A private tutor is there to provide the support you need to enhance your language skills, especially your communication skills, and give you confidence in speaking Hungarian. 1-to-1 classes can make the Hungarian grammar become far more accessible. Together we will sharpen your passive skills in reading and listening, and practice your active skills in speaking and writing.
I'm a highly qualified and experienced translator and a language teacher for German and Hungarian. I have taught both in the private sector and in numerous language schools, adults and children of different ages. I can offer Hungarian to university level, for this is my mother-tounge, and German to B1 level since I live and work in Vienna for more than 20 years now. I came here to study and made my Bachelor degree in Transcultural Communication and a Master degree in Translation and Terminology Sciences at the University of Vienna, then settled down with a good man and built a family.
I also have a teaching qualification for 'German as a Foreign Language' from the University of Kassel in Germany, and a didactic training on the renowned BERLITZ-method for 'Native Speaker Language Teachers'. Usually I work from home, where I have a vast library of teaching resources (worksheets, textbooks, picture dictionaries, flash-cards, games) and lots of books for Beginners with Hungarian-German-English parallel texts, short stories for Easy Readers etc.
Being a translator and a polyglott enables me to see languages and their grammar systems from a different angle than 'regular' Hungarian native speakers or school teachers. Based on my training and my regional expertise I also provide a variety of language support services for Hungarian.
I use varying tutoring approaches, because no two learners are alike, whereby enjoyment is an important factor in my lessons. I very much like to use the latest technology and teaching techniques, but also have an extensive compilation of Hungarian language games, cards, songs, short stories, videos. Hungarian can be an extremely challenging language and as an experienced tutor I really can help you learning it.
Usually I work from home, where I have a vast library of relevant resources, but I also have various in-house Hungarian courses for companies in Vienna and an increasing number of online classes for Hungarian. I very much like to use songs, stories, videos and the internet to teach my languages, then I do believe that learning Hungarian can be fun. Check out the links about learning Hungarian!
Since no two learners are alike, I use different didactic approach whereby enjoyment is a very important factor in my lessons. I aim to foster a friendly but professional relationship with each of my students, to build their confidence and self belief when they learn a new language. Due to that I have a large number of loyal costumers, and my services for language-related issues are often recommended by my students.
My Hungarian lessons involve paying particular attention to the everyday vocabulary, focusing on the most important Hungarian grammar, but not too excessively, providing good practice in everyday Hungarian. I'll patiently work alongside you at the speed that works for you best. In the first lesson we'll analyse your needs, noting your strengths and weaknesses. If you need help with any particular area of difficulty, we can focus on them of course and practice specific skills or vocabulary of your choice.
For your orientation: Beginners in private Hungarian courses in 1:1 language lessons need usually 40-50 lessons for basic language knowledge, respective level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. It will take approx. another 40-50 lessons to reach the intermediate level B2.
Organization: The Hungarian lessons can be 60, 90 or 120 minutes in length according to your preferences and your schedule. You can also bring your colleague, friend or spouse and take semi-private lessons in our home-office in Vienna, or join me for a walk in Vienna city center.
How to cancel a lesson: Even though we can arrange your lessons at short notice, I usually require 3-4 days in advance to book your lesson at your preferred time. If you can't attend the lesson, I need you to cancel our appointment in time and give me notice at least till 12:00 on the previous day. Otherwise I'll have to charge 100% of the lesson fee, since I reserved that time slot for you and can not rearrange my day on such a short notice. Thank you.
Hungarian by phone - Hungarian speaking lessons
If you prefer not to sit around, we can also have a talk by phone. Train your listening comprehension and improve your spoken Hungarian on the phone. You'll practice speaking highly concentrated and I'll correct your pronounciation and mistakes. When you have the oppurtunity to speak Hungarian daily and get your errors corrected, your confidence and fluency will grow rapidly.
Hungarian conversation courses gives you maximum speaking practice amongst all available courses. You'll train yourself to understand and reply to anything said to you in Hungarian. You build the capability to think, act and react in Hungarian and say what you want to in the most effective manner. Pure conversation classes are the best method to remove your hesitation in speaking.
Talk & Walk: Hungarian on the go
Join me for a walk in Vienna City Center! This is an excellent opportunity to improve your fluency and get to know some charming places at the very heart of Vienna. Classes take place outdoor, somewhere in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 9th district, such as Vienna Old Town, Augarten, Prater, Stadtpark, Votivpark, Volksgarten, Burggarten, Rathauspark etc.
- Hole one a wait say? (Hol van a WC?) where is the toilet?
- all cut race (alkatrész) component
- One Kate Lee bumm. (Van két libám.) I have two gooses
- One hut one Kate catch came. (Van hatvankét kecském.) I have slxfy-two goats
- New see, one up road? (Nyuszi, van apród?) honey, do you have coins?
- Beer luck! (Bírlak!) I like you
- fog peace call low. (fogpiszkáló) toothpick
- hot show race ad (hátsórészed) your backside
- Soul a new! (Szól anyu!) mum is calling / addressing you
- this no all (disznóól) the house of pigs
- tap ate a (tapéta) wallpaper
- hut are row Zoe saw (határozószó) adverb
- sun cow (szánkó) bob
- Kate no mud touch cow one a bock Ron tool. (Két nomád tacskó van a bokron túl.) there are two nomád foxhounds over the bush
- Kitchen get neck. (Kicsengetnek.) when the ring bells in school, representing the end of the lesson
- Tape at war you one a fun. (Tépett varjú van a fán.) there is a crow on the tree with no feathers
- what can there (vadkender) hemp.