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 developing 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 Centro Colombo Americano 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. In 2021, I took the Train the Trainer course with IH Lima and obtained a full Delta certificate after passing a Module Two course delivered by IH Mexico.

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

Martin Hajek