Review of Language House TEFL

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The Language House TEFL comes highly recommended by graduates of the course. The American owned company is one of the oldest TEFL training centers in Prague and has a great reputation in Prague and worldwide. What sets The Language House TEFL apart from other TEFL courses is the amount of actual hands on teaching practice offered (nearly twice the average) and their supportive graduate community/post course support.

The Language House TEFL is not just a training center, but a network of staff and graduates in Prague and abroad who help and support each other years after graduation. When you sign up for The Language House TEFL, you are not just getting a TEFL certificate, you are entering into a supportive community of experienced teachers. This support includes making friends abroad, finding jobs, support with accommodation and a host of other things.

The Language House TEFL is one of the most popular TEFL/CELTA courses in Prague and their courses can fill up months in advance. They have a stellar track record of finding their graduates employment in Prague and worldwide post course and their assistance is lifelong. If you are interested at all in teaching abroad, but don’t know where to start, contact us and we will help you.

Courses Offered

Type: On-site Courses
Length: Standard (120-140 hours)
Certificate: TEFL / TESL / TESOL
Specialist Courses: Teaching Young Learners (YL)

Location of Courses

Czech Republic

Accreditations and Affiliations

- College of Teachers
- IATQuO
Overall Rating4.954.954.954.954.95
Course Content4.854.854.854.854.85
Practice Teaching4.924.924.924.924.92
Quality of Feedback4.824.824.824.824.82
Lesson Plan Guidance4.84.84.84.84.8
Instructor Competency4.934.934.934.934.93
Job Placement4.674.674.674.674.67
Facilities/Resources4.634.634.634.634.63
Founded in: 2004
Phone: +420 773 935 048
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196 Customer Reviews of Language House TEFL

Review by Myra, February 21, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The course itself was a fantastic experience but what has really stood out to me is their ability and willingness to help the alumni long after they’ve graduated.

Review by Stephanie Hernandez, February 21, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Coming to the Language House was one of the best decisions I made. Moving abroad and teaching in a foreign country can seem daunting but the Language House made the transition better than I expected. The course is intense but you will be prepared for teaching. There was plenty of practice teaching time and feedback throughout the course. I feel more prepared than some people I know who were in other certification programs in Prague. The Language House is not only just a school, it is a family. Alum are well connected and this makes life in Prague even better.

Review by Nina, February 21, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The Language House is exceptional! They have great staff and instructors who are willing to help you with whatever you need be it lesson planning, job advice, grammar help, etc. The Language House provides you with the tools needed to become a English Teacher. They assist you with your transition to live and teach abroad by providing you with information on housing, insurance, jobs, Facebook groups. Everything you could imagine to help you during this exciting time. The best part is that you become apart of the TLH family! They are there for you throughout your TEFL experience even after you graduate.

Review by Erika Bumala, February 20, 2017

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the course in October 2016. The program was intense, but I learned a lot and gained confidence in my teaching ability. The staff was super supportive during and after the course. I would highly recommend The Language House to anyone who wants to teach abroad!

Review by Adrienne, November 17, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the course at The Language House in November 2015. It was a decision that assisted me to make a change in my life, for the better. I stepped into a new profession fully prepared and primed to excel; and, that is all thanks to the supportive and knowledgable staff, practice teaching time and strong course content of this school. More importantly, the support after the course, personally and professionally, is what stands out the most for me. TLH has a great reputation in the teaching community for putting out quality TEFL teachers, and it makes getting a job that much easier. I originally didn’t intend to stay in Prague, but because of TLH community, I decided to hang my hat here for awhile. If you are ready and prepared for the hard work that a new career requires, and are ready to commit yourself to a wonderfully rewarding profession, I more than highly recommend this school.

Review by Louis, July 9, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I attended the Language House earlier this year and found it to be a fantastic experience and an extremely useful introduction to the world of TEFL.

The quality of the teaching is unparalleled, with real care devoted to making sure that everyone qualifies with a strong grasp of teaching English as a foreign language. Make no mistake – it’s intense and demanding, and the hours are long, but for me this was a good thing. After all, if I pay for something I want to know that I’m getting the absolute most out of it. Upon graduation, I found a job within the first week of searching, and the transition into the classroom was a million times smoother than it would have been had I not taken the course.

In my opinion the above aspects alone would be enough to make the Language House a highly appealing choice. HOWEVER. To end the review now would be to do a great disservice and neglect what is, for me, the crowning achievement of this course – the community it provides. Long before I arrived in Prague I was in contact with the staff at the school, given comprehensive advice and constant assistance, in spite of my frequent and often stupid questions, and this spirit of helpfulness and support extended throughout the course and continues to this day.

I know people here in Prague who took different courses and ended up with very few friends and contacts here; for me I was immersed from day one in a group of wonderful people from all walks of life, with regularly organised social events and a community of alumni that continue to stick together long after their time in the classrooms of the Language House has come to an end.

I have never wanted for advice, job help, visa assistance (read: Brexit) or something fun to do. I have had the very best training from passionate and inspiring teachers. I have always felt looked after and supported. And it’s all thanks to the Language House.

Moving abroad to do a new job in an unfamiliar country can be a daunting prospect. But with the Language House, it was for me a whole lot easier, and a whole lot more fun. Go for it!

Review by Peppur Chambers, July 8, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

Taking this course was sort of a last-minute idea for me. I really didn’t know what I was getting into! I will say that after the course, I truly felt prepared to teach English in Prague; my experience and training also prepared me for interviews and helped me get hired.

It was intense and a lot was packed into a short amount of time. Be prepared! It is hard to absorb all that is taught, but I found that as my year of teaching unfolded, some golden nuggets from the course surfaced to help me out.

This particular school also helped with building community, developing a network and creating lasting friendships which are all very important tasks when taking on a new venture in an unfamiliar city and environment.

Highly, highly recommend!

Review by Dani, June 23, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I’m so happy I chose The Language House! They have an amazing, supportive staff that is always available to provide help and advice when needed. When it came time to graduate I was confident that I had all the necessary skills to teach students at various levels. I never expected to enjoy teaching so much, but The Language house created a fun environment and taught me how to create interesting, engaging lessons for my students.

Review by Becca Vaughan, June 23, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I came to TLH with a TEFL certificate already and immediately realized that the quality of this course far exceeded the training that I had received. I ended up paying extra to stay for all of the workshops and I am so happy that I did. I came out of the course feeling far more qualified and confident than I did before.

Not only that, TLH is an amazing and widespread community of people that care not only about education, but also about how each individual is adjusting to life abroad. They have provided help and guidance in many areas and I feel like I can always count on them to help if I need it.

I would recommend this course without hesitation!

Review by Christina Laprad, June 23, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the TEFL course in March and brought my family (husband and 2 kids) with me. The family aspect was challenging but TLH helped us every step of the way. Even after the course, the staff was always available to answer questions and help. I highly recommend TLH if you’re considering taking a TEFL course.

Review by Becca Newhouse, June 23, 2016

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I couldn’t be happier with my experience at The Language House! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and not only do they make sure that you are prepared to teach, they also go out of their way to ensure that you meet people, make friends, and generally feel like a part of the community. My only regret is not taking the leap into TEFL sooner as the experience so far has been amazing. I highly recommend The Language House to anyone who has been thinking about teaching ESL abroad!

Review by Sean Matlock, October 17, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took The Language House’s TEFL course in April 2015. I’d been to the Czech Republic before and knew that I wanted to come back, but wasn’t really sure what avenue to take as a way back in. I’m a natural skeptic of things that sound too good to be true, and The Language House made some pretty large claims about their success and support with past students. However, from the moment I signed up, they made themselves personally responsible for the wellbeing of every person involved in their course. Facebook updates, emails, phone calls- whatever it was, The Language House helped make sure everyone was eased into what would otherwise be a stressful transition. The entire staff is educated and responsible, and also cares about the success of every student enrolled in the course. Having lived here for six months, I have been continually supported since graduating and am completely comfortable going to anyone for help or advice. I should point out that I rarely even need said advice, because as soon as I was on my own in Prague I found an excellent job using the skills I learned during the course. I couldn’t be happier with the decision I made to move here, and wholeheartedly recommend anyone that’s on the fence about making the leap to do so. I’m happier, more confident, always busy (in a good way), and never have to worry about life being boring. If you want to make something out of your life, Prague will feed back everything you put into it. If you’re on the border of whether or not to sign up at The Language House, then in my opinion you’ve already decided on a “yes”. It’s up to you to follow through with it.

Review by Steven Logan, October 14, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

The Language House TEFL in Prague offer a great course which exceeds the minimum standards offered in some more well known courses. The course itself is also really fun and engaging. The instructors run interesting and entertaining lessons while still teaching a lot of information. The course is intensive, and lesson planning can feel daunting at times, but the instructors are often available to assist with lesson planning during the course. I would definitely highly recommend this course to anyone who is considering becoming qualified as an ESL/EFL teacher.

Review by Abbey Weil, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I completed my TEFL certification at The Language House a year ago and am still enjoying life in Prague because of it. The course is intensive but extremely helpful in so many ways. TLH not only helps with preparing you to teach, but also provides you with job assistance, advice on where and how to find an apartment, the easiest/cheapest way to get your visa, and connects you with a community of people who will most likely become your lifelong friends. I highly recommend The Language House.

Review by Meleana Spera, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

Studying at TLH in Prague has been one of the best decisions of my life. It can be pretty intimidating to move abroad, but the TLH community is so large and they really welcome everyone. As soon as I sent in my application, Chris Westergaard (TLH’s owner) emailed me back minutes later, added me to the TLH facebook page, and also added me as a friend. He and other TLH staff members were there through the entire initial process, answering all of my questions and helping me to prepare. TLH offers so much guidance before, during, and after the course. Even after graduation, you are a “lifetime” member, and are connected via a large facebook group to 10 years worth of alums. You can ask general questions, find out about jobs, and just meet new people. The course itself was well-structured, with PLENTY of teaching practice and lesson planning, that you really are fully prepared to teach immediately. The staff and teachers couldn’t be better; they really make the course a ton of fun and you can see their enjoyment reflected in everyone that takes the course. I would highly recommend TLH in Prague to anyone who wants to become TEFL certified, live in a beautiful city, absolutely have a job afterwards (you’ll easily find something either during the course itself or by a few days after you graduate), and be a part of a loving community who knows how to have fun.

Review by Domenic Molinaro, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Going here helped me get acclimated to teaching English as a Foreign Language and to life in Prague. They go out of their way to help you get started, and do whatever they can to assist you. You will learn the basics of what it takes to be a good English teacher as well as some tips and tricks that you probably wouldn’t get elsewhere. They also have an unparalleled social network. Whether you are looking to shake up your life or wanting a jumping off point towards teaching TEFL as a career, the Language House is a good bet.

Review by Dylan Hamilton, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

The Language House and it’s staff gives their perspective ESL teachers a fantastic foundation to start their lives here in the Czech Republic. I feel like, as a graduate of the Language House, I was more than prepared to start teaching in any scenario a school could throw at me. The team of observers they have in Prague gives quality feedback on lesson plans and general teaching tips to help teachers, from beginners to well seasoned professors, a good idea of what it’s like to teach in an ESL environment.

I’d highly recommend The Language House to anyone looking to teach English in Europe.

Review by Nichole O'Harrow, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The Language House was hands down the best decision for moving abroad. They were so helpful with everything! They arranged airport pick up, tours, welcome weekends. Everything you could imagine doing they did! The course was very intense and demanding but so helpful. Being a certified teacher I figured I would know some of the information being taught. I was mistaken! Teaching english was a whole different ball game and the language house did a superb job of instructing. The community that you gain from this program is honestly one of the best parts of the deal. I have made many friends here that I couldn’t imagine not having. Also, Chris gives back to his students all the time. He is a very kind human and will do anything to help you succeed! And did I mention that the course was an absolute blast? You will be laughing all day, everyday!

Review by Deepan, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The Language House TEFL is a great program set up to provide everything you need for a life in TEFL and beyond.

Like everyone else looking into going abroad to teach English, I had a lot of questions and fears about living and working in a foreign country.

From the start, founder/director Chris Westergaard and the staff answer questions, put you at ease about this big decision, and really prepare you to teach English.

The programme is intensive and comprehensive. You will learn the ins-and-outs of grammar as well as teaching. It’s rigorous, but designed to prepare you for when you start your TEFL career.

The staff are all knowledgable and experienced TEFL teachers who provide invaluable experience as well as teaching materials. Everyone at the Language House is approachable and patient, and understand the endless questions and concerns people have about the programme and living in Prague.

Another perk is the city of Prague itself. There really is nothing like it. Beautiful architecture, great beer, affordability, and an indescribable charm.

Three years into living in Prague, I can say with confidence that The Language House TEFL set me up for the great life that I’m living now.

Review by seneca, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

The Language House was very helpful and through it I was able to find several teaching jobs in Prague and “make it” overseas. The teachers are wonderful and the course is the appropriate amount of challenging.

Review by Trevor Laborde, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I came to Prague on an adventure that needed to be sustainable, and The Language House definitely made that possible. The teachers and observers offer extremely valuable information and demonstration for how to teach English properly. Not only is the experience useful for staying financially afloat, is it also an incredibly fun time. I learned how to properly conduct a classroom and what it takes to create intriguing lessons; and I have made friends with people from all over the world. If you strive to improve as a language teacher and feel like embarking on your own journey, then The Language House in Prague is the right place for you.

Review by William Lancaster, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The Language House came highly recommended from a friend of mine who took the course. However, I was still very nervous about leaving my life in the states for such a new experience. After my first day at the Language House I knew I had made the right decision. Chris and the fellow teachers at The Language House knew exactly how to motivate and mold each student to adequately prepare them for life after the course. I feel confident in my ability to be a successful English teacher no matter the country, thanks to The Language House.

Review by Jacob Wampler, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I attended the Language House in June 2015 and I am very happy that I made the decison to go. The staff is great and knowledgable and you can really tell that they loved their work. Going in I had no teaching experience outside of tutoring, and by the end I was confident walking into to any interview or classroom. At first I was a bumbling mess in front of the practice class, by the end I felt like a highly trained teaching-ninja. The class was very well done, and it is very meta, meaning that the methods they teach you with are also the methods that you will use to teach. The help they give you sorting out your visas and finding jobs is also great. I currently hold a position that they pointed me towards.

