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Professional Qualification for Teaching English in Czech Secondary Schools


3- Semester Professional Qualification
Distance Learning format only available
Start September

The purpose of the professional qualification is to establish and deepen knowledge and skills in the pedagogical, psychological, and methodological aspects of teaching and learning; and to use newly-gained knowledge and skills effectively in the teaching process.

It is for those who have completed a Master’s degree in a non-teaching specialization and whose minimum level of English is assessed at C1 according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages. The programme is meant to supplement professional qualifications for teaching English at the second stage of primary schools and at secondary schools.

This life-long learning programme is taught in Czech and accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education as part of the Further Education of Teachers framework (DVPP) to provide the minimum qualification for teaching English as a foreign language in the Czech school system.

Programme Essentials

  • Work closely with highly experienced lecturers
  • Gain real teaching experience with our long-standing partner AKCENT International House
  • Study in an international environment where English is the primary language
  • Further your teaching career in the Czech Republic, or;
  • Access career opportunities all over the world, supported by your education and practice as an English language teacher
  • Explore work and internship opportunities via the PCU Industry Network
  • Participate in interdisciplinary projects with other PCU Schools and industry partners
  • Expand your knowledge through the Excellence in Learning and Teaching lecture series

What you study

Pedagogy and Psychology

40 hours face-to-face, 64 hours distance learning in the Digital Campus. You will study:

  • Basics of Pedagogy
  • Basics of Psychology
  • School Pedagogy
  • Educational and School Psychology

General and Professional Didactics

40 hours face-to-face, 70 hours distance learning in the Digital Campus. You will study:

  • General Didactics
  • Introduction to Language Teaching for Children and Youth
  • Linguo-didactics I: teaching language systems
  • Linguo-didactics II: teaching language skills

Teacher Training

15 hours face-to-face, 15 hours distance learning in the Digital Campus.
This module provides teacher training practice in groups of students aged 12-15 and 16-18 respectively, with a focus on teaching language resources and the development of speech skills.  For each age group, trainee teachers will teach two lessons of their own, and complete two hours’ observation of colleagues’ teaching.


I like how effective distance learning is. It is quite demanding - managing all tasks on time, self-study, etc., but the teachers are very helpful and available to advise you. I also like that they use a lot of practical examples when training us. In general the teachers are of a very high calibre.

I definitely do not regret studying for my professional qualification at PCU. I had 16 years of work as a Personnel Manager, and I am now preparing for a change in my career when I graduate. The learning platforms for online study are user-friendly with all the necessary materials available. In general, like any studies, I have the biggest problem juggling work, family and studies, however, I have really enjoyed studying the programme, especially Pedagogy and Linguo-didactics. "

Jitka Jarůšková, current student


The programme is part-time and in Distance Learning format.

Distance Learning

Our Distance Learning programme is a combination of in-person classes, teacher training and online sessions through the Digital Campus. You will experience the best of a PCU education by receiving individual mentoring from our professional lecturers and by actively partaking in all lectures and discussions alongside your fellow students.

Are you interested in this programme?
Start in September.

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Zdenek Starý is Rektor of Czech University Accreditation and Programmes, and Dean of the School of Education. He also pursues his own professional and educational interests in general linguistics. Zdeněk teaches general linguistics, focusing on language structure and issues of cognitive linguistics (undergraduate and graduate level); and tutors PhD linguistics students. Zdeněk holds a CSc. degree in General Linguistics (Charles University) and MA degrees in Czech Studies, Aesthetics and Mathematics (Charles University).


How much does it cost?

Professional Qualification for Teaching English in Czech Secondary Schools 36,250 CZK for the programme if paid all at once / 12,500 CZK per semester.

Entry Requirements

  • Confirmation of completed Master’s degree
  • English language certificate C1 level, corresponding with standardized tests such as Cambridge English (Advanced level) (CAE); Cambridge English (Business Higher); IELTS grades 6.5 - 7 (Academic), General Czech State Language Exam. If you do not have this certification, your linguistic competencies will be assessed instead as part of the interview process.
  • For all programmes at Prague City University there is a final interview between the applicant and the Programme Leader, the aim of which is to find out the motivation of the applicant for pursuing teaching before the final decision on admission is made.

Are you interested in this programme?
Start in September.

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