Courtney has taught in Prague and China
After I graduated from university I taught at a boarding school in Changsha, China for one year with the volunteer organization WorldTeach. I fell in love with Asia and TEFL during that experience. China was wonderful, challenging,crowded, aromatic, and bizarre. There was adventure in every day. My students were a wildly creative, curious,diverse group of teenagers that went against the homogenized preconceptions I had expected coming into the experience. I met overwhelming genuine kindness in that culture and despite being glaringly out of place there, I couldn’t have felt more at home.
Because of my amazing China experience I decided to enroll in a TEFL certification course and try another adventure overseas. I’ve been teaching preschool in Prague for the past year following my certification. I was very happy with my experience at the Language House. It was rigorous, in-depth, personalized, and provided excellent preparation for being aTEFL teacher. The community of the Language House was one of it’s greatest strengths. It gave me my closest friends, which have been my support during this experience.”