‘What I enjoy the most about teaching is when I see that I’m able to make my hobby-foreign languages-fun for other people, too. Besides, teaching is creative work, and I like to prepare my own materials so that each lesson is different and both my students and I have something to look forward to. I often use video and modern technologies when I teach – we tend to use them every day, so why shouldn’t we in lessons? The very best reward for me, however, is when my students tell me our lesson always makes their day.’
Radka graduated from Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague with a degree in Italian Studies and Translation and Interpreting – English. Her qualifications also include CPE (University of Cambridge) certificate, proving the highest level of English: C2.
Radka’s career began in 2004 in Stamina language school and U Školy primary school in Liberec, Czech Republic. Relocating to Prague a year later, she joined Polyglot language school where she worked as an English and Italian teacher for almost six years. While in Polyglot, she gained valuable experience in teaching public, in-company and children’s classes and worked on the opening of a new range of Italian classes in the Prague office.
In 2010 it was time to stand on her own two feet and provide language teaching services independently. Apart from running Giramondo, Radka has also been the Pearson methodology consultant, conference speaker and material author for Bohemian Ventures (the Pearson office in the Czech Republic) since 2013. She continues to broaden her professional horizons by regular attendance at methodology conferences and seminars.
In her free time, Radka is a keen traveller, reader and tai-chi enthusiast.