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The Language House TEFL comes highly recommended by graduates of the course. The American owned company is one of the oldest TEFL training centers in Prague and has a great reputation in Prague and worldwide. What sets The Language House TEFL apart from other TEFL courses is the amount of actual hands on teaching practice offered (nearly twice the average) and their supportive graduate community/post course support. The Language House TEFL is not just a training center, but a network of staff and graduates in Prague and abroad who help and support each other years after graduation. When you sign up for The Language House TEFL, you are not just getting a TEFL certificate, you are entering into a supportive community of experienced teachers. This support includes making friends abroad, finding jobs, support with accommodation and a host of other things.The Language House TEFL is one of the most popular TEFL/CELTA courses in Prague and their courses can fill up months in advance. They have a stellar track record of finding their graduates employment in Prague and worldwide post course and their assistance is lifelong. If you are interested at all in teaching abroad, but don’t know where to start, contact us and we will help you.

Course Overview

Four-week, 130-hour accredited and externally monitored TEFL/TESOL course – get TEFL certified, get a job, get ready for an experience of a lifetime.

• The TEFL Course
• Teacher Mentor Program
• Requirements
• Grades
• Final Summary

The TEFL / TESOL Course

The International TEFL/TESOL course offered at The Language House TEFL will give you the training as well as the qualifications you need to enter into the world of English language teaching. A TEFL certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) has become a necessary qualification for all teachers who wish to teach English as a foreign language. Whether you are a first-time teacher or an experienced teacher in other subjects, the TEFL certificate will provide you with the necessary skills to manage a productive classroom.

The course will teach you the most current methodology and techniques of English teaching, give you many hours of teaching practice, assist you in finding employment in Prague or worldwide and introduce you to a network of lifelong friends and contacts. For those wishing to pursue a long-term career in the ELT field, the course serves as an excellent foundation for a Master’s degree in TESOL/TEFL or applied linguistics, as well as careers in teacher training and school management.

Teacher Mentor Program (TMP)

This program is unique to The Language House TEFL and was created specifically by teachers to ease the transition from being a trainee to a full-time English teacher. The most stressful, demanding, and important time in your teaching career is during the first two to four weeks of real teaching. Most teachers make the majority of their mistakes during this time period. New teachers are simply not used to teaching different classes at different times and at different places.

A second problem is simply a matter of experience. Everything learned in the course will take time before it sinks in and becomes instinctual. This is true for all methodology and grammar. The problem is that you will have the same students for a period of five months to a few years. With practice students, they almost expect you to make mistakes and are not upset when they happen. Real students who have paid a considerable amount of money for private lessons may not be as forgiving.

Trainees who request the teacher mentor program will be given an experienced teacher who will act as their consultant. This includes, but is not limited to, help with grammar, lesson planning, directions to client offices, trouble areas, teaching techniques, as well as finding and exploiting resources. The Teacher Mentor Program begins when you actually start working and lasts for four weeks. No matter what school the teacher decides to work for, all teachers remain eligible as long as they are teaching in Prague.

The cost of the teacher mentor program is an additional 350 USD. The TMP is optional. If a trainee signs up for the TMP, they can at any time change their mind during the TEFL course or afterward and receive 100% of their money back.

Requirements

The course requires that applicants have University-level reading and writing skills. We also recommend that applicants have University level schooling and have a (BA/BFA) diploma. If you do not have BA, do not worry. Jobs are readily available in Prague without university degrees. We recommend going over this with you though since many countries do require university degrees and we want our graduates to have as many career opportunities around the world as possible. The majority of TEFL students range from age 22 to 35, however there is no age limit and it is not uncommon for people beyond their 50’s, who are looking to try something new, to take the course.

If you are not a native speaker, you must be fluent in English. It is required that all applicants submit the application form on this site (it can be emailed) and, if you are not a native speaker, have an interview with our director of studies in Prague or one of our other recruiters. If you are located in Prague, you can opt to have the interview in person. For other candidates, the interview will be over the phone. Unfortunately, it can be hard for some nationalities to receive either a tourist or long-term visa for Prague. Contact us first if you require a tourist visa to enter into the Czech Republic.

Final Summary

This course is a very intense, dynamic and demanding 4 weeks. The benefits are that you enter into the teaching market with more training and classroom experience potentially than if you had studied elsewhere. The more skill you have in the classroom, the more rewarding and easy the job becomes. If you are a person that welcomes challenges, we are the right course for you.

Grades

Grades for the class are evaluated based on teaching performance, completion of exercises, attendance, professionalism, growth, participation, teacher-trainer observations, student evaluations, and the grammar exam.

The criteria for the grades are listed below:

Teaching performance. The level and effectiveness of how you teach. Emphasis on using TEFL methodology as well as creativity. Marks are also based on lesson planning.

