Mgr. David Livingstone, B. A.

David Livingstone was born in Germany to American parents and grew up all over the world and the United States. He received his B.A. in English Language and Literature at University of California, Berkeley in 1989. He first arrived in Czechoslovakia in 1990 soon after the Velvet Revolution. He has been teaching at Palacký University since 1992 where he also studied for his M.A. in English Philology. He is currently completing his PhDr. Degree. His main academic interests are Shakespeare and the English Romantics. He also has extensive experience teaching Business English, Academic Writing, Advanced Conversation Skills, Social Issues, Cultural Studies and TOEFL and IELTS preparation courses. He additionally has several years of experience teaching Asian students in California. He is also an official examiner for the PET, FCE and CAE Cambridge exams. He has taught for a number of renowned companies and institutions in Central Moravia, including LG Philips, Mora Moravia, Kappa Packaging, Czech Railroads, Moravian Ironworks, Glaverbel, the Czech Army, the City of Olomouc, and many others. He also works as a translator from Czech to English and has dubbed voiceovers for a number of documentary films. David is married to a jazz singer and has three Czech/American children.

 

Anja Edith Ference, M.A.

Anja Edith Ference M.A. ist in Deutschland geboren und aufgewachsen. Sie studierte an der Martin-Luther - Universität in Halle-Wittenberg sowie an der Universität Leipzig Geschichte, Politikwissenschaft und Bohemistik/Slovakistik. Nach dem Studium unterrichtete sie Deutsch als Fremdsprache an Universitäten in Polen und in der Slowakei. Auf diesem Fachgebiet war sie auch von 2005 bis Sommer 2011 am Lehrstuhl für Deutsche Sprache an der Pädagogischen Fakultät der Palacky-Universität tätig. Zu ihren Arbeitsschwerpunkten am Lehrstuhl gehörten neben den Sprachübungen u.a. Seminare zur Landeskunde und Geschichte Deutschlands sowie zur Europäischen Union. Seit 2007 ist sie externe Doktorandin des Lehrstuhls für Geschichtswissenschaft an der Philosophischen Fakultät der Palacky-Universität.

 

Mgr. LukᚠMerz

LukᚠMerz graduated in English and German philology at the Philosophical faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc. At present, he is in the doctoral programme at the department of English and American studies. He has experience teaching individual and group courses, he teaches the FCE classes and group courses in FN Olomouc and Timken, a.s. He co-operates with David Livingstone on English language teaching and translations. He is a co-author of the English version of the official Olomouc Archdiocesan Museum guidebook.

 

Mgr. Geoffroy Yrieix Bletton

Geoffroy Yrieix Bletton est né en région parisienne. Il a suivi des études de philosophie, de sciences de la communication et de linguistique à l'université la Sorbonne, à Paris. Après avoir travaillé quelques temps dans les domaines des médias et de l'événementiel, à Paris, il a enseigné la langue française et le journalisme, en Russie, puis en République Tchèque, en université et auprès de sociétés privées. Il donne également des cours à la faculté des langues romanes de l'UP d'Olomouc. Il est formateur et examinateur officiel des certifications de langue française DELF et DALF.

 

David Malcolm Richardson, B.A.

Dave Richardson was born in England but spent most of his life in Australia. He gained a Bachelor of Education at the Magill College of Advance Education; now know as University South Australia. He worked as a primary school teacher in various schools around Adelaide for five years from 1987 to 1992. After five years teaching children he moved into Adult Education. In 1992 he joined Workplace Education, a section of Adelaide TAFE (Training and Further Education) and for five years he taught English and Maths. In 1997 he moved with his family back to England and worked for Exeter College and Devon Adult Community Learning where he taught English, Maths and Business Studies. Since September 2007 he has been living in Olomouc where he teaches English.