Young Learners EFL Teacher Wanted in Czech Republic

Date posted:2014-10-20 | Writer: Swallow School of English | Email: [email protected]

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and committed TEFL certified young learner teachers. Our YL teachers teach practical English skills to small groups (max 10 students) of children and teenagers. Teachers are given help with course planning and classroom activities, and access to excellent resources. We anticipate that over 50% of the timetable will be YL teaching and the remainder will be teaching adults.

Our teaching staff have been with us an average of 5 years, testimony to both the quality of teachers we employ and the respect with which we treat them. A standard teaching  week consists of approximately 26 teaching hours (45min), taught in 45, 60 or 90 min. blocks. Timetables differ, but typically 50% of classes would be taught on site and the remainder in nearby schools and companies. Split days are kept to a minimum.

Candidates should have excellent communication skills and a passion for teaching effectively as well as an openness to try new classroom activities. We conduct observations and teacher development sessions, and our staff cooperate to spread best practice.

Liberec is a small city with a population of 100,000, and is 100km north of Prague. It lies in a valley between two mountain ranges, and is a winter sports destination. Liberec has a university and thus a large student population. Our school is located near the historical centre of the city, in relatively newly refurbished, purposely designed premises. The school was founded in 1995 and is owned and run by teachers, for teachers and students. We give new teachers help in finding suitable accommodation and with negotiating Czech officials. We also give new teachers an introduction to specific issues concerning teaching English to Czech students.

Salary and rewards

Teachers can either work as employees, or under their own business licence. The majority of teachers work under their own business licence (which the school assists teachers in attaining), and invoice between 20K and 25K Czech Crowns per month. This affords teachers a comfortable standard of living. Teachers may also work as employees, with paid holidays etc, in which case their gross monthly salary is approx. 14K Czech Crowns. Teachers are given assistance with all aspects of legalization and settling. However we do not pay travel costs to the Czech Republic. Teachers are also given free Czech lessons. Some of our native speakers have now settled in Czech and pay mortgages etc. out of their salary. Monthly rent can vary from 4 000,-Kc for shared accommodation (which is currently available with one of our existing teachers) to 7 500,-Kc for a single occupancy flat.

Requirements

The ideal candidate will hold a PGCE or CELTA/TEFL /TESOL with a Young Learners extension, will have two or more years experience teaching small classes of young learners (from age 6 – 18), and be eager to develop their skills. However, above all they must have the skills, strength of personality and sensitivity to gain and hold the attention of young learners and motivate and engage teenagers. Qualifications are important, but ability is paramount, and if you have the skills, character and sensitivity to hold the attention of YLs and motivate and engage teenagers, then let’s talk. They will receive a great deal of support regarding course planning and classroom activities, and will work closely with 3 or 4 other YL teachers and 10 or more other members of our teaching staff. Excellent English skills, native speaker or CPE level are essential.

How to apply

Write to Richard Hunter at the email address given on the job heading.

Swallow School of English

Husova 29/1

Liberec

460 01

Czech Republic

Tel: 00420603829171

Fax: 00420482710188


Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.

 

In this unit i learned the appropriate ways of evaluating my students. The different ways to examine students are all very useful and can be used in different scenarios with different situations. Depending on the level of understanding students have with the language it is important to choose the right evaluation methods so the student is learning and being corrected in the best way possible.This unit is very useful if you want to teach in countries that have different cultures and traditions that must be respected to avoid having future problems.I didn't have any idea of how different other countries could be and I must admit that this unit has given me new aspects of teaching abroad and how important it is to be prepared and complete as a teacher and also as a respectful person.


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