Completion of exercises. Involves completing all homework/workshop assignments correctly and on time.

Professionalism. Trainees are required to dress and act in a professional manner. While practice teaching trainees are required to wear nice clothes (collared shirts, no tennis shoes). Trainees are also graded on their general attitude during the program. Of course, if a student has a problem or a complaint about the course, this will not effect their grade.

Growth. Students are also graded on their growth as teachers. This includes confidence, understanding of teaching concepts, and overcoming initial problems with teaching.

Participation. Students are required to participate and be active during course discussions and workshops.

Teacher-trainer observations. You are required to attend at least one observation a week along with thoughtfully completing an observation sheet.

Student evaluations. Trainees are graded on how well their practice students thought they did and whether they would take a course with them as the teacher.

Grammar test. All trainees must score at least an 80% on a grammar test that is given during the last week of the course. If a student fails the test, they will have two more chances to get a successful pass. Assistance will be given to any student who is worried about the test or needs extra help.

Attendance. The Language House TEFL is very sympathetic with the stress, fatigue, and unexpected problems that can arise while living in a foreign country and how these factors affect attendance. However, the course is very demanding and student teachers will inevitably fall behind if workshops or other activities are missed. Student teachers are required to attend all classes. Student teachers who miss over 20% of the course without the consent of the head teacher trainer, course manager, or the director of the school, will receive an immediate fail for the course. The rule being that a student teacher who cannot attend his or her own teacher training course will probably not be able to attend his or her own work. All missed class activities must be made up by the trainee before any certificates are given. If a student trainee simply fails to show up for classes without giving any notice at all, it could result in an automatic fail. If you are sick, or cannot attend a class, it is mandatory that you let us know in advance.

At the end of each week, student teachers are evaluated on each of the above categories. At the end of the month, all observers and trainers meet together and evaluate trainees for the whole month. Final grades and evaluations are given in addition to the certificates. Since The Language House TEFL is externally monitored and accredited, the actual certificates will be from IATQuO.

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Company Details
Main Office | Course Location

Education Center SPUSA Na porici 1038/6 110 00 Prague 1 Czech Republic

Course Location(s)
Course Type(s)
  • On-site TEFL Courses
  • Just Text What's Up
Course Length(s)
  • Standard (120-140 hours)
Certificate Type(s)
  • TEFL / TESL / TESOL
Specialist Course(s)
  • Teaching Young Learners (YL)
  • Oscar Loera
    April 5, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I completed the course a few weeks ago and had such a great experience. The instructors and observers are all very helpful and insightful. It might seem crazy to jump ship and move all the way across the world, but it is totally worth it. A key component of this working is trust and hard work. You have to be able to trust that the instructors are going to help you with teaching, housing, visas, jobs, and pretty much any little thing that you can think of. They do this every month, trust them they know what they are talking about! My second component is hard work. There will definitely be some challenging tasks but BREATH you will get through it! Also, don’t overwork yourself remember you’re in PRAGUE! The school location and student housing are fantasic; you are a 3-5 minute bus, tram, or metro ride from everything fun. I would definitely recommend this course because it prepares you for the real world.
    -Oscar Loera

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  • Jovial Chen
    March 7, 2018 at 12:00 am

    TLH has been my home for the past month with some of the best classmates and instructors I’ve ever met. The instructors are knowledgeable, funny and supportive of every TEFL student. If you didn’t love grammar before, you stand a great chance of loving it here! We were immersed in the teaching style that we were taught and had the opportunity to put our learning into practice with fantastic observers who were so genuine in giving us good feedback. Twas’ an amazing experience guys!

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  • Amelia Smith
    March 6, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I just completed the TEFL certification course at The Language House in Prague and I could not have asked for a better training opportunity. The staff are incredible educators and mentors always willing to go above and beyond to help. Not only did I feel supported during the course I continue to feel the same as I am applying for teaching positions now. The location and learning environment was very professional and the training itself was extremely well thought out and realistic. I feel the staff prepared us to be the best teachers we can be and I feel certain being a TLH Alum will open doors to great opportunities.

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  • Andrea Bisconti
    March 6, 2018 at 12:00 am

    As a former businesswoman, I found my course at The Language House to be incredibly professional and in-depth. Everyone who worked there was passionate about helping us succeed and become great teachers. We received extensive feedback in the most positive way, and I could see the improvement in myself and my colleagues every day. The school offers a lot of support, starting long before orientation and continuing after the course is over. They continue to give me job advice and visa help, and welcome us back to the school to use their resources. We even have an extensive alumni network that connects us to teachers in Prague and around the world. If you’re looking for a TEFL course, this is it! Don’t hesitate! Join the Language House in beautiful Prague and get an education that will give you all the resources you need to succeed.

