Taking the CELTA in Prague in the Czech Republic
The Czech Republic (also known as Czechia), is situated in the heart of Europe and is an ideal place for taking the CELTA if you’re looking for somewhere beautiful, safe and reasonably priced. The demand for English language teachers is high throughout the whole of the Czech Republic, with the main TEFL recruiting seasons in September and January. A teacher training qualification, such as the CELTA, is essential if you want to work in the Czech Republic.
The country itself is incredibly pretty, from elegant, colourful architecture and classic terracotta roofs in each city and town, to the many gothic and ancient castles dotted around. History surrounds in the Czech Republic, with many parts coming together in the summer festival season to celebrate their folk heritage with traditional clothing, music and some classic tipples. Speaking of which, beer fans might already know that the Pilsner lager was first produced in the Czech Republic, in Plzeň, in 1842.
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic Known as the city of 100 or 1,000 spires – depending on your source (the actual number ranges from 500 to over 1,000) – Prague has a historical feel to it. The streets are flanked by gothic, renaissance and baroque era buildings, and a stroll down to the Vltava river allows you to take in the magical city skyline complete with the beautiful Charles Bridge.
When not in your CELTA lessons or busy with teaching practice, the best way to explore Prague is by foot where you have ample time to take in all the art and other curiosities the city has to offer. From the unusual statue of Franz Kafka next to the Spanish Synagogue, to the graffiti-covered ‘Lennon Wall’ (a tribute to John Lennon of The Beatles), to Sigmund Freud hanging from a beam in Stare Mesto, there is plenty to check out. If you enjoy contemporary art, Prague has it in spadefuls with a variety of museums and galleries hosting Czech and international exhibitions.
After a long day of doing CELTA in Prague, you’re going to want to find somewhere to restore your energy. Typical Czech cuisine includes a lot of meat and potatoes, goulash and Česnečka (garlic soup). But the contemporary food scene in the city is rapidly developing with a recent injection of modern cafes, bistros, restaurants and markets. You can now find trendy versions of Czech food, ramen, pastrami, poke bowls, and Texan BBQ joints.
Taking the CELTA in Prague
International House has a large and well respected CELTA centre in Prague. It is also the only centre in the Czech Republic offering the full DELTA course.
IH Prague offers courses throughout the year, with a variety of full time, online, and part time options.If you want to take your CELTA in Prague, you need not worry about which season to visit as the city looks stunning all year round, whether it’s the bright skies of summer lighting up the magnificent Astronomical Clock in the Old Town Square or snowy winters blanketing the city in a crisp white sheet. There is plenty to enjoy in all seasons with lush parks for the warmer weather and cosy taverns when it’s cold.