This program so was fun! The hotel had amazing food and a comfortable bed. It was easy to share a room. In fact my roommate became a close friend.
The days are long, but never boring! I felt a bit tired, but the cake would appear or we would play a fun game and I was awake again!
The people – English and Czech – were amazing! I feel like I have so many new friends and learned so much about the world from then all. Honestly, I feel like I may have learned more than the Czech students!
The level of English varied, but was quite excelled overall.
I would love to participate in this program again!
Nina, Toronto, Canada
This was my first time in the program. Tom and Luci and Lucie really took great care of the volunteers. From the accomodations to transportation to the toold given to us to teach, we had all we needed. The program is definitely a first class program.
The group activities were great fun and the mening games were a perfekt way to end the day.
I woul higly recommend this program for many reasons: I tis a wonderful way to meet new people, to learn about a new city or country and to „soak up“ the culture of the city or country.
I cannot wait for next time. I feel that our students learned a lot but I know that I did.
This was my first time teaching, but it allowed me to get familiar with their personal life a bit more which helped to know where to lead the conversation. To me that is important, because I can lean more to the areas of grammar, pronunciation, phrases that he/she is comfortable or familiar with.
I like the idea of almost always mingling with the students at meals + breaks besides just lessons. The breaks were sufficient and the games were a plus.
My week at Englishstay has been an adventure… Just the adventure I was looking for! I’ve had the chance to meet people from around the world, share my language with students who really want to learn. Eat some amazing food, play games like a kid, go on a fieldtrip, laugh an incredible amount, take walks through the Czech countryside and relax in a friendly, safe environment.
Thank you Englishstay!
I was very impressed with the organisation of the course. Also the facilites were excedent. In my opinion, I think that emersion in English for a week is a fantastic method of improving a student’s listening and speaking abilities.
CONGRATULATION! on your fantastic course.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!
I was so happy to hear of your program several weeks ago. I knew I must attend a session. What a wonderful exciting experience. It was more than I expected a way to help foreign students learn English, for me to further my knowledge of Englilsh. A win, win for all.
I look forward to participating in future programs.
Best of all – meeting Luci, Tom and baby Stepanek.
I had no idea what to expect upon arrival. So I want to say to you Tom, Luci, Stephen and Luci what a great Program you are providing. I was impressed with how on time the classes started even up to the dinner. Everything was like clock work.
I am sorry to leave today. I made such good friends in this last week. I have traveled often, but this trip was the most fun, especially the games, great ending to the Day.
Accomodation were wonderful!
Again wonderful program for all and I hope to see you in the future.
I wish I had something negative to say, but I do not!!!
I had a wonderful time at ENGLISHstay!! It was fantastic to meet people from so many different backgrounds- students and teachers alike!
The days were a bit longer than expected, but the work you put in is very worthwhile. It was so rewarding to see the students' confidence grow throughout the week, and the teachers (myself included) became more relaxed and comfortable teaching as the week went on.
Tom and Luci are incredible- it must be nearly impossible to set up everything for a program, but they are phenomenal at organizing everything! Luci was quick to answer any and all questions via email, and their pre-program information was so helpful. Thank you for everything!!
Working here was an incredible experience! We worked with around 11 adult Czech speaking students. I made fast friends with all of the English teachers and the students.
The work is full day, but much of it is spent at meals or participating in games. You spend some time in one-on-one sessions so that you get to meet every students. We worked on some worksheets and just talked. I learned so much more about the Czech culture and history than I ever could on tours in Prague or doing my own research. The games helped with their English skills, but also really helped us to bond.
We went to the Pension Fousek and the food was absolutely incredible. Three meals a day became much more with free tea all day and often extra cakes in the morning and afternoon. I had to plan runs just to keep up with all of the food!
Tom and Lucie were amazing hosts of the program. They handled my dietary needs and any issues that arose with any of us very promptly. It was wonderful to chat with them during the program to learn more about them. We even met up for coffee a few days after the trip, because they were so wonderful!
Honestly, I can't say enough good things about this program. Our group worked very well together and my roommate became a close friend very quickly. I am already messaging other teachers and students and we have only been done our program for a few days. The days sometimes feel a bit long, but games or meals pop up and restore your energy almost immediately! The work is very rewarding and the presentations that the students do really demonstrate their growth. We were all so proud of everyone by the end and couldn't believe a week went by so quickly.
I'd never taught English before in a formal setting, but that wasn't a problem here.
I would for sure do it again and hope that I have time to in the future!! Thanks so much for the amazing experience, Tom and Lucie! You guys are the best!
