CZECH COURSES team
Daniel studied Czech language and literature and Aesthetics at Masaryk university in Brno. His interests lie mainly in art, he likes to listen to various kinds of music (from mostly unknown Czech rap or Pink Floyd to Beethoven), he enjoys watching movies (especially if they were directed by David Lynch or Stanley Kubrick) and he is also a member of an amateur theatre group at Masaryk university. For Daniel languages are exciting and he is happy to help others to widen their horizons and learn to effectively communicate in new language.
Ivana studied the Czech language for foreigners at Masaryk University in Brno. She also studied Education at MU, and teaching at an elementary school is her big passion. Ivana finds learning languages very interesting, and she likes to make it fun as well. Her biggest hobbies are her work and long walks with her dog in the forest.
Šárka and the Czech language, it has always been a strong combination. Czech language is the biggest personal interest, great passion and a stunning system for Šárka. She enjoys studying its structure, history, development and all forms. She likes playing on words, reading and writing. Finally, she loves observing ways people use the language and she loves helping others to acquire Czech.Šárka came to Brno, the adorable city of many beauties and cultural enjoyment, from her born town Prague to study Czech Language (with Orientation on Computational Linguistics) at Masaryk university. Besides Czech language and Brno, she is into discovering interesting facts and connection in various fields of study, running, going to the theatre and taking up new activities.
Tereza has many passions, first is Czech language and literature (not just Czech); she loves to discover secrets of language and introduce them to others. Her second passion is interacting with people – of all nations, cultures or ages. Teaching Czech is a perfect combination of these two passions – she can share her language with all its secrets and uncover different cultures at the same time. Because though there are differences, we all have something in common – and it is laughter. With laughter we can learn the most.
Iva studied Czech and Aesthetics at Masaryk University. She loves Czech language and everything that comes with it. Getting to know other cultures and learning foreign languages are two of her great passions, as well as creative writing, reading and spending a time in nature.
Anna loves Czech language and she is especially fascinated by various dialects. She also enjoys discovering interesting language facts and as a student of Czech language she encounters them almost every day.Teaching Czech is an exciting challenge for Anna. She knows it is a challenge for our students as well, so she always tries to keep the classes positive and motivate her students to believe they’ll overcome the study obstacles. Teaching Czech also allows her to better understand how our language works, which is something she has always been wondering about.Anna enjoys trying new things and stepping out of her comfort zone. In her free time, she does yoga and is interested in self-development. Anna loves to smile and to appreciate everyday joys.
Klára has studied Czech language and literature and Music at Masaryk University. She always looks forward to showing her students the beauty and mysterious side of Czech language. She is trying to find new things to learn through her favorite activities. Because of her love for the folklore and tradition that have always surrounded her, she decided to develop her skills through music and learned to play a folklore instrument. Music is not the only thing she is interested in. You can find her talking with interest about literature, theatre, musicals or work dedicated to kids and young people.
Zuzana majored in Czech Language with Orientation on Computational Linguistics at Masaryk University. She has a lot of energy, so she likes to keep herself busy, either by climbing, hiking, longboarding or simply goofing around playing electric bass with friends. But she also loves the quiet and focused moments when she can take up a good book or create ideas for new Czech lessons, which she loves immensely. Her classes are always full of laughter as she tries to show her students the fun side of learning Czech.
Lenka has been always passionate about languages, travelling and different cultures. She has lived in many countries and has been pursuing her two master programmes at the Masaryk University and at the University of Glasgow. She speaks several languages and she has been teaching them as well. Therefore she has experience with learning foreign languages and knows the excitement and struggles of studying new language. She loves teaching not only the Czech language itself, but within the classes she is also enjoying to explain the Czech culture and Czech habits.
Veronika is an optimistic and joyful person who loves being surrounded by people, especially by children. She has studied French at the Faculty of Arts (MU) so no need to to explain that teaching and learning languages are not only her work but also her most favourite hobby. Spending an year abroad (in France, of course) made appreciate the beauty of the Czech language and culture and she is always happy to share, explain or discuss about it. She is passionate about etymology, reading, traveling and (as a typical Czech) skiing, hiking and picking mushrooms.
Studying is a hobby for her as for example go fishing for other people. Milada studied Czech and German Language and Literature at the Faculty of Art MU, Public Administration at the Faculty of Law MU and has a Ph.D. degree in German language. She likes puns so much that she chose them as a topic for her doctoral thesis. For more than 7 years she has been working as a tutor of Czech for foreigners, beside other activities she was a guest teacher at the Slavonic Studies of the University of Vienna as well. Milada shows her fascination with Czech language through the writing of short stories and fairy tales just for pleasure of her family and friends. She comes from Uherské Hradiště, so it is no surprise that she loves folklore and dances in a folklore group. You can see her also at the starting line of some running races and luckily at the finishing line too because she never gives up.
