How do you get to school? What’s your favorite subject? What extra classes do you take? Have you ever been suspended? There are so many differences between the school systems in Czech and in the USA, it warrants a second post! First post here. 6. Commuting In CZ, there’s no yellow school bus. Kids who … Continue reading Czeducation: Czech & American School Systems 2
Czech – like English, and I’m sure like many other languages – has some very nice phrases for referring to cultural oddities. Some Czechspressions, for example: “It’s a Spanish village to me” (Je to pro mne španĕlská vesnice) = “It’s all Greek to me” = I don’t understand it even a bit. (They would also … Continue reading Do you have an American smile?
In our school, this week is full of maturita exams – also called A-levels or final exams – and we also have five international university students visiting to share their culture and countries with us. Coming to a new country and immediately being thrust into the busy environment of a high school is not an … Continue reading Czeducation: Czech & American School Systems 1
I’ve been a bit absent here on the blog lately because life has been very busy. It’s halfway through May and we are HURTLING towards summer! In the meantime, what I’ve been up to: I started Czech lessons Some of my students made me a personalized notebook and I decided to use it for good. Czech lessons are … Continue reading Vegan Czech Food & Pretzel Mustaches
Featured image thanks to Expats.cz Flashback to my early days learning Czech. “Pojedeme na vodě!” We’re going on the water? What does that mean? It turns out “to go on the water” means “to go canoeing,” a Czech tradition. Conjure up an image of an idyllic one-week trip with your friends, a few canoes, beer … Continue reading Time Travel Saturday: Bohemian Canoe Trip 2014 + What’s a Vodník?
1. Own guns! (much) I was shocked recently to see this sign at the entrance of a community center in a nearby village. Maybe I shouldn’t have been? Tell me, Czech readers. But considering that gun violence is a huge thing and often unregulated in the States and absolutely not here (CZ gun deaths 2014: … Continue reading Czechs don’t… (American observations)