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Skrivanek s.r.o., is the largest language agency in the Czech Republic with offices in 15 towns and cities across the country. Our company operates in 15 countries throughout the world. The number of offices we have, the number of satisfied customers, and the volume of revenue we generate all combine to rightly rank us as one of the largest language agencies in Central and Eastern Europe.

December 2020

Czech Christmas in Skrivanek

The year 2020 was demanding for most small and large traders and companies. We therefore decided to support Czech entrepreneurs, and we bought Christmas gifts for our clients from Czech manufacturers.

November 2020

Improving the My Skrivanek online system

In order to improve our services, we also focused on the My Skrivanek online system. What are the benefits of our online system?

  • access to information on individual orders;
  • statistics, analyses and other outputs;
  • overview of orders, invoices;
  • online ordering of translation and interpreting services;
  • option of online cancellation of hours for language teaching services;
  • option of evaluation and feedback.
September 2020

Online language training for schoolchildren

Covid-19 has also affected the lives of children who are forced to learn at home. That is why we have decided to help parents and their children in teaching languages. Based on the requirements, we select a suitable teacher who will discuss the necessary topics with the school/student. We teach school/students of any age and language level. The lessons are focused mainly on the given school subject – grammar explanation, checking the completed tasks, practice of the previous curriculum and fun supplementary activities.

July 2020

Skrivanek is again in the TOP 50 largest language agencies of the world

The CSA Organisation included Skrivanek among the largest global providers of language services. In the global TOP 50 ranking, we gained 47th place, and in the TOP 25 category of Eastern Europe companies, we even took 1st place!

June 2020

Introduction of telephone teaching

We believe that when it comes down to it, the most important thing is to understand and be understood. That is why we decided to extend our portfolio of services to telephone lessons, which are specifically focused on communication in a foreign language. Thanks to intensive 10-minute conversations, your communication skills will develop more quickly and you will not be afraid to answer calls from foreign numbers. Conversations with the teacher will give you self-confidence, and you will no longer find it difficult to speak with somebody from abroad.

 

April 2020

Be different, be blue!

In the long term, every year we sponsor the Civic Association ProCit, z.s., which helps families with autistic children, and, for their support, organises a charity event - the family RUN for ProCit. Unfortunately, 2020 and the coronavirus crisis did not allow the fifth year of this run to be organised. On the occasion of World Autism Understanding Day, Skrivanek employees dressed in blue. Why blue? It symbolises the ability to communicate and understand, which are two skills with which people with autism need the greatest support and understanding from the public.

September 2019

Company weekend for employees

In 2019, the company weekend for employees took place at Hotel Luna in Vysočina. Skrivanek’s employees had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, wellness, fun and interesting activities such as disc golf, teambuilding games as well as yoga, well-deserved rest, and last but not least, the company of their colleagues, whom they do not see very often during the course of the year as Skrivanek’s branches are spread out all over the Czech Republic, and thus the employees can meet very rarely.

July 2019

We are celebrating 25 years since our found!

May 2019

Again, we are in the Top 50 of the world’s largest language agencies

The independent research and consulting organisation, Common Sense Advisory, has evaluated Skrivanek s.r.o. as one of the world’s major players in the translation industry. The Skrivanek company took a beautiful 43rd position among the largest language agencies in the world.

April 2019

RUN for ProCit 2019

In 2019, we sponsored the Civic Association ProCit, z.s., which helps families with autistic children. The fourth year’s RUN for ProCit 2019 – a charity family run – was organised to support these families.

Summer 2018

Summer series in Lidové Noviny

It was our third time preparing the Lidové Noviny summer series, in which readers can make use of current articles that are both interesting to read and for use when practising their English.

June 2018

We remain among the Top 50 largest language agencies worldwide

The independent Common Sense Advisory research and consultancy organisation evaluated Skřivánek s.r.o. as one of the world’s leading players in the field of translations. We are first among the TOP 25 companies in the Eastern Europe category and occupy 44th place in the global rankings.

June 2018

Company weekend at Všemina Activity Park in the very heart of Wallachia.

A weekend full of fun, relaxation and especially active rest.

April 2018

RUN for ProCit 2018

We supported RUN for ProCit (3rd annual charitable run supporting autistic children) again in 2018.

September 2017

Skrivanek Once Again Ranked Among the Top 50 Global Language Agencies

The survey of the Language Services Market: 2017 by CSA placed Skrivanek Group amongst the largest language agencies in the world. As in previous year, Skrivanek Group reached 42nd position.

Summer 2017

Summer with languges in Lidové noviny

30 lesson of English and German using entertaining life stories from the life of English/ German couple in the Czech Republic. Do the views of Emma and Alex regarding Czech culture differ? Who do they cheer for in football? Bayern Munich, Liverpool, or perhaps Sparta?

June 2017

International Language Symposium, Brno

The representatives of our language school joined the International Language Symposium in Brno. They met with their guru Jeremy Harmer and gained a lot of new ideas how the increase the effectivity of language courses.

May 2017

Skrivanek weekend: Deštná

All employees of Skrivanek spent a beautiful weekend together in holiday resort Deštná, in Orlické mountains. We really enjoyed it!

April 2017

New web Skrivanek

We launched new company webpage.

February 2017

RUN for ProCit 2017

We organized already the 2nd family run RUN for ProCit to support the children with autism. Almost 500 runners enjoyed this sport event and we managed to collect great 70.000 CZK as a financial support for ProCit.