On top of all of this, you meet great people, they really do make you feel at home. The graduates and instructors are great sources of information about living and working pretty much anywhere in the world. I recommend this school to anyone who wants to teach abroad whole-heartedly.

JW

Review by Alisa, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I completed the TEFL course at The Language House in July 2015 and it was an overall wonderful experience. It was an intensive course, but by the end of it, I felt confident in my ability to teach English. The support of the staff before, throughout and after the course is incredible. I can highly recommend it to everyone!

Review by Caroline, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I took the TEFL course at TLH over a year ago, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. Since then, I’ve been very successful at finding employment in Prague in a variety of teaching opportunities (including language schools, high schools, middle schools, kindergartens, private lessons, etc). TLH is great because it actually does prepare you for teaching. I came into the program having never taught anything before, and by the end of the course’s four weeks, I felt extremely comfortable with the material and how to use it in a classroom setting. The teaching of actual Czech students is by far the most important part of TLH’s program, and they make sure you get PLENTY of practice. Yes, it can be difficult and a bit scary, but the staff is very supportive and helpful throughout the whole process. Not only do they prepare you for work, but TLH also has an alumni that I haven’t seen developed in any other TEFL course – and I know lots of people who were certified through other programs. This is great because it gives you an immediate home away from home, which is essential when living in an unfamiliar city abroad. I highly recommend TLH to anyone who is considering TEFL, especially if you want to live and work in Prague!

Review by Laura Scheffer, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

The Language House TEFL not only provided an unparalleled education, they also created an amazing community in Prague. The community is incredible and there is something for everyone. From the many outdoor activities they host, to the exceptional connections they help to foster, there is always something going and someone new and exciting to meet. The social atmosphere is amazing and I definitely recommend it.

Review by Laura Scheffer, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

Deciding to get my TEFL certificate from The Language House was easily one of the best decisions I have made. The course not only provided interesting, relevant, and engaging material, it do in such a way that I felt confident and prepared for teaching afterwards. The lesson planning and considerable amount of student teaching was at times challenging, but I wouldn’t have had it any other other way. The student groups were varied and they certainly prepared us for the many challenges that could arise when teaching. This course was definitely worth it.

Review by Allison, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

This course was really good preparation for teaching in Prague. We really came out of the course knowing all necessary grammar, with more student teaching hours than most of our peers, and with a real sense of how to plan creative and engaging lessons instead of just reading straight through a textbook. Another big benefit is the community that forms at THL, which continues to be fostered even after you graduate!

Review by Charlie Brady, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The Language House more than prepared me for teaching in the real world. Not only is this true, their staff has made transitioning to Prague (getting a job, flat and Visa figured out) a breeze.

Definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to take on living abroad. Prague is a wonderful city as well.

Review by Dana, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took The Language House course in July of 2012 and I’ve been happily living in Prague ever since! If you’re considering moving abroad to teach English, I couldn’t recommend this course more. The Language House really prepared me for what I would experience as an actual teacher. Not only did I learn the techniques and methods for becoming an English teacher, but the time I spent teaching actual Czech students throughout the course really helped me to become more comfortable and confident in front of the classroom. They also provided a resume building workshop along with posting job opportunities daily which was so helpful!

While the course itself was incredible, I think the community The Language House provides is life changing. So many of the closest friends I have here in Prague are past graduates of the course and it really does feel like a family. Without The Language House, it’s safe to say that I wouldn’t have stayed in Prague nearly as long as I have. The people I’ve met through this course and through this experience have made Prague feel like home.

Living abroad has changed me forever and this course was awesome. I highly recommend it!!

Review by Macauley, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

In November 2014 I nervously enrolled in The Language House’s TEFL program. When I arrived in Prague I was quickly introduced to the huge and friendly community that is The Language House, which made my transition to living abroad so much easier and more comfortable.
The TEFL course itself is a grueling four week process that leaves you tired and overwhelmed, but well prepared none the less. As someone with absolutely no teaching experience, the first weak of practice was a rough one; full of sweat and tears. The tutors at The Language House will critique you, give you feed back, and tools, but it is up to you to continue to develop them. This course will give you all the tools you need to be a successful teacher in a fun and interactive way, but what makes it truly unique is the support they give you afterwards.

Review by Megan Deiser, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

If you’re looking to change your life and teach English abroad, your first stop needs to be the Language House Prauge. You’ll recieve all of the help you could ever want to become an effective teacher, as well as gain the knowledge you need to live abroad (visas, accomadation, jobs, friends, TLH covers it all).

Review by Molly Giles, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I finished the Language House TEFL course this May, and I’m so very grateful for the experience I have had so far. The course was well organized and the staff was very helpful. I have worked in various types of jobs in the past, but this course helped me learn a lot of new things about myself and how to present myself professionally. The Language House prepared me to be able to teach in all kinds of environments: preschools, businesses and public courses. The course is incredibly thorough and equips students to become experts in the field. Teaching in Prague has opened my eyes to a new culture, new people, and a new way of living. I highly recommend this course to anyone looking for an intensive training, connection to great jobs and people, and a huge community of expat teachers that can make living abroad enjoyable and easier.

Review by Shaun O., October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

After doing a ton of research on potential schools to attend for TEFL training in Prague, I finally settled on The Language House. I’m really glad I did.

I’ll be honest: The course is extremely challenging and demands focus… in fact, you won’t have time for much else even though they make sure to plan fun activities and events for the class throughout the month-long training.

The school is right in the middle of the historic center and Student Housing is both comfortable and only 4 tram stops away from the school and pretty much anything you’ll want to check out during the course in terms of sightseeing.

The instructors are knowledgable, helpful throughout the process, and work hard to make sure you understand not only the methodology, but that you can put it to effective use in a classroom setting.

The opportunity to teach practice lessons (with real students!) while at the school is invaluable and the feedback you get from your observers helps you to really work on a solid base before you go out into the world. You also get more teaching time than at any other school I looked at. Coming up with lessons that are both interesting and entertaining is no easy task, but The Language House drills these concepts into you by utilising the structures and functions themselves so, in a sense, you’re learning to teach simply by being taught. Pretty slick!

I took the YLT (Young Learners Training) which, in my opinion, is an invaluable addition to your training and earns you an additional certificate. The course instructor has loads of experience and is both insightful and available to you even after your class ends.

Another great aspect is the Alumni network. You’re connected with TLH grads by the school right away, so your list of friends and allies in the Czech Republic instantly grows exponentially, not to mention all of the great people you’ll meet in your own class. There were 26 people in mine and all of them are awesome.

The school can also help you navigate the tricky Visa process, get you set up with the Živno if you need it (don’t worry, they’ll explain everything) and they can even help you find housing after the course!

There are a lot of schools and a lot of options out there. I can’t judge the other schools but what I can tell you is this: Attending TLH might be the best decision you make before you land in Prague.

Best of luck to you and, if you do choose The Language House, I have one more piece of advice: Make yourself VERY familiar with the Grammar Review packet they send you right away. It’ll make your life SO much easier.

Review by Kenny Stimpson, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I had a blast with The Language House. The course was challenging but there is someone to support you through every step. I really feel like I learned a lot during the month and I’m certainly a better teacher after taking this course. Luckily the help doesn’t end there, TLH will help you find a job, housing, and help you get adjusted to life in Prague. I would highly recommend this course to anyone trying to teach in Prague.

Review by Phillip Ross, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I came to Prague clueless and witless about how to survive. Thanks to The Language House, and particularly the alumni network, I found work immediately, learned how to make it in a new city, and made lifelong friends. The best decision you can make!

Review by Myles, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I first came to Europe back in 2013 when i studied abroad in Germany. When I returned home following that trip I immediately decided I wanted to go back to Europe and live there indefinitely. I’ve always thought there was something romantic about being an expat in a foreign country. I first heard about The Language House from a friend who did the program not long after returning to the States. After 2.5 years of saving, here I am finding myself in Prague using the The Language House TEFL course as the vehicle to do that. I completed the course in September 2015. I can easily say That Chris Westergaard and company do an excellent job preparing students to be english teachers in an ever expanding world. On top of the informative lectures, the near daily teaching practice, and overall shenanigans, The Language House does a great job making sure that the students stay interested in the material as well as provide general recreation. From hikes in “the nature” to parties at breweries. I can honestly say that getting my TEFL certification is one of the best things I’ve ever done with my life and that wouldn’t be possible without The Language House.

Review by Tommy O'Rourke, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I had an incredible month with The Language House. I crammed over pivos, lesson planned between visits to 15th century towers, and, ultimately, learned how to teach English as a foreign language. TLH gives its students great facilities, job guidance, and training. As others have said, it’s a challenging course, but it’s a course worth taking. If you do your homework and send out your CV, you should have no trouble finding a job in the Golden City.

Review by Tess, October 12, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The Langauge House was a not only an excellent teacher preparation course, but also a great way to transition into expat life. I learned countless valuable skills from our many hours spent directly in the classroom and it gave me the confidence to be the teacher I am today. I also appreciated all of the resources and networking opportunities provided by the course and its helpful staff.

Review by Joey Karlovitz, October 11, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I was 30 years old and still living at home with my parents when I decided to up and leave to Prague (I had saved up $ bartending and working at the local GameStop). I have many friends who have been to Prague and they’ve all had nothing but the best things to say about it: the architecture, the nightlife, the sights, the works.

I’ve always considered teaching because I thought I’d be good at it and plus I used to work in a daycare. Kids have always gotten along famously with me especially, I guess because I’m a child at heart.

I went through The Language House to get my Teach English As a Foreign Language certificate, and even an extension Young Learners and Teens certificate. I knew there would be countless challenges, like getting a visa and an apartment and groceries, things I’ve never had to do in my life. But this school was there for me every step of the way. The staff became an extension of my family and my classmates my best friends.

They made me feel at home here, and that has meant the world to me. You should do what I did and up and leave. I’m living the dream.

Review by Charles Anderson, October 11, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the course a number of months back, and I’m really glad I did. Not only did it help to grow my social circle, but also increased my job prospects tenfold.

There are a bunch of reasons to take a TEFL in Prague. Prague is beautiful, TLH is right in Old town, they take you on tons of trips and there are a lot of alumni events and networking opportunities.

TLH is a great company and has a solid reputation in Prague.

Review by Hailey B., October 11, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

The Language House provides an intensive course requiring a lot of hard work, but which is completely worth it for the preparation it gives you to go out and start teaching. With what I learned in the course and the practice teaching it provides, I felt ready and comfortable to go out and teach. The staff is all knowledgeable, friendly, and very willing to help. The large network of alums is a great resource and a huge bonus to the course. Beyond teaching, The Language House provided help that made finding a job and getting housing in a foreign country easy and painless as possible. I recommend the course to anyway looking to teach English as a foreign language.

Review by Richard Feeney, October 11, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

Despite applying to the course at the last minute (less than 3 weeks before the course began) The Language House assisted me in every possible way when moving to Prague. Myself and another student were placed in an apartment with great transport links and a wide variety of nightlife nearby.

The course itself was outstanding. Our instructors knew the TEFL-business inside out and had an enormous array of tips they’d picked up over the years to help us along. Despite struggling with some parts of the course I was given a lot of extra assistance that helped me understand teaching and gave me a much-needed confidence boost.

Starting in the second week of the course we had to plan and give a lesson to real students every evening. Being thrown in the deep end like that was intimidating but this method works well and I’m grateful for it.

Prague itself is an amazing city and The Language House do everything they can to help settle in. There’s a large network of established teachers here that went on this course so you’ll never feel overwhelmed by this.

If I have one regret it’s not doing enough research on Prague and CZ before I came here. My view of it as a standard Eastern European, ex-communist country was proved wrong at every opportunity. Great place, great course.

Review by DeAnna Jarnagin, October 11, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the TEFL course at the Language house this past August of 2015. It was a tedious month, but fully prepared me to be a great English teacher. The staff was very helpful in their feedback throughout the course and when learning to prepare lessons for classes. If you are looking for a way to meet new people and want to be an English teacher you can’t go wrong with attending the Language House- Prague!

Review by Anna, October 11, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

The Language House provided me with a solid foundation for teaching English in Prague. The course has a great, fun environment while still teaching you well. Your course mates will become your family abroad!

Review by Jane Margaret, October 11, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Without the Language House I would probably be back in America (my personal nightmare!!). TLH has been my rock in Prague – helped me find a job, make my first friends, and secure my visa. Even two years after completing the course I still find TLH to be a common thread in my everyday life. I’ve learned a skill that I can take all around the world and I’ve had a lot of fun perfecting it. I recommend this program to anyone interested in teaching abroad and spending some quality time in the most beautiful and magical city in the world. Taking this course was the perfect boost to my “new life” abroad and definitely gave me the confidence to succeed as both a teacher and a human being in general. 5 stars!

Review by Gretchen Peterson, October 11, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the TEFL course with TLH a year ago, and I’m still receiving support and resources from the people involved with the school. It was a great course with incredibly devoted and knowledgeable staff. You leave the course with a huge network of people, which changes the experience you have moving to a foreign company. I would recommend The Language House to anyone looking to receive their TEFl certification!

Review by S. Jamil, October 11, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

After graduating from The Language House’s TEFL course in March 2015 – one of the best decisions I’ve made so far – I’ve appreciated my time there more and more as I’m now out in the real world and successfully working as an English teacher in Prague. Chris Westergaard and team do a fantastic job at taking care of their trainees (down to my needing last minute accommodation arrangements!) and preparing them for the real world of TEFL. I couldn’t recommend a better long-term decision than to take the TEFL course at The Language House.

Review by Noah Krause, October 11, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I attended The Language House in March 2015 and have been successfully teaching in the Czech Republic ever since. The knowledgeable and attentive staff guided me through every step of the process. They provided information on my visa, work permit, accommodation and how to navigate the beautiful city of Prague. The TEFL course itself is a wealth of information, materials and hands on teaching experience. I had planned on staying in Prague for the duration of the course but found so many job opportunities, I chose to pursue my career right here. I owe so much of my success here to Chris Westergaard and the entire Language House staff. I would highly recommend it to anyone serious about learning the skills to teach abroad.

Review by Matt Ferguson, October 11, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

If you want to teach English in Prague, The Language House is a great program to go through.

The course was fun but rigorous–we practiced grammar concepts, identified which were appropriate for which learner levels, learned to craft our own lessons from scratch or a text book, and even went over how to teach specialized English classes such as those for business and specific proficiency tests.

