Why choose me?
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 20 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 coach and 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.