Conference Czech School without Borders: Czech language education for Czech children living abroad
05.06.2012 / 18:15
The United States and Canada have become, during the last couple of centuries, a home of the largest Czech and Slovak communities in the world, outside of their original land. Language is the most important part of our cultural heritage, the one which helps to maintain the other traditions. It is important to keep it alive as long as possible. First „ Czech School Without Borders“ was founded in the Czech Cultural Center in Paris in 2003.
The conference was organised by the non-profit organization Czech School without Borders and was held on June 16 and 17, 2012 in Czech Centre in New York
The conference focused on the Czech School without Borders model of a "Sunday" Czech school, created in 2003 in Paris, and having started and successfully worked in 8 more European countries since. Several other Czech communities around the world (in the Europe, USA and South America) expressed their interest in this school model and made the first steps to be one of them.
Sharing the opinions and the experiences in this field helped to better define the needs of the Czech community in the USA and Canada in terms of the Czech language education for (Czech) children living abroad these days.
The results of the conference will be presented during the annual meeting of the Czech Schools without Borders, held in Prague, in August 2012.
If you want to learn more about the Czech School without Borders, please visit: http://www.csbh.cz/sekundarni-odkazy/co-je-csbh/about-us