Live TEFL Prague
A modern course for anyone wishing to become a successful EFL Teacher.
Live TEFL Prague is a family-sized company operating under one of the biggest language schools in the Czech Republic. We drew from our 30 year experience in teaching English when designing a balanced, comprehensive, 4-week intensive course combining a mix of theoretical and practical sessions coupled with an internationally recognized TEFL certificate.
We highly value every individual’s personal journey and development, and therefore provide personalized assistance before, during and after your course to help you relocate, get TEFL trained and find a TEFL job.
Top Facts About Live TEFL Prague
The course we designed to run a few times a year but now runs monthly
Live TEFL Prague was founded in 2013 as a part of Spěváček language school. Because we are growing rapidly as a language school, we are constantly looking for new English teachers to cover the growing portfolio of the courses we offer. Unfortunately, we have had mixed experiences employing teachers fresh from TEFL courses. While they usually have a solid knowledge of TEFL theory, their practical skills are often inadequate. Some applicants have even spent their money studying online TEFL courses which don’t incorporate a practical teaching component at all.
So we decided to develop a course addressing this lack of practical skills and really prepare students for the reality of teaching English. By having the opportunity to consult with experienced English teachers, work with real students, and get personalized feedback, our graduates are ready to teach a wide portfolio of courses using modern, interactive and creative English teaching methods.
Moreover, the Job Guidance included in the course ensures our graduates enter the TEFL world with a prepared demo lesson, competitive CV and finely honed interview skills. The opportunity to network with in-service teachers and experience the environment of a real language school gives our students a great advantage on the English teaching market. We back this up with a fully-equipped teacher’s room, with an extensive library.
''The instructors and teachers are incredibly helpful and they did their best to guide me through to achievement. The instructors will do everything they can to get you through it, it is really only thanks to their constant support and effort that I made it through and have now begun working as a teacher in Prague.''
''I loved the programme and learned so much from it. It was an amazing, intense process which I am so glad I did. I have developed skills I will be able to use during my whole career in teaching and made friends I will keep in touch with for years to come. If you think this could be for you, do it! You will not regret it!''
Certificates for our graduates are recognized worldwide
To give our students the opportunity to travel the world and teach English wherever they choose, we are internationally accredited.
Live TEFL Prague is externally validated and moderated by International Accreditation of TESOL Qualifying Organisations (IATQuO). Annual inspections evaluate if our course meets quality standards in five key areas – course content and balance, observed teaching practice, qualification and experience of tutorial staff, premises and resources, and course length.
The certificates for all trainees successfully completing the Live TEFL Prague programme are issued by IATQuO, which means that your certificate is recognised worldwide. As most reputable EFL schools now insist that new teachers are qualified with an accredited (externally validated) TEFL/TESOL certificate, you will find that our internationally accredited certificate comes in handy.
We at Live TEFL are ready to make your TEFL journey worth it
Our key trainers (Martin, Tasci, Gwyneth, Tereza and Kristof) combine more than 50 years of teaching experience among them. They come from different walks of life and different countries (US, UK, Belgium, the Czech Republic), and have taught all around the world. Through practical workshops, real life examples, various teaching methods and helpful feedback they will prepare you thoroughly for your English teaching career.
- Bachelor´s Degree in Politics and Philosophy, The University of Greenwich, UK
- Cambridge CELTA
- Certificate Miracles of Human Language: Linguistics Course -University of Leiden
Language teacher since: 2014
Foreign experience: Czech Republic
Teaches general and business English as well as exam preparation.
Before teaching English Martin was a semi-professional musician and taught guitar and drum lessons, he also worked in sales. Martin has experience teaching a variety of courses from individual to large groups, general English and business English, incompany courses and public courses, teenagers and adults.
- Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics, Ohio University
Language teacher since: 2003
Foreign experience: USA, Czech Republic
Tasci has been teaching in the Czech Republic for over a decade. She has taught general business English, soft skills, English for specialized subjects and even a few children’s courses. She has helped develop intensive courses and course material for multiple levels of students.
