Oxford TEFL Prague was established in 2003 and is centrally located, next to shops, bars, restaurants and the National Theatre. It is the perfect location for training for an accredited TEFL certificate and Prague is a relatively low-cost option for those on a budget. Our school is friendly and has all the facilities you would expect from a high-quality training course. Our tutors are experienced and qualified to DipTESOL/ Delta level and are ready to support you throughout the course.
We offer a 4-week, 120-hour, intensive CELTA course which is fully accredited by Cambridge English Language Assessment. This includes:
We also offer additional, optional, one-day workshops on teaching Young Learners and teaching Business English. More details
On successful completion of this course, participants are provided with the official CELTA certificate which enables graduates to work anywhere in the world.
Some prior knowledge of English grammar is beneficial and will increase your chances of being accepted onto the course and passing your assessments.
We will provide you with a free 20-hour pre-course task which will help you familiarise yourself with English grammar and get prepared for the course.
During the course, you will also learn more about English grammar. We believe in learning through involvement and in your grammar and language awareness sessions you will mostly experience a workshop approach, where your tutor acts as a “facilitator/animator” rather than as a lecturer.
The practical nature of the course is emphasised from the very beginning. You will be in small groups (4 or 5 trainees with one tutor) and you will begin teaching real adult students in the first week. After each class you teach, there will be a feedback session with your tutor and fellow trainees, followed by lesson planning help for your next lessons. For our trainees, this is usually the most fun part of the course!
We provide group and individual lesson planning support throughout the course. You will also observe some of our tutors so you can see first-hand how experienced teachers plan and deliver classes, providing further insights into lesson planning, staging and management. The feedback that we provide at the end of each lesson will enable you to keep building on your teaching skills and improve your lessons day by day.
All of our classrooms are equipped with modern technology and we encourage the use of YouTube, interactive online teaching platforms (Kahoot, Quizlet, etc.) and social media alongside the use of books and other more traditional activities. The school has a wide variety of resources available to you to use to help create engaging classes for your students.
You will learn a variety of teaching methodologies to use with your students during the course and after you graduate. We provide workshops, tutorials and video content, as well as reading materials to help you understand and use these techniques.
It is not necessary to have a degree, to be a native speaker of English, to speak a foreign language, or to have any previous teaching experience. To be considered for this course, you will need to:
Because the CELTA course involves teaching learners with a B2/C1 level of English, we can only accept applicants with a C1.2 level of English or higher. Your English level will be assessed throughout the application process.
Graduates of our CELTA courses typically go on to work in private language schools, teaching adult or young learner students around the world. Some also teach students online or work for language training agencies. One of the great things about the CELTA qualification is that once you have it, you can work anywhere (visa permitting).
During the course, you will meet our careers advisor who will provide a session on finding work after your course. You will be given expert advice on preparing your CV which highlights your background, education, experience and skills. You will be able to meet our careers advisor as many times as you like during and after the course. See our careers service page for more information.
First, complete the application form. We will check your application and get in touch within one working day to send you a pre-interview task (grammar and language awareness) .
Once you have completed the pre-interview task, you will be able to select the day and time of your online interview.
During the online interview we will ask you about the pre-interview task, your background and reasons for wanting to take the course. We will make sure that the course is a good fit for you and vice versa.
If accepted, you will receive a full place offer and information about how to secure your place on the course via email.
You will be assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The CELTA course also takes into consideration various aspects of professionalism and professional development.
Responsible and professional attitude to learning
Responsible and professional attitude to planning and teaching of your lessons
Punctuality and organisation
Willingness to respond to feedback and adjust your own teaching appropriately
Overall progress and professionalism in the field
The two types of assessment are:
1. Teaching practice
You will teach for a total of 6 hours, working with adult classes at a minimum of two levels of ability. Assessment is based on your overall performance.
2. Written assignments
You will complete four written assignments (each 750–1,000 words). These focus on:
On average, our graduates find work within 21 days of graduation. Our dedicated Careers Advisor, Justin, works closely with our trainees before, during and after the course to ensure that you have a great chance of finding a good position anywhere in the world. We have a database of over 500 schools and graduates who we are regularly in touch with, and we can refer you to them. Our Oxford TEFL Jobs Facebook page is updated regularly with new jobs around the world.
We provide a comprehensive, fast and reliable visa service. Zlata, our visa support officer, can help you every step of the way. As a Prague local she is able to speak to you face to face and she understands Czech bureaucracy inside out. She has a 100% success rate in obtaining visas for those from the U.S, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Fee: €210 (including mailing of any documents and assistance obtaining the trading licence to work legally).
We offer two options for accommodation in Prague which are comfortable, low-cost and close to the school:
Option 1: Stay in our student apartment, 10 minutes walk from the school. There are four rooms available, one of which accommodates two people.
Option 2: Stay with a local. Our accommodation officer will match you to a host in the centre of the city which meets your specific needs and preferences.