Why become a teacher in EDUA Group?
What does the interview process look like?
Given the values EDUA Group fosters, we put great emphasis on the selection process of our teachers. You stand a good chance if you are open, communicative and friendly with maximum professionalism and a desire to further develop your skills.
If you meet this description, a team of professionals will guide you through the hiring process.
assessing your CV
after reading your CV, we will assess whether you meet the required criteria.
if so, you will be contacted via e-mail or phone and invited to an interview. This interview can be a personal meeting or a video conference.
part of the interview entails a demo lesson. You will receive instructions regarding your demo lesson plan along with your interview invitation.
assessing the lesson plan
your submitted lesson plan will be assessed and if approved, we will confirm the date of your interview and we will look forward to meeting you.
we will discuss your experience during the interview and you will get an opportunity to teach a part of your lesson.
we will contact you about the interview results within a few days of your interview.
Some tips before the demonstration lesson that can help you to prepare a good lesson plan:
- We use the CLT approach, meaning the student should speak as much as possible.
- You should Incorporate various activities into the lesson.
- The lesson plan should have a clear structure and goals.
- You should try to elicit as much as possible from the student.
- Do not give lengthy presentations of grammar but make sure that you understand what you are teaching.
James Cook Languages and Caledonian School, two of the EDUA Group language schools, are members of the Association of Language Schools of the Czech Republic (AJŠ). For this reason, we prefer candidates who fulfill the following criteria:
- a university degree, preferebly in teaching or linguistics,
- non-native speakers with language skills at a minimum level of C1 on the CEFR, which the candidate must document with an appropriate certificate,
- native speakers who hold a teaching certificate (e.g. TEFL/CELTA or a relevant alternative).
How we teach
We use a communicative approach to teaching (CLT - Communicative Language Teaching). This approach emphasises learning in context and situational practice along with other teaching methods, especially those which ensure the development of all language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary) with a focus on accuracy and fluency of verbal communication.
The communicative approach complements modern trends of language teaching. In particular, we use the methods of ESA (Engage, Study, Activate), TTT (Test Teach Test), and TBL (Task-based learning) which require active student participation and promote natural processes of learning. Thorough understanding and practice of acquired language, and especially its immediate use in a real context, is our priority.
Our lessons follow a relatively fixed structure, e.g. we begin with a warm-up activity and close with a suitable wrap-up activity. At the same time, we encourage our students to use their own creativity and imagination. The basic aim is to enhance their individual speaking skills (fluency) and the correct use of grammar and vocabulary (accuracy).