Expect it to be difficult. By Thursday of the first week, we began teaching students after our own school day every day except for Fridays, but all of that real teaching experience bolsters confidence and makes job interviews and unassisted lessons easier.

Our lessons were observed and reviewed by experienced teachers, and their advice was always couched in a positive way, was spot-on, and provided achievable goals for the next lesson.

Lesson plan guidance and job placement are the two places where I was torn about my rating.

The negative aspect of lesson planning was that, because of the rigor of the course, one is thrown into teaching quickly and must generate original material each day with a fairly limited amount of time and very limited experience. While the staff will happily offer support, it can still be difficult to come up with interesting and level appropriate vocabulary, listening material, and reading material that the students haven’t done before. It can also be difficult to find a private student, create personalized lesson plans for them, and find the time to teach them two lessons, all around an already full Language House schedule–which is a requirement for the course. It can be stressful preparing lessons for such a variety of different situations in quick succession, rather than having the time to truly perfect one type of lesson before moving on to the next.

However, the difficulty of constantly generating new lessons for a variety of different kinds of students is exactly the experience I had teaching English after leaving The Language House. Finding private students is also a very real and necessary skill to practice. For those reasons, I feel that my quibbles with the lesson planning portion of The Language House reflect the pressures of a short term program aimed at preparing would-be teachers for a creatively demanding job, rather than a pitfall in the curriculum.

Job Placement was another category I was hesitant about rating. I sometimes see TEFL programs offer guaranteed job placement. The Language house does not do that, nor do I think any other program in Prague truly can. As far as I know, when one graduates any of the TEFL programs, one must always interview and find work for oneself. That’s not to downplay the help that The Language House offers—they assist in CV writing, resume creation, and they point one towards the appropriate work visa assistance and the websites where jobs are posted, but ultimately job placement is one’s own responsibility and I wouldn’t want my high rating to make anyone assume otherwise.

Lastly, the thing I hear time and time again as a boon of the Language house is our strong community and long standing support. The Language House has been around for quite some time and it is very good about bringing previous classes together with frequent events. That can be a great help when one is in a foreign country and doesn’t yet have an abundance of family and friends to fall back on. The Language House will also continue to assist with resources, whether they be physical—access to a printer/copying machine when needed, or professional—a thoughtful and complete response to a grammar question such as the intricacies of the differences between ‘don’t need’ and ‘needn’t,’ The Language House is there for its students and alumni.

Review by Connor Jackson, October 11, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

After deciding to teach English abroad, there were many different options for getting certified. The Language House came highly recommended from a previous graduate, so I decided that’s who I would go through. It turned out to be a great decision. The intensive course comprehensively covered all of the bases, giving my classmates and I the skills to effectively teach our students. The instructors are highly knowledgable on the subject matter, and they clearly demonstrated what was expected of us. Though it was intense, I am very happy with my decision to go through The Language House.

Review by Mattie, October 11, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 33333

I highly recommend The Language House TEFL! I’m really glad I chose it for my TEFL. I was really impressed not only with the actual education we received, but also with the strong TLH community that you immediately join when you arrive in Prague. The course is definitely intense, but it’s worth it when they help you with jobs and do everything they can to ease you into expat life. I would recommend (and have recommended!) this course to my friends. Do it!

Review by Nicole, October 11, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

The Language House’s TEFL course is a program that is a wonderful first step to moving abroad and opening a new chapter. The school provides amazing support throughout the course and after. The staff was incredibly helpful in all areas, even outside the classroom as they assisted in job placement and housing. The program was well organized, thought out and provided students with a hands on experience. Upon graduation all of the students felt at ease entering a classroom to teach. After graduation the Language House is still like an international family and I know that will continue to be a source of support.

Review by Zak L, October 10, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

If you’re thinking about TEFL, the Language House is a great option for training. You get plenty of instruction in methodology and grammar, as well as lots of hands-on teaching practice. I was slightly terrified of the thought of teaching before I arrived at the program, but by the time I left, I felt confident that I could successfully teach in any classroom. The instructors give you lots of feedback during the course, so that you can focus on the areas that need improvement. TLH also has a great graduate community in Prague, and lifetime job assistance. When it comes to TEFL certification, you can’t go wrong with TLH!

Review by Emma G, October 10, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

After having just finished my course at the Language House, I feel that I am prepared to teach in an ESL classroom. The course provided me with ample opportunities to practice my teaching, as well as, receive feedback from my peers and observers. The course also connects you with a diverse set of people who are there to help you adjust to your new life abroad. If you have any thoughts of wanting to move abroad and teach, TLH is definitely be the best place to start your journey!

Review by Jordyn Carrillo, October 10, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Thanks to Chris Westergaard and his team of TEFL minions who will drill grammar points and teaching tactics into you, you will learn more than you thought humanly possible in 4 short weeks. Along with this- you will learn how to be a great expat and survive…ne…thrive… in Prague. Good Luck!

Review by Andrew Stewart, October 9, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 44444

Two words: Alumni Network. It’s amazing, and as far as I know unlike any other at any TEFL school in Prague. Basically you have about 50-100 friends in Prague as soon as you arrive (you won’t meet them all at once obviously but it doesn’t take long) plus various other alums all over the world who you can contact. These people will help you with the course, help you navigate the visa/zivno process, hang out with you, help you find jobs…

You get top notch English teaching instruction, awesome course content, superb practice teaching, outstanding feedback, and crazy competent instructors from The Language House, and you can probably get all that from any number of other schools, but only TLH provides the TLH Alumni Network. Highly recommended.

Review by Peter Hadjokas, October 9, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

The course is a lot to take on for somebody moving to a new place for the first time in a lifetime, but I would do it again in a heartbeat if I could.

It’s obvious that everyone at The Language House loves what they do, and they got what they do down to a science.

Consider taking this course if you’re feeling stuck where you are. That’s what I did, and now I’m working for a translation company and going somewhere. Where exactly I don’t know. But I’m going, baby.

Review by Vica Spaulding, October 9, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Originally I came to Prague signed up with another TEFL course, but quickly found out it was unreliable and incompetent. Panicked, I called The Language House. They let me in their course, helped me find accommodation, invited me to the orientation, and made me feel at ease.

The course was engaging and challenging. I never felt unsure of what was needed or expected of me. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to teach abroad. The Language House is a family, and the world is our backyard!

Review by Christina Kinne, October 9, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Are you thinking about teaching abroad but can’t decide on the country? Let me help! PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Look at a map of Europe and find Prague. Now google busses, trains and flights from Prague to everywhere you want to visit. Not only is the city in the heart of Europe, but it’s incredibly easy for Americans to get visas and jobs are abundant. Plus, the country is not on the euro, making everything incredibly cheap. Now, Google pictures of this beautiful city and start dreaming of the day your flight lands. So, now that ive sold you on Prague, let me tell you about TLH (The Language House). This intensive 30 day course will not only overprepare you for your teaching career by actually making you teach, it will also introduce you to the huge network of alums. Pretty soon, you’ll have more friends in prague than in your hometown. TLH will also teach you about czech culture, help you with housing, jobs, applying for a transportation card, and everything else you would need during and after your transition.

Review by Jennifer Van Antwerp, October 9, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

The Teaching Language House in Prague provided me with an equivalent certificate as that of most courses of similar length in the States, the only difference being they made it affordable to get legitimate certification and TEFL education in a beautiful foreign country. All of the staff was kind, helpful and overly inviting with built in events and socializing; a necessary part of a good course in communication and of such an intensive course.

It was an intensive course, in every sense of the word, but also allowed for exploration and socializing. In all of my education and traveling I have never been so impressed by the community and knowledge base established month by month by the eclectic and all-embracing team at TLH TEFL.

Review by Maggie, October 9, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

A truly wonderful TEFL program! The language house teaches you everything you need to know about teaching in english AND does a great job of helping you get settled in Prague. The alumni network is also wonderful and very helpful!

Review by Anneliese M., October 9, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I had been interested in moving abroad to teach English for a while, and so when I realized I’d had a friend go through this program I reached out to her for further details. After taking the plunge myself, I have to agree with all the points she made to me – that this is very much an intense course, but that the fun and camaraderie with your peers is a wonderful bonus. They have a great network to become connected with, and I learned an incredible amount in the four week program. I feel like I’m both very well equipped to teach English, but I’ve also walked away with a better understanding of how I learn and what motivates me as an instructor. All of the teachers are intelligent, they stay engaged with the students, and even after the course I’ve never felt like I couldn’t reach out with a question about teaching resources or facing challenges here in the CZ. Overall, a worthwhile program that believes in what it’s teaching.

Review by Sam Kellett, October 9, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

As many other reviews have stated, this is an intensive course. It really throws you into lesson planning and teaching, and keeps up the the pressure for all four weeks. That said, it was one of the most fun experiences of my life. Seriously, it was almost like going to college again. Bonding with new friends while studying, and partying in the nightlife of Prague.
The outreach of this program is also incredible. I found a job as a teacher within days of graduating, and almost all the jobs I have now have come through finding out about them from the course. If you want to travel Europe, make new friends, try a new line of work or all of the above, this is the course your should choose.

Review by Danielle, October 8, 2015

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 33333

It was a crazy 4 weeks but I wouldn’t be living life in Prague the way I am without it. I feel completely comfortable as a teacher in both individual and class settings as well as with young learners and adults. One thing you don’t realize you’re getting with the course is a fantastic alum group. I’ve had many questions answered from this massive network of past grads and I can’t say how helpful it has been.

Review by Jorda Higgins, October 8, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

Having completed the TEFL course at the Language House in Prague over 2 months ago, I cannot recommend it enough. The school delivered from the outset by placing my friend and I in a great flat together in an area of the city that is filled with character. They then made it very easy for us to make friends with our class mates due to them offering a great orientation weekend. The course itself is intense and stressful at times but this leads to you becoming a better teacher. The 12 hours of practice teaching is invaluable. The staff were also very flexible with me when I had to go back Scotland for a couple days during the course to graduate from university.

Immediately after the course ended I was able to go off to Southern Bohemia and teach at a Summer Camp thanks to the school’s connections. This was an extremely enriching experience. Additionally, the school’s connections in the city helped me to secure a job in Prague upon my return from camp. And I’m still experiencing the benefits of the Language House due to their strong alumni community. TLH is the perfect gateway into teaching in Prague.

Review by Savannah Murphy, October 8, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

The Language House has been so incredibly helpful in developing my teaching style and keeping me on track. Their staff are quick to respond to any needs and they are wonderful at what they do! I would recommend The Language House to anyone who wants to teach English.

Review by Nic, October 7, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I discovered The Language House through International TEFL Academy. I was not originally sold on moving to Prague, but once I looked into the program and read the reviews, my mind was 100% made up. Sure I could learn to love the cold and Czech language, why not. There’s always beer to get you through it, I told myself.
There are lots of people that choose to become TEFL certified online so that they can continue to work or logon when it’s at their convenience. They move at a slow pace and then pop into a local high school for an hour here and there. That’s the thing with TLH, it’s not convenient. You are completely thrown out of your comfort zone for 30 days. I was uncomfortable about 10 minutes into the first class when the instructors stated creeping around like detectives, while the Pink Panther soundtrack played in the background. Yeah they’re weird, but you get used to it and realize you actually really like all of them and their weirdness.
You receive intense, thorough training from some of the best, truly. Every question you have or don’t have gets brought up and answered for you. Every concern, insecurity and doubt you have about your teaching abilities begins to fade when you see the analysis and focus that comes from these instructors. They are incredibly invested in every single one of their students, it’s truly amazing.
You may be uncomfortable and under slept a bit for 30 days if you’re used to 8 hours a night, but guess what? It’s only 30 days. And after that 30 days, TLH makes you feel like you could teach anyone to speak English. Really…anyone.

Review by Addie, October 7, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

I enjoyed my time at TLH a lot! I chose it because it had the most practice teaching hours of any course in Prague and of alumni support after you graduate. I had never taught before joining the course so I wanted to make sure I was well trained. I was not disappointed! There are always people to ask for advice or help when needed and there is always someone who can help you with finding more work.

Review by Michael Homfray-Davies, October 7, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I am a retired judge from the UK. I took the course in February 2015. The course was one of the most exacting experiences I have ever had. Chris Westergaard is an inspirational man and a brilliant teacher. He combines the abilities to inspire, motivate, cajole, inform and support with the ability to give you his full attention; all with a wonderful sense of mischief, fantasy and humour. Three of the teachers are exceptional and the others very good. The material is thoroughly and carefully prepared and delivered; the opportunity to teach 13 hours in three weeks felt crazy, but was invaluable. Standards and expectations are high; but all the necessary support is generously and warmly given.
Other telling factors: there was a two day orientation involving the course and how to get on in and around Prague; a lot was done to create a sense of community within the course and in the wider fraternity, which was extremely valuable. Advice and assistance is still willingly given nearly a year after having graduated.
Although the school is centrally situated, and the fee very reasonable, the suite of rooms I felt was somewhat shabby and chaotic.

Review by Eben K., October 7, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

What a great TEFL certification program!

I was recommended by an alumni of the program who went on to have a successful career as a kindergarten teacher.

The two most important elements of a good TEFL school is finding the students jobs and creating phenomenal, world-class English teachers. A+ on both points here.

Their friendly alumni actively post jobs and housing on their private Facebook group, along with a dedicated employee to ensure you have over +30 schools that you can apply to.

This is a straight up high quality TEFL certification course that will drill into you the ESA teaching method. On top of that they have an easy-going and attentive staff that is there for you to workout all the kinks in your teaching style.

Apply now so you don’t have to wait as long to get started as a certified teacher!

Review by Cameron D., October 7, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I completed this course in August 2015. This course will prepare you to teach in the real world in any situation that can arise! The course was difficult and time consuming, however, I came out of the course feeling confident in my teaching abilities and in the skills that I learned throughout the course. Since completion of the course I have had no trouble finding multiple jobs with my certification.

Every instructor employed by the school is very knowledgeable and willing to help you with everything they can. There is a good mix of classroom learning, real-life experience teaching and watching your peers teach. The school is a great facility in a popular part of Prague. Overall, I highly recommend taking a course at TLH. I feel prepared and confident that I can work in any classroom environment thanks to their training.

Review by Eva Howlings, October 7, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

It’s been over a year since I took the month long TEFL course at the language house. Since that time, there’ve been many moments when I flashed back to something an instructor might have said during class. The first time I lost my voice during a 4-hour long intensive I flashed back to Chris saying “It will happen. You will get through it.” And it was true, of course.

