Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Jaroslav Peprník - Learning English the hard way in wartime and beyond

Radio Prague |
9 January 2019

Today, nine out of 10 Czech children are learning English at school. It seems strange that for decades English was considered the language of the enemy – first by Nazi Germany, which occupied present-day Czechia; and later by the communist totalitarian regime. This is the story of an extraordinary man for whom English was a lifelong passion no matter who was in power.