Foreign Language Teachers

Foreign Language Teachers

(in alphabetical order)


Agnes Albert - Italian Teacher

Agnes has received her MA degree from ELTE in Italian language and literature. She has worked as an Italian teacher and interpreter since 2005. She lived for several years in South Italy. She is especially interested in methodology. She uses Italian only in her classes from the very beginning.

Agnes can be contacted at





Orsolya Dano - Hungarian Teacher

Orsolya has a BA degree in English language and an MA degree in cultural and visual anthropology, and completed museum, cultural management and editing studies. She taught Hungarian as a foreign language in HLS and Inside Word Hungarian Language Centre. She also works for FotoMemoria Foundation.

Orsolya can be contacted at




Dora Geber - German Teacher

Dora graduated from ELTE in 2012 where she received MAs in German as a foreign language and Hungarian as a foreign language. During her studies she specialized in contrastive linguistics and translation theory. She is interested in multilingualism, Austrianisms „Austriazismen”, teaching German to the Swabian German minority in Hungary,  Swabian culture and dance.

She finds it a great challenge to teach foreign languages in a multicultural environment. She also teaches Hungarian as a foreign language at the Balassi Institute.

Dora can be contacted at


Angela Imre Dr. - Hungarian Teacher

For information on higher-level Hungarian courses, contact Angela at






Katalin Joós - Hungarian Teacher

Katalin studied at the University of Pécs, completed her Master’s degree in Hungarian literature/ linguistics and Hungarian as foreign language. She worked as lector for Hungarian for Balassi Bálint Institute at the Warsaw University. Before that, she taught for 3 years Hungarian in language schools (Ih, IBC, Interclub, HLS) and Hungarian and German literature at the University of Pécs, where she is completing a doctorate in Literature. She is a dog person.

Katalin can be contacted at



Erzsebet Magyar - French Teacher

Erzsebet studied in Brussels and Budapest (MAs in History and French Language and Literature). She also received her MA in Central European History at CEU and her PhD in Cultural History at ELTE (Budapest). Her interests cover a wide range of topics: Foreign Language Acquisition, French Literature and Cultural Studies, Central European History, European Cultural History, Urban History. She has worked for CEU since 1998 and she really enjoys her job.

For information on French courses, contact Erzsi at



Judit Maruszki - Hungarian Teacher

Judit has an MA in Hungarian and French Language and Literature from ELTE University (Budapest). She has taught Hungarian as a foreign language since 1996. She worked at International House Language School, then at the University of Lille (France). She's been teaching Hungarian for multilingual groups at different levels at Balassi Institute since 2002.

Judit can be contacted at





Erika Nagy - Spanish Teacher

I have been working as a teacher of Spanish as a foreign language for more than 25 years; in the past 20 years as the module leader and head of Spanish Department at IBS, Budapest (Oxford Brookes University) and since 2007 as part-time teacherat Instituto Cervantes, Budapest.

I am the author of several Spanish course books specialized in teaching general Spanish to secondary and grammar school and adult students. These books were published by the main textbook publisher in the country and received very good critics after being introduced into schools even winning the second prize among language textbooks published in Hungary.

Erika can be contacted at


Tao Sheng Fei - Chinese Teacher

Shelley received her MA degree in linguistics and applied linguistics from Shanghai International Studies University, where she worked as a Chinese teacher from 2010, teaching the students from all over the world. She’s very glad to share the Chinese culture with the students in an easy and joyful way. She loves singing.

Shelley can be contacted at




Emese Schiller - German Teacher

She has received her MA degree in German and English at Eötvös Loránd University in 2014.
She started the Teacher Training program in 2011 after having received an excellent evaluation for her Thesis Essay about Dyslexic Language Learners in 2011. In 2014, she completed her Master studies with remarkable results, her thesis essay was about Language Counselling, an article about which was also published in the same year. Last but not least, it is important to mention that during the summer of 2015 and 2016 she had the opportunity to gain professional experience abroad.  She was working for Sprachzentrum Süd and for Goethe Institut as well, where she taught German as a foreign language in internationally diverse language groups.