Professional Development

for English Teachers

The 29th P.A.R.K. Conference

English or Czenglish? Working with and between the two


Mark Andrews

KEY WORDStranslation, students' own culture

AGE GROUPSyoung learners, teens, young adults, adults



In 1989 Don Sparling wrote "English or Czenglish" "How to avoid Czechisms in English" A new edition came out at the same time as the 100th anniversary of teaching English at Masaryk University. In this workshop we will work through fun vocabulary activities to see how and why "Czenglish" forms of English arise and how to help students avoid them. Be so kind and join me today at the conference instead of relaxing in your family house. :)

Mark Andrews worked as a teacher trainer at Eötvös Loránd University Budapest for 15 years in the Department of English Applied Linguistics, before that he was in the G.D.R, Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. He has been living and working in Central/Eastern Europe for 40 years. 12 of which were as ELT methodology teacher with the British Council. He was training director at SOL for 10 years. He now is a freelance teacher trainer.