About

This blog, which was launched in September 2020, aims to provide information about teaching English in Colombia. I intend to share practical tips for those thinking of moving to this country, and I also want to deal with topics that may interest more experienced teachers. My website doesn’t aspire to be a comprehensive resource because its content is based mainly on my own experience. You may have a completely different point of view, which is perfectly fine. I will be happy to read what you think, so feel free to leave a comment!

I have been working as an English teacher in Colombia since September 2017. My current employer is Centro Colombo Americano Bucaramanga. I previously spent two years in Manizales working for the local branch of CCA and four months in Villa de Leyva as a volunteer with Heart for Change.

I grew up in the Czech Republic, where I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in Media studies. After spending several years in unrelated jobs, I decided to get into teaching. I completed a CELTA course at CELT Athens in June 2017 and bought a one-way ticket to Colombia.

In June 2019, I passed Delta Module One at the British Council Colombia. A year later, I successfully completed Module Three with an assignment titled ‘Teaching monolingual classes in Colombia’, which I submitted through NILE.

Please note that all views expressed on this blog are my own and don’t necessarily represent those of my employer.

Martin Hajek
@martinhajek_ELT