„How should I greet my business partner? Should I shake my hand with him? Should he do it first?“
„Should I bring some gift for a visit to a Czech family? And should I take my shoes off?“
– „We will teach you the basic Czech communication standards so
you can feel confident and have a succesful communication.
Why is sociocultural knowledge so important?
For your succesful and pleasant communication with Czech people you need to know not just Czech language but also obtain a Czech sociocultural standards knowledge, know how to correctly react by social rules.
It is proved that native language user shows a greater degree of tolerance for linguistic norm transgressions than behavior norm.*
„For foreigners who lives in a foreign country, in a country with a different culture, sociocultural competency mastery literally makes their integration into society, their full adaptation to the new environment, the full social integration. At the same time they should also retain their own cultural integrity.“**
In our sociocultural courses we can teach you the common basic Czech verbal and nonverbal habits and rituals for your succesful communication and interaction – from correct introducing yourself, addressing people, to social rules on a visit, in a means of transport, with authorities, gestures and tabus etc.
Let’s be confident and succesful in a communication with Czech people!
The price list of our tailored-made Sociocultural courses depends on the number and length of lessons per week (usually 45 minutes 1-2 times per week) and it could be from 450 to 600 CZK per 45 minutes. We will send you the estimate price proposal after a free consultation where we will discuss your needs, goals and options and design for you the right Sociocultural course.
For your contentment
You don’t have to sign any long-term deal with us. You can reschedule or cancell your lessons for any reason (holiday, sickness etc.) and everything you have overpaid you can transfered for the next month or get back.
* In Hádková, M., Vlasáková, K., Línek, J. Čeština jako cizí jazyk. Úroveň A1. (Czech as a Foreign Language. Level A1.). Olomouc: Ministerstvo školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy. 2005.
** In Hasil, J. Interkulturní aspekty mezijazykové komunikace. (Intercultural Aspects of Interlanguage Communication). Ústí nad Labem, 2010. Disertační práce (Ph.D.). Ústí nad Labem: Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně v Ústí nad Labem. 2011.