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May 16, 2013

Czech Republic | Third Level

Native-speaking English teachers in decline in Czech Rep.

Teaching-English-in-Czech-Republic"The Prague Post recently reported on the diversity of language teachers disappearing from state schools amid budget cuts.

Kirsty Mooney, 40, was fresh out of university when she decided to leave her hometown of Rochdale, in north England, and move to the Czech Republic.

Mooney quickly found work teaching English to Czech students. But for the better part of two decades, her career, like those of many native-language teachers here, has been fraught with difficulties. She sums up the current state of foreign-speaking language teachers at Czech state schools as dire, leaving many to contemplate a career change.

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