Teaching English as a Foreign Language (or TEFL as it is commonly known) is the number one qualification for travellers with a love of language. Smaller Earth established Hello Academies in Prague back in 2012, to offer a globally recognised certificate, so applicants can qualify as English teachers and then flit from one corner of the world to another with job opportunities wherever they land. Most TEFL students are absolute beginners when it comes to teaching, but this 120 hour accredited course prepares them for every classroom eventuality, with a focus on teaching methodologies, grammar and adapting to different fluency levels.
Trainee teachers live in Hello House, a modern, newly-renovated and stunning private apartment located nearby to the language school, with many cafes, shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance. When it comes to finding employment in Prague, Hello Academies have a 100% success rate for newly qualified teachers securing jobs within three weeks of graduating, some actually receiving offers prior to completing the course!
With teaching jobs in abundance in Prague, 70% or more applicants remain in the Czech Republic after their month long program and embark on a European adventure! Other applicants have adventured out to places such as Italy, France, Spain, Vietnam, Somalia and Mongolia!