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P.A.R.K. Summer School for Teachers

P.A.R.K. organised another highly successful Summer School for Teachers in July and August 2021. 

More than 50 enthusiastic teachers participated in a 3-day course filled with practical ideas. 

Besides the great input sessions by presenters such as Iain Saunders, Tereza Janickova, Michaela Sobotková, Radka Mala, Vlad’ka Skopcová, the teachers enjoyed the great food and the opportunities to socialise with colleagues.

We’ll be back in 2022!

Please contact David@skolapark.cz for more information.


The P.A.R.K. Summer School for Teachers 2021

In short

  • an intensive three-day course full of practical teaching ideas in July and August 2021
  • professional development sessions by popular P.A.R.K. conference presenters
  • course programme accredited by the Ministry of Education
  • accommodation can be arranged
  • access to our resource library
  • input sessions followed by an informal round table discussion
  • a 3-course quality lunch will be served in our school café
  • Meet & Greet Dinner 

Intensive three-day courses
P.A.R.K. has designed a course full of practical teaching ideas so that you are fully prepared for the new school year. You may not have been in an actual classroom for some time and this course will help you refresh your knowledge and develop professionally. 

P.A.R.K. SUMMER school is made possible through the kind support of our partners: Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Ventures Books, Macmillan, Jump, Scilearn, KLETT & DELTA PUBLISHING

Are you interested in your own development session at your school this summer or later?  We’d be happy to discuss options with you. Please contact us for more information and available dates on konference@zkouskypark.cz.

Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to book your accommodation through us. Some presenters and participants are staying in Hotel Avanti and you can contact them directly to reserve a room.

Professional Development Sessions by popular P.A.R.K. Conference presenters
We have asked P.A.R.K. Conference presenters to share their knowledge and experience in a range of sessions full of practical activities.

Introducing our Speakers

You can expect sessions by the following and others:

Vlad’ka Skopcová
Vlaďka Skopcová has over 20 years’ experience of teaching both young learners and adults in a range of situations. Having completed her CELTA and DELTA, she started working as a DOS and a TEFL trainer. Vlaďka currently divides her time between teaching and teacher training. She has been working for Macmillan Education since 2014.

Kate Powers
Kate has been a proud resident of the Czech Republic since 2009. Along with a TEFL certificate, she holds a U.S. teaching qualification and master's degree in Education. She is a former vice principal of a Czech-English bilingual primary and secondary school. She currently offers individual English to children and schools through hybrid learning with the program SciLearn English. 

Radka Malá
Radka has been teaching foreign languages for over 15 years, gaining experience in a wide range of classes for special purposes and with all age groups, now specialising in her lifelong passion: using technology and video in ESL. As a teacher trainer and conference speaker, she follows the same principles as a language teacher; activate your students, make the session meaningful and have fun!

Keep an eye on this page! We are currently working on the programme and we will keep adding names of speakers.

The course programme will be tailored towards your needs. You will have a change to select topics and themes that are relevant to you. For example: topics including skills, pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, critical thinking, motivation, classroom management, warmers, fillers, and coolers. 

The final course programme will be shared with you one week before the course.

Input sessions followed by an informal round table discussion
Working in a small group, you will be able to fully benefit from this development opportunity.
The course will consist of 3 days of 7 teaching hours. The day will be divided into three blocks of 90 minutes. The last block will be followed by a round table during which the presenters and participants can mingle to discuss current teaching topics and issues.

Course programme accredited by the Ministry of Education
The course programme is fully accredited by the Ministry of Education. You may use your “Šablony” to finance this unique development opportunity. You can also use bonus points from P.A.R.K. Cambridge Exam Centre to pay for the course.

Lunch and refreshments available from our school café
During the breaks and the lunch break our school café will be open so that you can have a wonderful lunch (included in the price) and enjoy a great cup of coffee with a fantastic cake while overlooking the school gardens and tennis courts.

