~ ABOUT ME ~
I am a fully qualified and broadly experienced English teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience, 8 years in languages including English and Hungarian. Coming from a long line of teachers, my primary passion is to provide services which help improve people's lives. As an English teacher, I am focused on helping people better their lives through reaching their language goals and opening up new opportunities in their lives professionally, academically and personally.
~ SUMMARY OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE ~
I have taught students from all over the world, having lived in Italy for 2 years and now based in Spain for the past 2 years. I teach students from absolute beginner (A1) right up to proficiency (CPE) and students from all ages: my youngest student was 1 years old and my oldest in their 70's!
For the last 5 years I have taught intensive academic, university experience and exam preparation courses in Oxford, Cambridge, London and Birmingham over the summers.
IELTS, TOEFL, PET, FCE, CEA, CPE
5 years of business English including: executives and top managers in Italy and Spain, delivering in-company private and group classes.
I am currently living in Barcelona and teaching general English, exam preparation, children's and in-company classes from A1-CAE levels.
~ A MULTITUDE OF TOPICS TO INSPIRE YOU! ~
Previously I was an entrepreneur and my projects included photography (8 years), dance instruction and event management (15 years) and fashion design. You find out more about my various projects at http://kinga.strikingly.com.
I have a rich background with wide interests that have led me to explore many interesting topics over the years. These experiences help me to design unique and enjoyable lessons for you.
I have taught dance (salsa, tango, rock'n'roll, ballroom) for over 15 years and managed events, studied education (including alternative schooling such as the Reggio Emilia Approach and Steiner Schools), anthropology, philosophy, design, coaching, photography and psychology.
~ REAL MATERIALS TO INFORM YOU ~
In lessons, you can expect a variety of materials and topics which we choose together depending on your needs, interested and learning style.
My students enjoy videos such as TED talks and documentaries, articles, listening exercises and other real world materials.
Topics from travel, culture and food, to leadership and business development, time management, communications skills to comedy, role playing, games and so much more!
I guarantee you will not get bored!
~ NATURAL LANGUAGE LEARNING~
Language is about communication and I have a natural communicative style of teaching where your intention to connect and express yourself is the main driver of your learning - just like children learn their mother tongue.
Grammatical explanations are kept to a minimum and covered as needed in a visual way that is easy to remember.
~ YOUR COACH / TEACHER / CULTURAL ADVISOR ~
I am here to empower you, motivate and inspire you to learn. All you have to do is show up, leave the rest to me!
Don't have time for homework? No problem. I can suggest easy and enjoyable ways to learn English outside the lessons without spending extra time.
If you want to speed your learning, I can give you extra materials and resources to fast-track your language acquisition.
Culture and language go together like fish and chips! Learning about the Australian / English / American cultures is one of the fun parts of learning a language.