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Learn English. For Just CZK 1,000

In Economy, In The News, Travel on July 20, 2007 by Petr Bokuvka

Can you tell me how to get to the city library? asked a tourist. The person she faced was a municipal police officer.

What does she want? Do you know? the cop asked his colleague who was standing next to him. In Czech, of course. The most awkward situation I have ever seen on the street. He didn’t understand a word. 

This should change now. The municipal police officers in Olomouc (my home town ) will learn English so that they are able to help tourists in future.

The basic 120-hour language course for 70 cops will cost 80 thousand crowns.

What?????

That is 1,142 CZK, or $54 per cop.

That is 9 CZK (40 U.S. cents) per hour.

Something isn’t right here…

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