There have been so many other situations that came up that was predicted during the class. In fact, I haven’t encountered a situation yet that I didn’t feel prepared for. Standing up for yourself as teacher, getting paid what you’re worth, and more importantly, becoming worth what you’re getting paid. There were times when I had ethical dilemmas, and all I need to do is call Chris for a bit of seasoned guidance. There are so many ways to grow a teacher, and Chris and his team are great at them all. An intense month, for sure – but one filled with moments you’ll revisit in your mind for years.

Review by Jane, October 7, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I attended The Language House TEFL program in April 2015. I researched many different TEFL programs and the main ‘pro’ about The Language House that I kept coming back to was the sense of community. There are TEFL programs all over the world, what most of them lack is a community. The Language House has great teachers, resources, and everything that other programs have as well as a huge network of graduates. It creates support and a sense of home, while being far away from family. I made friends for life at The Language House.

Just remember a TEFL program is not a cake walk, be prepared to work and work hard. It’s a rewarding experience that I wouldn’t change for the world.

I hope to welcome you into The Language House community soon. :)

P.S. It doesn’t hurt that Prague is a beautiful city too.

Review by Lizzie Pangallo, October 7, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

Though the course is very hard, it really helps you get a grasp on TEFL. The staff are very helpful and are always there if you are having issues with anything, both during and after the course. The lessons that you teach are great a great way to gain teaching experience and allow you to see what skills you’ll need to work on. I also got my YLT certification while at The Language House. Adrienne is a wonderful instructor and a great resource for anything YLT related.

Review by Evan Forster, October 7, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Having attended the Language House over one year ago, and I found it to be one of the best expediences of my life. I feel that the Language House Prague is the best place to get certified to teach ESL no matter where you want to teach. The instructors at this school really know and understand what they are teaching, and you will come out of this one month intensive class as a better, more confident teacher than when you arrived.
Communication was great not only throughout the course, but also before and after. When you take a course at TLH you are not only getting certified as an excellent teacher, but also joining the TLH family of alums and gaining great connections both in Prague as well as around the world. I would highly recommend the Language House Prague to anyone who is even thinking about getting certified as an ESL instructor.

Review by David Barach, October 6, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took this course in late 2012 and then spent the next year doing a job I adored, teaching English as a foreign language to adult students. What made the job fun was the excellent preparation I received during my TEFL course, which had many more supervised teaching hours than were required for the accreditation, and which taught me to creatively plan my own lessons without need for textbooks as a crutch. Now, back in USA in a programming job, I still use the skills to plan a lesson sometimes if I will present on a subject to other programmers. Would recommend this course to anyone. Through facebook and friends still there, I can see it is still going very well.

Review by Raney J, October 6, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I would 100% recommend The Language House to anyone who is interested in pursuing a TEFL certificate. Before my course in April, I had never even been to Europe and was definitely unsure of what to expect. The second you arrive in Prague you are looked after. From having a ride to take you from the airport to your accommodation (with a fun little sign with your name on it!) to the amazing orientation experience, you never have the time to feel nervous or out of place.

The orientation was definitely a highlight for me. It made the experience so much more than just getting a certificate. We saw so much of Prague and had time to bond with the group before getting into the course material, which was so beneficial! You’re definitely going to make friends and it makes it so much easier when you’re lesson planning or studying and need extra support. Plus it’s great to have instant travel buddies for weekend trips!

The course material itself was really interesting. The instructors are all great at what they do and are eager to help you. You’ll have tons of practice time before the end of the program so that by the end you’ll feel completely prepared to teach. In addition to the standard TEFL certificate, you can also choose to take courses for the Young Learners/Teens Certificate, which I highly recommend. It was a lot of fun to act like a kid again and Adrienne is an amazing teacher!

Overall, my experience at TLH was incredible. I had an unfortunate incident happen during my stay in Prague and Chris, Skip and the entire staff were (and still are) so so compassionate and helpful. You will always have someone who is willing to help you, no matter what you’re going through during your time with TLH. I can’t recommend it enough!

Review by Susie Kraus, October 6, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

If you’re looking to venture to Prague to TEFL your heart out, this is the place for you. The Language House’s staff is so unique and so creative – they’ll push you to your limits for the best TEFL experience possible. The course is a mix of instruction time and daily hands-on teaching experience – much more teaching experience than is found in other TEFL programs. The course is an excellent way to get TEFL certified and to meet amazing new people in Prague. Highly recommended!

Review by Ned Iverson, October 5, 2015

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

This course offers a great learning experience to anyone who wants to teach abroad. Without close to any teaching experience, I quickly absorbed and practiced teaching many different levels of English students. In the first part of the day we went to class and learned about teaching methodology and in the second part of the day (Monday through Thursday) we each taught a forty-five minute English class. In our free time we lesson planned and explored as much of the city as we could.

Review by Cosette S, October 5, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Completing this program was one of the best decisions I ever made. I never taught before the course, and it was really tough. But I learned so much. I got plenty of jobs upon graduating – thanks to the help of the wonderful staff and career assistance. i am now a confident teacher. And Prague is the best place to live.
Thanks so much TLH for making my dreams of living abroad a reality!!

Review by Savannah, October 5, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 33333
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

This course has great teachers and great staff! They care about how you do and help you get there. The course is challenging but all worth it in the end to be able to live abroad and work. I highly recommend The Language House TEFL course to anyone who is a traveler at heart!

Review by Amy Albright, September 17, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The Language House in Prague is an amazing school and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in getting your TEFL certification. The staff does an excellent job of preparing you to teach in the real world and they genuinely care about your success and happiness. The school is very well organized and the staff is very knowledgeable. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I was a little nervous about taking the leap and moving to Prague to become a teacher, but the Language House helped the transition tremendously.

Review by Caitlin, September 16, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I attended the Language House TEFL course this past August and I can honestly say it was one of the most rewarding decisions I have ever made. Moving to a foreign country can be extremely stressful, but the Language House is so welcoming and the staff does everything they can to help you find a job and feel confident moving forward with English grammar and lesson planning skills. The course is challenging, but very successful in transforming you into a creative and engaging teacher. I have nothing but positive feedback for this course and recommend it to anyone looking to teach English as a foreign language.

Review by Josh Weed, September 9, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the course at TLH September 2012, and have since watched TLH grow a lot. Moving to a foreign country was a big challenge, and having TLH there to help was immeasurable to what would be a successful three years living and working in Prague. Not only did TLH prepare me professionally for teaching English in Prague through a well designed curriculum, but also continued to assist me even after the course finished with job placement and hosting social events which led me to make lifelong friends.
You’ll be nervous moving to the Czech Republic. But The Language House goes above and beyond to make your transition to Prague painless and enjoyable. It was here at TLH that the best three years of my life began, and I can’t thank the staff there enough for that.
Now if you’ll excuse me, Ja sí dam pivo, prosím!

Review by Elisabeth Sweet, July 18, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took The Language House course in October 2013, and have lived in Prague ever since. This course not only gave me the resources and pertinent knowledge needed to teach English, it introduced me to friends in the city that have made this experience one of the best in my life. TLH also helped me find a job with my current employer. The director of TLH, Chris Westergaard, continues to be an incredibly helpful contact in the city.

Review by Chloe Martin, July 18, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took my TEFL course in September of 2013 and couldn’t have been more satisfied. Here you are given practical experience in front of a classroom very early on. The course is challenging and will dominate your first month in Prague but going through it with the other students in your class really brings you close together. As stated before, it’s no joke. I really appreciated them not handling us with “kid gloves” at The Language House you’ll be held accountable and treated as an adult whether your 23 or 43.

The strong alumni community is also an invaluable benefit. Whenever I’ve needed help with absolutely anything (housing, employment, not knowing where to buy Peanut butter….) Somebody’s been there. And I can’t imagine how I’d have started out in Prague without this network. They’ve really thought of everything!

Review by Erin Jones, July 13, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I completed the TEFL Course through The Language House in January 2015. The Language House staff were all amazing!
You start the course and it sounds incredibly challenging but once you complete it you feel ready to teach English in any situation. The course prepares you to teach a wide range of students with varying English abilities but also gives you the option of additional training for working with young learners. The Young Learners course teaches you how to create active and engaging lessons for students in a fun and friedly environment.

With a huge amount of practice teaching hours and constructive feedback from the very helpful observers you feel yourself improving and growing more competent with every lesson. As a qualified teacher in Australia this course taught me additional strategies that I will implement in my normal classroom environment. Chris and his team are always ready to lend you a hand in preparing your lesson, explaining a grammar point or even for advice about Prague.

One of the best things about The Language House is the great network of people you have in Prague. The Language House actively makes sure that you meet new people and past graduates which is great for moving alone! The whole Language House network is a friendly and welcoming group of people from all over the world.

I would highly recommend this course to anyone considering teaching English abroad!

Review by Sam Zanghi, May 4, 2015

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Destination Prague, why? Because that’s where Chris Westergaard CEO and Founder of The Language House is. It took me a long time to research and find the right school and I’m glad I waited until I found TLH. The Language House has an amazing staff that’s very knowledgable, friendly and will help you acclimate to your new home in Prague with ease. They’ll assist you with everything, such as visas, bank accounts, culture shock, and generally anything else you need to know when moving to the Czech Republic. They go above and beyond what I had expected, and every staff member cares about your success. Not only does Chris and his staff know how to bring people together in a classroom, they do it in such a way, that the bond developed between you and your classmates will last a lifetime. Thanks for everything!

Review by Chanelle R., November 15, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I’ve been wanting to travel all my life.. so I finally decided to move to Prague to take the TEFL course with The Language House. It was not only a huge challenge, but one of the biggest decisions I’ve made in my life. Now that I finished the course, I can say that I am so grateful to have done it. The course is very demanding, but can be accomplished. The Language House prepares you for life as a teacher and offers assistance along the way. The community here is strong and supportive. I’ve made amazing friends, learned more then just teaching English, overcome many challenges and have so much more to look forward to.

Review by Chris St. Hilaire, November 15, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

If you’re reading this review, there’s a good chance you’re considering a future teaching English in a foreign country, maybe the Czech Republic, and so you need a school to get you TEFL certified. Seriously, this is THE school to consider.

I took the course in March 2014 and it wasn’t anything like I expected. In fact, I don’t even remember what I expected because all expectations were totally erased once I realized, on about day one, how unique this experience was going to be.

First, of course, the training. Thorough doesn’t even begin to describe it. The instruction is broad, but still very consistent with a specific method of teaching. The classes are interactive. And the way we learn is totally meta. In other words, the same method we’re being taught to use with ESL students is also the same method being used to teach us. It’s brilliant and effective.

Second, the transition. I had considered doing a TEFL course in the states and then moving here with a certification to look for a job, etc, but today I can’t even imagine how that would have worked out. Moving to the Czech Republic requires skill, attention, and patience. There are a lot of things to do when you get here so that you can stay here. Some of these things you might already know. Some of these things you might only think you know. And some of these things you’ll discover when they come up, as they come up. Early on in his communication with me, Chris Westergaard, TLH director, offered every resource his school could provide with helping settle in. And if the school couldn’t provide something, he would do what he could on his own. Experienced proved that this offer was as sincere as offers come. Jobs, housing, Czech bureaucracy, nothing you have to do alone.

Third, the community. The students are cool. The teachers are cool. The observers are really cool. You’ll go through this intense course with a group of people who, for the rest of all of your lives, will be the only ones who will ever understand that one insane month at TLH. You’ll have a network of peers, both during the course and after, with whom to consult and explore and complain. It’s like bootcamp, but with fewer pushups and more grammar.

Review by Laura STites, November 11, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I am really glad that I chose The Language House over other TEFL courses. I had heard great things about it, and was actually able to experience it for myself. Not only did I learn the methodology of teaching English as a foreign language, I also had hands on experience in a classroom which made huge difference. I have made life long friends and am now living in a beautiful city that I am proud to call my new home.

Review by Richa Patel, November 11, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the October 2014 TLH course and am so glad I did. The faculty and staff at the school were incredibly helpful during my transition from Chicago to Prague. I was picked up at the airport, brought to my apartment, and given multiple tours of the city. The course itself was very useful, especially because I had never taught before. The feedback from the in-class course gave me the confidence I needed to start working. Along with the gentle transition of moving abroad, I’ve also made amazing friends! I’m glad to say that I am now apart of the TLH family!

Review by Marissa Kingzett, November 11, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

I am incredibly happy that I decided to go to The Language House in Prague. As soon as the course starts you are aware that you have joined a community that you can always be a part of. I feel comfortable living here because all the support the course and the previous grads offer. The month you do the course will go by so fast because it is so full of work. It is exhausting and you have to be committed but it is really worth it. You get to teach starting your second week and by the end of the month you feel comfortable in the classroom. I couldn’t have picked a better option.

Review by Nicole, November 10, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I’ve just graduated from TLH TEFL. Literally just =) Well, Friday last week. It was an amazing experience in so many ways. The course is extremely intense, hard work and I’ve never done anything like it before. But, it is absolutely worth it. I was satisfied with the contents and the training we received. All the trainers are highly competent and helpful. Not only that, there is also a lot of humor and fun packed into the lessons. I learned a lot about teaching a foreign language but also what it means to be an L2 learner, thanks to the teaching style of the course, the contents and of course the 12 hours of teaching absolved. It was great to be able to watch fellow students teach as well and to get feedback from different observers every week. The observers are always helpful and lesson planning guidance is excellent.
I’m not gonna say this is easy, because it’s not, it’s not vacation! But it is doable, and anyone who would like to become a teacher of EFL or a better teacher should do it! Plus, Prague is an awesome place, the people who run the course and work for the school are great and the alumni community is tight and ready to help with so many things =) You won’t be alone if you ever feel homesick, and people are always there to help you if you’re struggling or to socialize and have a good time! The course provides help and assistance in finding a place and a job (they won’t find it for you, but they do help you!), everyone on the staff and owner Chris Westergaard are always ready to answer any questions no matter what time of day. They are always ready to help you, whether this might be finding a gym, moving your stuff from one place to another, tips on where to buy cheap funiture or any other things you might need assistance with.

Review by Jasmin Kidgell, November 10, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement Not Rated
Facilities/Resources 55555

Participating in the month long course at The Language House was the best decision I could make when deciding to come to Prague to become an English teacher. The teachers were fantastic, passionate about their subject and provided useful information on whatever we requested. The course is intense and has a heavy work load but once the month is over I can guarantee you will feel ready to find a job wherever it is you wish to within the English teaching community.

