The number of foreigners in Czechia has been steadily going up. In the second-largest city, Brno, there are currently more than 40 000 of them. This is also why cultural institutions such as cinemas and theatres slowly begin catering to English and German-speaking audiences. One of such institutions is National Theatre Brno, which now offers performances with English and sometimes German subtitles in its programme in addition to Czech subtitles.
Moving to another country is always challenging. It’s like taking a big leap into the unknown. Everything becomes new and unexplored. The best way to limit stress or bad experiences is to prepare yourself as well as possible for this new adventure. As a new expatriate in the Czech Republic, I don’t necessarily have the required hindsight on some topics, but I will share with you my first impressions of the country.
Hi, my name is Anna, I am 22 years old, and I am currently living in Brno. I was born and raised in Luxembourg, with a double nationality, Luxembourgish and Czech.
I lived in Luxembourg until my graduation in 2018, however, I visited my relatives and friends in the Czech Republic during my whole life. Living in a bi-lingual household, the language never was an issue whenever I came here.
After six years of consideration, the Czech Ministry of Education has decided to make Czech language exams more difficult for expats interested in getting a permanent residence permit. This means that instead of passing a level A1 language exam expats will have to prove their knowledge of the Czech language at level A2.
Any big plans for the weekend? Or you have to stay in quarantine because you have met someone who was tested positive for coronavirus? We have several tips for you on how to spend this time in a cheerful mood and stay healthy despite being sort of locked home for working remotely or studying online.
Ha Tran is one of our Relocation Consultants at Foreigners Brno meaning that she helps expats to find their place to live in the city. Her highly professional and human features such as diligence, optimism and great self-organization have helped her to gain trust among all of her clients and moved her to the senior position in the company career path.
Are you planning to travel to the Czech Republic? Have you got a job here or have been selected to a Czech university? Are you confused about what to take with you or I should say what are the necessary items to pack? Don’t worry, I am a traveller myself so I know how difficult it is to load your life into one (not so large) suitcase. Here are my tips and hacks which may make the start of your new journey easier.
Meet Karel Tumlíř, the youngest Relocation Consultant at Foreigners Brno (so far)! Thanks to his focused mind and hard work he got promoted and was even elected as a so called Player of the Month of November, all in the same day! He speaks five languages and has many interesting hobbies that you can discover throughout this interview.
In the modern world, it is very common in a couple when a man is offered a job abroad, and his partner has to move to another country with him. During the first few months, time can be spent on home improvement, getting familiar with the city and finding new friends. However, what if you, as a woman, also want to find work abroad? Find out the answer in this article.
Would you like to improve your English and have fun at the same time? Forget about boring coursebooks, we have something more interesting for you! Meet Nina, an English teacher in Brno, who has been providing English courses for women successfully for 15 years in a unique way. Do you want to know more about Nina and her project? Read further!