MACKENZIE HAS TAUGHT IN PRAGUE
Hello! My name is Mackenzie Moylan and I took the TEFL course in July 2012. The course itself is a bit hectic and crazy because its 120 hours of class time packed into 4 weeks, but I thought it was a really great and beneficial experience. I learned the basic ways and means of teaching while being taught by helpful and awesome lecturers. The teaching hours provided by the course really did help me become more calm and confident while teaching a class of students. I was also able to make some really good friends during it as well.
I had never been outside of America before moving to Prague at the end of June 2012, but I can say that the past 21 months have been some of the most eye opening and exciting months of my life. I moved here not knowing a single person, and I was able to create a great group of friends from all over the world and travel around to some awesome cities such as Budapest and Paris.
I’ve pretty much taught everything during my time here, from one-on-one lessons with adults, to month long university courses, to teaching at a kindergarten where I currently work. I even taught a deaf person English here, and she was one of my favorite students of all time.
During my time here I have been able to explore Prague and the rest of the Czech Republic, and I am pretty much in awe of this place. The culture, history, and outdoors continue to interest me, and I have to say the beer culture and social scene is pretty great here too! Thanks to this incredible experience and the education that I received from the course I can take my skills to pretty much any country where English is in demand, and I am thinking about moving to Southeast Asia in the near future!
The Language House and I moved to Prague May 25, 2016.
I liked that The Language House supported you throughout the course and beyond. I liked that I could start working right away in Prague. The course was a challenging, whirlwind but I found myself doing things I never thought possible. I had a course of amazing people who made each day so enjoyable, each late night do-able and every lesson planning session conquerable. The Language House community is very strong and I thoroughly enjoy being a part of it even after the course.
Why Prague? To this day I still can’t pin point exactly why this city charms me so much. Two months in and Prague already feels like home. It continues to excite and entertain me daily. There is always something to do or see in Prague. The views never get old. And neither does the trdelnÍk! I never planned to be a teacher, I didn’t major in English, I honestly don’t know where I am headed on this crazy journey. But I am enjoying the ride and am happier than I have been in a long time.
I remember reading blogs or seeing articles on Facebook about people my age that moved abroad and were living what I thought was only a dream. I didn’t understand how they made it possible. Now I know just how easy it is.
“if you don’t like how things are, change it! your not a tree.” –Jim Rohn