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Living in Prague as an expat: you can do it!

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In my novel Prague for Beginners: Finding Myself in Prague, Elizabeth Logan finds four ways to support herself in 1994 Prague.

She's an American who follows her faithless boyfriend Jimmy to Prague, a city she knows nothing about. She finds that Jimmy can't be counted on, but she is intrigued by the beautiful city of Prague. She decides to build a life for herself as an expat in the "City of a Thousand Spires."

Elizabeth's solutions (as someone with good English language skills) to make a living are as viable in 2017 as they were in 1994. Here they are, from Prague for Beginners--and I will add three bonus ways!

1. Teaching English through a language school. There are quite a few private language schools in Prague. They usually offer to certify you as an instructor in English as a second language. You pay for the certification (typically several weeks or months of instruction in Prague), and then the school places you. These schools have contracts with large busin…