Review by Carly, October 31, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the course in June 2014, I had no idea what to expect from the course when I arrived in Prague. The course was challenging at times but the instructors were great and were more than willing to help with lesson planning/anything really. TLH also has a huge network of previous in students in Prague, if you end up not teaching English then you will at least get 15+ friends out of the course. I can’t imagine being in Prague without the TLH network, this have definitely made the transition much easier.

Review by Nick Powers, October 29, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took The Language House course in September of 2014. When I was deciding which company to get certified through I researched every TEFL course I could find on the internet and kept coming across Chris Westergaard and The Language House of Prague. After reading review after review on his program it seemed like every sign pointed for me to come to Prague and get certified through his program. Now being all set and done, I can look back at my experience and say with confidence that I made the right choice. Chris and his staff are all extremely knowledgeable and very dedicated to preparing and helping each student with anything they need. The TLH course is 130 hours of intensive teacher training. Each week you will have Czech student teaching in the evenings. Each week the levels change and your observers change, which was very helpful in getting a better understanding of the students abilities along with receiving a variety of feedback. The hands on learning truly prepares every student for any type of teaching situation and level out there.
Aside from all the technical components of the course itself, the thing that sets TLH above the rest is its sense of community. It’s really nice knowing that even though you may be very far from home, you have a huge community of past TLH alums who are alway there to help with anything. Chris and other alums are constantly coordinating events and posting new job listings.
Overall, taking the TEFL course with The Language House in Prague is by far one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life.

Review by Emily, October 29, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I attended The Language house in June 2014 after doing a year+ research on where to get TEFL certified. I definitely made the right decision. Despite the stresses that come with getting certified (prepare yourselves for a lot of work & lesson planning) – it was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had. The staff is wonderful and really create a network of people you can rely on in this beautiful city.

10/10 would recommend :)

Review by Carey Carpenter, October 24, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took this course in August 2014. To be honest I thought it would be extremely easy. I was on “high” from traveling over the last 6 weeks all over Europe. I also had just quit my job in America and was looking for something to do to allow me to travel abroad. This program was very intense, but I told Chris W(the owner) the second day, I knew I would be thankful in the end and I was right, I was. Chris is Extremely knowledgable in this TEFL world and well connected in the city of Prague. He and his staff are always available to help you with anything you need. Whether it be apartment hunting, job hunting, lesson planning problems, or just a shoulder to cry on when you just feel like giving up. This was also a very challenging course, but well worth doing it in person verses online because the preparation is much more valuable when you land your first teaching job! I am so grateful for signing up for the language house and going with this program over any other TEFL schools. I couldn’t be happier , and I promise you will not regret attending TLH! DO IT! 100% worth every penny :)

Review by Megan Aschenbrenner, October 17, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I just finished The Language House TEFL course in Prague in September. It was honestly the best decision I could have made. I was really nervous coming out to Prague but The Language House helps you every step of the way. The housing was great and in a really good location. All of the staff is completely available for any questions you have, whether it be about tefl or just living abroad in general. The course is extremely challenging but worth it. I feel very prepared for any job that comes my way. I highly recommend doing the orientation, it’s a good way to meet all of the people you will be taking the course with. Overall an amazing experience and a great way to make connections with a bunch of different people!

Review by Jonathan Chu, October 16, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

The Language House offers a comprehensive TEFL course that prepared even me (a complete stranger to teaching) for the job. Salient points: the course demands twelve hours of teaching practice before certification, and almost all lessons are planned from scratch, to give the trainee experience in lesson plan creation (very valuable when you get thrown into a new job).
The instructors each have a large amount of ESL teaching experience and are taught to give well-ordered, critical feedback. I don’t have anything else to say – they’re pretty good.
TLH promises lifetime job-finding help, which has led to a close-knit community of alumnae who are always available with the newest gigs.
Likewise, the facility itself is available for any alums who require a bit of internet, copy machine access, or sheer nostalgia.

Review by Collin, October 16, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

The Language House is great. Everyone there is willing to help you in any way they can. The course is incredibly intense, however it is very doable. The only reason you will be unemployed after the course is over with (or in a week or two following) is because you didn’t apply for any job, or take your job search seriously.

Review by Erica Hoelper, October 15, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I’ve wanted to move to Prague and teach English for several years now. After a lot of research, I finally decided on TLH and have not regretted a bit of my decision (Beware: there are a many shady Tefl centers in the city.) Months before the course even started, Chris Westergaard was very responsive and prompt with emails and pre-course information.
The course trains students with an intense grammar classes, teaching methodology, and twice the standard amount in front of a classroom. It is intimidating at first and the course is A LOT of work, but in the end it pays off. A week after the course ended, I had a full-time job. The course has a great reputation around the city so employers are usually eager to interview you on this alone.
Another way TLH can give you a jumpstart on your teaching career is the required private lessons. Combined with the Czech students we teach during the course, we also are responsible for teaching a couple one on one lessons. Many people find permanent private students as well before the course even ends.
Moving to a foreign country can be daunting, but the staff at TLH helps you in every way imagineable: social events so you don’t feel alone in the city, a partnership with a visa assistance company, and international job assistance.

I would highly advise anyone looking to either move to the Czech Republic or teach ESL anywhere in the w.orld to consider The Language House

Review by Kate H., October 15, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I went through The Language House Prague in September, 2014 and am so glad I did. Obviously moving to another country and knowing not a soul is a daunting prospect, but The Language House immediately made me feel comfortable in my new home. They offer a great community for you to dive into and start making connections/friends, lifetime job support, and most importantly, they teach you how to teach- effectively! I had no idea going into the course how I was going to be able to teach English to Czechs when I don’t speak a lick of their language, but I came out of the course, after four grueling weeks (this course is not for the lazy slackers), self-assured of my abilities and ready to enter a classroom. I would absolutely 100% recommend this course!

Review by Robert, October 9, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The Language House is probably one of the greatest experience you can get with a TEFL course. Chris Westergaard literally thought he could do better than what is was available at that time and 10 years later he did! Don`t get me wrong, this is a lot of work crammed into 30 days. However, Chris and his team of minions make it worthwhile and fun. This is more than just a intensive teaching course. This is a community of people you get streamlined with. I highly recommend The Language House to anyone interested in traveling or teaching for an extended period.

Review by Rebecca Fernandez, October 9, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I came into The Language House a month ago with zero teaching experience and most likely a worried look on my face. After TLH’s 4-week intensive course (yes, it will be intense), I feel confident in my ability to teach to adults and kids (YLT!!). Chris and the rest of the staff are amazing! They will go out of their way to help you with everything from lesson planning to housing. One of the most helpful aspects about TLH is the hands on training. In order to pass the course you have to create your own lesson plans and teach real ESL students almost every day during the last three weeks. Each week the levels change and your observers change, which was very helpful in getting a better understanding of the students abilities along with receiving a variety of feedback. Aside from all the technical components of the course itself, the thing that sets TLH above the rest is its sense of community. Chris and the past alums are constantly coordinating events and posting new job listings.
Overall, taking the TEFL course with TLH is by far one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Review by Sarah Kehm, October 9, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

After having studied abroad three times, in three different countries, I can honestly say that my time at The Language House was the best yet. Not only did I learn all of the skills necessary to successfully teach a class of English learners, but I also made many lifelong friends and connections. I highly recommend TLH for anyone who wants to have a very well-rounded experience in Prague. I really appreciate the way TLH got my month’s group involved with past groups and really integrated us into the circle of alum. Easing into the culture here was also very painless with the help of TLH.

Review by Cassey McDonnell, October 8, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I just received my TEFL certification from The Language House this past month, and choosing TLH is the best decision I could have made. I have left this course feeling well prepared to teach and received a job offer just a week after completing the course. The teachers and staff at TLH offer so much support and assistance with ANYTHING you need before, during and after you have completed the course. They truly care about the success of their students, and provide their students will all the resources, tools, and information necessary to be a successful English teacher.
In addition to this, with the extensive amount of teaching practice, I left the course feeling more than prepared to begin my journey as an English teacher. I would highly recommend this course to everyone!

Review by Breanna K., October 7, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I decided on this course very last minute, and I’m glad I got in. It’s a lot of work, but I really feel like it prepared me for teaching better than any other course could have. There’s lots of intensive classroom methodology training and lesson planning training, but the most important part is that there is tonnes of hands on teaching. The instructors are really great, knowledgable and very frank about their own experiences. I really felt like I was being prepared for the ‘real’ world in an environment were everyone was there to help you with whatever you needed. I am not going to lie, it was tough, but all the observers and instructors were right there to offer helpful advice or guidance.

During the course there’s lots of fun activities to do with your cohort, as well as an amazing community of Alum to help you out afterwards. There’s a great network of people all across the globe who can help you with jobs, visas, lesson planning or just hanging out. I met a tonne of great people and I’m so glad I went with the Language House.

When you do jump into your first job, you’ll be glad you had the Language House to help you become your true teacher self!

Review by Alex Nicolae, October 6, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I attended TLH TEFL Prague in September of 2014. My experience with the course was absolutely fantastic. I was drawn to the course by the impeccable reviews given by alumns of the program and am glad to say that The Language House lives up to its reputation. In an intensive one month long course they will turn even someone without any prior teaching experience (like me)into a fully fledged English teacher. Students receive solid methodological training but perhaps more importantly TLH gives students extensive hands on classroom teaching experience. TLH Prague is not only a certification program but a great community that will help you make the transition to Prague and be there every step of the way helping make expat life smoother. This community continues even after you graduate from the course, TLH provides lifetime job assistance and encourage graduates to get in touch if they ever need help. Not only will you emerge from TLH as a confident English teacher but you will be part of an international network that is there for you wherever your TEFL career may lead you.

Review by Meagan McLafferty, September 30, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Moving to Prague and earning my TEFL certificate through The Language House is bar none the most solid decision I’ve ever made. While you can certainly earn a TEFL certificate elsewhere, TLH far surpasses other programs that merely certify you. They not only transform you into an entirely capable teacher, they give you all the resources and support you could possibly need to transition into a successful life here in Prague. The staff are all top notch human beings and are genuinely invested in your successes both during the course and afterward. The network of TLH alumni in Prague is huge and an incredible resource for jobs, events, and above all really amazing friends. My experiences with TLH have exceeded my expectations in every way, I can’t recommend them enough.

Review by Suzanne, September 23, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I could not have survived my move to Prague without the Language House! Orientation, all the information provided during the class, and the helpful staff and alums living in the city, helped my transition to living abroad. The class itself in intense, not as in the workload is hard, but it does take up a lot of your time. But it is only for a month and coming out of it has prepared me for anything! There is not much that can overwhelm me after having to adapt and adjust to things throughout my time in the class.
Plus I have a group of amazing people who went through this with me. I was expecting to become good friends with two or three people from my TEFL class, but I feel as if I am close with almost all of them. We had a great group and we hang out still – from game nights to attending museums and festivals. Love my August class so much :)
I would recommend this program to any and all of my friends! If you want to have an amazing support system already in place when you move to Prague – then the Language House is where you need to be! And you will be the most prepared and successful English teacher you can be!

Review by Alicia Bulai, July 11, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I recently took the TEFL & YLT (Young Learners & Teens) courses with the Language House (TLH) in April 2014. Deciding on attending this course is something that I will not regret. The course work taught throughout the intense one-month duration equipped me to become a confident ESL instructor as well as how to lesson plan, more thorough understanding of grammar, public speaking, etc.
Prior to taking the course, I had trouble with public speaking and getting up in front of a group of students to teach. Chris, the director who interviewed me then ensured that after I’m done with the course that I’d be a more confident speaker and teaching in front of students will just be something of the past. He was correct, I’m now able to go about and teach/speak without having to think I’ll fail or make a fool of myself. One of the things I loved about the course was that it was not just all theory but it had a lot of practical work to it. I also loved the survival Czech lessons taught which I had fun with implementing when going around exploring Prague and the YLT course is something well worth the extra time & money if you are considering teaching young learners.
Apart from the course work, the TLH staff was very helpful. They were always there to help you before, during, and after the course and they still do. The TLH alumni are always around to help you out and show you a good time in Prague or abroad when need be.
Yes, the course is intense I will admit but well worth it I will say and fun at the same time. The experience gained through it is something I will cherish and I would recommend The Language House to anyone who is looking to teach English!

Review by Kelli Hughes, May 30, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

TLH TEFL course was very intense but beneficial. The program was very helpful in assimilating us to life in Prague. They provided a lot of great additional resources like airport transportation and survival Czech lessons. The staff members are all knowledgeable and supportive, both with regards to English and TEFL but also with regards to Prague. For the most part, I am glad I chose TLH over other TEFL certification programs.

Review by Keenan, May 18, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I completed The Language House Prague course in November 2009 and it was, in short, a life-changing experience. I have spent a good bit of time in both academic and corporate environments. I know good teachers when I see them. My students have often thanked me for teaching them so well, and that is something I owe all to The Language House.

Combining the classroom instruction and real-world experience provided in the course, I’m not exaggerating when I say that you will learn as much in a month at TLH as you would in a semester at university. This is true experiential learning. You will not be writing papers; you will be practicing day after day to be an amazing English teacher.

The instruction at The Language House ranks among the best I’ve had in my entire life. The communicative methodology that the school teaches is superior to any other language instruction method developed, as it allows students to acquire fluency, proficiency, and confidence with speed and accuracy. Not only have I used these skills for TEFL, I’ve used them to teach corporate trainees other foreign languages that I speak.

The most important thing for those in the early stages of developing a career teaching abroad is that The Language House provides a strong local support system to help you adjust to your new life as an expat, and encourages a strong sense of collegiality among its students.

Not only did I develop professional contacts that helped me with my career, I met wonderful and amazing people — classmates, instructors, students, locals — who will be some of my best friends for the rest of my life. When you send and receive New Year’s greetings to a half dozen countries or more, you’ll know exactly what I mean. Attending The Language House was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

Review by Jake, May 13, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Thanks Chris and company big time for the opportunity. Very helpful in all situations, even outside of the school itself.
High recommendations for all new comers sailing on in. Throwin up 5 stars for The Language House in all domains.
Phrasal verb madness, mixed conditionals, error correction, and especially double negatives ain’t got nothin’ on TLH!

