My name is Veronika, I studied Czech language and Literature at the Faculty of Education at the University of Hradec Králové and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. I have been teaching the Czech language to foreigners for about six years. During this time I have focused on working with asylum seekers, professional groups, individual in long-term courses, and children. Teaching my own native language is a challenge. I must continually review my understanding of it, and the contact with students from different countries and cultures is a powerful motivator for my personal development as a teacher. The frequent “a-ha" moments, accompanied by the joy of my students as they rapid gain practical skills, are for me signs that the teaching is going well. My experiences from teaching language have also become a rich resources for my art work.