My name is Renata Hrkalová. I come from the Czech Republic. I have a university degree in English and Russian.
I love travelling - exploring new cultures, places and meeting new people is amazing (food included :)), reading, archery and writing. I would love to go back to Asia to explore it some more (my last trip was to the northern part of Thailand for 1 month).
I have 2 daughters who love exploring foreign countries with me.
My teaching career:
2003 - graduation at university in Pilsen (English and Russian for primary schools)
2004 - enhancing my diploma in Brno (Masarykova Univerzita - English for secondary schools)
2003 - 2020: teacher of English at grammar school in Ústí nad Labem (included preparation for FCE and CAE exams)
2020 - 2021: tutor of English
2020 - 2021: tutor of Czech - I teach English speaking expats Czech to help them with the transition
Learning languages is an amazing process. I love observing the progress of my students.
I consider myself a guide with the best navigation and a first aid kit who is willing to do her best to help the students explore and overcome different obstacles on the road called "Let's learn it!". I love using different language games (that I have created or got inspired by, during my 20-year teaching career) that help my students acquire the language in a fun yet effective way. I am able to explain both Czech and English in both languages (grammar, vocabulary, etc.), but I consider the ability to communicate/speak as the major one.
I have been told that I am really good at explaining (vocab, grammar), giving examples to make them easier to understand.