KOLUMBUS LANGUAGE CLUB was founded in 1997 as a private language school offering innovative teaching of Italian, English, German, Spanish and Czech for foreigners. In 1998, KLC expanded its services and opened the first English preschool KRYŠTOF, the second preschool was opened in 2003. KRYŠTOF ENGLISH PRESCHOOL offers daylong high-quality care for children aged 2,5 – 7 in a safe and motivating environment led by native speakers.
In 2001, we opened KRYŠTOF CLUB JUNIOR – a language teaching programme for children and young students aged 6-18, also led by native speakers. In 2008, preparatory courses for international exams Cambridge ESOL:YLE, KEY, PET and FCE were included in this programme.
Since 2009 we have been cooperating with some primary schools either in form of afternoon English courses or in systematic education using CLIL approach.
English programme suitable for the age of children and a team of enthusiastic, committed and qualified teachers guarantee creating child´s positive attitude towards the English language and learning.
Our programmes takes into account each person´s – little and big ones´s – individuality. It is based not only on extensive experience gained during many years of teaching but also on language education of both owners (graduation at the Department of German Studies at the Charles University of Prague) We strive to support our clients in their individuality, and as for children – we create close relationship between family and preschool, which makes this support even stronger.
We want to provide friendly and interactive environment which stimulates curiosity, creativity, social and professional growth and leads to independent thinking.
KRYŠTOF teaching programme is based on British curriculum (Primary English Curriculum Framework), developed for the needs of children at preschool age with elements of MONTESSORI teaching. Acquired knowledge and skills are essential for your child´s natural and successful entry to primary school, including Czech-English bilingual or international schools.
The KRYŠTOF CLUB JUNIOR programme has the same basis (PECF). Individual and friendly teacher´s approach breaks the language barrier and gives motivation to understand quickly and to use the language. We place great emphasis on reading from the start.
As for our adult clients – we try to stimulate their creativity and from their point of view, bring back long forgotten knowledge which is then expanded and the client starts to really use the language.
In all our activities we strive to protect the environment not only through strict recycling, but also saving energy and using recycled and recyclable materials.