Czech Foreign Language Classes for 2017-2018

For over 88 years Sokol Spirit has been offering Czech language classes in the same classroom. Pavlina Reichlova (Sokol Town of Lake) from the Czech Republic with a degree in Language Pathology (NIU) continues to be the head teacher. Substitute teachers include Sisters Vera Wilt (Sokol Spirit), a lawyer and Czech language interpreter/translator; and Lenka Mezera, our former head instructor who has a Masaryk University degree in teaching English as a Second Language. Ms. Mezera. is our textbook liason in the Czech Republic and Sister Meribeth Tooke, Spirit Educational Director chairs the Spirit Czech language team. Members include Sister Missy Dropka, and Brothers John Tooke and George Lacina, Spirit past executive board members.  ASK QUESTIONS about any of the classes by e-mail to or call Sister Meribeth Tooke 708/354-9126 (


Czech Language and Conversation Classes

Czech Language classes are about to start for the Fall. This year we will offer 3 options:  
  • Monday Daytime Basic
  • Wednesday Daytime Intermediate
  • Wednesday Evening Intermediate 
All classes are held in the upstairs classroom, and they use the following materials: Textbook Basic Czech I - by Ana Adamovicova and Darina Ivanovova (on Amazon $18) + handouts. All sessions require a minimum enrollment of 3 full-time or 6 part-time students.
BASIC CZECH CONVERSATION & GRAMMAR: Session 1 and 2, at $190 per Session run in 12-week segments, Session 3 will be 10 weeks (reduced price of $160). If you know you cannot commit to the full 12 weeks, there is a part-time option of $95 for 6 classes - must identify your weeks of attendance at registration. (Session 3 part-time is 5 weeks for $80)
Basic Classes run from 10 AM to 11:30 AM on MONDAYS.
                  Session I – September 11 – November 27, 2017
                  Session II – January 8, 2018 – March 26
                  Session III – April 9, 2018 – June 25
INTERMEDIATE CZECH CONVERSATION & GRAMMAR: All 3 Sessions are 12 weeks, at $190 per session or part-time $95 for 6 classes - must identify dates of attendance at registration.
Intermediate Classes run either:  WEDNESDAYS  9 AM – 10:30 AM OR  7 PM – 8:30 PM
                  Session I – September 13 – December 6, 2017
                  Session II – January 10, 2018 – March 28
                  Session III – April 11, 2018 – June 27
Register at the first class.  Questions? Email

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