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Magdalena

Czech Teacher

How long have you been teaching for and how long for Cactus?

I have been teaching for more than ten years. I have worked with children and adults in several countries, in grammar schools, primary schools, company courses, refugee centres, and summer camps. I enjoy the variety that comes with the job. I have been teaching for Cactus since 2019

How long have you been living in the UK?

I have been living in the UK for about ten years.

What is your degree and teaching experience?

I studied languages and literature in Germany, Sweden and the UK. I have a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and I’m CELTA qualified.

Where were you born and what is the city famous for?

Although I was not born there, I’ve spent an important part of my life in Třebíč, a small town situated between Prague and Vienna. Not very well known but home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites, a Christian Basilica and a Jewish quarter, it’s well worth a visit.

Is there a typical food of your native country and is there a special occasion when most families eat?

My favourite Czech food is bramboráky – grated potato pancakes with lots of garlic and marjoram. A pub classic but it’s best when it’s home-made, especially on a cold winter day spent skiing or sledging.

Do you have any specific language learning tips?

Try to get plenty of exposure to your target language – read books and magazines, listen to music or podcasts, or watch TV series. The important thing is to find something enjoyable. If your input is fun, you spend more time on it and you’re more likely to commit to it.

I am looking forward to seeing you in my class!

Na shledanou v kurzu češtiny!

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Frequently asked questions

What will I learn?

Our Course Outlines give an overview of the content and learning framework of Cactus courses. Includes themes, grammar and vocabulary you can typically expect to cover. These are intended as a guide only. Language teachers may at times adapt the course content to suit the specific level, aims and interests of the class.

How do I know what level I am?

Are you unsure where to start or progress to? Then take our level test and read our level descriptions for guidance.

Do I receive a qualification or certificate?

At the end of your course you receive a certificate of participation. You will be able to be download it from your MyCactus account. This confirms the language and level of course you have taken. Our course levels are based on two internationally recognised systems. You will have a universally accepted reference for your studies. (Important: Please note that you must complete the end of course questionnaire sent to you to be able to get your certificate! You will receive the course questionnaire by e-mail at the end of your course.)

Do I need a course book?

You will need a course book to attend your course. Course books are not included in the course fees. We recommend that you buy your own course book separately before your course starts. We will let you know which course book you will require and advise where you can purchase this. Please note that a course book often covers more than one level. So if you progress to the next course, you may not necessarily need to buy a new book. Again, we will advise you of this at the time. The course book is chosen by our teachers and academic team. This is based on which book is most suitable for the level of the class whilst offering the most communicative approach.

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