We really enjoyed meeting the other students. They were very friendly and funny. We really enjoyed the games after dinner. It was a good way to get to know everyone.
I just wish we had another day to spend with the students away from the school. Otherwise it is to intensive and some of their brains will just shut down. We should just be able to go into town and speak with them. Maybe break up into small groups.
The tour and half day we got to spend with the students out of the school was the most enjoyable day. I never laughed so much and had a great time. I feel the students learned a great deal but it should’ve been broken up into two lessons. One for the Advanced students and one will be other for the students who were limited in English .
We look forward to seeing you next year at the castle. Please save a space for us😳❤️🤗.
Wishing you all the best!
I want to thank you all for making my experience teaching English for Englishstay such a positive, enlightening and fun adventure. Enjoyed meeting and spending time with all of you.Thank you for your hospitality, kindness and making everyone feel comfortable and at ease. I must commend you for your curriculum, presentation and gift of socializing 28 different personalities, everyone becoming friends and some of us are now emailing and are friends on Facebook. All thanks to your leadership.
Looking forward to returning next year and teaching English once again.
It is very difficult for me to put into words how good was the October 2017 programme. All I can say is it was fantastic. As a native speaker I enjoyed the company of the other native speakers ( the native speakers were drawn from North America (both the USA and Canada), Australia and UK). As a result the students could hear a number of different accents. The Czech students were keen to improve their English. The hotel and food were brilliant. We worked hard but it was enjoyable, and there was time to socialise !!!
I would very much like to return and be part of your future programmes. If it would assist please feel free to give out my contact e-mail to any potential students or native speakers if they want to contact me direct.
"ENGLISHstay has been a wonderful and rewarding experience! The people are friendly and the program was a lot of fun!
I learned invaluable lessons from many of the students and volunteers. I originally delved in without any expectations, but by the end of the program it definitely exceeded all of them!" - Frankie Frank
Hi Tom! Your program far exceeded our expectations! We loved meeting and working with everybody that came to improve their English. We also learned so much from them! Looking forward to doing this again sometime in the future! Thanks for everything!
I really didn’t know what to expect on the English stay program, and was a little bit nervous and excited at the same time.
I had no idea it would be such an enjoyable experience! We made many new friends, both on the English speaking team and on the student side. In speaking with the students, we learned a lot about the culture in the Czech Republic, and even learned a few Czech phrases. Both the teachers and students put in a lot of hard work, and it seemed to pay off well. I hope we were able to help them get more comfortable with their English.
It was a very intense week. We all worked hard and played hard together. I never made so many new friends so fast, nor did I laugh so much in a single week as that one. It was one of the most unique and enjoyable experiences I’ve ever had.
Please feel free to quote anything from this note, or from the post on my Facebook page:
NEVER HAVE I EVER.....
- Met and made so many new and wacky friends so fast.
- Had such a unique and memorable birthday (and I've had a lot of them!).
- Laughed almost continuously for an entire week with my crazy new friends.
- Had such an a unique experience...
....as I had when Pam and I participated in the EnglishStay.CZ program. It was the first time we had such an experience, one we hope to repeat many times in the future. We even learned some Czech phrases in the process!
I did have some suggestions about things that might improve the course itself. I’ll follow up with those in another few days as I get caught up.
Thanks again for the opportunity to be involved in such a rewarding adventure.
Omg!! Only a few sentences? EnglishSTAY is a chance of a lifetime. It's an opportunity to use games, drills and projects to improve the English of the students. I was nervous at first because I'm not a teacher with a degree, but I was impressed with the level of knowledge they already had. It was so comfortable and yet still challenging. The location was scenic and serene, with many hidden jewels. I can't wait to come back next year!
I was on the program for one week in August, and it was one of the best English courses/programs I have attended. The location was a picturesque village in Cheb, and we visited a nearby spa town.
But the people...
I met a lot of amazing people, both native English speakers and students, and really they made the program worthwhile. The organisation was perfect, and to top it all off the food served during meal times was also good 🙂
I would recommend this camp to volunteers or any English speakers, and to anyone wishing to improve their English skills whilst having a lot of fun!
Many thanks to the two Lucies, and Tom!!!
It really was a great week with you guys! 🙂
I liked the idea that we could sit outside, or walk around the village. That was enjoyable on sunny days. Thank you for the opportunity to serve. I enjoyed you and Lucie and of course, Stephan! He is such a Love! The other Lucie was of great help to all of us.