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About Me

& Take Five - Efficient English

Hi there, I'm Teacher Beth. I'm a native English speaking teacher from California, USA. I came to Prague in 1995 just after completing my Master's degree in teaching English as a foreign language at San Francisco State University. I planned to stay in the Czech Republic for a year or two and then continue my exploration of the world. But then I fell in love...

Now I've got a Czech family, including a son who is just now preparing for his Maturita, and a dog who is preparing for his next meal. 

Take Five - Efficient English

After teaching for many years at university, in language schools and academies, and in a wide variety of businesses, I got tired of fighting traffic and stressing out in trains, trams and busses. So in 2018, I decided to launch Take Five in my adopted home village, Dolní Počernice. 

I named my business Take Five, which means "take a break", relax a little, don't stress. My lessons are like that, too. In my lessons, you'll take a break from your daily stress. You can relax and know that you will




NeuroLanguage(C) Coaching

In addition to my teaching qualifications and years of experience, I am also a certified Language Coach. I use coaching techniques in lessons with both adults and children to find out what motivates my students, to uncover and resolve negative emotions that slow down learning, and to help my students have more control over their language learning journey.

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