Freelance Teacher of English

Date: 7 Dec 2023

Location: Prague, European Union, CZ

Company: British Council



Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Academic Year is September-June with summer school in July and August, renewable
Working hours: Most Young Learner Classes are delivered on weekday afternoons, Adult classes are in the mornings and evenings. On Saturday mornings we have Adults and Teens classes.
Salary: hourly rate based on qualifications and experience


Role Context and Purpose 


The Teaching Centre in Prague is well established and respected but is operating in a competitive market. The centre delivers around 13,000 class hours a year broadly divided between Young Learners and adults and a growing corporate market. While YL numbers are consistently growing, like elsewhere in Europe there is a challenge to maintain the adult student numbers. The centre is managed by an academic management team of 1 senior teacher and 3 coordinators and the post holder will report to one of these posts.

There is an established CPD programme which the post holder will be expected to take part in and contribute to. We work closely with the cluster teaching centres in Poland, Greece, Slovakia and Hungary.


As a Freelance Teacher you will support British Council’s global English strategy by

  • delivering teaching to the highest standards of ELT
  • enhancing British Council’s reputation as a world authority in ELT
  • continuing professional development and sharing of best practices



Freelance teachers are central to the teaching mix and are expected to work professionally to deliver high quality classes and support the centre. Freelance teachers are required to have a Czech business licence and to invoice the British Council monthly for work done. Teachers are required to teach a variety of course types and age groups.


The centre can offer reliable, well-paid and varied freelance work plus excellent development opportunities through our active and funded external training and INSETT programmes. We are particularly interested in teachers who can teach young learners weekday afternoons and are available to teach on Saturday mornings. 



As appropriate within Global British Council Teaching Standards at a CORE level

  • Demonstrate subject knowledge
  • Engage and motivate learners
  • Create a positive and inclusive learning environment
  • Plan and deliver coherent lessons
  • Make use of assessment and feedback
  • Manage teaching and learning resources
  • Uphold professional responsibilities and values



A freelance teacher will be given one or more classes. They must be able to cover the full-term teaching schedule for this / these classes. For example, a class every Saturday at 9:00-12:15 for the full thirteen/twelve-week term. There will also be stand-by and long-term cover work available with the possibility of work in the summer.



- Applicants must have the right to live and work in the Czech Republic. We are unable to secure work permits for non-EU nationals. This extends to British citizens post-Brexit.

- All applicants need to apply for a police check. This needs to be completed prior to post.

- Applicants will be employed as outside contractors. Therefore, they must be established as self-employed (be holders of Zivnostensky list) in the Czech Republic prior to post.



Essential: Cambridge CELTA/Trinity Cert TESOL (Core)

Desirable: CELTYL or TYLEC; DELTA or Dip TEFL/TESOL (Higher); MA TESOL (or equivalent)



Essential: High proficiency in English i.e. CEFR level of C2/ IELTS Band 8+ in each of 4 sections of the academic module

Desirable: proficient in online delivery using Zoom or similar platforms



Essential: 2 years’ post-certificate (Cambridge CELTA/Trinity Cert TESOL) experience; Experience in teaching at least two of the relevant age groups: 

    1. Young Learners teaching aged 7 to 13 (200+ hours)
    2. Young Learners teaching aged 14 – 17 (200+ hours)
    3. Adults teaching (200+ hours)

Desirable: Young learners teaching aged 7 to 13 (400+ hours); Teaching a range of different levels and exam preparation classes; Experience teaching online.



We will contact and interview suitable candidates as they apply. If you have any questions regarding this vacancy please contact us