- Have you got a demanding job or are you part of or do you own a business?
- Do you often give conference or symposium presentations?
- Being a foreigner, do you often communicate with Czech colleagues and friends?
- Do you like travelling around Czech Republic, but feel that with the English speaking guide it loses its charm?
- Are you fed up with everybody practising English on you all the time?
- When learning a language, do you have other expectations than intensive study of grammar and cramming words?
- Are you interested in learning contextually and therefore effectively?
What is your real or ideal attitude towards foreign languages?
Foreign languages, even a small one like Czech, do not have to be special sets of knowledge necessary to master and apply only when needed. I have been teaching English since the 90s and doing so mainly in contexts – of anthropology, archaeology, history, etc., and I use it in contexts as well. I communicate in English as a part of research, I speak in English with my friends and colleagues abroad, and I lecture and write in English. English for me is not a mere tool, which I would not use in my leisure time. Spanish has been for many years the language of travels to countries where people do not speak English, but are definitely worth knowing. Both languages are natural components of my world. Czech language opens the gate to only a seemingly small world, but you will be surprised how rich it is. If you harmonise with this philosophy, this is the right place for you.
What can I offer?
Private classes of English and Czech
- One-to-one classes or teaching small groups of colleagues or friends
- Made-to-measure instruction – emphasis on conversation, precision of expression, study of professional texts, speed reading and understanding, preparation of professional presentations for conferences, communication on professional topics
- Grammar and vocabulary learning in context
- The opportunity to employ alternative methods of learning (mind maps, chunking, etc..)
- The opportunity to train the language skills (reading, writing, listening, speaking) in the area of humanities (anthropology, archaeology, religious studies, history, sociology, theology)