Too few native speakers teaching languages at Czech schools, say inspectors

Inspectors say that there are very few native speakers teaching languages in Czech schools at the present time. An annual schools inspectors’ report quoted by the Czech News Agency found that compared to the 1990s the number of native speakers teaching in Czech schools today is extremely low. Language lessons are frequently given by unqualified teachers, the report says. On the positive side, language lessons are being provided at increasing numbers of nursery schools, with more than half now offering at least one foreign language.

Author: Ian Willoughby