Meet & Greet Dinner
During our Meet & Greet Dinner you will have a chance to get to know or to catch up with presenters, participants and organisers. Dinner is included in the price.

Access to our Resource Library
During the course you will have access to our Resource Library so that you can look at professional development titles that are relevant and inspiring to you. Our conference partners have kindly agreed to provide us with current titles which you can browse during the breaks.

The course will take place on the cosy and quiet premises of P.A.R.K. School of English close to the centre Brno.

Dates and Pricing

We are running the course on the following dates. 

19-21 July 2021
5 500 CZK per participant - early bird price till   15.5. 2021
5 900 CZK per participant - registration on/after 16.5. 2021

If you are a teacher from a partner school/institution, you pay 5500 CZK. Are you or your school interested in becoming a partner? Contact Roman Kožnar for more information: cambridge@zkouskypark.cz

2-4 August 2021
5 500 CZK per participant - early bird price till 15.5. 2021
5 900 CZK per participant - registration on/after 16.5. 2021

If you are a teacher from a partner school/institution, you pay 5500 CZK. Are you or your school interested in becoming a partner? Contact Roman Kožnar for more information: cambridge@zkouskypark.cz


Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press dates from 1534 and is part of the University of Cambridge. Our mission is to unlock people's potential with the best learning and research solutions.
As one of the world's leading English Language Learning publishers, we offer market-leading courses and supplementary materials for learners of English in all age groups. We continue to lead the way in the development of new materials for teachers and students across a range of platforms, including online, interactive whiteboard and mobile apps. To find our more on our teaching materials, please visit: www.cambridge.org/cz 

In addition, our team in the Czech Republic is delighted to offer to all teachers who register for P.A.R.K Summer School a discount code on one of our online teacher development modules.  Choose from more than 70 online self-study courses designed to build teachers’ core skills and understanding of emerging areas of interest. Feel free to learn more at www.cambridge.org/pld/onlinecourses 

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) publishes more than 6,000 titles a year worldwide, in a variety of formats. Its range includes dictionaries, English language teaching materials, children's books, journals, scholarly monographs, printed music, higher education textbooks, and schoolbooks.

Whether you’re taking small steps into teaching with digital or big strides,
it’s easy to find your way with support from Oxford here: https://elt.oup.com/feature/global/get-into-digital-teaching.

Ventures Books
Ventures Books is a direct importer of Pearson and Cambridge University Press ELT titles as well as a distributor of other ELT publishers. In Ventures Books we provide methodological support for teachers: we organize conferences and webinars, prepare teaching tips, and create supplementary textbook materials.
If you would like to get a free sample of a textbook, please contact us via email: metodik@venturesbooks.com.

Hungry for more?
Please visit our international website where we have a plethora of FREE webinars relating to distance teaching and learning. 

Jump is a printed and online monthly magazine for young learners of English at A0-A1 levels. Each article is recorded by native speakers and supplemented by a worksheet. The recordings and worksheets are available free at http://gradus.cz/jump-materials/.

SciLearn English is a unique neuroscience based program designed to improve English skills and develop full language proficiency. Used around the world by millions of students at all levels of English.

Delta Publishing is an award-winning ELT publisher. We have been publishing creative ELT material for over 20 years and strongly believe in offering teachers well-designed, innovative and fundamentally practical material. Over the years, we have established ourselves as one of the leading ELT methodology publishers, our current multi award-winning Delta Teacher Development Series continues to enthuse teachers with its combination of theory and classroom-ready practice.
In 2017, Delta Publishing entered a new era with the announcement of a merger with one of the leading European educational publishers Ernst Klett Languages.

The Klett Group is one of Europe’s leading education-dedicated enterprises, with 67 companies at 33 sites in 15 countries. The Group’s portfolio encompasses everything from traditional textbooks to modern interactive learning aids; from professional literature to the classics. Moreover, the Klett Group has established itself as the leading private provider of educational and continued education services.


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