Hi all, first post so please be gentle :wink: I left the Czech Republic about 10 years ago after having spent 7 wonderful years there (and still miss it like crazy). At the time of leaving I was reasonably fluent in the language to the degree that I could read newspapers, watch films, conduct business negotiations etc in Czech (though undoubtedly not with making errors). Now after 10 years of living in Thailand and studying Thai and having no contact with the Czech language, I feel that I have lost quite a bit of that fluency and would like to regain and perhaps even improve it. However, it would probably have to be through self-study as I know no Czech people here and to the best of my knowledge there aren't any teachers of the language in the country either. Therefore I am seeking advice on strategies to brush up/improve my Czech from outside the country. I could access the Czech press online, buy a few novels and DVDs etc but is anyone aware of any cousebooks/dictionaries/grammar references/other materials that might be suitable for someone with my aims? I know it is likely to be more difficult as I don't have a teacher or anyone to communicate with (in writing or speech) but I can't see any way around that at this time. I would like to get back and take an advanced Summer intensive course at some stage but at present that would be difficult due to having a very young family. Any advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. This is a great website and valuable resource, so many thanks to all those involved.