6 results for day: 08/12/2015


After the TEFL course

When I finished my TEFL course, I already had jobs lined up. It was a smooth, easy transition to start working. It was also great that my TEFL program operated under a language school. Because of that, I found open teaching positions before I finished the course. I'm grateful I was hired right away! The TEFL course is almost like a long interview. If you do well, the staff will find a position for you. Guaranteed. In addition to teaching English, I have a professional background in marketing and advertising. When my TEFL supervisors found out, the owner of the language school asked if I'd like to do freelance work. This was the perfect opportunity ...

My experience

Having a TEFL certificate opened many doors to my success in my teaching career.  I had my own ideas how to teach English and looking back many of them were unrealistic. A few days after I obtained my TEFL certificate I was accepted by all language schools I had an interview with. The experience both during and after the course were great and unexpected. I currently teach about 22 hours a week (only 6 weeks after the course) and could teach more hours if I wanted to. My students are both private and through the language schools I am proud to work for. I mainly teach in companies such as Staropramen, Hypoteční Banka, Penny, Orbit and more. That ...

Letter from Ukraine

I am from Lviv, Ukraine. I’ve returned to Ukraine after the TEFL course . My life was changed in very positive way after that because I realized I really love what I do. Definitely my life became interesting andeventfull. It wasn’t difficult to find a lessons and a clients and this fact makes me sure that I’m on right way). I have a few private students and teach them individually and on Skype as well ( generally I have about 3-4 individual lessons per day plus group twice a week). I’ve got an job offer from language school that is called “myIELTS” (it’s a professional school with excellent reputation in our place) so I work there and ...

How to get busy

Life after the TEFL course has definitely been busy. Immediately after the course I interviewed with Threshold and accepted the job. I was told of another language school. I called and asked about applying and they begged me to come in for an interview immediately. I told them during the phone call that I didn't have anything prepared and they were fine with it as they didn't have many other available times later in the week. I walked into this interview with no demo lesson, no resume, no copy of my TEFL certificate and was still so charming that they offered me the job :-)  At the start of the working year I was worried about getting enough ...

Expats in Prague

Video about expat life in Prague made by one of our graduates :-)

Few months after

Few months after undertaking the course I can honestly say that it was a good decision. I started to give private lessons of English to speakers of various levels few times a week and I find it very entertaining, though sometimes challenging – especially when getting to know new students and finding a way of their learning style. Thanks to the course and all the tips I was given, I feel secure and self-confident in teaching - which was the main reason why I applied. Preparing the lessons and then teaching them is definitely more effective after TEFL course than if I tried to find the ways and methods of teaching on my own. This is something that ...