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Denisa Sciortino : Czech

Denisa Sciortino
Subject : Czech Native
United States
(499) Lessons
100%      
(85) Total Reviews
85 Positive Reviews
Last class : Today
Today
Online
45 Min : $23.05 / £18.23 / €20.46
Hello, my name is Denisa Sciortino and I'm 33 years old and currently living in United States. I am a native Czech speaker and teach Czech. I have been an online Czech teacher with Verbalplanet.com since June 2016. I can speak the following languages fluently: Czech, English.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

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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.

Qualifications & Experience

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.

In 2011, I passed the CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), which is the most advanced qualification offered by Cambridge English Language Assessment.

During my university studies I spent a semester at Karl Franzens Universitat in Graz, Austria, and two semesters at Spelman College in Atlanta, USA.

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 the summer of 2012, I interned as an assistant teacher and social activity leader in a language school in Cambridge, UK.

In June 2015, the Palacky University Publishing House published "Flip your Teaching," a Czech language textbook, which I co-authored.

In April 2017, I published my second textbook, "Czech in 55 Easy Dialogues," which is available online.

Teaching Approach

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.

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 the Czech Republic 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.

I recommend my students to use my textbook Czech in 55 Easy Dialogues which is available online.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions that you might have.

Detailed Profile in Czech

About me

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Ahoj, jmenuju se Denisa. Jsem původem z České republiky, ale nedávno jsem se odstěhovala do Chicaga.

Baví mě cestování, cizí jazyky a poznávání nových lidí.

Od roku 2010 učím angličtinu a češtinu pro cizince.

Ve volném čase se učím německy, italsky a španělsky nejen proto, abych lépe porozuměla svým kamarádům a studentům, ale taky proto, abych mohla cestovat bez jazykové bariéry.

Qualifications & Experience

Mám magisterský titul z České a Anglické filologie z Univerzity Palackého v Olomouci. Kromě svého diplomu vlastním i Osvědčení o učitelské způsobilosti.

V roce 2011 jsem úspěšně složila Cambridge zkoušku CPE, čímž jsem získala certifikát nejvyšší úrovně z anglického jazyka.

Během svého vysokoškolského studia jsem strávila jeden semestr na Karl Franzens Universitat v rakouském Grazu a dva semestry na Spelman College v americké Atlantě.

Pro ukončení studia jsem se odstěhovala do Prahy, kde jsem pracovala jako lektorka v několika jazykových školách a jako vyučující na Vysoké škole chemicko-technologické. Vedla jsem různé odborné kurzy se zaměřením na obchodní, turistickou, chemickou nebo environmentální angličtinu a češtinu.

V létě 2012 jsem absolvovala stáž v anglické Cambridge, kde jsem pomáhala s výukou a organizováním volnočasových aktivit pro studenty.

V červnu 2015 vydalo Nakladatelství Univerzity Palackého učebnici češtiny pro cizince, Flip your Teaching, na které jsem se podílela jako spoluautorka. V dubnu 2017 jsem vydala svou druhou učebnici češtiny pro cizince, Czech in 55 Easy Dialogues, která je dostupná online.

Teaching Approach

Mám ráda dynamické a komunikativní hodiny. Používám hodně dialogů a scének, aby moji studenti dokázali sebejistě mluvit v běžných, každodenních situacích. První hodinu si se studenty projdu témata, která by chtěli probírat.

Mám zkušenost se studenty všech věkových kategorií od malých dětí po seniory. Motivace mých studentů se liší od návštěvy vnoučat v v České republice po služební cesty podnikatelů, kteří potřebují komunikovat v češtině/angličtině.

Svým studentům doporučuji pořídit si mou učebnici Czech in 55 Easy Dialogues, která je k dispozici online.

Ráda vám odpovím na jakýkoli případný dotaz, proto mě prosím neváhejte kontaktovat.

My last class was :
Today.
 
05 Jun 2019
By : Goldste
Subject : Czech 
Denisa provides great feedback and helps me understand new grammar rules. She understands all of the technicalities of grammar and is fun to work with!
 
03 Jun 2019
By : Niamh M
Subject : Czech 
I enjoyed my second lesson. We built on the learning from a few weeks ago and again Denisa was very clear and answered any questions I had.
 
30 May 2019
By : Nan123
Subject : Czech 
It is such an incredible joy to work with Denisa! Her knowledge of the Czech language and grammar are amazing, and she consistently gives praise and encouragement. I have asked a few other Czech speakers for help, but Denisa tops them all with her understanding of BOTH languages, and how an English speaker thinks. I have asked her numerous repetitious and/or silly questions, and she faithfully answers with a great sense of humor. I am SO thankful to be working with her!
 
30 May 2019
By : Jake M
Subject : Czech 
Denisa is very encouraging and adjusts the lessons as needed to suit your level. She has a very high knowledge of Czech grammar and makes it easier to understand for an English speaker. Definitely looking forward to learning more from her.

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