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Two Hour School, the educational after school programme in English for kids of all nationalities in Prague, is hosting its first-ever Virtual Open Day. The event will take place on Thursday, 14th January 2021 from 14:00 until 19:00 via the video conferencing platform Zoom. Registrations are open to all parents with children interested in more information about the Two Hour School courses. The Two Hour School’s international primary school teachers provide children of 6 – 12 years of age with lessons twice a week in humanities, natural sciences, and literacy in English. This gives them an insight into the English way of learning, in order to open up opportunities for them to study at an English or international school anywhereContinue Reading

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Did you know the father of all modern, western education was a Czech? Jan Amos Komenský (anglified as John Amos Comenius) was one of the earliest proponents of universal education, and introduced foundational concepts like illustrated textbooks, teaching in native languages rather than Latin, and more progressive, logic based thinking instead of plain memorization. He also pioneered social justice issues in regards to education, advocating for education for poor children, women, and disenfranchised people. Born in Moravia in 1592, Komenský spent the first half of his life involved with the church during the religious wars, and wrote influential writings spiritual writings that made him famous throughout Europe.  As a prominent protestant figure, Komenský was sent into exile after the war,Continue Reading