Interview with native speaker


What´s your name?

James Presley

Where are you from?

Plymouth, England

What´s your favourite food?

Spare ribs and traditional Czech Gulash

What do you do in your free time?

I paint and watch films

Can you speak Czech (or another foreign language)?

I can speak a little Czech and fluent Hungarian

How long have you been here (in the Czech republic)?

For almost 6 years

When did you first come to the Czech republic? Why?

I came in 2009 because I was offered a good job

What do (don´t) you like about teaching?

I am a people person so I get to meet a lot of interesting people. Sometimes I have to start too early and finish too late.

Are the kids here the same or different than the kids in your country?

I think the kids here are different because they take more notice of their teachers whereas English kids are wilder and there are a lot of bullies in British schools.

How long are you going to stay here?

I haven’t any plans yet to go back in the near future, I like it here.

Would you like to teach somewhere else in the future?

I am quite happy teaching here and I don’t what the future holds for me, so for the moment I am staying put.