Czech School

Sunday Czech School at Velehrad is for children aged 2 to 8. We want to improve and develop existing bilingualism in children with a passive knowledge of Czech. Our goal is to help them become confident and active speakers who can feel comfortable when they visit their grandparents or speak to friends. We organise Czech courses for parents as well so whole families can meet at Velehrad every Sunday and learn Czech with our experienced teachers who specialise in bilingualism and teaching Czech for foreigners. Apart from our Sunday school, we organise various cultural events for families with children during the year, such as St. Nicolas Party, Easter Afternoon, film screenings and many others. 

Our aim is to build a strong and lively community of Czech families living in London. We would like to give children an opportunity to learn Czech and make strong connection with Czech culture. Our goal is to promote and maintain Czech cultural traditions and customs. Children can enjoy Czech storytelling and explore famous Czech cartoon characters, like Krteček or Pat a Mat, through stories, fairytales, songs, or DVDs. We encourage children to speak Czech independently without fear of making mistakes. Sunday school is funded by Velehrad so all parents can afford to send their children to our school. 

The language is taught exclusively through games and a wide range of physical activities. These include Czech gym, Czech dancing, popular Czech games or Czech role play. At our club, children play and learn at the same time. We communicate only in Czech with children and encourage them to speak to their friends and use Czech during all activities. Both children and parents are actively involved throughout. The aim of the sessions is to enable everyone to have as much fun as possible. We help to reinstall bilingualism in families where the Czech language is not frequently spoken.

OUR CLUBS

Children can join ONE or TWO sessions. An ideal combination for younger children is: Czech Art Club + Czech Playground. Older children will benefit from Czech Art Club + Czech Storytelling. If you are not sure about the right session for your child, you can discuss it with our teacher Kamila. We provide separate space for parents therefore you can stay in the building, meet like-minded people and have a cup of tea or coffee. English speaking parents can learn Czech at the same time. We have two different groups for adults.
 

CZECH ART CLUB I (2 – 4 year old): 11.00 – 12.00 
Czech Art Club with Kamila and Tereza is focused on teaching Czech though art. Children draw, paint, create art and speak Czech. 

 
CZECH ART CLUB II (4 – 7 year old): 12.00 – 13.00 
Czech Art Club with Kamila and Tereza is focused on teaching Czech though art. Children draw, paint, create art and speak Czech. 
 
CZECH PLAYGROUND (2 – 4 year old): 11.00 – 12.00 
Czech Playground with Andrea and Štěpánka is focused on playing games, listening to nursery rhymes, watching cartoons and exercise. 
 
CZECH STORYTELLING (4 – 7 year old): 12.00-13.00
Czech Storytelling with Štěpánka is focused on reading and listening to stories, playing with language and drama. 
 
CZECH FOR ADULTS (beginners): 11.00 – 12.00 
Czech Lessons for Adults with Klára are for English speaking parents who would like to learn Czech and understand their relatives better.
 
CZECH FOR ADULTS (intermediate): 12.00 – 13.00 
Czech Lessons for Adults with Klára are for English speaking parents who would like to learn Czech and understand their relatives better. 
 

DATES 2018/2019

 

SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER: 9.9. – 14.10 (6 Sundays)
9.9., 16.9., 23.9., 30.9., 7.10., 14.10.
(Holiday: 21.10, 28.10.)

NOVEMBER, DECEMBER: 4.11. – 9.12. (5 Sundays)
4.11., 11.11., 18.11., 25.11., 2.12.
(Holiday: 16.12., 23.12., 30.12., 6.1.)

JANUARY, FEBRUARY: 13.1. – 10.2. (5 Sundays)
13.1., 20.1., 27.1., 3.2., 10.2.
(Holiday: 17.2., 24.2.)

MARCH, APRIL: 3.3. – 31.3. (5 Sundays)
3.3., 10.3., 17.3., 21.3., 31.3.
(Holiday: 7.4., 14.4., 21.4.)

APRIL, MAY, JUNE: CLOSED DUE TO WORKS IN THE BUILDING

JUNE, JULY: CLOSED DUE TO WORKS IN THE BUILDING

PRICE

Velehrad is funding the whole school so every family would be able to afford it. However, we collect a small donation at the beginning of every term. Please not that we accept only cash payments. 

1 club (10 Sundays): £20

2 clubs (10 Sundays): £40

Lessons for Parents (10 Sundays): £80

Drop-in for Adults: £10

 

Sunday classes are organised by teachers from Czech Language Club. If you would like to join us or have any questions, please contact them at info@czechlanguageclub.co.uk