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: Name:
Nitzan Hollander Age:
Hobbies and interests:
sport, economics, politics, hiking and reading Favourite place in the Moravian–Silesian region:
Favourite Czech food:
Roasted chicken with potatoes
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 Bahá’ís.
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 back? 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 about it? 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.