16
MAR
2014

Mairead E. Murphy

As a former student of Miloslav Tlamicha, I sincerely recommend him as a teacher. His ability to
adapt his teaching style and lesson content to the moods and personalities of his students is
outstanding. Miloslav’s lessons were always engaging, fun and with the perfect level of challenge.
Furthermore, they were memorable and practical. Thus, everything he taught me has been endlessly
useful in my everyday teaching career.
I entered his classroom as an ESL elementary teacher, lacking confindence in teaching esl adults. I
lacked confidence in explaining grammatical structures and taking a non-patronising authority in the
classroom. Not only did Miloslav explain grammatical structures with such simplicity, he also
provided us with countless, easy to apply teaching tips for all levels.
As his student, it was clear that Miloslav is a dedicated teacher, who cares about his students. We
were students in a foreign country. So, aside from the TEFL, he made time to teach us about Czech
culture and language too. This was an integral TEFL lesson in itself, as he put us in the shoes of the
ESL students to better understand their perspectives.
Since completing his course, I have since taught ESL from Kindergartens in Prague to advanced adult
and multi-level elementary classes in South Korea. I wish Miloslav all the success he truly deserves as
a teacher. He was the perfect, exemplary teacher for teachers.