Adéla is a joyful and hard-working person who studied Czech and German language and Literature at Masaryk University. Adéla also learns Spanish, but she hopes to learn much more. Foreign languages are just a great passion. She loves meeting new people and foreign cultures. Except for languages, she loves all kinds of arts: theatre, classical music… Also reading books, nature and travelling.
Pavlína studies International Relations at Masaryk University. She is passionate about learning about foreign cultures and languages and decided to share her knowledge about the Czech language and culture with others. In her free time, she likes to play the bass guitar, travel, and volunteer.
Kristýna is a very optimistic, patient and empathetic person. She studied Czech language and Literature, Civics and also Czech for foreigners at the Faculty of Education, Masaryk University. Thanks to this combination, she knows the Czech language well, she knows how to teach effectively and how to teach foreigners. Different cultures and people with different mother tongues have always fascinated her. Choosing to live in a foreign country must be a challenge. That is the reason why Kristýna emphasizes learning vocabulary and grammar that students can use in everyday communication situations. Kristýna loves the Czech language and wants to spread this love to others. In her free time, she likes reading books, doing exercise and spending time with her family and friends.
Táňa studied Czech & English Philology at Masaryk University and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in upper secondary teacher education in both fields, Czech & English, at the Faculty of Arts. In her spare time, she rescues abandoned dogs and searches for their new homes. That’s exactly how she found her best four-legged friend, Azor, ten years ago. Táňa believes it’s never too late to start new things; she recently picked up guitar and Italian. Among other things, she loves getting lost in Milan Kundera’s books, Michael Jackson’s music, and the streets of Madrid, a place that will always hold a piece of her heart.
Lucie has studied Czech and English language at the Faculty of Education in Brno. It is no wonder that languages, as well as teaching, are not only her work but also her hobby. She is always looking forward to showing her students the beauty of the Czech language, as well as teaching them about Czech culture and habits in an entertaining way. Besides learning and teaching languages, she is passionate about reading, hiking and yoga.
Rút studied the Czech language, literature, and social sciences at the University of Hradec Králové. From there, her journey took her to Brno, where she got the opportunity to pass her passion for the Czech language, literature and also Czech culture on to her students. Being a tutor is also an opportunity to see the Czech language from a new perspective. Rút is talkative, open and friendly. She enjoys travelling, reading, and a good book, going to the theatre and enjoying gastronomic experiences.
Eliška studied Czech and Art education at Masaryk University, and therefore she loves art. Eliška likes to read, visit galleries and when she has time, she paints. She likes travelling (especially loves gastro tourism), baking, cooking, good coffee, slow mornings, telling interesting facts about Czech to friends who don’t care at all and most of all, she likes to spend her free time in nature, on the back of her horse or walks with her dog.
Radka has three homes. The first one is Třebíč, a beautiful UNESCO town where she grew up. Her second home is Bangor, Northern Ireland, where she worked as a youth worker in the past and completely fell in love with its vibe and the beautiful seaside. Last but not least is Brno, where she moved to study Czech Language and Literature and Music at the Faculty of Education, Masaryk University and has stayed since then. Radka loves languages, learning about new cultures and listening to people's stories, so teaching Czech as a foreign language is perfect for her, and it became her great passion. She is continuously looking for ways to improve, so that is the main reason why she decided to continue her studies with a Master's degree in Czech for students with a different mother tongue. Apart from teaching, Radka loves playing music, reading or hanging out in cosy cafes in Brno.
Kristýna studies Czech language and Slavistics at Masaryk university in Brno. She loves the Czech language and its dialects, and she is passionate about showing its beauty to her students. Kristýna is also interested in learning foreign languages. She likes travelling, traditions, folklore and Czech food. Her hobbies are yoga, hiking, cooking and discovering new cultures, places and folklore music. Besides that, she often walks in the woods looking for mushrooms and peace.
Radim, Czech Courses development & marketing manager
Radim co-founded Czech Courses in 2011. His focus is on school development and marketing. In previous years, Radim worked in the corporate world as an internal communications manager, a marketing specialist for Czech public broadcasters, and as an editor for an international news agency. Radim is a graduate of Charles University, where he studied Media and Journalism before spending almost two years in Britain. Besides his family, communication and Czech, his greatest passion is music, especially jazz, as he enjoys playing the trumpet with both modern big bands and little jazz combos.
Czech Courses founder
Mari co-founded Czech Courses in 2011 together with her husband Radim. After their first baby (nowadays a grown-up teenager), they had another four kids.If she is not running around one of the three branches in Vinohrady, Letná or Brno, she likes running or walking in a forest to clear her head.She is also a passionate yogi and loves preparing evening meals for her big family.Mari studied journalism and media at FSV UK and film production at FAMU, and she hopes that one day she will have time to sit down and watch all the movies she ever wanted in peace and quiet :-) Mari herself was a foreigner for two years in Newbury, UK, and one year in Grenoble, France, and she remembers very well what and who made her feel comfortable on those partly uncomfortable days. That is why she created Czech Courses, a space where all expats in Brno and Prague can feel welcome and cozy in a good and supportive atmosphere.