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TEFL course at Hello Academies
Submitted by Kristen Tetzlaff | February 02, 2018
Martha, Becca, and Ashley. That is all I have to say. They are so great and make this program worth experiencing. I am so glad I got to meet them. I have learned so much in such a short amount of time and I am so grateful.
TEFL in Prague
Submitted by Cooper Kneeland | January 05, 2018
I had an amazing time in Prague! I definitely learned a lot, and I’m so grateful that I went through a program that’s so thorough. The instructors were super knowledgeable and amicable, and Prague is (in my opinion) one of the prettiest places to live. I do wish they would have pushed up to look for apartments sooner rather than later, but other than that, I have no complaints.
Submitted by Heather Shelton - Manchester England | December 15, 2017
Although this course is definitely challenging it has been one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences of my life. The staff are great and so helpful, even when it comes to the silliest of questions, and are always on hand with helpful advice. Prague is an amazing city and getting to study here feels like such a privilege. The friends you make on this course and fun you have makes this course so much more enjoyable than I could ever have imagined!
Submitted by Flo - Prague Czech Republic | December 15, 2017
If you are considering getting a TEFL certificate, I highly recommend this course!! Martha, Ashley, and Becca are all AWESOME and VERY helpful. I cannot say enough positive things the staff at Hello academies and the course in general. As an added bonus, Prague is awesome and you will not regret taking this course!!
I highly recommend this course.
Submitted by Michael Webster - Prague Czech Republic | November 23, 2017
I participated in this program in 2015 and am just to leave Prague. Therefore, this is a belated review but hopefully it will give you an idea of how this program helped me in my 2+ years as an English teacher.
I came into this program as someone who was not particularly interested in, or good at grammar. So, for me, it was a challenge to learn the ins and outs of the English language and to teach them to non-native speakers. You're going to have a pretty heavy workload for the month that you participate in the program so get ready for that.
But I think it was sort of a baptism by fire. By the time I was done, I had at least shaken off the nervousness of getting up in front of a class and teaching a lesson. Also, they will help you understand what you need to, and you'll leave with a bunch of materials that you can use in the future.
Martha is an exceptional teacher and a really nice person. You would be very lucky to learn from her. The rest of the staff is nice too.
The class size is relatively small, so you will be able to participate actively and get the required help you'll probably need.
The living situation is good. The student housing is in a great area. Prague is a very safe city and the housing is in a particularly calm and peaceful location.
Finding a job is very easy. I would recommend checking out Skrivanek.
Every week I use at least one of the materials that I got from the program and I can truthfully say that Martha will make sure that you are ready to teach (or at least as ready as you can be after a month long course) by the time you leave.