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    Meet Our Trainers

    The Teacher Trainers in Prague are highly qualified and experienced EFL teachers who constantly improve their skills through various seminars, workshops, and other resources. They are dedicated trainers and implement innovative teaching strategies in their classroom.

    Here is a brief biography of each of the instructors:

    Jarmila Valková, Head TEFL Trainer

    Teaching languages has been her passion for over a decade – apart from teaching TEFL and observing all our trainees teach, Jarmila has been working as a Senior teacher in English in Prague as well as a freelance teacher of Czech and English. For Jarmila, teaching a language and training new teachers is a great opportunity to learn and help others achieve their goals. After gaining Cambridge Certificate in Proficiency in English, a Master´ s degree in Philology, Czech language and Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts at Charles University and having submitted a doctoral thesis on the Communicative approach to second language learning, she finds language and its acquisition ever more fascinating. Have you ever watched an American, Japanese and a Russian cheerfully chatting in Czech with each other? Once you have witnessed something so incredible, you want to be a part of this amazing process of teaching and learning about how language works.



    Peter Bowdery. Teacher Trainer

    Peter is a Teacher Trainer. However, to keep himself busy he is also an online tutor, proof-reader, translator, teacher and occasional writer of materials. He has been teaching for about twenty years mainly here in the Czech Republic and a couple of short spells in England and Poland. He has been a teacher trainer for the last ten years. Peter has a Trinity TESOL Certificate and RSA DELTA. In his spare time Peter watches Slavia football Prague and sings at open mic nights.



    Jiri Sklenar, TEFL Trainer & Observer

    Jiri has been in the TEFL business for 17 years now, teaching all different kinds of English courses (group/one-to-one, general English, Cambridge exams etc…). Also, he has been helping teachers to develop their skills since 2005. He studied in the USA (1 year) and England (3 months) and is in touch with native speakers on a daily basis. Jiri has a Certificate of Proficiency in English and Cambridge DELTA. When he is not teaching English or training teachers, he manages a music band, and sometimes plays or DJ's with them at gigs. Jiri also rides a zippy road bike bloody fast. Graduates comment: "Jiri was a very engaging teacher, and any criticisms he had were always made in a positive way, like giving advice. That was really nice and helped me a lot." "Jiri was always outgoing and enthusiastic. You could tell he was very interested in his job and liked to watch us teach and give us good feedback so we could be better teachers."