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Czech Republic
Comparing the countries
Problems of immigrants
Differences and similarities
Hopes and wishes
Solution for the future
Second meeting in the Czech Republic
Teachers and Students Survey
In Luxembourg
Carneval in Italy
Last trip to Germany
Last trip to Germany
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Masarykova základní skola Kdyně






There are 551 students in our school. The immigrants are 2.9%. Most of them are from Slovakia but the biggest number of the immigrants is from Vietnam in our town. The small number of students in our school results from the fact that lots of children were born here so they have Czech citizenship. But their parents are immigrants.

Comparing the countries


Problems of immigrants in the Czech Republic


The biggest problem for immigrants in Czech is the meeting with racism. Most of the Czech

s believe that the immigrants must be jailbird, cheater, mumper ….. But not every immigrant is ill-behaved or wants to have just benefits of our community.

The next problem is the language. If you are Slovak you don’t have so many problems but if you are from other countries you have problem. Not so many office holders are able to talk to you in different languages. Especially, if you are from Asia or another exotic country.

Also finding the job and accommodation is not easy. For children you have to find new school and they have to find their new friends and learn new language.

Differences and similarities


There are not so many differences between European countries. You can find some in culture, food or habits. The biggest difference is in languages. Czech, Slovak and Moldavian have the same alphabet but Ukrainian and Vietnamese have different alphabet. Our alphabet is called the Latin alphabet or Roman alphabet. This alphabet is the most used writing system in the world.

The dark green areas show the countries where this alphabet is the sole main script. The light green shows the countries where the alphabet co-exists with other scripts.

The Ukrainian alphabet is called the Cyrillic alphabet. It was developed in the First Bulgarian Empire during the 10th century AD.

Ukrainian writing:

Прості чудеса природи. Берізки-ялинки, шишечки-голочки, квіточки-ягідки та грибочки-лютики


This map shows the countries in the world that use the Cyrillic alphabet: dark-green for countries that use it as the official alphabet, and light-green for countries that formerly used the Cyrillic alphabet but do not do so currently.

The Vietnamese alphabet, called Chữ Quốc Ngữ (script of the national language), usually shortened to Quốc Ngữ (national language), is the current writing system for the Vietnamese language. It is based on the Latin alphabet.

Vietnamese writing:

Nếu thực sự bạn có nhu cầu, tôi có thể gửi cuốn từ điển đó về cho bạn qua đường bưu điện, tuy nhiên có lẽ chúng ta cũng nên bàn thêm về giá cả cuốn từ điển đó, giá cước gửi qua bưu điện và cách b

ạn có thể chuyển tiền cho tôi.

The next big difference is cuisine. Some Asian ingredients are very unique. Also preparing meal is quite special. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for freshness of the ingredients and for the healthy eating style. They use lots of herbs, fruit, vegetables, fish and see-food and of course lots of rice.

European cuisine includes various kinds of cooking traditions (north, east ….Europe).

Hopes and wishes


The most immigrants wish to have better walk of live in our country. Most of them have bad experiences with reserved behaviour. Especially, the immigrants from eastern countries or African. Also problems with permanent residence are quite big. They have to have lots of conforming and very often the offices want different

ones for the same thing.

They trust in changes of bureaucracy because our system is very often very unintellig

ible. They also hope that Czechs change their opinion about immigrants because they are benefit for our society (mostly).

Solution for the future


Solution can be found in changes. People have to change their opinion about immigrants. We have to find our courage to talk to immigrants also we have to understand their different culture. Very often we make decision about someone without not to have all information. We think that residence is a little bit dif

ficult to find out information about them. We do not want to change our lifestyle and do not want to admit that something different can be good for us.

Let’s open out our hearts and consent immigrants to live near us and try to listen to them and their experiences.




The second meeting was in the Czech Republic. Kdyne is a small town in the south-west near the German border. On Sunday afternoon we met our Germany and Luxembourg students and teachers. The host families took their students apart and teachers were taken to their acomodation. Some students were a little bit afraid of staying in a strange country with a strange family but lots of our families are able ot speak german so in a few minutes the fear was gone. On Monday morning our students took their guests to school and we went to Domazlice to picked up Italian group. Students and teachers were pulled into the school and we met all together. Italian students went home with their host families and teachers to hotel. The trip to Prague was on Tuesday. We went on the couch and left to Prague. For lots of our guests it was the first time of visiting Prague. We showed them the most interesting places in Prague. Also they could see that P

rague is very popular. Despite of the fact that it was an early springtime Prague was full of tourists so we heard lots of languages. Because of being in the midlle of Europe it is very easy to see lots of changeovers of cultures. Wednesday was a departure time for Germany and Luxembourg group. On Thursday our students and an Itallian group went to Horsovsky T

yn. We visited a castle because you can find lots of Italian architectures and things there. We wanted to show them that a small part of Italy can be in Czech,  too. Then we went to Domazlice and introduced them a typical culture of this part of our republic - "Chodsko". Friday morning it was time for saying "Good bye and see you soon" to an Italian group. We took them to Domazlice trian station and they went home.

After the meeting our students asked a few questions host families - 4 questions for their parents, 7 quesstions for students

Questions for parents: 10 responders

1. Did you understand to your student?  a) very well    b) good    c) not very good   d) not at all

2. Did he / she like your meal that you prepared?  a) yes   b) no    c) not sure

3. Was the period of his / her staying:  a) short      b) just enought    c) long

4. Are you willing to accommodate another foreign students again?  a) yes      b) no

Questions for students: 10 responders

1. Did you learn something new obout his / her country?  a) yes    b) no       c) not ask

2. Did you understatnd him / her?   a) quite good   b) use the internet     c) not talk too much

3. Did he /she bring you any present?    a) yes     b) no

4) Did you gave her / him any present?   a) yes    b) no

5. Did he / she like the program?    a) yes     b) no      c) donˇt know

6. Did you stay in touch?    a) yes     b) no

7. Do you like to join onother project again?   a) yes + reason   b) no + reason

question 7 - some "yes" reasons: 1. I can learn something new

                                                       2. It was fun

                                                       3. I like languages

                                                       4. It was an interesting experience

                                                       5. we can improve our language skills

                   - some "no" reasos:    1. I will be afraid of staying alone in the family

                                                       2. I am not apt to be in a foreing family


We have interviewed 10 teachers working on the project. Here are the results:





We have interviewed 85 students involved in the project. Here are the results:




In Luxembourg we had a lot of fun. We sang the song, played the game about the Europe in a park and found out some more information about the capital city. Our teachers prepared for us barbecue with the gret help of a father - butcher. Also we spent a lovely day in an Indian forest and tried as many attraction as we could. Afterwards we visited the cas

tel Vianden.

One February week we spent in Italy. Due to the near Venice we visited it. We were lucky because there was their famous carneval. We saw lots of fantastic masks. Students of Quinto Di Treviso shool showed us their program and then we viewed their physics presentations.

Our news report:






The first of May was our first day of our last trip to Weiskirchen.

Press report:

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 August 2012 13:45