December 2016

We help the world to understand!

We have a new corporate video, where a square is able to communicate with a triangle!

November 2016

CodedeCode: the competition for young translators

We are looking for new talents amongst the Czech students. Different topics, different texts to be translated from Czech to different languages! All must be done in 24 hours!

September 2016

The Top 2016 Language Service Providers

We reached 42nd position amongst the biggest world language providers!

May 2016

We are looking for talented lecturers!

Are you interested in new teaching methods and in discovering creative techniques which are not yet known? Join us in our inventive mission! try out our new competition for future lectures of English language!

December 2015

Merry Christmas from Skrivanek!

Christmas wish for the lectures of our language school.

October 2015

Opening of Effecto academy for our lectures

We launched a new education project for our lectures: the Effecto academy. It contains the extensive series of educative seminars and webinars. The main goal is to increase the competitive advantage of our language school by increasing the qualification of our lectures.

March 2015

Skrivanek e-test

We launched Skrivanek e-test as a unique testing tool, which enables to test completely your language skills. This testing tool was developed thanks to the financial support of European Union.

September 2014

How to set up a business meeting in English?

In cooperation with lidovky.cz we prepared the course of business English.

September 2014

100 Czech brave men and women with Skrivanek

For radio station Český rozhlas we ensured the language correction for the book in the project 100 Czech brave men.The book was published within 24 hours from radio interviews with 100 Czech brave men and women.

July 2014

You will never get lost with minidictionary from Skrivanek.

We created the set of minidictionaries for MF Dnes newspapers.

February 2014

Carnival season begins.

Skrivanek’s new branch sends greetings from Brazil!

December 2013

We have translated the entire Svět 2013 publication.

We translate 291 pages of economic texts for this annual publication of the Economia publishing company. With our team of 15 translators, proofreaders and consultants, we can manage a large volume in a short time.

September 2013

Effecto

We are pleased to introduce a unique method of teaching foreign languages called Effecto, which is based on the belief that communicating is far more important than just being able to recite grammar rules.

June 2013

The Top 100 Language Service Providers

In the Top 100 Language Service Providers ladder, we have clearly gained first place in the number of affiliates with our 45 branches in 12 countries worldwide. Globally, we made 35th place!

January 2013

Long Live the Queen!

We found a branch in Great Britain.

October 2012

Your data are safe with us!

We have earned certification of our information safety management system in accordance with standard ČSN ISO/IEC 27001.

January 2012

Reconstruction of Prague branches.

The reconstructed branch on Washingtonova Street in Prague 1 offers multi-media equipped classrooms with a comfortable library, featuring a view of Riegerovy sady park and a cafe corner. Our branch in Prague 4 has improved its spaces for translation and interpreting clients.

October 2011

We’re green!

We have successfully implemented an environmental management system in accordance with the EN ISO 14001 standard.

May 2011

We have again finished in The Top 100 Language Service Providers.

In terms of business results for 2010 and our overall share of the market, we have placed in 31st place among leading language agencies worldwide. We are among the largest providers in the world thanks to our number of branches.

January 2010

With Max you will gain maximum opportunities!

We are starting a bonus programme for our clients.

January 2009

We ski big time.

For the TV news channel ČT24 we ensure simultaneous interpreting to and from English and to and from German during the holding of the World Championship in Classic Skiing in Liberec.

January 2008

AJŠ

We become a member of the Association of Language Schools and agencies (AJŠ). The mission of AJŠ is to perfect language education in Czech regions and to develop the activities and professional prestige of its members.

January 2006

We are in the top twenty in the world.

This year for the first time we won 19th place in the ladder The Top 100 Language Service Providers, which is put together by Common Sense Advisory, an independent research and consulting organization based in the United States.

January 2005

We co-found the Association of Czech Translation Agencies (ACTA)

ACTA is an association of legal entities involved in translation and interpreting services. Since the date of its founding, ACTA has been a member of the EU Association of Translation Agencies, which encompasses European national associations of translation agencies.

January 2005

We’re across the ocean!

We open our first U.S. branch in New York. Welcome!

January 2004

Germany, Belgium and Estonia

Skrivanek has not forgotten to expand its presence to include other states on its journeys through the EU.

January 2003

We head out globally in 2003 as well…

to our neighbours in Slovakia and to Lithuania, Latvia and distant China.

October 2002

We place emphasis on quality.

We were one of the first Czech companies in our sector to introduce a quality management system according to the EN ISO 9001 standard.

January 2002

Czech national heritage

We translate marketing documents and interpret into English for the brewer Plzeňský Prazdroj a.s.

January 2002

Partnership with Panasonic

We provide multiple translations of contracts and technical manuals into more than 24 languages for Panasonic AVC Networks Czech, s.r.o.

January 2000

We cherish the beauties of Sofia!

That is the reason why we are establishing the subsidiary in Bulgaria.

January 1999

A network of language schools is established under the Skrivanek brand.

You can find our branches throughout the Czech Republic.

January 1999

Beautiful Ljubljana

Slovenia is a small country, where you will find everything. Mountains, sea, lakes, picturesque villages, elegant towns, and a new branch of course.

January 1997

Jesteśmy bardzo szczęśliwi… We’re in Poland!

We found the first Polish branches.

July 1994

We’re in the world!

Founded as Překladatelský servis skřivánek s.r.o. Our team consists of three people - the owner Pavel Skřivánek and two employees.

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