School Details - Prague Narodni
The school is located in the heart of Prague, between The National Theater and Wenceclas Square. Shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs, accommodation and numerous attractions such as Charles Bridge and Old Town Square are all within walking distance to the school. , This school has been offering the Trinity CertTESOL course since 2001 and is part of a European chain of schools, whose ethos is to provide high quality TEFL and Trinity CertTESOL training in a friendly and professional environment. By sticking to these principles the school has grown rapidly over the last ten years and now has centres in Madrid, Cadiz and Barcelona. Annually training over 120 CertTESOL trainees, the school has a range of facilities and resources for their trainees to use. They also offer a personalised careers service to their CertTESOL trainees, helping them find work both in the Czech Republic and internationally.
Prague is for many a place of weekend escapes, magnificent medieval architecture, traditional folklore and remarkably cheap beer. With it's stunning location straddling the Vltava River and set in rolling Bohemian countryside, the city is beauty, mysticism and romance all rolled into one. As capital of the Czech Republic it is also oozing with history and brimming with future promise, as communist rule becomes slowly forgotten and young Czechs go about their increasingly bustling city life. You can still get lost in a maze of courtyards and cobbled alleys, and you can still explore an endless number of churches and cathedrals, but behind those old stone walls you'll also hear the clink of glasses, laughter over a post-work drink, and haunting melodies floating from some front-room piano. Reason enough to spend more than a weekend here, and find out what it's really all about.
The Trinity Certificate TESOL course is for people who want an internationally recognised qualification and an intensive up-to-date and practical course of teacher training.
Trainees are divided into teaching practice groups on the first day and begin their teaching practice on the second. Each group is assigned a practice class of real Spanish students and a teaching practice tutor. Teaching practice includes a feedback session where the teaching practice tutor discusses the lesson with you and gives you guidance on the teaching point for the following day. Halfway through the course the practice class is changed to provide trainees with an opportunity to teach classes whose English is at a different level.
During these sessions you will acquire and practise a wide range of teaching skills found in mainstream current English.
These sessions cover areas of grammar and phonology and are designed to provide trainees with a basic working knowledge of these subjects and how to teach them effectively.
When you enrol for a course (following a successful face-to-face or telephone interview), you will be sent a username and password granting you access to a substantial pre-course task, designed to raise your awareness of English grammar and phonology. Depending on your prior knowledge, this can take anything up to 20 hours to complete.
During the course 3 assignments are given. These include a record of your experience learning the unknown language, a case study of one of your students with a diagnosis of their language difficulties and a project where you create original material to be used with your learners.
The school is now giving the option of staying in their accommodation for either 4 weeks, the length of the course, or 5 weeks for those wanting to see the city, find a job, and go flat-hunting.
£375 for 4 weeks in an individual room,
£250 for 4 weeks in a shared room,
£450 for 5 weeks in an individual room,
£300 for 5 weeks in a shared room.
Help for Jobs
Our two careers departments, in Spain and the Czech Republic, work closely together to provide you with the most up-to-date information to help you secure work. With our strong ties to local schools and links worldwide, we take a proactive approach to finding you work. We take pride in our personal approach, as we are very aware that not all language schools are the same and nor are all Trinity graduates. We aim to match the individual to the institution. You can expect the following from our career service: We offer advice on writing CV's, covering letters and interview techniques; we e-mail your CV to appropriate schools on our database; we invite local Directors of Studies to be guest speakers; we maintain close local contacts with schools; we provide lists of useful websites schools worldwide; we provide prompt references for your new potential employer; we regularly up-date our jobs noticeboard; we maintain contact with our trainees after the course and offer ongoing advice and support.
How to Apply
1. Choose the start date which interests you. If you’re still unsure, please choose an approximate date for now – you will be able to specify later.
2. Register your details with Cactus TEFL (1 minute) to help us track your application.
3. Download the application form and save it on your computer.
4. Complete it offline in your own time
5. Go back to www.cactustefl.com, sign in and submit your completed form.
You can also submit an application by email. We will explain how to do this on the application form. Please contact us if you have any problems with the application procedure.