The independent Czech Republic blends the Bohemian spirit with historic architecture, colorful markets, world-renowned breweries, and soaring mountain ranges.
Czech Republic TEFL Facts:
Your English Students
Best Time to Get Hired
August and December
Typical Start Dates
September and January
Length of Commitment
Typical Teaching Schedules
Full-time and part-time schedules available
$600 – $900 USD per month
Average Cost of Living
$400 – $700 USD per month depending on lifestyle and location
Benefits may include
TEFL certification (see recommended courses above)
Native speaker or fluent in English
Travel stipend for off-site classes
Reimbursement of Emergency Travel Insurance
Reimbursement of airport pick up
Demand for English Teachers
The Czech Republic lived under communism for almost half a century, but has been growing in leaps and bounds in the two decades since it became a free market economy. Unemployment is down, tourism is up, and in 2004 the country was accepted as a member of the European Union.
Typical English Students / Popular Teaching Destinations
As the country modernizes, its demand for English teachers is increasing. Students in the Czech Republic are usually adults learning English for professional reasons, or children and teenagers studying the language as a required part of their education. Most teaching positions in the Czech Republic are found in the lively capital of Prague, though public transportation makes it easy to explore the distinct regions of the rest of the country. With the low cost of living in the Czech Republic, you can usually live comfortably on a typical TEFL teacher’s salary.
Czech Republic Overview
A small country in terms of square miles, the Czech Republic is vast when measured in natural beauty, cultural character and historical heritage. Among the youngest of countries in Europe, the Czech Republic broke its nearly 75-year union with the Slovak Republic in January of 1993. The independent country is comprised of two regions—Bohemia and Moravia. Bohemia is a plateau encircled by majestic mountains, while Moravia is primarily rolling hills and lowlands, located to the east.
For centuries, Czech land has been a major crossroad for the Europeans, and the newly formed republic still echoes with rich history. The vibrant capital, Prague, boasts a cosmopolitan atmosphere that blends German, Jewish and Czech influences amid dramatic, historical architecture. The city is flavored by world-famous Pilsner and traditional fare such as pork, dumplings, and cabbage. For ventures outside the metropolis, visitors can explore the ancient villages of Moravia, colorful markets, or soaring mountains of the countryside.
Recommended TEFL Courses
In the Czech Republic, you’ll find that online and classroom based courses are accepted, but classroom based courses are preferred (IDELT, CELTA, etc.).
We recommend a course of at least 100 hours to increase your chances of getting hired!