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  • Katie Kamin
    March 6, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I just finished my TEFL course at the Language House, and I cannot even begin to describe how awesome it was. The instructors and observers were fun and passionate about teaching, and they made everyone feel so comfortable and welcome. I had never had any teaching experience before, but I walked away from the month feeling so prepared to go out and teach. They definitely keep you busy during the month, but it’s totally manageable and fun. We all certainly had plenty of time to enjoy Prague’s infinite amount of pivo. Most importantly of all, TLH helps you beyond the classroom with housing, visas, and just life. I wouldn’t hesitate to contact any of the staff for assistance even now after graduation. I was sad for the course to end, but I can’t wait for all the adventures Prague has and for the life that TLH has prepared us all for!

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  • Emma Dysart
    January 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

    The Language House TEFL Prague is an amazing organization! They made my transition into teaching and living abroad both easy and fun. Before graduating in May 2016, my class and I had the opportunity to practice our skills by teaching real ESL students, and having our lessons observed by the experienced teachers of The Language House staff. By the end of the course, because of its unique format, I felt truly prepared to work. After the course, the school continued to offer support by helping me to secure a visa and a teaching position in Prague. I cannot recommend them enough: if you’re considering teaching English abroad, they are your best option

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  • Robert Rich
    December 28, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Not only does The Language House have an awesome course with intense, real-world knowledge, it has a superb staff and extensive network of alumni. After taking your TEFL course at The Language House, you not only gain a certificate, but a family.

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  • Aaron
    December 11, 2017 at 12:00 am

    The TEFL course by The Language House prepares you for a career in teaching English whether you’re planning on teaching for only a short time or wanting make teaching English a part of your life as you travel the globe. The benefit of getting a TEFL certificate already has its benefit as your entry point to go nearly anywhere in the world; but the course at TLH, with its intensive month-long course, helps teaching English become muscle memory. In my course the range of teaching experience by students coming into the course was the full spectrum, from lifelong teachers to people who were nervous about even speaking in front of people. All of us finished the course having learned with total assurance a great and opportunistic skill to have. It’s very important to know that you’ll get what you put in. Be ready to study all the rules of grammar (and there are probably some rules you didn’t know that you know or even had names!) and have lots and lots of teaching practice. And Chris and the TLH staff are supportive in the just the right way: being understanding to help each student with their unique learning curve and being available whenever you have a question or need help with your approach, while also preparing you to be independent as you embark on a very very special career.

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  • Jacquelin Redl
    November 20, 2017 at 12:00 am

    This program is a great opportunity for native speakers to travel and teach English. During this program I gained a myriad of valuable information that I use to this day in my teaching. Not only is everyone at TLH positive and very helpful throughout the program there are like a big family. Chris and the staff will help you through any difficulties you are having and any advice you need when moving to a new country. You can use this program to help with your professional disposition in your teaching career,while creating new and unique experiences.

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  • Jess Piel
    June 4, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I am a graduate of the Language House February 2017 class. Taking this course was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It was an intense, stressful four-week course but what I have gained was more than worth it. I graduated feeling prepared to teach and I was able to get a full-time job at a preschool within two weeks of graduation. The instructors are fun, attentive, and always there to help. The course provides for an opportunity to teach classes at varying levels and observers provide valuable feedback that I have used in my real-life classes. Not only does the Language House teach how to be a teacher but they helped me find my flat and has done almost everything for the visa process. I have made lifelong friends through my course and there is a huge network of TLH graduates around the world that are always there to help – it truly is a family. I would recommend this course to anyone who is thinking of teaching or living abroad. I can’t imagine becoming an ESL teacher and moving to a new country without the help and support I’ve been given by the Language House!

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  • Caitlin
    June 3, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I am a graduate from The Language House Feb 2017 course. I learned about The Language House TEFL program from a Google search. I wanted to fulfill my dream of traveling the world and was in search of a career path that could help fund it. I read many amazing reviews written about The Language House and thought it sounded too good to be true! I can already say that taking this course through The Language House was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. They do a fantastic job answering any questions you may have leading up to the course as well as keeping you informed once you are signed up. Life gets a bit chaotic once the course begins so they do everything they can to set you up for success — airport pickups, student housing, orientation, transportation cards, etc. The course was very challenging, but is absolutely worth it. The saying goes “you reap what you sow” — if you are willing to put in the hard work and passion you will not only succeed, but have an amazing time during the process. You dive right into teaching methodology, grammar and hands on teaching time. The instructors are incredibly knowledgable and friendly. Both my instructors and my classmates have quickly become my good friends and expat family. They have done a fantastic job at creating an alumni community that supports you throughout the course and after graduation. I’m so proud to call myself a Language House graduate!

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