Tasci, who comes from a small town in Ohio originally, has lived and worked in Prague since 2003. She studied Linguistics at Ohio University. She has worked in a variety of teaching environments in Prague and has a strong grasp on what her students need to make them successful communicators. At Live TEFL, she teaches the Grammar module and does observations. Helping students and trainees find the “lightbulb” moment when the concept clicks is the most satisfying part of teaching for her.
- TEFL 120 certificate
- Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology, University of East London
Language teacher since: 2010
Foreign experience: Japan, Czech Republic, Romania
Gwyneth has taught English to a variety of students, from small children to business English with adults, exam preparation courses and online teaching. Her academic background is also in Psychology, giving her a keen interest in understanding how people learn.
Gwyneth originally comes from a small village in Wales, the UK, and is also fluent in Welsh. She started her teaching career in Japan and went on to live in Prague for two years, before returning to the UK to study her Masters. After that, she decided to work in Romania for a year where she volunteered with a peacebuilding organisation, before returning again to Prague. At Live TEFL, she teaches the Methodology modules and observes lessons. She tries to teach by example by making lessons fun and interactive, and to make sure trainees are really prepared for the world of teaching English.
- Diploma in TESOL from Alba School of English in Edinburgh
Language teacher since: 2013
Foreign experience: Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Scotland with international groups
Tereza is a native Czech speaker and as such has undergone the process of mastering English herself, so she can offer the point of view of the learner. She has taught general English, exam preparation for both Cambridge and Trinity examinations, English for specialized purposes and in summers enjoys working with kids in summer camps.
Tereza, a Prague local, discovered her passion for the English language while living in Spain. Delving into the structures and methodology, she realised she was very keen to pass on this knowledge and enjoys helping other teachers, be it ones just starting or ones who want to better themselves. She has passed the dipTESOL and now is fully devoted to training new teachers. At Live TEFL she teaches the Lesson Planning module, helps with planning and observes teaching practice sessions. She is a firm believer in the fact that as long as the students are communicating (or trying to), they are learning, and she tries to make this clear in both her English classes and in TEFL sessions.
- Bachelor Degree in Agogical sciences, VUB, Brussel
- Masters in Education, Open University, UK
- Cambridge CELTA certificate
- Cambridge Young learner extension to the CELTA certificate
- Cambridge DELTA diploma
Language teacher since: 2004
Foreign experience: Belgium, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Tunisia, Colombia, Czech Republic
Kristof has been teaching in diverse settings around the world for more than 10 years. He has taught general English, business English, exam preparation classes (Cambridge and IELTS), corporate classes, one-to-one classes, very young learners and young learners. He has created or assisted in the creation of a variety of syllabi and courses for different levels and needs.
Kristof, who originally comes from Belgium, has lived and worked in Prague since 2018. He studied Agogical science (adult education) in Brussels and Education at the Open University. At Live TEFL, he teaches the Lesson Planning module and observes teaching practice sessions. Seeing the students evolve and grow into successful teachers is the most rewarding for him.
Our support team includes Anežka, Martin S., Veronika and Lida, who are all ready to make your TEFL journey as enjoyable and smooth as possible. We arrange the details of your stay, help with long-term accommodation, introduce you to Prague, assist with your visa process, answer any question regarding the program or the life in Prague you may have or simply just be there if you need to talk.
TEFL course right in the heart of historical Prague
One of the many advantages of Live TEFL Prague is the fact that we are located in the very heart of Prague on a beautiful historical square, easily accessed by public transport. Our location allows you to fully enjoy what Prague the capital has to offer; cosy cafes, diverse food options, never ending evening entertainment in a historical area covered by cobble-stoned streets, medieval churches and architecturally fascinating buildings.
We asked three of our graduates to reflect on their TEFL journey, about the ups and downs, anything they were not prepared for and if there is something they would recommend to future students.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are tons of language schools in Prague and the need for English teachers is constant. Our graduates who don’t end up working for our language school usually find a job within days after they complete their TEFL course.
You don’t have to have a university degree although it can give you a great advantage with potential employers.
The Live TEFL course is open for candidates over 18 and does not have any maximum age limit. We have had students on our course who are over 60. Most private language schools teach in companies, and their employees require teachers with real life experience.