Learn, improve and practice Hungarian online

Online Hungarian lessons via Skype / ZOOM / Hangouts / WhatsApp and FB Messenger

It's easy to learn Hungarian online, you don’t need to know a lot about computers, a basic knowledge is enough to have online lessons. For people based outside Austria, or at a distance from Vienna, with unusual work schedules or a very busy timetable is not easy to fit in a regular Hungarian course. They often need very flexible lessons with the possibility to change the date last-minute, which is easily possible in 1-to-1 classes. A mix of online classes and in-person meetings in Vienna 15th or outdoors in Vienna City Center is also possible.
When designing your Hungarian course online, I'll take your personal and career background, your current knowledge and specific wishes you may have into consideration. I always offer a free short trial session to get to know each other a bit and see whether we can work together. 
Online lessons can be 60, 90 or 120 minutes in length according to your preferences within the time frame available. Pick lesson times that fit around your lifestyle and learn online from any location. Book from just 5 Hungarian lessons to a complete course depending on your needs and goals. Available for standard Hungarian lessons and for conversation classes, please ask for an individual price offer
I have very flexible cancellation policies, you can even cancel or reschedule your lesson on the day before our appointment by no later than 18:00 without having to pay for it.

 

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.   

 

Why choose me?

  • Free consultation
  • Native Hungarian speaker
  • 17 years of teaching experience
  • Classes in Vienna 15th, outdoors and online
  • A multitude of Teaching/Learning Materials
  • Explanation in English, German or Hungarian
  • University trained translator and language teacher
  • Flexible schedule, classes also on Saturday and Sunday
  • As a translator I also provide a variety of language services for Hungarian and German
  • Having learned Russian, Greek and Italian myself, I know very well about the diffculties one encounters when learning a new language
  • ... and last, but not least: very patient and always supportive with a good portion of humour

 

About me and my tutoring approach

I'm a highly qualified and experienced translator and a language teacher for Hungarian and German. 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.

I made my Bachelor in Transcultural Communication and my Master in Translation and Terminology Sciences at the University of Vienna, then settled down with a good man and built a family. Later on I also obtained a teaching qualification for 'German as a Foreign Language' from the University of Kassel and completed the didactic training on the renowned BERLITZ-method for 'Native Speaker Language Teachers'. Teaching my lanugages for 17 years now led me to build a vast library of teaching resources (worksheets, textbooks, course books, flash-cards and picture dictionaries, language games etc. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I use different tutoring approaches, because no two learners are alike, whereby putting some fun into language learning is important for me. Being a translator and a polyglott enables me to see languages and their grammar systems from a different angle than 'regular' school teachers. I very much like to use the latest technology and teaching techniques, but also songs, short stories, videos and other material the Internet so generously provides.  As you can read in my student's feedbacks I aim to foster a friendly but professional relationship and to become your confidant in every language-related matters. 

 

 

 

 

 

Hungarian can be an extremely challenging language and as an experienced tutor I really can help you learning it. My lessons involve paying particular attention to everyday vocabulary, focusing only on the most important grammar topics, providing good practice in colloquial Hungarian. I'll be working alongside you patiently at the speed that works for you best and talking to you instead of making you learn rules and charts by heart. If you need help with any particular area just tell me and we'll practice the skills, topics and vocabulary you need most. 

My students about me
During a year-long research fellowship in Vienna, I worked with Sara to improve my conversational German twice a week. These sessions helped me navigate the complexity of the German language while also providing a deeply informative and personal introduction to the history and culture of Vienna. Like all dedicated teachers, Sara expects a lot from her students, a quality helped me to maintain my devotion to the task at hand.  She has a vast plethora of teaching materials, and she was very perceptive in deciding which exercises and books to assign according to my strengths and weakness. I also really appreciated the way in which Sara was able to calibrate her spoken German during our conversations in order to best reflect my own progress. In addition to her pedagogical qualities, I enjoyed Sara’s unique blend of camaraderie and “tough love.” Halfway through my year in Vienna, going to Sara’s place for my tutoring sessions no longer felt like I was going to meet just an instructor but a dear friend.    
Ross L. 
Sara and I had 1-1 German lessons for approximately six months. Sara is very accommodating and tailors the course around your specific needs. For me, this meant having lots of conversations (auf Deutsch 😁) in order to help me overcome my fear of speaking. Unlike other traditional teachers, Sara focuses (and succeeds) in not only helping people improve their German language skills, but also helping them to successfully integrate into life in Vienna. I would recommend 1-1 courses with Sara to anyone, no matter their level of German.
Neville O'C. 
Sara is a friendly and very knowledgeable teacher which makes learning with her both fun and extremely effective. She provided me with the resources I needed to learn German and customised lessons to suit me. I am now enjoying being able to speak German much more confidently. Sara also provided practical insights into life in Austria, which was really useful in helping with real life language. She's professional and insightful and I recommend her highly.
Ann H. 
More about my professional me you'll find here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/germanteacher/