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Veronika Bucharová

Teacher of Czech Language & Literature and Czech as a Second Language; Co-ordinator of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Programme

Veronika originally comes from East Bohemia, birthplace of many Czech authors (B. Němcová, A. Jirásek, J. Škvorecký). After graduating from Náchod Grammar School, she studied Czech and English at the Pedagogical Faculty of Hradec Králové University. Veronika wanted to gain more experience as an English teacher so she worked at St Elphin’s School in Matlock in the north of England. She observed how modern foreign languages are taught in the UK and helped with the boarding side of the school as a housemistress. After her return to the Czech Republic, Veronika spent 15 years teaching at Riverside School in Prague. During this time, she organised trips to help in a children’s home in West Bohemia. She also travelled to Tanzania, Uganda and China helping schools and children’s homes. She joined the English College in Prague in 2014 as a teacher of Czech Language and Literature and Czech as a Second Language. She has been involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award since 2005 and currently coordinates the ECP’s DofE programme.