Adult School

Registration Form - Spring 2024

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

Welcome to our spring 2024 semester. We wish 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 usually meet online on Saturday mornings. Please reach out about our special weekday options.

To register or ask questions, please contact Lois Hybl at 410-243-1710 or e-mail:; 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.

We are now meeting online.

Natalia Karlinsky, who has a PhD in Comparative Linguistics and a Master’s Degree in Slavic languages, teaches Slovak beginners and intermediate classes. She is willing to teach one of her classes on a weekday evening, as well.

Iva Zichová, a Czech native, teaches first-year Czech and challenges our students in Czech Conversation. She teaches children at the Slavic American Sokol in Virginia. She also tutors adults and teaches Czech to diplomats in the Foreign Service Institute (FSI).

Andrea Kletetschková is a native of the Czech Republic. She taught math in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Czech Technical University in Prague and worked in St. Paul, Minnesota before moving to Maryland. Now a resident of Laurel, she teaches Czech at the International Center for Language Studies (ICLS) and tutors individuals. She teaches Czech 201 and Czech 102 students.

Our Language School is subsidized by CSHA and we encourage you to join our Association. Annual membership dues are only $25 per household.

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. The late Milada Vanicek was our first Czech language teacher.

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.