Teaching English in Czech Republic

The independent Czech Republic blends the Bohemian spirit with historic architecture, colorful markets, world-renowned breweries, and soaring mountain ranges.

Overview of English Teaching Jobs in Czech Republic

Typical English Students
  • K-12
  • University
  • Adults
  • Business Professionals
Best Time to Get Hired August and December
Typical Start Dates September and January
Average Contract Length 12-month contracts
Typical Teaching Schedules Full-time and part-time schedules available
Average Salary $600 – $900 USD per month
Average Cost of Living $400 – $700 USD per month depending on lifestyle and location
Typical Teaching Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • TEFL certification (see recommended courses below)
  • Native speaker or fluent in English
Typical Benefits for Teachers
  • Visa assistance
  • In-country orientation
  • Travel stipend for off-site classes
  • Reimbursement of Emergency Travel Insurance
  • Reimbursement of airport pick up

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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.

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Topics covered in the Czech Republic guide are:

    Country description
  • Culture
  • Language
  • Things to do and see
  • Teaching overview
  • Demand for teachers
  • Major TEFL cities
  • Typical students
  • Peak hiring season
  • Hiring process
  • Typical contract length
    Cost of living
  • Currency
  • Sample cost guide
  • Job tips
  • How to find jobs
  • Interview advice
  • Hiring process
  • Work visa process
  • Recommended TEFL certification to qualify for jobs

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