Local and international instruction available.
Face to face instruction:
Classes are interactive and fun. I focus on conversational Czech and developing listening and speaking skills. I spend a lot of time practicing pronunciation with my students so they feel confident speaking. We talk about various topics. I write up dialogues that serve as an inspiration to talk. We usually practice pronunciation, conversation, vocabulary, sentence structure, and grammar in every session.
Students gain confidence in speaking with native Czech speakers when they visit the Czech Republic. They learn the proper pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar that enable them to carry on a conversation. They get a solid overview of language structure and are able to converse on many subjects.
I am based in Seattle in the state of Washington in the United States. I can meet people face to face in Seattle. For those who live outside the Greater Seattle area, I offer distance instruction online via Skype and email and over the phone.
I greatly enjoy working with people on an individual basis and in small groups. Teaching is my passion and I love to share my knowledge of my first language with people.
I use the following textbooks with most of my students:
The book is very comprehensive and comes with 2 tapes. It was used as a textbook at the University of Washington. You can purchase it on the Internet (www.amazon.com).
Title: Czech Step by Step: A Basic Course in the Czech Language for
English Speaking Foreigners
There is also a workbook that students find helpful:
In addition to using the above textbooks, I provide individualized handouts based on what students need to learn and practice.