45 minutes for 18 Euros (includes homework checked outside lesson time).
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Please note: from March 2020 it is the 2nd lesson that is free.
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Martina (US, from Slovakia) says:
What can you find on this page?
Here you will read about:
- why I like teaching and what I think of language learning
- how you can imagine a usual online lesson, prices
- the "learning without lessons" type of Hungarian class
- info on quick, intensive language courses
- books and materials that I use
- opinions from some previous students
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I adore languages, all of them share with us a different view of reality. The Hungarian language - not only because of being unique - highlights the world around us in a slightly different way too. This is one of the most wonderful things about the nature of languages. I teach not only the Hungarian language, but I also introduce my students to Hungarian culture, people, customs, and I am glad to see they like it. I am passionate about what I do. If I set a goal I go until I reach it. I would never want my students be disappointed or dissatisfied. Continuous feedback from them is one of the most important things to me.
We all have a different learning pace. Some learn quicker, some learn a bit more slowly. Some may have a better language aptitude while some may not, but it never means that any of us would be completely incapable of learning a new language! It is not true. The truth is, that success in a second language lies in the effort you put into it. Of course, some students struggle a bit more until they reach the results of those who never even have to open a book at home, because simply get everything during the lessons. But at the end it is just all the same: you will speak in that language. I myself was always a quick learner and struggled in groups, because they were too slow for me. If you know the feeling of being unsatisfied because of having another learning pace (be it quicker or slower than the average), then private lessons are meant for you.
What you need to understand is that although I have my language learning plan, the way we will actually learn on lessons depends on the student, on his/her needs, learning pace, what he/she needs to practice more, whether he/she is more like a grammatical type or the one who loves converstations etc. So, there is no such as the best language learning plan orthe best method. Sometimes it may take 3-4 lessons for me to find out what is the best method to teach one particular student to succeed, because you are all so different.
So let me tell you some more about my teaching methods:
I offer you plenty of materials chosen from different books and those assembled by myself. All materials are provided, so you do not need to buy anything! You have to invest only in your online lessons. Some hours before the lessons you receive your materials into your mail inbox. You can print it if you want or simply open the files during the lessons. Everyone receives his/her own material, there are no 2 similar lessons! Also it is impossible to set up a whole plan for the language course several weeks ahead, because the plans may be changing according to your special needs, problems that might occur and questions you might ask about the language.
Every time we start with a little conversation (well, it depends on your level, first we may only be able to ask each other "How are you?"), then we check homework (some language learners prefer not to have so many execises for homework, while others like working on the material after the lessons - you can have your own choice, it depends on you). After this we start working on the new material.
During the whole lesson I type words and phrases into the skype message box. So you do not need to write anything. Let us not waste our time with writing! :) Work is not over for me after telling goodbye to my student. It is very important, that on the lessons we speak Hungarian as much as possible. New words, phrases and sentences the learner might not understands are explained in Hungarian and not in English. English language is used only with beginners. After the lesson I copy the content of the message box and create a new file, add some more info, edit it, brush it up a little bit and send it to you. You can then print it or read from the monitor, have it for your own use.
Note: Since May 2014 wordlists cost additional 2 Euros
You can also see me during the lessons thanks to my webcam. I like seeing the student too, because his/her reactions help me to teach.
A new type of Hungarian class - coffee talk. Let,s chat. The class is rather for those who are at an advanced Hungarian. What is the coffee talk? If you choose this type of lesson, then the teacher and the student(s) simply start chatting. Of course I am an experienced teacher, so it is not just a simple chat as it would be with just someone from the street... (who is not easy to find ) I will still teach you. Such a lesson is cheaper, because it does not require preparation from the teacher and there is no homework. Also, this lesson is 10 minutes longer, although the price is lower. You can bring 1 or 2 of your friends and the chat becomes a Skype conference. Even more interesting topics may come up and the price decreases. They are as follows:
1 to 1 coffee talk: 15 euros / 55 minutes 2 to 1 coffee talk: 13 euros /55 minutes / person 3 to 1 coffee talk: 10 uros / 55 minutes / person
A usual 1 to 1 Hungarian class where you get the materials, homework etc. is 17 euros/45 minutes as you can see below.
So why would you like to learn with me?
First of all, because I have a reasonable, competitive price. Also, choose me, if you want to know grammar as well, not just Hungarian words. Some of my students chose me, because they had had bad experience with native teachers who might not be able to explain the mechanism of their own language. I like my own language so much that I enjoy explaining the rules of Hungarian. I adapt every lesson to my students, needs! You can always ask me to learn about a specific theme that you are interested in or to practice grammar rules that you feel uncertain about --- just be careful, it should be something useful, I do not like taking worthy lesson time without learning anything new and useful. But still, I am flexible and we can have the kind of method that you are used to, because you can feel what is the best for you. If you have no special questions or need we learn the way I plan it which is good, trust me
Some language books and materials that I use (everything is available in a digital format):
Halló, itt Magyarország I. + CD (Level A1, A2)
Halló, itt Magyarország II. + CD (Level A2, B1)
Lépésenként magyarul I. (Level A1, A2)
Lépésenként magyarul II. (Level A2, B1)
Jó szórakozást magyarul - Fun reading exercises (Level B1, B2)
Hungarolingua 1 + Exercise book (Level A1)
Hungarolingua 2 + Exercise book (Level A2)
Hungarolingua 3. (Level B2, C1)
Magyar Mozaik IV. (Level C1, C2)
Fels�fokon magyarul I. (Level C1, C2)
Gyakorló magyar nyelvtan (all levels)
Kiliki a Földön 1. & 2 (for children)
Hungarian in a simple way 1 + Exercise book
Hungarian in a simple way 2 + Exercise book
MagyarOK 2. + Exercise book
Szó, ami szó
Simple Hungarian, Conversational topics I. (Level A2)
Simple Hungarian, Conversational topics II. (Level B1)
Simple Hungarian, Short stories (Level B2)
Beginner,s Hungarian language book (a picture dictionary) (Level A1, A2)
Hungarian with ease (Level A2)
Colloquial Hungarian (Level A1, A2, B1)
Practical Hungarian Grammar (all levels)
Hungarian in words and pictures (Level A1, A2)
Hungarian - An essential grammar
Nyelvtani gyakorlatok gy�jteménye - grammar exercises (All levels)
Mroczko: J�zyk w�gierski dla pocz�tkuj�cych
Eniko Szij: Kurs vengerskogo jazyka
And other online sources, PDF files and my own materials...
Prices: a 45 minute online lesson costs 18 Euros which includes homework as well.
If you need vocabulary lists with extra explanation after the lesson, it costs 19 Euros.
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