Teach English Abroad

Would you like to teach English abroad but don’t know where and how to start? Read the advice of Tom, who was in the same situation a few years ago.

It’s mid-December in Detroit, Michigan – I’m slowly sipping coffee with my future wife (Meg), trying to muster the motivation to get out from under a blanket. Then, my phone rings from the other room. I grumble as I shake off the warmth of my blanket and scurry to the phone. As soon as I pick it up, my face lights up. After a short conversation I toss the phone aside and celebrate with Meg. We have just been accepted to a TEFL course in Prague.

How we started

Let me rewind for a minute. Meg and I had the idea of moving overseas to teach English abroad about a month before we received that phone call. We had no plan, no desired destination, and no idea what the acronym “TEFL” actually stood for. So, we decided to do some research. We typed, “teach English abroad,” into Google and waited for the results (which took about a half second). The first link that showed up was about a TEFL course in Prague. Meg and I looked at each other and smiled. “Do you know anything about Prague?” I asked. She shook her head. “Let’s go find out!” 

The next four weeks were full of checking TEFL Prague reviews, contacting the programs, and looking at pictures of Prague. It all seemed so unreal – in fact, a main concern of ours that it was actually not real. As a result, we consulted several different sources to confirm that our TEFL course was legitimate. Several emails and phone calls later, we were celebrating our acceptance to the program. We talked excitedly about the opportunities to teach English abroad, experience new cultures, and make new friends. Moving overseas is daunting for most people. It’s a risk, it’s unfamiliar, and it’s unknown. We moved to Prague because we wanted something different – a year later, I can say wholeheartedly that signing up for TEFL in Prague is the best decision we have ever made. 

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