Site Search:
 
TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International
Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

January 2010

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Czech Republic
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Pigeon_85



Joined: 28 Aug 2009
Posts: 23

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:28 pm    Post subject: January 2010 Reply with quote

Hello,

I was wondering just recently about coming out looking for jobs in Prague in January straight after new year looking for jobs. My thinking behind this is that from now until then I can work in England doing any sort of work saving up cash to support me when looking for work when I'm out there.

What do you guys on here think about this idea? Basically I'm just wondering if there will be much work available in January or if I will have missed the boat by then?

Thanks a lot.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
cks



Joined: 12 Jul 2005
Posts: 144

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will be fine if you come the second and third week of January- but many classes will also begin in February. I say to get here by the end of January the first week will be slow.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pigeon_85



Joined: 28 Aug 2009
Posts: 23

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help. Really appreciate it. Could I also ask what good places you would suggest applying to from your own experience?

Thanks again.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
cks



Joined: 12 Jul 2005
Posts: 144

PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Channel Crossings, Jipka, Presto, James Cook, St. James, ARS Liguarum, and London Institute
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ITTP



Joined: 23 Sep 2006
Posts: 343
Location: Prague/Worldwide

PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cks wrote:
You will be fine if you come the second and third week of January- but many classes will also begin in February. I say to get here by the end of January the first week will be slow.


Yes, January classes don't really get underway until mid-January - when students and schools are fully operational after the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Neville Smile

ITTP TEFL Prague
Narodni 21, Prague 1 - bang in the center of the city!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
sisyphus



Joined: 20 Sep 2009
Posts: 161

PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive been here for 14 years and the situation for english lessons is the worst ive ever seen. I think you would be extremely lucky just to get part time work from my knowledge. I know experienced teachers with just a handful of hours. Of course you may get extremely low paid work but Prague is very expensive for accommodation relative to earnings. The economy has effectively stalled here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
eclectic



Joined: 09 Nov 2006
Posts: 1122

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
....looking for jobs in Prague in January straight after new year looking for jobs.........from now until then I can work in England doing any sort of work when looking for work when I'm out there.


how many times is that "looking for jobs" and "working"? Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mr tree



Joined: 09 Oct 2007
Posts: 112
Location: Prague, CzR

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how true is sisyphus's message, people? i know at my school, things are still ticking over pretty well - plenty of classes. but i know we have a lot of applicants too, which seems to indicate that there is "more supply than demand" on the job market.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
spiral78



Joined: 05 Apr 2004
Posts: 9130
Location: On a Short Leash

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Prague grapevine generally agrees that there is a bit less work and more teachers than in past years, though I've only heard one or two 'dire' stories.

I think it's entirely understandable - there is a general economic downturn, which tends to bring more hopefuls into the field and to generate less work all around.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
smithryansmith



Joined: 27 Dec 2008
Posts: 77

PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spiral78 wrote:
My Prague grapevine generally agrees that there is a bit less work and more teachers than in past years, though I've only heard one or two 'dire' stories.

I think it's entirely understandable - there is a general economic downturn, which tends to bring more hopefuls into the field and to generate less work all around.


In some ways, its just the market balancing itself out, thinning the herd, so to speak. It should make the market stronger. (sorry if that sounds like Nitzche)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Czech Republic All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2011 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Road2Spain - TEFL and Spanish with one year student visa
EBC