[Do I need a TEFL/TESOL Certificate to teach overseas ? - What´s best for me online or onsite ? - Where can I teach ? - What qualifications are you looking for in an applicant ? - What is the course timetable ? - Do I need a visa to enter Europe and take this Course ? - Is any dress code required ? - What kind of people take the Course ? - How busy will I be ? - Can I prepare myself for the Course in any way ? - When do Courses start and when is the best time to enrol? ]

Do I need a TEFL/TESOL Certificate to teach overseas ?

In some countries it may be possible to teach English without any teaching qualifications but these positions are normally low paid and illegal. The TEFL/TESOL job market has become more sophisticated over the past 5-10 years and it is nearly impossible to find teaching work today without an internationally recognised TEFL/TESOL certificate. Simply being a native speaker of English is not enough anymore. An Internationally recognised TEFL/TESOL certificate verifies that you have the knowledge and expertise necessary to effectively teach English in a foreign country.

What´s best for me Online or Onsite ?

It really depends upon your time commitments. Some people prefer our online TEFL Certification Course because they prefer studying from home or they may have time commitments which prevent them from having the luxury of re-locating to Prague to study onsite. An online course has the added advantage of being financially more bearable. Other people prefer our onsite TEFL/TESOL Certification Course because you become at once accustomed to cultural diversity, you learn in a group of other TEFL/TESOL Trainees, you get to spend an incredible time in this awesome city and you gain your first teaching experiences hands-on.

Where can I teach ?

Perhaps the question would better be answered if it were reversed. Where can’t I teach? There is such a huge demand for qualified TEFL/TESOL instructors globally that you can teach virtually anywhere. ITTP has listings for teaching jobs in Arab Emirates, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Morocco, Phillipines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam and others.....In fact, there is also a high demand for TEFL instructors even in English speaking countries like the US and Britain where many students choose to travel to learn English as a foreign language. Typically, many of our newly qualified teachers teach a year here in Prague before branching out to Asia, South America and Africa. Recently we have seen trends towards teachers doing a teaching stint in one of the Middle Eastern countries where salaries are among the best in the world for TEFL/TESOL instructors.

What qualifications are you looking for in an applicant ?

Our internationally recognised TEFL/TESOL Certification Course is open to anyone whose first language is English or whose mother tongue is English or for people who speak English proficiently. Applicants must also be over the age of 17. Applicants with previous teaching experience or who have learnt a foreign language may find the first week‘s studies a little less demanding but usually by the second week everyone is on about the same level.

What is the Course timetable ?

The course timetable is very intensive. Classes start at 9:00 and finish at 16:30. Trainees have a lot of homework to prepare for the next day so there is not much time for letting your hair down during the weekdays. However, at weekends we encourage our new trainees to go explore the beautiful Czech countryside or stay in Prague and discover this wonderful city.

Do I need a visa to enter Europe and take this Course? (I am American)

As an American citizen you will receive a 3 month tourist visa (free), on arrival to the Czech Republic. This is perfectly acceptable for the length of the TEFL/TESOL Course and for a further 2 months after. If you do plan to stay in Prague and teach we will assist you in getting a work permit.

Is any dress code required ?

No dress code is required. We respect people for who they are and how they want to dress.

What kind of people take the course ?

A whole range of people from many different backgrounds take our TEFL/TESOL certification course. ITTP welcomes all applications, regardless of sex, age, race or nationality. The only conditions we have are set by international guidelines. These are that applicants should be a native, or advanced English speaker (i.e. English is your first language or Mother Tongue or you speak English proficiently) and, applicants must be 17 or over.

How busy will I be ?

During the week you will be very busy but you will have time over the weekends to unwind a little and enjoy your first steps abroad in this wonderful country.

Can I prepare myself for the Course in any way ?

When you enrol onto our Internationally recognised TEFL/TESOL Certification Course you will recieve a reading list which we recommend you read before starting your TEFL/TESOL Course. The reading list will prepare you in terms of being able to identify grammatical structures and also will give the reader an insight into contemporary pedagogic styles and theory relevant to the Course.

When do Courses start and when is the best time to enrol?

Please refer to DATES AND PRICES for Course start and finishing dates.
Our Courses are very popular, and we cannot predict how fast Courses will fill up. The sooner you apply the better chances you will have of securing a place.

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