Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and birthplace to both Franz Kafka, one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, and Václav Havel, writer, dramatist and political leader.
Winning international acclaim with his first full-length play, ‘The Garden Party’ in 1963, Václav Havel later became famous for his out-spoken political views. After being banned from the theatre following the suppression of the Prague Spring in 1968, Havel was imprisoned on multiple occasions, the longest being four years. As a passionate supporter of non-violent resistance, he became a leading figure in the Velvet Revolution of 1989, the end to Communism in Czechoslovakia, and elected to power as the first President of the Czech Republic. Havel has written numerous plays, books and essays and stands as a figure whose written word has been instrumental in political change and a peaceful rise to power.
With English being the universal language for travel and international business, Prague is also a major centre in training native English speakers to teach English as a Foreign Language. With more than 10 schools across the city, thousands travel from across Europe to Prague to gain TEFL and TESOL qualifications.
At Henry Beaufort School, Prague is home to English. With a modern building providing six large and light classrooms each with interactive whiteboards and projectors, Prague is filled with a huge collection of reading materials and an ICT suite of thirty computers.