I have a master’s degree in Hungarian, English and Bulgarian. At the moment I am working as a freelance teacher as well as a qualified oral examiner at different exam centres. I am passionate about teaching, I love meeting new people and sharing Hungarian culture with them. You can always ask me to learn special topics you are interested in or practice lifelike situations. I have had students from various countries thanks to Skype. In my classes I try to concentrate on communication and on improving communicative skills, yet keeping up with the necessary grammar and vocabulary.
2012 Oral Examiner training - City & Guilds Examination Centre
2011 Oral Examiner training - ECL Examination Centre
2009 Oral Examiner training - Euroexam Examination Centre
2008 English major, MA (summa cum laude) - University of Pecs, Hungary
2004 English major, BA - University of Szeged, Hungary
2001 Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
2000 Hungarian major, MA - University of Szeged, Hungary
1998 Bulgarian major, MA - University of Szeged, Hungary
1999 - Teaching English, exam preparation, interpreting, translating
2007- Teaching Hungarian as a foreign language
2011 - Online teaching through skype
2011 - British American Tobacco Company, Teaching Business English, exam preparation
2011 - ECL Examination Centre, Examiner
2009 - Euroexam Examination Centre, Examiner
2004- 2000 Alma Language School, Pecs, Hungary
Individual teaching of company employees and executives
Teaching English for disabled people
I know that not every student learns at the same pace so I tailor my lessons to suit the learning style and goals of each of my student. To make classes fun, inspiring and up-to-date, I love to use videos and films, news and short articles always adjusted to the student’s current level. I send the homework of the next class together with the vocabulary notes of the previous one in email before each class.
I use various collected grammar and speaking exercises, which cover all the necessary grammatical and lexical issues. I try to make my classes dynamic and interactive and I regularly check the effectiveness of my teaching by short word tests :-)
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My lessons with Niki were very useful for me. She helped me remember my previous knowledge and learn a lot of new modern phrases. All time we spoke in friendly and positive manner. I think I will go on improving my English with Niki in future.
Niki is an incredible teacher. I took a trial lesson with her and it went very well. She is a very affable person. She is agile and she knows how to deal with a student. She has the deft skills of teaching English and she is a lovely person.
A professional English teacher. I learned a lot from the class.