Foreign Language Teachers

in alphabetical order)

Levente Borsos - Hungarian Teacher

Levente graduated from ELTE and has an MA in Hungarian, Spanish and Hungarian as a Foreign Language. He has been teaching Hungarian for foreigners since 2007 at Balassi Institute and ELTE. Between 2012 and 2017 he taught Hungarian language and culture at Osaka University, Japan. Currently, he is a part-time teacher at Balassi Institute and a founding member of the PontHU group for the teaching Hungarian.

Levente can be contacted at

Orsolya Danó - 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

Csaba Filó - German Teacher

Csaba studied German Linguistics and Literature in Berlin, Jena and Budapest. He has gained more than twenty years of experience in the education of adults, he is co-author of a workbook and teacher's book of German as a foreign language. His primary focus in class is communication, he is proud of the state-of-the-art technology he uses on a daily basis, and that these together with the modern teaching practices creates a motivating atmosphere for his students to improve their language skills. Since the day he became a teacher of the Österreich Institut (Austrian Institute) and an ÖSD examiner, cultural awareness has played an important part of his everyday life.  

Csaba can be contacted at

Dóra Géber - 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

Anna Jávor - German Teacher

Anna studied German linguistics and literature in Hamburg and in Budapest. She has worked as a German teacher since 2003. She has tought in Vietnam, Germany, and Hungary at the Goethe-Institut. therefore she is skilled in teaching in an international environment. She is currently also the head teacher of Goethe-Institut Budapest. She is a bike enthusiast.

Anna can be contacted at

András Kétyi Dr. - German Teacher

András Kétyi is Senior Lecturer at Budapest Business School (Hungary) with a history of working in higher education. skilled in Moodle, intercultural communication, lecturing and educational technology. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Education from the University of Szeged (Hungary). He has recently been working on different Mobil-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) projects, including gamification and has been involved in Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) research. For the PBLL-project launched two years ago, he and his colleagues of the German Section at BBS were awarded "European Language Label" in 2019.

András can be contacted at

Enikő Kraft - German Teacher

Enikő teaches at IBS and the Goethe Institute in Budapest,  being a member of the latter one since 2012. Between 2005 and 2007 she was a staff member of the  Humboldt Institute. In 2004 she graduated from  PPKE with a Masters in History and German.   

Enikő can be contacted at

Edoardo Mascheroni - Italian Teacher

Edoardo is Italian and he has been living in Hungary for 5 years, working as an Italian teacher. He also spent a semester in Guatemala working at the Italian Cultural Institute of Guatemala City.

He is interested in methodology. He wrote two different Master’s theses on a special methodology for teaching Italian, based on cooperation, tasks and communication. He speaks only in Italian in his classes from the very beginning.

Edoardo can be contacted at

Erzsébet 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.

Erzsi can be contacted 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 

Bonnie Tóth - Spanish Teacher

Bonnie is from Venezuela. She has been living in Hungary for 4 years. She has a BA in Education and an MA in Linguistics.

Teaching has been her passion for more than 25 years at all levels.

Bonnie 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.

Emese can be contacted at

Csilla Váradi - German Teacher

Csilla can be contacted at

Ágnes Vida - German Teacher

Ágnes graduated from ELTE and has an MA in German and a B.Ed. in English. She has also completed an approved programme of postgraduate specialist training in Translator and Terminologist in Economics and Law. She spent 5 years abroad, first in Germany, then in the UK. Between 2004 and 2005 she taught German and English at a private school in Bühl, Germany. In 2005, she obtained a Qualified Teacher Status in the UK and became a Visiting Lecturer of German at the Modern Languages Teaching Centre of The University of Sheffield. In 2007 she moved back home and since then she has been working as a freelance teacher and translator of English and German in Budapest.

Ágnes can be contacted at