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Member Since: 2019  |  Last Sign-in: 09/09/2019

Nationality: American
I teach: ~ English ~
I Live In: Prague
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Alex Hornaday

Nationality: American
I teach: ~ English ~
I Live In: Prague
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Hello,
Are you a Czech lawyer or attorney who speaks general English pretty well, but you are nervous about legal English? Do you translate or create important legal documents in Czech and English, and you want to make sure the English is perfect? Are you looking for a native English speaking lawyer to help you with your legal English?

I have a J.D. (American law degree) and 10 years of experience as a practicing lawyer in the United States.  As a lawyer I specialized in complex contract disputes. I am one of very few legal English teachers in Prague with this experience.

I now specialize in teaching legal English to Czech students, especially Czech lawyers and attorneys. I can improve your skills in contract interpretation, negotiation, and drafting. I can help you craft persuasive arguments that will convince colleagues, clients, and counterparties. I can even offer comparisons of Czech or EU law with American law.

I also offer general English or business English. Another speciality of mine is helping students prepare, practice, and perfect business presentations. I have taught English at all levels, but because my Czech is minimal I am best suited to teach students who are intermediate (B.1) or above.

My teaching style is engaging, productive, and flexible.  I strongly believe that language students do best when the lessons are enjoyable.  Sometimes legal topics can be dry and dull, so I often try to liven lessons up with a variety of materials, such as games, videos and current events, in addition to examples of actual legal documents and disputes.

Please note: I do not have experience teaching children, so another teacher will be better for students under the age 18.

Teaching Rates

Price for 60 minutes 500 CZK
Price for 90 minutes 700 CZK

Rates Additional Information:

Prices listed are for  legal or business English. General English rates are 450 CZK for 60 minutes and 600 CZK for 90 minutes 

I offer a free half hour to determine the student's needs and decide if we are a good match.

I also offer a small discount if students prepay for a block of three or more lessons.

Finally I offer students a free lesson if a referral engages me for three or more lessons (maximum of three free lessons).

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About Me

Looking For:
Privates, Company Classes

What I Like About The Czech Republic:

In the Czech Republic Since:
2018

Languages I Speak:
English (Native), German (B.2), French (A.2)

Hobbies And Interests:

My hobbies include spy novels and films, food and wine, and singing.  I enjoy learning languages (Czech will be my fourth langauge, but I am still a beginner).  I also enjoy almost any kind of wordplay, puns or riddles.


Hometown:
Denver, Colorado

Miscellaneous:
Native Speaker
Zivnostensky List/business license



Education

TEFL Certificate
University

Additional Information:

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.  My major concentration was International Economics.

I got my Juris Doctor degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law, which is ranked the 26th best law school in the United States, out of over 200 law schools. In law school I was a staffwriter for the Washington and Lee Law Review, an academic journal about the law. 

In Denver, Colorado I practiced law for ten years.  I have worked in small and large firms, and I also have experience working inside businesses.  I am still licensed to practice in Colorado (although I do not).  I am even admitted to appear before the United States Supreme Court.


Experience

I have experience teaching:
CAE, Legal English, Business English, English for Beginners, Advanced English, English Conversation,

Companies Taught For:
Renault, ING, ALPIQ

Schools Taught for:

Other countries Taught In:
United States

Years Teaching:
1 - 3 Years