Prague became especially attractive for foreign language teachers, since it has a very exciting fame for its night life. There are also smaller towns in the industrialized sectors of the country or in the capital of Moravia. The smaller centers offer much more varied positions; qualified instructors can chose to work either in the public sector or the private sector. The public sector is much more secure as some schools offer accommodations and health insurance.
Teachers in public schools earn approximately $500 USD per month and private schools may pay from $600 USD to $800 USD per month. Private lessons can be charged from $10 to $14 USD per hour. Accommodations are challenging to find and finding a roommate is the best way to go, as monthly rental payments can cost from $180 USD to $300 USD. Cost of living is very cheap especially for anything that is locally produced. The best time to apply for jobs is June, right before the academic year and it is best to get started on your paperwork before leaving your country. Czech students are known to be very easy to work with.
The Czech Republic has undergone many changes in the 20th century; after World War I, it broke away from the Austrian-Hungarian Empire becoming Czechoslovakia. After the Second World War, the nation fell under the Soviet communist regime. This was a very arduous oppressive part of its history. It was not until 1989 that the country emerged from the iron curtain and peacefully became the Czech Republic, joining the European Union in 2004.
Located in the middle of Europe, the country is surrounded by Germany just to the northwest, Poland to the northeast, and Austria and Slovakia to the south. The population is approximately 10 million people. The Czech Republic shows all indications of a prosperous country. Government run public services have slowly been restructured and the Euro currency has provided a very strong monetary base. The currency is the Czech Koruna, which is approximately .05 USD.
The Czech Republic is encircled by Bohemian mountains and two large rivers: the Elbe and the Vltava. The climate is characteristically continental; in the winter temperatures range from 14 F to 35 F and the mountainous areas get plenty of snowfall. The summers are cool with temperatures ranging from 57 F to 73 F.
There are lots of small villages that are great to visit. You can find lots of spas in Moravia. Kutna Hora, which is out of the way and unblemished by tourism, is known for its charming architecture of both Baroque and Goth styles.
Prague has become the heart and soul of the Czech Republic; it is currently one of the most popular European tourist destinations! The city is overflowing with mythical architecture such as medieval churches, a maze of cobblestone passages and surrounded by an 11th century castle. The night life is very sophisticated for quite a small city; there are entertainment options for every type of budget. Czech people are warm and unassuming toward visitors.