Live & Teach in Prague
A beautiful city in the heart of Europe
We are located in the historic and vibrant capital of the Czech Republic. It’s an ideal place for TEFL training and teaching. Prague is renowned for its magical charm and remarkable blend of architecture. There’s something for everyone including art, music, theaters , museums, pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants.
It’s easy to stay in Prague after the course. Jobs are plentiful with over 300 language schools in the Czech Republic, 100 of them in Prague alone. There is high demand for English teachers here, so you can easily line up a job before the course is even finished. English language schools here have hired hundreds of TEFL Worldwide graduates and are always looking to hire more.
Top Benefits of Teaching in Prague
The Basics of Teaching English in Prague
Our TEFL course has a good reputation in Prague and many language schools have commented on the high quality of our graduates compared to other programs
The school year in the Czech Republic is divided into two semesters and begins in September. Because of the high demand for English teachers, schools hire on a monthly basis all year round. This is why we run a TEFL course every month.
It is possible to work for state schools or private schools and you can choose from different types of courses: children, teenagers or adults; general or business English; groups or individuals. Most teachers choose to work on a self-employed basis, giving them maximum flexibility in the hours and types of courses they teach.
Any reputable language school will require an accredited TEFL certificate and some (but not all) will also require a bachelor’s degree.
Finding Work in Prague After the Course
We are here to help you find work in Prague straight after the course
There is a high demand for English teachers in Prague and elsewhere in the Czech Republic. This means that most of our graduates find work here a week or two after they finish the course, but sometimes even get offers during the course.
As we are part of a large language school, which is always looking for new teachers, many graduates get an offer to work at our school straight after the course. We offer a job guarantee to anybody getting the highest Pass 1 grade, and many with Pass 2 grades will receive offers as well.
We can also help you find work elsewhere in Prague or the Czech Republic, and can recommend schools to you. You can find more information about our job guidance and support here.
Highlights of Living in Prague
The cost of living is low in Prague compared with US cities and other European capitals
The cost of living will vary depending on the kind of lifestyle you want to live and other factors such as what part of Prague you would like to live in. However, it is possible to live quite comfortable on a teacher’s salary. You can expect to earn between 300 and 450 CZK per teaching hour. A typical teaching week is 20 – 22 hours, but you can teach more. So expect 24,000 to 35,000 CZK/month (average salary in Prague is 30,000 CZK). Below are some average costs and approximate conversions to Euros and US Dollars.
|Meal for 2 people, Mid-range restaurant||650||24||29|
|Beer in a pub||35||0.95||1.58|
|Coffee in a cafe||52||2||2.30|
|Loaf of bread||24||0.90||1|
|Local cheese 1kg||208||7.90||9.40|
|Monthly transport ticket||550||20||24.80|
|Rent/month center, 1 bedroom||13500||513||610|
|Rent/month outskirts, 1 bedroom||10000||380||450|
|Home internet per month||450||17||20|
Find Out More
Find out more about living and working in Prague on our blog.
Frequently Asked Questions
During the course plan to bring about 7,5000 to 15,000 CZK for food, a one month transportation pass, and entertainment. It all depends on your lifestyle. In addition, you will need to pay for the student housing which starts at 9,500 CZK.
Prague is relatively cheap compared to western European cities. There are many shops near our school, where you can buy your groceries. In addition there are many cafes, bars and restaurants in the area. Sightseeing in Prague and travelling around the Czech Republic is very affordable.
If you plan to stay and teach in Prague then we recommend that you bring 50,000 CZK to 80,000 CZK (depending on your spending habits and choice of apartment) to get started for the first 2 months in addition to the money you bring for the month of the course. This includes spending money for two months after the course, rent for about two months, a security deposit, realtors fee, food and entertainment.
You will need a Trade License and Visa to work in the Czech Republic; this allows you to work for several schools as a freelancer. The costs to do this is about 12,000 CZK.
Yes, we recommend that you set up a local bank account once you arrive in the country that you plan on teaching in. Employers will most likely be making direct debits into you account with your salary. This is usually a pretty straightforward process.