In order to apply to the TEFL certificate course you must meet the following requirements :
- Be at least 18
- Be a native English speaker or a non-native with a high proficiency in English
- Have the minimum qualification necessary to enter university. (i.e. High School Diploma, A-Level). GCSE Levels are acceptable but you must be prepared for an intensive university level course.
Ideally be able to enter the Czech Republic on your passport as a tourist without having to obtain a Visa. If you need a visa to enter the Schengen Zone we’ll need proof that you have this before you can reserve a place on the course and in the housing.
Typically the trainees on our TEFL certificate course are individuals who enjoy working with people from different backgrounds and cultures and who want to make a difference by teaching English. Such individuals include professionals who are looking for a change in their career or life, recent college graduates who want to gain international experience and travel abroad before settling into their career, tradesmen and women who want a totally new experience and individuals who would like to spend their retirement years teaching English abroad.
You do not need a Bachelor’s degree to take the TEFL certificate course but please note that in some countries you will need a degree. It varies from country to country and employer to employer so contact us for more information.
EU citizens looking to work in the EU do not always need a degree as it isn’t necessary to apply for a working visa (which is when the degree is usually required in some countries.)
Non-native English Speakers
If you are a non-native English speaker you can certainly apply to the course and teach English abroad. Dozens of non-native speakers have taken our course and have gone on to teach abroad, mostly in Prague, parts of Asia, Latin America, the EU (if an EU citizens) or their home country. It may be a bit more challenging to find a job as many employers prefer to hire native English speakers so you may need to allow some more time to find a job. We’ll do the best to assist you in finding a job and look forward to welcoming you.
Demographics of Trainees
Our TEFL certificate courses include individuals of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities. The average age is between 22 and 30 but on almost every course we have people between the ages of 30 and 70! The TEFL Worldwide trainees are mostly from the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and New Zealand. We’ve also had students from Singapore, Colombia, Romania, France, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Finland, Malaysia, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Poland, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Lebanon, Israel, Yemen, Zambia, and Botswana.
“Thanks again for the wonderful course, as it has prepared me for a job I never dreamed I would be able to do!”