Czech Foreign Language Classes for 2016-2017

For over 87 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 & Cultural Events:


MONDAYS, 7:00–8:30pm, BASIC CZECH CONVERSATION & GRAMMAR: 8 weeks $155 per Session/Minimum 3 students. Session I: September 12, 2016 – October 31; Session II: January 9, 2017 – February 27; Session III: April 3, 2017 – June 5; Textbook: Basic Czech I by Ana Adamovicova and Darina Ivanovova (Amazon $18)

WEDNESDAYS, 7:00–8:30pm, INTERMEDIATE CZECH CONVERSATION & GRAMMAR: 12 Weeks $140 per Session/Minimum 5 students. Session 1: September 14, 2016 – December 7; Session II: January 4. 2017 – March 22; Session III: April 5, 2017  – June 21. Textbook: Basic Czech

Please Note: If the minimum number of students is not reached, the number of lessons may be shortened. Discount with advance payment, please ASK. If paid in advance, please mail check to Sokol Spirit c/o Czech Language Class. Questions? Email

CZECH CULTURAL 2016-17 CLASSES in the English Language  

THEME:  Czech Music Stories

3rd TUESDAYS of the Month 7:00-8:30pm September through June $5 per person includes 1st pilsner, water bottle, or pop free NOTE: Extra fees apply when there is a hands-on activity…please preregister so supplies can be ordered and you are not disappointed. September 20 Story of Hussities (Husitska) and their Inspiration for Antonin Dvorak; October 18 The folk music of the Czech Republic and its inspiration for Smetana’s Work – Slovanske Tance; November 15 Story of Czech Christmas Carols-Koledy and workshop of Decorative Christmas pastry; January 17 The Story of Czech National Anthem and Frantisek Skroup; February 21 Czech Legends and their connection to Czech music – Smetana’s Libuse; March 21 Leos Janacek and Otevirani studanek and making of an Easter straw cross; May 16 A set of six symphonic poems composed between 1874 and 1879 by the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana, Ma Vlast; June 20 The story of Jaroslav Jezek and  trio Werich-Jezek-Voskovec (Osvobozene Divadlo).

JOIN US IN LIVELY CONVERSATION and perhaps learning new family traditions       ? Email


PRIVATE LESSONS, TUTORING and TRANSLATIONS available by SOKOL SPIRIT teachers, $20/hour after Monday or Wednesday classes starting at 8pm.

Classes on the 2nd floor Czech Language Classroom with one of our Czech Language teachers. 

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events



August 18 @ 8 p.m.

World Beer Club - Feature:  Summer Beers


September 7 @ 7-9 p.m.

Registration Night!


September 9 @ 3-10 p.m.




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Brookfield, IL 60513


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