Review by Taryn McCroskey, May 7, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

The Language House was such a wonderful experience to begin my journey in Prague. Not only did I learn a lot about teaching English, but I gained so many life long friends. The course does so much more then train students to become certified English teachers. It also prepares you for real life situations you may encounter as a teacher here in Prague or anywhere in the world. It offers you much more then any online program ever could.

Review by Nate Miller, May 5, 2014

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 33333
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

I entered the Language House a scared child and emerged a TEACHER OF ENGLISH. TLH did a great job of preparing me for teaching world of Prague not only through its entertaining instruction of grammar and teaching methodology but also through its huge and helpful community. Even after graduation I find myself contacting TLH head Chris Westergaard and other various community members for job tips, housing help, visa issues, whatever. It’s a big ole family over here and it’s hard to imagine what my life here would look like without TLH. If you’re thinking about teaching english abroad, definitely look into TLH.

Review by Cadence Ellington, May 4, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I attended the Language House in October 2012 and have been living in Prague ever since. I had a great experience with the Language House. I had previously moved to a European country on my own and had experienced the difficulties of meeting people and being completely alone in a foreign country. Thanks to the Language House, I didn’t experience any of these problems in Prague. The staff really helps you navigate a new city and culture and you quickly become close friends with everyone in the course. The course itself is difficult, but it definitely teaches you a lot in a short period of time, most of which is quite useful. The daily teaching practice is especially beneficial, as no matter what age group you end up teaching, you have to be confident leading a class and thinking on your toes. This practice paired with the intensive grammar lessons really prepares you for teaching and you are guaranteed to graduate a self assured and competent teacher. I can’t thank Chris and the entire language house staff enough for their continuing support and general awesomeness.

Review by Joanna Ferrell, May 3, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

My experience at the Language House Prague has been one of the most unique and rewarding experiences of my life. I have met amazing lifelong friends, made professional contacts, and gained more confidence in myself than I ever imagined. After graduating the course, I was overwhelmed by the amount of people ready to help me in any way they could with directions, job assistance, and flat hunting. The Language House is more than just a school, very quickly it becomes your home away from home and everyone involved in it becomes your family. This program prepared me to be more than just a language teacher, it prepared me for the life I am living abroad. Every possible scenario you can imagine, Language House has already thought of it or experienced it themselves and they are right there to hold your hand. Rain, shine, snow, or hail storm you can ALWAYS count on Chris Westergard personally responding to your emails in 30 minutes or less. Living abroad is an experience of a lifetime, but everyone knows life is so much sweeter when you have people to share the experience with. Share your journey with Language House, I promise you won’t regret it.

Review by Christina, May 3, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I finished the Language House TEFL course in April 2014 and I was very pleased with the instruction I received. Some TEFL courses are known for not being taken very seriously, but if you want to teach, TLH prepares you for many levels and personalities.

The course is planned quite well, though I will say communication between our different instructors could have been more efficient, and emphasized being able to lesson plan in a timely and creative manner. It also helps that after you graduate (and before- if you need it) TLH has a Alumni group to help with all sorts of questions for staying in Prague or going abroad.

Your classmates are also thrown into teaching with you and it creates a great network of friends for starting in a new city, and good resources for finding a job after you finish the course.

TL;DR : If you want to teach English abroad take TLH’s TEFL course.

Review by Christine L., May 3, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I am very happy that I chose to take the TLH TEFL program over all of the other TEFL programs here in Prague. Three years later I am still applying the information and practices I learned from The Language House TEFL program with the primary school children I teach here in Prague. From the very beginning I felt comfortable with the trainers on the course. Moving overseas can be and intimidating and frightening for many, and it was for myself at times, but luckily because of Skip, Andrea and Chris I never felt alone and ALWAYS felt supported. Having a background in primary education with my bachelors in that field, I did not think I would learn much from the course. I was merely taking it to have an advantage when applying for jobs. It turned out to be exactly what I needed to take my teaching to the next level. The lessons taught on the course were informative and practical. Being able to teach actual non-native English speakers in a real-world setting, for many hours, was also a huge plus. I would recommend this course over all the other courses in Prague to receive a TEFL certification from.

Review by Ali Begault, May 3, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

After researching several different TEFL programs I decided on The Language House, and I couldn’t be happier! Having no background in teaching I was pretty terrified of how this would work for me, but Chris assured me that it was possible. Chris put me in contact with past graduates to help me with all the concerns I had, and they too promised that it would be possible for me to teach English without any experience in this field.
One of the biggest factors that sets The Language House apart from every other TEFL course is the amount of teaching experience required to graduate. Teaching actual Czech students for 3 weeks before graduating made me feel extremely prepared to teach after the course. Also, the observers’ daily feedback was crucial to my growth as a teacher throughout the course. TLH was also very helpful with finding jobs, a new place to live, and meeting other past graduates around Prague.
I can easily say joining this community has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to join The Language House TEFL, quit thinking about it and just do it! You will not regret it!

Review by Jessica W., May 2, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

Making the decision to move to a new city in a new country is not one to be taken lightly. I researched tons of different TEFL courses, both online and in different places, and the one that kept popping up was The Language House. When I started seriously discussing leaving with my family and friends, The Language House made it extraordinarily easy to lay out a bunch of reasons about what was so great about this program and about this huge life decision. They offer airport pickup, accommodation, help with your visa, job assistance, and a really strong alumni network. So even though I was by myself in a new country, I was never really alone.

The course itself was super intense and I found myself wishing for my senior year of college. I learned more about the English language in my month at TLH than I did while I was at school. There were times when I doubted my proficiency as a teacher but there was never a time when I felt like TLH doubted me. The feedback from the observers was amazing and helpful and having peer feedback was really constructive.

A piece of advice, I would definitely tell you to budget more money than you think you should. Also, make sure that you give yourself time to really enjoy Prague. One month is not enough!

Overall, I had a great time at The Language House and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get TEFL certified.

Review by Ryan Hanchera, May 2, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I took the TEFL course with the Language House in March. I believe that the course adequately prepared me to be an English teacher. While it was certainly a challenging month, the skills that I gained were well worth the investment of time and money. The 14 hours spent teaching lessons was easily where you could see the most growth in yourself and it was rewarding. Just be prepared for a bit of stress the first couple of lessons. Chris and other staff members are easy to contact throughout the day if you have any issue at all.

The facilities are good, with a perfect and easily accessible location in the center of Prague. However, we had a class size of 18 so at times the facilities were a bit small to easily accommodate everyone. They have printers and copiers that even recent graduates like myself are able to use. Job placement is good as well. TLH obviously cannot just hand a job to you but they are very good at providing resources to use as well as posting jobs in the Facebook group. I finished the course about 3 weeks ago and I have a job. The fact that the school offers to provide housing is a perk as well. If you do the footwork yourself you can save a bit of money. However, the fact that you do not have to have the added stress of finding a home when moving to a foreign country probably makes it worth it. Staying in the provided housing also provides a nice opportunity for networking and meeting the other TEFL students.

I consider myself lucky to have found the Language House in Prague and would recommend the course to anyone. The 14 hours of teaching along with the continuous assistance of TLH house staff is incredibly beneficial.

Review by Dasha Prokhorova, May 2, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Getting TEFL certification through The Language House was, without a doubt, one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. What sets it apart from many other certificate programs is the valuable 14 hours of teaching practice that you get. The course pushes you in a way that takes you out of your comfort zone and puts you into a real-life teaching setting right from the beginning. And Chris Westergaard is an amazing director- even before I arrived to Prague, he answered all of my questions and addressed all of my concerns about the program without hesitation. He really knows his stuff when it comes to teaching and he makes the course really fun and engaging.

The other great thing about this program is that there is a relatively smooth transition from life during the course to finding an actual job and living in Prague. There are many past graduates from the course still living in Prague and because there’s such a strong community of them here, it was really easy to meet people and make friends. Moreover, they’ve all been through the same experience so they can completely relate to any stresses or concerns that you might have regarding the course and life after the course. There was a period right after the course, before finding a job, where I felt like, “What now?” but as long as you apply yourself in terms of finding a job and getting settled in the city, everything works out great.

Overall, I HIGHLY recommend this course. If you are looking for an opportunity to live and work abroad, The Language House is absolutely the way to do it!

Review by Harriet Collett, May 2, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I researched a lot of different TEFL courses before deciding on TLH (The Language House) and I am so pleased with my choice. Having read reviews about how ‘tough’ the course was, I felt quietly confident that it would all be fine and that probably people who had said this were just expecting a month’s holiday. I was wrong! The four week course is very intense – heed warnings from Chris, Skip and any other teachers who tell you to keep on top of the homework and all other aspects. However, if you are like me then you will surely feel that the intensity is demonstrative of getting your money’s worth. Throughout the course you have the clear sense that the instructors really care about the TEFL students not just passing, but becoming good teachers. The staff are all supportive and helpful. Chris (or ‘King TEFL’ as he is also known), is somehow constantly available to provide support on all aspects of the course and life in Prague which is very reassuring to know. The course involves a lot of real teaching practice, which is extremely helpful and the observers provide helpful feedback and advice. My experience generally was excellent with TLH. Yes, it was hard, but I have learnt so much and met some wonderful people that will be life long friends. I would highly recommend that people choose The Language House TEFL course.

Review by Allison Crawford, May 2, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Choosing to take my TEFL certification at The Language House in Prague was a great decision. The course was thorough and challenging, but also amazingly fun. I made wonderful friends and had a great experience. More importantly, the course truly prepared me for a career in teaching English abroad. As someone with little to no experience teaching prior to coming to Prague, The Language House equipped me with all of the necessary skills and techniques needed to be a successful teacher. I can say with confidence that I am prepared to instruct students of all ages and teach a variety of topics. I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in teaching English abroad or looking for a unique and rewarding experience!

Review by Terra Swerdlow, May 1, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I have to start off by saying that choosing to take the TEFL course through The Language House was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The best part of The Language House is the attention to detail that the faculty gives their students, not only in the classroom, but also outside the classroom in order to prepare us to be successful in all aspects of our lives here in Prague. The Language House makes sure to adapt to each students needs. For example the owner, Chris Westergard, knew I was nervous about flying to Prague and taking on the challenge of The Language House, so he found time to personally call me in the states to make sure all of my questions were fully answered. In addition TLH took extra steps to help their students with accommodations such as airport pick-up, phones, public transportation, money exchange, tours, interview/job prep, and living arrangements, which people who don’t go through TLH generally do not receive.
I won’t lie, with 12-hour days, the course itself is very demanding and challenging. I was exhausted during the entire month and at times I was nervous that I wasn’t performing to the best of my abilities, but never once did TLH team give up on their students. They always found a way to make sure you understood the material even if that meant finding a different way to explain to you. On top of being very efficient in teaching the material, the faculty always presented the materials in a fun and creative way. Let’s just say that there was never a dull moment in The Language House. Even though at first I was skeptical of my personal success in the TEFL course, by the time the course ended I felt confident that I would be capable of teaching English as a foreign language and that is all thanks to my teachers at TLH.
Past the TEFL course itself one of my favorite perks about TLH is our strong alum network. There is always someone there to answer a question, help you move into your apartment, and of course grab a beer, or two, with. I love the energy of the community I’m now apart of, so much so that I have already extended my stay in Prague. All I have left to say is, come to Prague and join The Language House community; I promise you won’t regret it!

Review by Kyle Britto, May 1, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 33333
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I arrived in Prague this last October and have been living and teaching here since. The Language House has been extremely helpful throughout the entire process. They provide not only an excellent TEFL course, but also access to an amazing community of ex-patriots already living here who tend to help each other through the inevitable daily confusion that accompanies living in a foreign country. The experience is fun, educational, and fascinating, and the Language House does a wonderful job keeping it that way by running a business that’s approachable, keeps its integrity, and actively works to keep a maintain a helpful community of alumni.

Review by Andrew Hopen, May 1, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 33333

I think The Language House offers a really good course. It’s fairly intensive but not overly so (I found that people overhyped that aspect of the course–it’s completely manageable). I really did feel like a competent teacher upon finishing the course. The staff is knowledgable and provides consistent, good feedback. You practice teaching real students throughout the course, which is great training–you recognize your weaknesses and have constant opportunities to improve. It’s also worth mentioning the alumni network, which is super helpful once the course is over.

The only thing I really marked down was the facilities/resources category, because our printers ran out of ink one-by-one throughout the course, which made things difficult for 20 people trying to prepare lessons at the same time. Also, if you’re thinking of coming to Prague to teach, be aware that there can be a lot of unanticipated expenditures (especially with Visa stuff), so think twice before coming over with only a couple thousand dollars. I’ve found that it’s not hard to find work here, but it can be a struggle to get your monthly income up to where you’d like it to be. (This isn’t really about TLH, but it’s still important.)

On that note, I really recommend TLH to anyone who’s wants to teach English in Prague. It met or exceeded all of my expectations, and if I was sent back in time I would do it again.

Review by Jeremy Crouch, May 1, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

The Language House is uniquely exceptional because it provides an amazing opportunity for TEFL students. Not only will students be immersed in a rich environment of studying TEFL methodologies; students will get hands-on experience teaching to a variety of levels (beginner to intermediate) challenging any fear of public speaking.

The best part about this training is the cohort mentality and the friendships birthed from living, studying, teaching, and enjoying life together. I didn’t just make teaching partners from the February 2014 class, I made great friends from many walks of life– and this alone was worth the value of moving to Prague. Additionally, The Language House community as a whole maintains great communications, for both students in and out of Czech Republic; making any transition easier.

The only downside was unexpected visa charges and processes. However, with research and help from TLH alumni, I was able to work through the process and get the answers I needed to make it affordable as well.

Overall, the essence and beauty of Prague, as amazing as it is, wasn’t what kept me in Czech Republic. No, it was The Language House — the community, the leadership, the life-long friends made through it, and that feeling I now get after teaching English to my students. There is nothing like it. So, come to Prague, and experience it for yourself!

