Little Czech List – TEFL Worldwide Prague

Czechlister’s Overall Impression: “Looks legit, I’m considerin’ it!” 

Course Dates:

November 16-December 11 2015

Prices:

1300 Euros ($1480USD)

300 Euro Desposit (to be paid after application accepted, still part of total tuition)

Accommodation Prices:

Private Apartment: 10500 CZK/mo ($435USD)

Private Room: 8500 CZK/mo (in shared apt) ($350USD)

Shared Room: 6500 CZK/mo (according to availability) ($270USD)

Homestay:  8500 CZK/mo (prices vary) ($350USD)

Price For Me:

$1750USD

Accommodation Details:

“Most of the private rooms are within a 10 minute walking distance to the school. A few are about 20 minutes and it’s necessary to take the metro just 2 or 3 stops from our school stop.”

Wifi?

Accreditation:

IATQuO (The International Accreditation of TESOL Qualifying Organisations)

Czech Ministry of Education

Job Assistance:

“Course Includes:

  • Upon enrollment to the program we immediately start looking for jobs for you.
  • We provide CV and Cover Letter Assistance.
  • Tips for interviewing.
  • Contacts with TEFL Worldwide Alumni working all over the world so you can connect with them for advice.
  • TEFL Worldwide cooperates with a network of language schools in Prague who hire our graduates every month so it’s easy to find teaching jobs here.
  • If you are interested in working outside of the Czech Republic we are also in contact with thousands of language schools worldwide about their current job openings so you’ll have dozens and dozens of jobs to choose from.
  • We hold a Job Workshop on the last day of the course where local schools come to present their job openings.”

Visa Support:

No dedicated page to Visa Support, but had a quick mention on their list of  what you’re paying for:
“Guidance for Housing, Visa, and Trade License for Those Staying in Prague”

And from their FAQ page:

“If you want to live and work abroad, you’ll need a Visa depending on your citizenship and where you want to work. If you decide to stay in Prague we can provide you with information on how to get your visa. If you plan to stay in Prague, it is important to get this process started as soon as possible. …. After you apply and pay your course deposit, we’ll send you information on both the Working Visa and the Trade License so you can start the process right away if you plan to stay in Prague after the course”

Course Hours/Details:

4 weeks, 120 hours, 8-10 teaching practice

“The teaching practice component during the TEFL course consists of 8 to 10 hours of teaching throughout the course, and gives you the opportunity to teach classes at a variety of levels. The classes are made up of friendly and motivated Czech students. Teaching practice takes place four afternoons a week and allows trainees to work cooperatively in a supportive atmosphere with valuable feedback and comments from your trainers at the end of each lesson.”

“All lessons are scored according to a marking grid focusing on key competencies, which are widely accepted as important considerations in deciding good teaching.

– Lesson planning and activities, time management, teaching language, classroom management, error correction, lesson materials.”

Graduate Resources:

Page of graduate profiles, some with contact info, lots to choose from. I’ve already contacted a few people from this particular course and received positive responses, but couldn’t hurt to ask a couple more!

Little things:

“Survival Czech Lessons, Free Wireless Connection at the school, Transportation from the Airport/Bus/Train Station to your Accommodation, Prague Survival Pack, Prague Orientation Tour, Settling in Assistance, Champagne Celebration on the Last Day of the Course, Access to our Comprehensive Library, Map of Prague”

CZECHLISTED!

Overall their website was well organized and informative, made picking up most of the information easy. Only points off was not having more information about Visa support/assistance, but the amount of information available on their alumni network and job assistance was very promising. About the same prices as the others, accredited, housing was reasonable – I’m definitely put this one in the pile of courses to consider.

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