Teaching Czech as a foreign language is a joy. It is exciting, enriching and never boring. You constantly meet new people, listen to their life stories and learn new things from them. Additionally you help them to achieve their goals, which is probably the best thing about teaching.

During the first lesson, I religiously ask my new students five questions that define their future learning processes.

Jak se máš? (How are you?)

Jak se jmenuješ? (What’s your name?)

Odkud jsi? (Where are you from?)

Proč se učíš česky? (Why are you learning Czech?)

Co děláš? (What do you do?)

The answer to the last question is always interesting. At the Czech Language Club we teach people from a range of professions including many directors, project managers, lawyers and doctors. So who are these brave people who are learning our beautiful, but by no means easy language?

The list includes a masculine and feminine version and the English translation.

Anesteziolog, anestezioložka (anesthetist)

Akademik, akademička (academic)

Asistent, asistentka (assistant)

Bankéř, bankéřka (banker)

Dirigent, dirigentka (conductor)

Doktor, doktorka (doctor)

Dozorce, dozorkyně (supervisor)

Ekonom, ekonomka (economist)

Fyzioterapeut, fyzioterapeutka (physiotherapist)

Herec, herečka (actor)

Historik, historička umění (art historian)

Holič, holička (barber)

IT inženýr, IT inženýrka (IT engineer)

Konzultant, konzultantka (consultant)

Lobbista, lobbistka (lobbyist)

Manažer, manažerka (manager)

Student, studentka (student)

Tanečník, tanečnice (dancer)

Technik, technička (technician)

Obchodník, obchodnice (businessman)

Pilot, pilotka (pilot)

Pojišťovací agent, pojišťovací agentka (insurance agent)

Právník, právnička (lawyer)

Prodejce, prodejkyně (salesperson, dealer)

Projektový manažer, projektová manažerka (project manager)

Překladatel, překladatelka (translator)

Restauratér, restauratérka (restaurant owner)

Ředitel, ředitelka (director)

Účetní, účetní (accountant)

Učitel, učitelka (teacher)

Úředník, úřednice (clerk)

Velvyslanec, velvyslankyně (ambassador)

Vědec, vědkyně (scientist)

Zástupkyně velvyslance, zástupce velvyslance (deputy ambassador)