Academy Winning Movie Kolja, Inspiring Story
Nitzan Hollander is an experienced teacher, and has been
working at the 1st International School of Ostrava and The
Ostrava International School for many years now. His fields of
expertise are Capitalize Economics and Business Management.
Mr. Hollander comes from Israel, but has moved to Ostrava
with his family, which presents us with the perfect opportunity
to interview him about his journey, and new life in Ostrava:
Hobbies and interests:
Favourite place in the
Favourite Czech food:
Can you tell us something about the area you
are come from?
I am from Haifa, Israel. It’s the 3rd largest city in
Israel. It’s a lovely city located on the northern
slopes of Mount Carmel and around Haifa Bay,
along the Mediterranean coast of Northern Israel.
The people in Haifa are heterogeneous, and
include Jews, Muslims, Christians, Druze and
My wife is Czech, and we had lived together in
Israel for one year before we ended up moving to
the Czech Republic.”
What does your family think about the Czech
Republic? How is your Czech? What are your
neighbours like? Do you perhaps plan on moving
I have been living here for more than 13 years, and
for now we don’t have any plans to move back to
Israel. I have two sons, the first was born in
Israel, and the other here, in the Czech Republic.
Unfortunately, my level of the Czech language is
still poor but I don’t have any particular difficulties
getting along on a daily basis, and I can get along
with my neighbours either way. My neighbours are
wonderful and very helpful. We get together from
time to time.
Finally, what about your job
How did you find out about
as a teacher, what is it like
the Czech Republic, or
teaching at The Ostrava
As a teacher at
what inspired you to learn
International School? What
The Ostrava International
technologies and tools do
School, I really enjoy
I had watched the Czech
you use to teach?
being with teachers
movie Kolja before I met my
As a teacher at The Ostrava
and students from
wife. I didn’t know much
International School, I really
about the Czech Republic at
enjoy being with teachers and
all over the world.
that time but I was certainly
students from all over the world.
inspired. It is a good example
I believe that technology plays
of how people are responsible for their own destia significant role in our lives. It improves our standard
ny and have the power to change things.
of living and increases human productivity. At school,
I use a variety of modern technologies which
Having discovered some facts about the Czech
students seem to have already mastered, including
Republic, what made you actually move there?
standard internet access and Google applications.