Teaching English in the Czech Republic
Teaching English in the Czech Republic is an exciting and rewarding experience for many foreign teachers. The country is known for its rich history, beautiful architecture, and friendly people. Moreover, the demand for English language instruction is high, especially in larger cities like Prague, Brno, and Ostrava. myTEFL is proud to offer teaching placements in the Czech Republic for graduates of it’s 120 and 140 Hour online TEFL courses. The placements are completely free of charge. In this article, we will explore what it is like to teach English in the Czech Republic and what you need to know before embarking on this adventure.
Requirements for Teaching English in the Czech Republic
Teaching English in the Czech Republic is surprisingly easy compared to other European counterparts. If you hold a passport from the US, CA, NZ, AU, SA, UK, or EU, you will not need a university degree. An accepted TEFL and an English level of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS scale is sufficient. If you hold a passport outside of the ones listed, a bachelor degree in any field, an accepted TEFL certificate and the same English proficiency applies.
With your qualifications in hand, you will be able to apply for a work visa which is good for two years. myTEFL partners with employers who provide the support for this process.
Job Opportunities for English Teachers in the Czech Republic
The demand for English language instruction is high in the Czech Republic, particularly in larger cities. Many language schools and private language centers offer employment opportunities to foreign teachers. Additionally, some public schools and universities hire native speakers to teach English to their students.
The majority of English teaching jobs in the Czech Republic are located in Prague, the capital city. However, there are also job opportunities in other cities such as Brno, Ostrava, and Pilsen. It is important to note that the cost of living in Prague is higher than in other parts of the country, so salaries may be higher in the capital city.
Teaching English in Private Language Schools
Private language schools are a popular option for English teachers in the Czech Republic. These schools offer a variety of courses, including general English, business English, exam preparation courses (such as the Cambridge exams), and conversation classes.
The working hours for private language school teachers can vary, but most teachers work between 20-30 hours per week. The salary for English teachers in private language schools ranges from approximately $1350-$2500 USD per month, depending on your experience and teaching hours.
Teaching English in Public Schools
Teaching English in public schools is also a possibility for foreign teachers in the Czech Republic. Many public schools hire native speakers to teach English to their students. However, these jobs are highly competitive, and you will need to have a degree in education and a teaching certificate to be considered.
The working hours for public school teachers are generally between 20-25 hours per week. The salary for English teachers in public schools ranges from approximately $1000-$1550 USD per month.
Teaching English Online
In recent years, teaching English online has become a popular option for English teachers in the Czech Republic. Many language schools and private language centers offer online courses, and some teachers even work as independent contractors, offering their services directly to students.
Teaching English online offers the flexibility to work from anywhere with an internet connection.
Teaching English to Adults vs. Children
The teaching experience can vary depending on the age group you are teaching. English teachers in the Czech Republic can choose to specialize in teaching either adults or children.
Teaching English to adults usually involves teaching general or business English, exam preparation courses, or conversation classes. Teaching English to children tends to be more generalized and ongoing. Both are rewarding in their own ways.
Teaching English in the Czech Republic is a great opportunity for foreign teachers looking to gain valuable teaching experience while immersing themselves in a new culture. With a high demand for English language instruction, job opportunities are plentiful, and the country offers a variety of options for teachers in terms of teaching settings, including private language schools, public schools, and online teaching.
Whether you choose to teach adults or children, in a classroom or online, teaching English in the Czech Republic can be a rewarding experience that offers personal and professional growth. With its rich history, stunning architecture, and friendly people, the Czech Republic is a great destination for those looking to teach English abroad.
If you are interested in teaching English in Czechia, visit our Teach in Czech Republic placement page for details. If you haven’t completed your TEFL course yet, check out our online course options which include free placement assistance in the Czech Republic.