Ack! My course is half over and it turns out that I have the same problems in Prague that I did in New York: jobs and apartments (and girls, but we all need good problems). It’s the real world over here, only the beer is better and more plentiful.
At school today we had a careers fair. Four recruiters represented themselves. One pitched an enticing Asia: the land of free money. Another sung a slightly creepy song about the corporate market for English in Prague, as taught by his highly corporate school. A third introduced a typical Czech English School while the fourth, who could barely speak English herself (claiming “I’m going to break my tongue”), made employement seem easy.
There are myriad schools representing a vast array of flavors: now I just need to seduce one into giving me 20,000kc a month (with transit pass and visa assistance). It’s either that or getting the S. Koreans to fly me into Asia this February, or the Greeks to toss me into a village, or the Ukrainians to pay for everything because they want English too and no-one wants to live in central-Ukraine.
All those weird and wonderful places aside: I think I’m geared to stay in Prague for a few months, at least. It’s a bountiful market and it’d be nice to gain experience in a somewhat recognizable culture.
Anyway, I still have to get this TESL certificate before I can get a good job. So back to that in the morning….