because I was recommended the course by the Guardian newspapers in the UK and I could also spend weekends with my family in Prague and drink lots of beer J I couldn’t have made a better decision! The course is challenging and there is a lot to do, nevertheless the instructors are extremely knowleadgeable, very helpful and possess a great sense of humour which I always appreciate. I never thought that you can teach English grammar in such an interesting way! As a result, I now prefer to teach grammar to my Chinese students more than anything else J I got my first TEFL job in China before even finishing the course thanks to the administration staff who are very willing to assist you with job openings and with preparation for interviews. I have been in China for almost 8 months now and since then I have met so many interesting people and thanks to my connections I have managed to get into a research project which is similar to my degree field at one of the best Chinese universities! Since obtaining my TEFL certificate from TEFL Worldwide, life has been pretty good and very adventurous and I believe this will be the case for everyone graduating from TEFL Worldwide!
After living in the same town in Oklahoma for 27 years of my life, I decided to begin a journey that would allow me to see the world and develop new relationships with people from many different cultures. After several recommendations, I decided to apply at TEFL Worldwide Prague for the course. From the moment the course began I was all in, completely motivated and engaged. As I saw it through, it had become one of the best learning experiences of my life. The teachers were extremely knowledgable and passionate, some of the best I have ever had. I will never forget my time spent there. Life in Prague has been great this past year and I plan to stay for at least one more year if not longer. The location of the city is great for travelers who want to take those weekend day trips to neighboring historical cities and villages as well as long weekends in other major European cities. Public transportation is a dream and I would totally be okay without ever driving a car again. I teach many courses now ranging from general English to Business and Legal English. TEFL Worldwide Prague gave me the confidence, knowledge, and practice I needed to become a successful teacher. If you are on the fence about a TEFL certification program, look no further, TEFL Worldwide Prague is for you.
When I enrolled in the TEFL Worldwide Prague course, I had recently graduated from college and was looking for a way to get back to Europe after having spent time studying abroad. I was a psychology major with no previous teaching experience so I was definitely nervous about how the whole teacher training would work. But, after beginning my TEFL course, the instructors put me at ease, and I really enjoyed the whole process. I was easily able to find work shortly after completing the course, and I taught at a summer camp for Italian children in San Remo, Italy for a few weeks, before returning to Prague where I taught business English to adults, and tutored several children as well. It was a great experience, and I met some amazing people. I am back stateside now in Chicago, IL in the hospitality industry which amazingly enough I got inspired to be a part of because of some expats I met in Prague. I’ll never forget my year and half I spent teaching and traveling around Europe. Truly, some of the best experiences of my life!
I saw an ad for TEFL Worldwide Prague in a newspaper back home and I just knew that was where I needed to go. A few years after that, my fiance Alex and I finally made it happen. The course was definitely hard work, but we learned an incredible amount in four weeks and I was shocked that by the end of the course, I was no longer nervous at all to stand in front of a class and teach! The “dive right in” approach to the course suited me well and there was no doubt in my mind afterwards that I was equipped with all the tools to begin teaching immediately.
After the course, we moved to Ceské Budejovice after Alex found a great teaching opportunity that he learned about through TEFL Worldwide. We are still happy living and working here– Cz
I wanted to tell you that TEFL Worldwide gave me the career I always dreamed about. I took the course after having made the mistake of taking the course with another group which turned out bad. Trust me, when I say that they are not all like TEFL Worldwide! I was rescued from a bad group and installed in a great program with awesome teachers who taught me everything I needed to know. I have taught in Prague, Turkey, Slovenia and now I am in Saudi Arabia. I’ve been able to live, work and travel to great places in the world while saving money and sending it home. I’ve met and made interesting friends. I also have constant support from the instructors and the Administrative team who helps us to find jobs, gives us advice and just looks after us while we are out here on the global road.
Where to even begin with how awesome TEFL world wide Prague is….It has been almost seven years ago that I did this course, and I am still telling everyone I know who has an interest in seeing the world about this great opportunity to get you started. I have been on all of the major continents in this world, and people always ask me how I did it, and how I can afford it, and its not because I am extremely wealthy its because I did this course which provided me with a skill to work my way around the world. There are great opportunities out there for English Teachers, and teflworldwide prague provides you with the necessary skills you need to land these kinds of jobs. I started out in the Czech Republic with a job before I even graduated. Since graduating I have taught English for large companies like Airbus, DOW Chemical, EON, and schools like Inlingua, and Berlitz. Currently my wife and I live in Berlin where we own our own company which has become quite successful and provided us with the kind of lifestyle we have always wanted. Even our children were born here in Germany, we are quite the International family.
Hi, I’m Susie and I absolutely loved the course, the people I met through it, and my experience in Prague. After the course I travelled through Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Germany, then flew back to Canada for one month to obtain my visa for Korea. I am now living and working in Bucheon (near Seoul) in South Korea at a private language school. I teach kindergarten in the morning and grades 1 through 5 in the afternoon. I have absolutely loved my time here in Korea so far.