Review by Talva Burnette, May 1, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I had my doubts, I reviewed all the information online for months before I finally decided to give it a go. See the thing is there are so many TEFL programs available it was very difficult to decide. Then something happened, well two things happen. I took a final look at TLH website and found it to be the most comprehensive programs in Prague, (being as it included shenanigans lol) so I proceeded to apply and the second occurrence was I received a call from a rather odd fast talking man that was blunt, honest and a bit charming, and I was sold. I can say with all honesty that TLH has lived up to it’s claims.
I was met and welcomed at the airport, I had wonderful accommodation with a working and educated past TLH student who was instrumental in helping me get settled into Prague and the course. I learned quickly that the course is a learning process and it is not just what you do in between beers, I had to study and work pretty hard to complete the course and for that it gained my respect and gratitude because once completed I was prepare and fully equip to walk out into Prague as a teacher with confidence in my new abilities. The school is located in a convenient centralized area of town and there was always someone around when I started to feel lost or confused, which does happen but gratefully I was not alone TLH, it‘s staff, past and present students were always near to offer a hand.
I learned things that I didn’t even know I didn’t know like Grammar for instance. I was given sound advice on finding my own flat and a job that I would enjoy, both of which were achieved within a matter of a week or two after graduation. I was given harsh reality of the fact that central Europe is not an extension of America and I should not treat as if it is. In the course I was joined and befriended by an amazing group of people that has made my stay here in Prague a joy and an unforgettable experience. Within all I was offered by TLH I feel as though I received more than I paid for cause I also received a body of people that have become a home away from home and at the age of 38.…The experience of my life.

Review by Meghan Case, April 30, 2014

Overall Rating 44444
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the course in September 2013 and I’m currently living and teaching in Prague. These past 8 months have been one of the best and most rewarding times of my life and I definitely attribute some of that to TLH. The course itself does a good job of preparing you for teaching– you get a lot of teaching practice at a variety of levels throughout the program, as well as instruction on methodology and grammar. I took the Young Learners track as well and I was very pleased with the instruction there too, but I would have appreciated some teaching practice with children, as they do with adults. Nevertheless, I would recommend the YLT to anyone interested in working with children after the course.

What really sets TLH apart from other programs though is the support they provide you outside of the classroom. There is a huge TLH network of graduates still living in Prague and they are very welcoming. This really helps with the transition of moving abroad, particularly if you don’t yet know anyone else in the city. TLH also does a great job with helping you find a job during and after the course. The contacts you make at TLH do t end when the course is over– for example, Chris recently helped my roommates and I negotiate the commission fee for our new flat.

The only thing other thing I can think to add is that the costs associated with getting your visa are higher than TLH estimates (for me they were higher by ~$200), but as long as you budget in a little flex money, you should be fine!

Review by Sabrina Cramer, April 27, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the course in September 2013 and now have been teaching successfully in Czech Republic. The course was extremely intensive, but well worth all the time and effort. I did feel some of the topics or methodology was a bit narrow, but the course did an excellent job laying down the groundwork. One can’t cover everything in four weeks. I did enjoy the heavy emphasis on grammar. One of my students in a conversation class later asked me to explain direct vs reported speech without preparation and could remember everything clearly.

Some of the mentors observing the classes weren’t as useful in terms of feedback, and one quickly learned standards differed across the board as to what was expected. Despite this, I felt the large amount of time dedicated to teaching was very useful for applying to classes thereafter. I definitely felt like I wasn’t going to sink in my own classes!

I can’t say it wasn’t tough and it does consume your time (like being back at college), but I loved the learning environment and appreciated the wealth of knowledge the teachers had to share. TLH also seemed to provide much help with jobs and visa issues (both things I didn’t need to take advantage of). I’m looking forward to using the graduate network when I move on to teaching elsewhere!

Review by Michael Agunzo, April 25, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

The Language House TEFL was well worth the effort. The course is quite intensive, as advertised. In retrospect, it was the intensive nature of the course that most effectively prepared me for the life of a teacher in Prague. The instructors are extraordinarily well versed and as helpful as they come. From lesson planning help to job placement assistance; The Language House TEFL staff certainly goes the extra mile. The ample practice teaching experience was invaluable and without a doubt reveals the necessary jarring experience of teaching English as a second language; better learned with the guidance of professionals in my opinion!

On a whole, The Language House TEFL not only prepared me for the life of a teacher in Prague but also provided a supportive community of colleagues and friends for building a life abroad!

Review by Jason Round, April 22, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 33333
Instructor Competency 44444
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I chose TLH TEFL essentially because of the positive reviews and lo and behold I find myself writing one of the same ilk. To be honest I didn’t look at a vast amount of TEFL courses but I knew that I wanted to be in Europe and it was TLH TEFL that popped up every time.

It was definitely challenging and even though I like to think of myself as a pretty academically adept person the experience was something completely different. When I started I didn’t know the difference between a relative clause and Santa Calus but by the time I finished I felt more than confident enough to start developing a firm student-base of private students which I’m currently enjoying thoroughly.

Just one thing, don’t expect to take this course (or any TEFL course) and be handed a job at the end. TLH give you all the facilities and guidance you could possibly need to help secure a job in schools and gain private students, but you have to put the leg-work in. There’s so much opportunity available in Prague alone, but TLH will definitely give you the tools to take advantage of them.

Review by Hannah, April 16, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The Language House TEFL course was a very positive experience. It’s a lot of work, but help is always readily available through members of the staff, including from the founder, Chris. They make it clear from the start that you get what you put into the course and that is true, so work hard and you will absolutely do fine. Through knowledgable teachers and observers the course covers everything from grammar, teaching methodologies, resources, different types of classes you might teach (i.e. certificate courses, Business English), job placements, visas, living situations, phonetics and of course, lesson planning coupled with actual teaching experience (10 group classes from beginners to advanced students and 2 one-on-ones). I highly recommend the course to serious students looking to move abroad and teach English as it is well-rounded and able to meet the needs of many types of learners.

Review by Hailey, April 16, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

I had an incredible time during the March course at TLH in Prague. I graduated on Friday, and had my first paid lesson that Sunday! Chris, Skip, Kizz, Marlene and Andrea were my teachers throughout the course, and made each day entertaining and informative. It is definitely a stressful month, but I left feeling incredibly confident in my teaching abilities.

We had lesson planning 4 days a week and taught various levels throughout the time, which is great to prepare yourself for a real environment.

You get support before your start your course, during your course and after! Chris Westergaard continues to pass information my way whenever I need it. There is a huge amount of support not just from the teachers but past graduates as well. The money was certainly well spent. Thank you!

Review by Maggie, April 15, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I did the language house in August 2012 and it was fantastic! I finished the course feeling like I had a good grasp of everything covered and I felt truly comfortable teaching by the end. While the course itself was great I think that my favorite part of the language house is the community which it provides once you finish it. There are always gatherings, new friends to be made, and wise long term residents who are glad to answer questions about anything! I would absolutely recommend the language house to anyone interested in having a fantastic adventure in Prague!

Review by Alex Cotton, April 15, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The TEFL house provided an amazing learning environment. The teachers who work there are all extremely knowledgeable and experienced. The amount of teaching experience offered throughout the course, and the feedback that is given by experienced teacher helps a great deal in building confidence, and the know how, to teach a well balanced English lesson. They care a lot about making sure you are adjusting to your new life abroad, and help with visa information, as well as job placement. I was able to find work before the course even ended, and started working 4 days after graduating. For anyone looking to do TEFL in Prague, TLH in an amazing place to do it.

Review by James W., April 15, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the February 2014 TLH TEFL course without knowing what to expect. I felt I had a decent understanding of English grammar, and enough teaching experience that teaching English would come easily. I discovered very quickly that there was a great deal of grammar that I did not know, much less fully understand. The course itself provided a great basis for understanding grammar, with some study time outside of class necessary to fully understand the finer points. As for teaching, having different observers each week giving their unique feedback definitely helped me grow as a teacher and a lesson planner, taking advice from different perspectives and applying it even to levels I’ve never taught before.
A nice aspect of this TEFL course are the Czech lessons throughout the course. The lessons are taught entirely in Czech, and mostly in the style you will be teaching English. This gives you a good idea how your Czech students feel when you are teaching them entirely in English.
Not everything is perfect with this course, some of the content was very interesting to me personally, but does not seem applicable to the Czech students I teach. Lesson planning is an example of this. You will learn a very useful way to plan and teach a lesson, but teaching in the real world it will not always be possible to use the ESA method. I learned very quickly how to adapt the methods I learned to the classes I teach, but it would have been nice to learn other methods during the course.
TLH is great about helping you with questions and giving you an introduction to Prague, and since I have taken the course has improved. There is now an optional introduction the weekend before the course starts that helps you learn your way around the city. There is also a very nice tour on the first day of the course that hits many of the city’s highlights and finished with a welcome dinner with some of the staff. Throughout the course you’ll get information about job postings, as well as help with converting your CV to being more TEFL friendly and with mock interviews. While there is no guarantee of job placement after this course, there is more than enough help for you to find a job even before the course finishes.
The main reason I would recommend this course, is that the staff asks for feedback and actively tries to improve the course. As good as this course was for me, it will be even better now, so if you have any interest in TEFL or Prague this is a course you should seriously consider.

Review by Alexane Said, April 15, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the course in August 2013 and my overall experience was very positive. As a non-native English speaker, I was very intimidated at first. But the staff was so helpful, friendly and enthusiastic that all my fears went away.

The course was hard and demanding but it was worth it. I probably learned more in a month than in an entire life of learning English myself. This is an intensive course but the instructors provided great feedback and help you improve on a daily basis.

If you are interested in teaching abroad this is the perfect course for you!

Review by Tatum Christmann, April 15, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 44444
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 33333
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 33333

I recently took a four week course with TLH Prague (The Language House). This is the course you want if you have a desire to work locally in Prague teaching English!!! The course is quite intense – they cover a broad spectrum of methodology, practical teaching along with an extensive grammar review. Please plan for long days in class, teaching locals with an observer in the evening and a daily expectation for completed lesson plans for the following day. Please plan to have your banking and any personal matters sorted before the start of the course.

I completed an ‘on line’ TEFL course prior to my arrival that employed the PPP method. Please understand this type of approach will do you little to no good here. Thus far, I have used everything I learned from the TLH offering and nothing from my on line experience outside of a nice new dent in my pocket book! :) The TLH course will prepare you in the best way possible to live and prosper teaching English in Prague – along with a supportive, extensive alumni network. Planning to teach in Prague? Scrap any idea to ‘pre-plan’ unproductively with an on line cert! I am hoping to benefit others by sharing my perspectives here. Prague bound? Don’t delay sign up for TLH…today!

Review by Luke de Kock, April 1, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 55555

The Language House in Prague is a very special institution – not merely because of its location, its history or its track record – but because of the spirit with which the place is run.

Chris Westergaard, owner and founder, has taken it upon himself to tailor the course to every individual. His attention to detail and correspondence with learners is like no other teacher I have come across.

He has adapted his institution over the years to cater to everything a TEFL student abroad needs. That includes tours, housing, assistance with cellphones, bank accounts, public transport, visas – EVERYTHING.

The course itself is challenging – but then it needs to be, doesn’t it? It prepares you for TEFL life in Prague like no other TEFL school can, simply because Language House TEFL has been doing this for so many years.

My suggestion? Just go. Do it.

Review by Domenic Molinaro, April 1, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

The Language House provided a warm and welcoming teaching atmosphere along with a lot of concrete and practiced knowledge. My grammar and general English language skills have been permanently upgraded due to my experience there. The course directors also really go the extra mile not only in giving you the credentials and experience to succeed but also in helping you build social contacts to get your TEFL career started. They make it easy to communicate and engage with both with expats and local Czech students, and the TLH community all help and support each other as well as offer their friendship and advice. You learn alot in the course itself while at the same time having a fun and memorable experience. There is great balance of work and play at The Language House, the long hours and intensive teaching components can be taxing but in the end you will feel ready to teach language in a foreign country, will have accomplished something difficult and will have made some genuine friends along the way.

Review by Kel, March 24, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Being apart of The Language House family has been one of the most memorable and rewarding decisions I made when I decided to move to Europe! The Language House made me feel well prepared to teach classes from beginners to advanced students as well as from large class sizes to small ones. It’s a well structured course with great teachers. For anyone looking to become TEFL certified in Prague, THIS is the course to be apart of!

Review by Matt Telega, March 16, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The Language House was an amazing four week experience that a written review cannot sum up. I had the time of my life (insert Dirty Dancing theme song) The course material was structured well and easy to follow. The teaching staff was tremendously helpful when it came to lesson topics, ideas and help regarding teaching. The instructor Chris Westergaard was not only a mentor to the students in my class, but also a friend. He proved that school can actually be fun…who knew! I would highly recommend the course to anyone considering it. TLH has a huge support system in Prague. From staff, to new students, to past students. Everyone is helpful and friendly. I have made amazing friendships thanks to The Language House. TLH was helpful with accommodations getting to Prague, and post TEFL life. They help with job guidance, visa information and housing issues. My time spent at The Language House was nothing but positive. Chris and the fellow staff embraced each student with an open heart and mind. My advice for anyone who wants to live abroad, travel and see the world is to take this course its the bomb.com :)
also the course is very lifestyle friendly and twerking friendly!! (come on a course where you can twerk to Britney Spears music… if that doesn’t get you to sign up then I am at a lost for words!)

Review by Kirrily Boyd, February 28, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

The Language House TEFL provide an excellent 4 week program. I have been a primary school teacher in Australia for many years, and the training provided by TLH was comparable with some of the best teacher training I have received throughout my career.

I am now a confident English teacher, with plenty of work, receiving great feedback from my students. TLH prepared me exceedingly well! I’ll be a better primary school teacher when I return home as result of this experience also. But for now, I am loving Prague. The most beautiful city in the world come as an added bonus if you take this course. So do it!!

Review by Wenone Hope, February 18, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

I have recently completed my TEFL course with The Language House, and cannot recommend them enough. The ‘whole package’ that they offer is fantastic. The moment I arrived in Prague, I felt supported – not only within the actual TEFL course, but with all of the other elements that come with traveling to an unfamiliar place. For example, assistance with getting a metro card, looking for housing, arranging work visas etc. We also had several Czech lessons, and they were invaluable – not only for learning some basic conversation skills, but also to experience what it’s like to learn a new language. This experience will definitely make you a more empathetic and effective teacher!
The staff at TLH teach the course content and TEFL methodology in an interesting, engaging and professional way. You’re encouraged to get creative with your lesson planning, so the only limit is your imagination. Throughout the course, you’ll have the opportunity to put all of this theory into practice by teaching a class every day. While it’s definitely challenging to juggle study and teaching, it’s worthwhile because you grow very quickly as a teacher in a short amount of time.

