Cramming Before the Czech Exam

The B1 exam for the students at our department will be held this week. In the past two weeks I have been streamlining my procedures and trying to fit in as much exam prep as possible. I have namely: Turned on the online classroom countdown timer for reading and grammar exercises Prepared extra reading and …

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More Speaking, Please

Teacher: What do you want to do in class? Student: Speak. I need to practise my speaking. Teacher: Ok, what do you want to speak about? Student: Eeh? Ahem…Not sure. (Thinking: You are the teacher, you tell me). Step forward if you’ve never had this conversation. The vast majority of my students want to speak …

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GUEST POST – Interview with Czech Educator Mirka Smíšková

In this post I am so excited to introduce you to my colleague and friend Mirka Smíšková. Mirka and I met about two years ago after one of my blog posts made it to the Czech online freelancing waters and Mirka noticed it. We communicated over Facebook for a while, realised that we click, and …

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FIVE Mistakes Foreign People Make when Learning Czech

This post was prompted in a discussion thread on Czechlist, our Facebook group for language professionals, following a post entitled Ten More English Mistakes Czech People Make by my fellow blogger Tom Czaban. Somehow it was agreed by the group that in order to tilt the balance, a post should be written for the adventurous …

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