Inspectors: share of native speakers teaching languages far lower than in 1990s

The number of native speakers teaching English or other languages in Czech schools has fallen dramatically since the 1990s, reported on Tuesday. The news website said that young foreigners are less interested in spending time in the Czech Republic, while schools cannot afford them and are also more selective when it comes to hiring. An annual report from the national schools inspection agency says the share of native speakers in schools today is “almost imperceptible” compared to the 1990s. However, some 3 percent of English teachers are native speakers, as are 5.5 percent of German teachers.

Author: Ian Willoughby