Hi, my name is Denisa. I'm originally from the Czech Republic but I have recently moved to Chicago.
I' m passionate about traveling, foreign languages and meeting new people. I have been teaching Czech and English since 2010.
I have also been studying German, Italian and Spanish, so that I can better understand my friends & students, in addition to traveling without a language barrier.
I have a Master' s Degree in Czech and English Language and Literature from Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic. In addition to my degree I also have a Teaching Certificate from Palacky University.
After my graduation I moved to Prague where I worked as a language instructor for several language schools as well as an assistant professor at the University of Chemical Technology. I have taught specialized courses in areas such as Business, Tourism, Chemistry, Environment, etc.
In June 2015, the Palacky University Publishing House published "FLIP YOUR TEACHING," a Czech language textbook, which I co-authored.
I like dynamic and communicative classes; I use a lot of dialogues and role-playing exercises, to make sure that my students feel confident in every day situations. In my introductory class, I go through the topics that my students would like to discuss in our classes.
In addition to other materials, I also use my own textbook, "CZECH IN 55 EASY DIALOGUES," which I published last year. My book is available online. I recommend my students to purchase this book because I work with it in almost every lesson.
I have experience teaching different age groups; I have taught everyone ranging from little children to senior citizens. My students’ purposes for learning a new language varied from grandparents going to Canada to see their grandchildren for the first time, to business people who needed Czech or English for their everyday work life. So this is why I try to tailor my classes to the specific purposes why you need to learn English or Czech.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions that you might have. See you soon!