Adult School

REGISTER FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER HERE:
Language School Registration Fall 2020

The Czech and Slovak Language School for Adults
Škola češtiny a slovenštiny pro dospělé
Škola češtiny a slovenčiny pre dospelých

Welcome to our fall semester. Wishing you a fantastic school year, many new friends and Czech and Slovak connections and fun, not only in class, but at our other events.

Our School for Adults offers Czech and Slovak language classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced students. Classes meet online on Saturday mornings.

To register or ask questions, please contact Lois Hybl at 410-243-1710 or e-mail: LHybl@verizon.net; info@cshamaryland.org. You may also download and complete the registration form at the link above and mail it to: Language School, CSHA, P.O. Box 20261, Baltimore, MD 21284-0261

Since the 2010-2011 school year, the school has held classes at the R.W. Gribbin Center, 9317 Belair Road, in Perry Hall. We thank George Mojzisek for making arrangements for this site.

However, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic , we are now meeting on-line.


Natalia Karlinsky, a native of Tbilisi, Georgia, who studied Slavic languages, teaches beginning and Intermediate Slovak.

Iva Zichová, a Czech native, teaches first-year Czech and challenges our students in Czech Conversation. She has taught children at the Slavic American Sokol in Washington and adults in Fairfax County’s Foreign Language Program. She has tutored and taught Czech for people in Foreign Service.

Andrea Kletetschková is a native of the Czech Republic. She taught math in the Department of Civil Engineering at Charles University and worked in St. Paul, Minnesota before moving to Maryland. Now a resident of Laurel, she has taught Czech to children and tutored American adults in Czech. She teaches Czech 201.


The Czech and Slovak Language School was founded in 1989 to preserve the Czech and Slovak heritage. We will forever feel grateful to the late Dolores Zajickova Gentes who taught first-year Czech beginning in 1990 and was instrumental in publicizing the school and answering phone inquiries. For many years, her husband, the late Harold “Pete” Gentes organized the refreshment time during class breaks.

If you visit the festival Language School Table, you will meet Bill Schuman and Rena Vanicek-Schuman, daughter of the late Milada Vanicek, the first Czech language teacher in our school. We appreciate their help with book sales and information.

The school is open to anyone interested in learning about Czech and Slovak languages, history, and culture. If you can’t attend the Saturday classes but are interested in being tutored or having something translated, we can recommend people.

We appreciate the fellowship and contributions of teachers and students.