Jeffrey Short


1995 - 1998 Brunel University
1993 - 1995 Portsmouth College of Art
1989 - 1991 Fareham Tertiary College


2009 - 2017 Freelance EFL Teacher
2005 - 2009 Teacher and supervisor of apprentice carpenters
2002 - 2009 Kayak coach for teens and adults
1991 - 1992 ESL teacher at Gymnazium Novy Jicin
1989 - 1995 Various position teaching outdoor pursuits to children and teens, e.g. kayaking, navigation, campcraft.


2017 Jolly Grammar, Jolly Phonics


I love to spend my free time outdoors in the mountains or on the rivers around this area. I am also deeply interested in language and history, so many of my trips involve researching local culture or translating information to English for visitors to the area.

I sometimes run basic courses in map reading and campcraft skills for children or adults, both Czechs and visitors, to help them enjoy the mountains in more comfort and safety. I also join a local sports club for canoeing trips on local rivers and help with teaching children how to be safe on the water.