Hello, my name is Nikolett Varga and I'm 47 years old and currently living in Hungary. I am a native Hungarian speaker and teach English, Hungarian. I have been an online Hungarian teacher with Verbalplanet since January 2012.
I can speak the following languages fluently: Hungarian, English.
I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.
13 Jan 2023
Starting my year off well with another great lesson with Niki!
17 Dec 2022
Niki is very flexible for my schedule which can change at the last minute due to work. Always a good class!!
27 Nov 2022
Great class! Thank you Niki! Always a good session and I learn a lot.
06 Nov 2022
Interesting lessons and excellent notes and follow up from Niki help me to learn better.
I have a master’s degree in Hungarian, English and Bulgarian. I have been teaching for 20 years and I am passionate about it, because I love meeting new people from different cultures.
I am working as a freelance teacher as well as a qualified oral examiner at different exam centres.
You can always ask me to learn special topics you are interested in or practice lifelike situations. In my classes I try to concentrate on communication and on improving communicative skills, yet keeping up with the necessary grammar and vocabulary. I prefer conversational classes as I think it is important to help students gain the confidence to speak. I also prepare personalized homework after each lesson to focus on the points we discussed during the lesson.
In case you wish to prepare for THE SIMPLIFIED NATURALIZATION INTERVIEW feel free to contact me.
Qualifications & Experience
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
2007 - Hungarian as a Foreign Language Teacher
1999 - English teacher, exam preparation, interpreting, translating
2017 - Police Interpreter and Translator
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 - English teacher: Individual teaching of company employees and ex3cutives. 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 :-)
Ask for a free trial lesson and you will see more.