A Guide to Teaching in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic offers a welcoming atmosphere and culture to live and work as an English teacher. Other destinations in Europe can be very expensive and overly crowded, whereas life in this country is in complete contrast. In your spre time you can relax, go walking, hiking or take in the scenery.

Popular cities to live and work include Prague which is very well connected allowing you to explore more of this continent. One of the advantages of seeking TEFL employment in the Czech Republic is that usually having lots of previous experience is not as desired as in other locations. If you are not already qualified you might like to take a TEFL certification course in Czech Republic. 


Top Reasons to Teach in the Czech Republic

  • One of the most up and coming European destinations
  • Great value for money
  • Famous locations and iconic places to visit
  • Sample the local food and drink
  • Friendly locals


TEFL Courses in Czech Republic

One of the best ways to get a teaching job is to take a TEFL certification in Czech Republic. There are classroom TEFL courses available to book in Prague where you will be trained by experienced staff and get to hands on tuition which is great if you have no previous experience.

These courses are an internationally recognized and accredited certification boosting your chances of getting a job teaching English in Czech Republic and worldwide. Most TEFL schools offer packages which include accommodation, training, a certification and they also organise excursions and activities.

TEFL companies usually have excellent links with recruiters and some offer guaranteed paid jobs on completion of a course.


Popular Places to Teach

Prague is usually most peoples number one preferred destination but there are other places you could consider too including:

  • Brno
  • Ostrava
  • Pilsen
  • Olomouc
  • Liberec
  • Ceske Budejovice
  • Hradec Kralove
  • Usti nad Labem
  • Pardubice


English Teaching Jobs in Czech Republic

This country has a growing economy, on average you can expect to earn around 8 euros per hour or around 500 euros per month. When teaching you might want to take some free time to watch the local passion - ice hockey which can be an enjoyable experience. If you enjoy winter sports there are lots of sports on offer to keep you busy, people come from all over the world to go skiing and snowboarding. If you are taking a TEFL course or teaching English in Czech Republic and you might want to go skiing or get lessons as it is cheaper than other destinations like Italy.


Teach English in Prague

Prague is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most popular cities to teach in Europe. Prague is without doubt one of the most beautiful in Europe, Prague’s architecture is simply stunning. The history of this country differs from that of other former Soviet states, and makes it all the more interesting to explore. The cobbled streets, beautiful buildings, and famous astronomical clock in the centre of the old town, tell stories of the city’s past, and offer a number of cafes and markets to have a break and take it all in.

Prague is a fantastic city to work as an English teacher and the cost of living is very cheap. The city has a lively nightlife and is well known for its cheap drinks (and wide selection of beers), which makes it a popular destination for stag/hen do’s, or just a weekend away with mates.  Whether you’re after a weekend of cheap drinks and good fun, or to explore the history of this beautiful old city, Prague will tick all your boxes and be a great introduction to Eastern Europe culture.


Salary for Teaching in Czech Republic

The average salary for an English teacher working at a language school in the Czech Republic is around £500 - £900 (US$800 - $1200) per month. Although the salary for teaching in the Czech Republic can seem low, you won't spent too much either as accommodation and other things are quite cheap.


Cost of Living

There is a low cost of living in the Czech Republic, Prague due to being the capital and the most popular tourist destination has the highest prices. Rent in Prague is very high compared to other places in the country but cheap compared to other cities in Europe. Some schools offer free housing or help foreign teachers find affordable places to stay. Your best bet to keep costs down is to live with other TEFL teachers or find a ocal homestay.


How to Apply

You can search TEFL qualification courses and recruiters on our directory. If you need any help arranging a teaching / language job in the Czech Republic please get in touch.


Czech Republic TEFL Reviews & Testimonials

If you have ever taught in the Czech Republic and would like to add a review, write about your experience or share any recommendations please contact us,

"I'm currently living in Prague, teaching, and truly learning so much here everyday. If you have any want to do this, take the plunge and do it!!" - Chelsea, USA who got certified with TEFL Worldwide Prague


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