Review by Anthony Brownell, February 13, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

I took the January 2014 course with the Young Learners and Teens extension, and it was an incredible experience! It is an intense four-week program, but you finish knowing you can easily handle teaching EFL in the field. The owner and main instructor, Chris, knows TEFL inside and out and is always willing to go out of his way to make sure you are succeeding. The other instructors are great as well. They all have tons of TEFL experience and have great feedback after practice lessons. I really appreciated that this program gave me the opportunity to teach real Czech students. Thanks to the quality of this program, I was able to secure a job before I had even completed the course. The Language House is highly respected in the community, and it seems as though schools are eager to hire TLH graduates. Be ready to study grammar functions and structures and get creative with lesson planning. If you do the work and listen to feedback, you will do well.

I would definitely recommend The Language House for anyone who would like to teach abroad! They do an amazing job of making the transition to living and working abroad as easy as possible. It is obvious that they want to see you succeed as an English teacher, and they will do all that they can to make it happen.

Review by Meg Maguire, January 12, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Deciding to teach abroad can be an intimidating decision. With a multitude of choices, it is hard to decide where to begin. The Language House does an exemplary job at erasing those fears. You receive support as soon as your plane leaves home, and it continues through your duration of teaching abroad. TLH program is rigorous, yet fun. Each instructor is unique and equips students with the tools he/she needs to thrive in front of a classroom. I highly recommend The Language House as the first step to teaching abroad.

Review by Jane Miner, January 10, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the TEFL course (with the Young Learners & Teens extra course) during July 2013 and I can’t recommend it enough. It will completely absorb you for a month, but once it’s over you will find yourself really missing it! Everyone on the staff knows their stuff (by the end you will too), and they set great examples for connecting with your classroom. It’s also extremely helpful to get so many hours in the classroom to perfect your teaching with real students learning English at all levels. Feedback is always constructive and motivating. Most everyone at The Language House is also happy to help you out with non-teaching questions and help you settle in. They are all super nice and hilarious.

I’ve had no problems getting jobs teaching English in Prague since July, and I feel that TLH prepared me very well for both applying to jobs and also being successful at them. Even though it’s been 6 months since getting my certificate, they still help me out to this day.

Review by Anna Biser, January 10, 2014

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 33333

I took the TLH course in August 2013. The course is intense, but with the help and humor of the teachers and the fellow students, it’s tolerable. You have more FaceTime student teaching in this course than any other course I looked into, which is essential for shaping a strong and confident teacher. There is heavy emphasis on methodology and grammar, both of which become “no brainers” by the end of the month.
Some of teachers I had on this course are some of the best teachers I have ever had, they are enthusiastic, helpful, and they want you to succeed. I felt more than ready to start teaching in Prague after I took this course. TLH staff assists you with every step of the moving (abroad) process in addition to the actual teaching certification process, which was a huge plus for me.

Just an example- The owner, Chris, went out of his way (while he was on holiday in The States) to help my friend and I get a last minute ride from the airport to our new flat when we first arrive a week before the course even began. He really does everything he can to make the students feel welcomed and comfortable.

Review by Milhouse van Houten, December 22, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 44444
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 33333
Facilities/Resources 44444

I took the course in May 2013 and right from the time you sign up you are guided through everything. From accommodation issues, to pick ups at the airport and any questions you may have about moving temporarily to Prague. The course is fairly intense and you need to be switched on from the beginning, but if you apply yourself the results are worth it. I learned so much from all the instructors and they were all really encouraging and helpful in their feedback. The group you are in quickly becomes a pseudo family and you do band together as strangers in a strange land, which helps a lot to alleviate a lot of the stress you might encounter. Also, previous course graduates are around to help you with any issues related with living in Prague, or even just for someone to go out with for a drink after a hard week. With regards to value for money, I think it was absolutely worth every penny to me.

I highly recommend TLH.

Review by Melissa Carson, December 16, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the course in September 2012. The Language House TEFL course was everything I expected. It was an intensive teaching course that not only prepared me for teaching English, but also for living abroad in Prague. The course includes teaching methodology, intensive grammar practice, lesson planning, basic Czech lessons, a tour of Prague, and real teaching experience with feedback. The grammar portion of the course was extremely helpful and I appreciated the instructors’ push to make sure we had meticulously studied it.
Having received a degree in education from university, I found that this month long course to be exceptional in comparison. The hands-on teaching experience was the best part of the course. We taught a class of Czech students daily, in addition to teaching in front of our classmates and teaching another Czech student 1-1. These lessons also included constructive criticism and feedback.
The instructors at TLH TEFL are also very helpful once you finish the course. They will direct you to a company that helps you with the Visa process and are very responsive to any questions or concerns.
This language course also stands out because of the community that the owners/ instructors work hard to create for graduates. Once you graduate you are connected to a whole network of other teachers and recent graduates.

Review by Erin Fox-Ramirez, November 15, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 33333

I chose to get my certification at The Language House TEFL in Prague, Czech Republic. I highly recommend this program. While there are many programs available this course includes additional services that others do not. These services include; CV assistance, job assistance, housing, and Visa assistance. They prepared me to teach English but they also prepared me to live in Prague. Skills that I consider highly valuable.

My decision to move abroad was both a professional and personal decision, as I’m sure it is for others. I had many questions and concerns. I felt that the Language House was both fully informative and supportive of all that I was going through. They still are. The Language House is also more than a school but a community. Something that I think any Expat would appreciate.

Review by Daniel Lacan-Bradley, October 26, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I took the course in July 2013, and to be honest I wasn’t sure what to expect. However, my unknowing changed after the first couple days as I experienced the full force of an intense TEFL course. For me, the intensity was a good thing as I knew that I was receiving a quality education in TEFL. That being said, with the support of the course staff and the constructive advice and feedback given, I was able to handle everything and come out of the course prepared to teach! I would recommend this course to anyone interested in living and teaching in Prague; don’t think about it too much, just do it!

Review by Molly Harding, October 10, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Taking this course was one of the best decisions I ever made. The staff make learning how to teach English exciting and fun. Chris and Skip are both very enthusiastic and motivating towards their students. I felt prepared and excited to get out and start teaching once the course was over. Through this course, I’ve met some of the most amazing people and can truly say I’ve walked away with great friends. Not only is this a place where you gain a lot of knowledge about teaching, but it’s also a place where you walk away with an experience of a lifetime. I am thoroughly pleased with my experience and highly recommend it to anyone else. Chris Westergaard rocks!!

Review by Michael Starsman, October 10, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 44444
Facilities/Resources 44444

I took the course August ’11 and was extremely impressed by the program created by Mr. Westergaard. He has succeeded in making teaching English in the Czech Republic as easy and comfortable as studying abroad. Meeting people new people was easy, accommodations were comfortable, and the course adequately prepared me for work. I would highly recommend the course to recent college graduates!

Review by Lisa Baughn, October 7, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I attended the 4-week TEFL certification course at The Language House in Feb 2013 and it was fantastic. It was VERY rigorous–the teachers have very high standards and expect nothing but the best from you every day. If you work really hard though, by the end of the program you know how to be a really good language teacher. You get to practice-teach with local Czechs 4 nights a week for 3 weeks, and you get really substantial feedback from TLH on how you do, which means when you become employed, you’ve already put a ton of common teaching mishaps/mistakes behind you and can walk in the door a great teacher. The instructors are all really interesting, smart, cultivated people as well. They were also really helpful/responsive when it came to day to day life in Prague for the month. They made it easy to pop over to Prague and just go for it! I’ve since interviewed with companies in Japan, Taiwan, and Turkey and was offered jobs with all 3 organizations I interviewed with. The teaching methods they taught me were solid and well received by employers. Thanks TLH.

Review by Cassie, October 4, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I decided to take a TEFL course after a year of teaching back home. What convinced me to attend The Language House was a simple phone call from Chris Westergaard (no other course called personally) where he proceeded to answer all of my questions. This proficiency from the staff didn’t falter in the slightest upon my arrival to Prague. I have to admit, I went into the course somewhat concerned I wouldn’t learn anything new in the teaching field-I couldn’t have been more wrong! The Language House teaches a strict ESA structure that can be applied to any lesson. The staff was amazing at showing how to make your lessons super engaging and fun with this structure, while also not being limited to it. The course also put a lot of emphasis on grammar which will be so helpful to any future ESL teacher. If you are anything like me prior to the course, your grammar knowledge needs some work! The Language House definitely gets you where you need to be! The set up of the course, although challenging, allows substantial amount of time for you to practice lesson planning and then apply that to your teaching. You get feedback from instructors every time you teach a lesson so you know exactly what you need to work on for the next time. Overall, I left The Language House feeling challenged and completely confident in my ability to teach.

The course helps you with job placement by posting available positions. Although it’s not a guaranteed job placement, if you are pro active in you applying, you will most certainly not have a problem in finding a job! On top of that, The Language House staff helped me perfect my CV for interviews!

I truly feel like The Language goes above and beyond with helping their students feel supportive on this journey away from home. This support continues even after the completion of the course! Chris is great at arranging meetups with current and past graduates of the school! This helps you make connections, form friendships and feel like part of a community here in Prague. Coming to Prague and attending The Language House will always prove to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I can’t recommend it more!

Review by Marissa Fernandez, October 3, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I chose to do The Language House in January 2013, and it was easily the best choice I could make of the TEFL programs here in Prague. The teachings and guidance I received were second to none and proved essential when it came to teaching in the classroom. Thanks to the amount of in-course teaching we were able to perform, I already had my teaching hiccups out of the way by the time I began my first class teaching a group of business professionals.
Another benefit of TLH is the constant alum support. The alums really do form a tight niche community which helps the transition into a foreign country that must easier and better. I can’t recommend this course enough.

Review by Megan McGlamery, August 10, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

I took this course last month (July 2013) and am so glad that I did. Throughout the course, I learned many, many, MANY valuable skills that carry over into actual teaching. From grammar to methodology, TLH prepares you for every aspect of real-world teaching. TLH also includes 14 hours of actual teaching practice with Czech students, which boosted my confidence tremendously. While TLH cannot promise you a job, they do help with job placement. Not only did they hold workshops where they told us how a Czech CV/cover letter should look, but they also invited speakers from various language schools around Prague to tell us about their schools. TLH gives you everything you need to find a job, you just need to put in the effort and apply. Overall, the course was fun and I learned more than I could have ever thought possible. Go with TLH! You won’t regret it.

Review by Alexandra, July 28, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Chris & Skip are the best duo to help you get the most out of your TEFL certificate. If you really want to leave the program feeling confident, you must go to The Language House. They have twice to practice hours before you leave. It may be rough at times but you finish knowing that you are ready for anything. The whole team at TLH has been nothing but supportive and wants you to succeed even long after graduation. So if you’re just looking for a quick program and aren’t interested in making connections, TLH is not for you. But if you want a thorough course, lifelong connections, and a great environment, go TLH!!!

Review by Joey Gomez, March 29, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

I attended the September 2012 TEFL course in Prague at The Language House (TLH), and I would highly recommend this course to people that are interested in receiving their certificate. The course is organized and set up very professionally. Also, TLH helped a lot with visa assistance and job placement. One of the things I liked most about TLH is the community that comes along with the program. You have the chance to make a lot of friends who went through the same program in previous months. The course is tough, so be prepared to work. But they do like to have fun too.

Review by Mackenzie Moylan, March 20, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

Lat year I took the The Language Hourse TEFL certification course in July, and I was thoroughly satisfied with the quality of course and my experience with it. The instructors for the course are fantastic. Chris and Skipp were great at helping us adjust to a new life abroad and a new career, making what could have been an extremely stressful month very enjoyable. The content of the course is great, it taught me some very important skills and lessons about teaching English to non native speakers, and I believe teaching would have been a lot more difficult for me without it. There are 12 hours of teaching to actual students provided during the course, which really helped prepare me to become a good teacher. The course instructors provided excellent feedback, which helped me to keep on improving on a weekly basis. I came into the course with a fear of public speaking, and I was able to graduate a solid amount of confidence when speaking in public. This is one of the skills that I have found to be one of the most critical that a TEFL teacher should possess. I was able to make some really good friends during my course, and they still remain my best friends here to this day. I believe this is one of the biggest strengths of this course, building friendships and helping people establish a sense of community in their newly adopted home. There are highs and lows during your time abroad, and to be able to have a solid network of friends and people willing to help makes a huge difference. As for job placement, I was able to find employment shortly after my course due to the respected name that The Language House has. They can’t promise you work, but if they provide you with plenty of resources and as long as you actually make and effort to follow their resources you will be fine. Overall I had a lot of fun during the course, and was able to learn a lot as well, I have no regrets about taking this course whatsoever. If you have any doubts, you shouldn’t because you will be in really good hands at The Language House.

Review by Josie, March 11, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

I highly recommend this school to anyyone who is interested in getting TEFL Certified. In this school you will learn how to engage students to learn and enjoy doing it in a creative way…etc. Everything you need to learn to become a competent TEFL teacher is right here. I would like to thank Chris and Skip for directing this complete course. I would also like to thank the teachers and observers who taught and supported us through out the course. Once you join this school you are part of The Language House Alumni Family.

Cheers!

Review by Emily, March 10, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 55555
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 55555
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 55555

I can hardly imagine how lost I would be in Prague and in teaching without TLH. First, and most importantly, I would not have learned the skills needed to be a TEFL. THL and its staff provided a comprehensive, intensive, interesting, and completely relevant program. Everything was taught in depth from grammar to methodology, resources to lesson planning. Second, there was (and continues to be) so much support and guidance on all things Prague: living here, finding apartments, finding jobs, getting your visa, getting your transportation card, etc. etc. Third, my classmates continue to be my base group of friends here in the Czech Republic. I am completely prepared to work and live and teach in Prague.

All in all, TLH is a really, really great program. Highly recommended.

Review by Andrea, February 27, 2013

Overall Rating 55555
Course Content 44444
Practice Teaching 55555
Quality of Feedback 55555
Lesson Plan Guidance 44444
Instructor Competency 55555
Job Placement 55555
Facilities/Resources 44444

The Language House provided me with everything that I needed in order to successfully teach english abroad. While the course itself is challenging and intensive, it’s worth it because you learn so much about methodology and grammar and feel competent by the end to teach all different kinds of levels. I found a job within two weeks of graduating the course thanks to letters of recommendations and referrals that wouldn’t have been possible if I hadn’t taken the course. I also have made life-long friends through the program. I would strongly recommend anyone who is considering to teach english in Prague to go through TLH. You will have one of the greatest experiences of your life!