Skřivánek 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.
For more than 20 years we are collecting the experience and the knowledge.
24. 12. 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.
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.
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.
29. 7. 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!
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.
2. 4. 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.
6.—8. 9. 2019
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.
20. 7. 2019
We are celebrating 25 years since our found!
23. 5. 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.
6. 4. 2019
1. 7. - 31. 8. 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.
24. 6. 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.
1. - 3. 6. 2018
Company weekend at Všemina Activity Park in the very heart of Wallachia.
A weekend full of fun, relaxation and especially active rest.
2. 4. 2018
RUN for ProCit 2018
We supported RUN for ProCit (3rd annual charitable run supporting autistic children) again in 2018.
16. 9. 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.
17. 6. 2017 - 21. 7. 2017
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?
1. 6. 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.
19. 5. 2017 - 21. 5. 2017
Skrivanek weekend: Deštná
All employees of Skrivanek spent a beautiful weekend together in holiday resort Deštná, in Orlické mountains. We really enjoyed it!
13. 4. 2017
New web Skrivanek
We launched new company webpage.
4. 2. 2017
20. 11. 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!
10. 12. 2016
We help the world to understand !
We have a new corporate video, where a square is able to communicate with a triangle!
8. 9. 2016
The Top 2016 Language Service Providers
We reached 42nd position amongst the biggest world language providers!
20. 5. 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!
12. 12. 2015
Merry Christmas from Skrivanek!
Christmas wish for the lectures of our language school.
11. 10. 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.
9. 3. 2015
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.
10. 9. 2014
How to set up a business meeting in English?
In cooperation with lidovky.cz we prepared the course of business English.
15. 7. 2014
You will never get lost with minidictionary from Skrivanek.
We created the set of minidictionaries for MF Dnes newspapers.
6. 9. 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.
3. 2. 2014
Carnival season begins.
Skrivanek’s new branch sends greetings from Brazil!
9. 12. 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.
2. 9. 2013
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.
5. 6. 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!
1. 1. 2013
Long Live the Queen!
We found a branch in Great Britain.
1. 10. 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.
1. 1. 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.
3. 10. 2011
We have successfully implemented an environmental management system in accordance with the EN ISO 14001 standard.
1. 5. 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.
4. 1. 2010
With Max you will gain maximum opportunities!
We are starting a bonus programme for our clients.
3. 1. 2009 - 18. 2. 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.
1. 1. 2008
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.
5. 1. 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.
1. 1. 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.
1. 1. 2005
We’re across the ocean!
We open our first U.S. branch in New York. Welcome!
1. 1. 2004
Germany, Belgium and Estonia
Skrivanek has not forgotten to expand its presence to include other states on its journeys through the EU.
1. 1. 2003
We head out globally in 2003 as well…
to our neighbours in Slovakia and to Lithuania, Latvia and distant China.
1. 10. 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.
1. 1. 2002
Czech national heritage
We translate marketing documents and interpret into English for the brewer Plzeňský Prazdroj a.s.
1. 1. 2002
Spolupráce s Panasonic
Zajišťujeme multipřeklady smluv a technických návodů do více než 24 jazyků pro společnost Panasonic AVC Networks Czech, s.r.o.
1. 1. 2000
We cherish the beauties of Sofia!
That is the reason why we are establishing the subsidiary in Bulgaria.
1. 1. 1999
A network of language schools is established under the Skrivanek brand.
You can find our branches throughout the Czech Republic.
1. 1. 1999
Slovenia is a small country, where you will find everything. Mountains, sea, lakes, picturesque villages, elegant towns, and a new branch of course.
1. 1. 1997
Jesteśmy bardzo szczęśliwi… We’re in Poland!
We found the first Polish branches.
20. 7. 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.