Working in the Czech Republic

There are a wide variety of teaching opportunities in Prague. Whether you want to work with children, adults, or a mix of the two, you can find a position that's a good fit for you. The pay is generally around 15 USD per hour and a university degree is helpful but not required.

Our graduates find work with…

Private language schools
You'll usually get a resource library, a senior teacher, and some additional training sessions. This is a great option for those who want to meet other teachers as well as a variety of different students.

Businesses
You'll get a chance to work closely with Czech professionals. If you have experience in a business-related field, or want to work with students with higher levels of English, this is a great option to explore.

High schools, elementary schools, after school programs
Working with kids is both lucrative and fun. You can work with children of various ages, and classes usually include lots of games, fun activities, and field trips.

Preschools
If you enjoy working with young children, there are some great opportunities for full-time jobs that include benefits. Classes tend to be play-based and include a lot of arts and crafts and games.

Private students
If you prefer being your own boss and setting your own schedule, you'll enjoy working with private students. You'll get to meet with adults or kids in a relaxed environment and build personal relationships with locals.

Weekend intensive courses and summer camps
If you want to get out of the city for a short time and do something a little different, there are many interesting programs. You can get free room and board while spending time in a new place working with adults for a weekend, or spend anywhere from one week to the whole summer in the countryside working with children at a summer camp.

Online
If you want the best combination of flexibility and salary, online teaching is the way to go. You’ll get to plan your own schedule, teach company-provided lesson plans, and earn over 25 USD per hour.

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Selecting a Czech Republic city

While most of our graduates who remain the the Czech Republic stay in the capital, there are plenty more teaching opportunities in other cities too. Living in a smaller city or town has a lot of benefits. Because there are not nearly as many teachers as in Prague, the salaries are generally higher and the cost of living is much lower. It also offers a more immersive cultural experience - more opportunity to practice the language, make more local friends, and really live like a Czech.

Some of our graduates have taught in…


Brno
Brno is the second largest city in the country, and the cultural capital of Moravia, the southern region of the Czech Republic. It's a vibrant university town, and boasts a number of museums, historical sights, and theaters. It's also the gateway to Czech wine country.


Plzeň
Known for the Pilsner Urquell brewery, this charming town is also a center of business and was the European Cultural Capital in 2015.


České Budějovice
Also known by its older German name, Budweis, this town is known for its battles with Anheuser-Busch over the name of their beer. It's also an important Czech political and commercial center, and the impressive Hluboká castle is close by.


Mělník
Just 30 minutes on the train away from Prague, Mělník sits at the confluence of the Vltava and Labe rivers. It is a center of agriculture and wine-making, and hosts one of the largest wine festivals in the country each fall.


Travel teaching programs
There are a few companies that run week-long intensive courses in small towns across the Czech Republic and Slovakia. They provide an opportunity to explore little-known places, travel, and connect with locals for short but memorable experiences.