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Currently teaching:

Ildiko Horovitz
Having earned multiple degrees, including a masters in education from Sunbridge College in New York, Ildiko brings a broad knowledge of education techniques. This, combined with her teaching experience both in Hungary and the U.S., makes her classes dynamic and entertaining as well as effective and informative. Ildiko has successfully taught Hungarian to English-speakers for more than 5 years. She has engaged students of various levels - from children to adults - in both group and individual settings. A Budapest native, Ildiko first started studying English when she was 14 and lived in England for a year when she was 21. She has lived and studied in the U.S. off and on over the past 10 years. In addition to her interest in teaching Hungarian, Ildiko was also a professor in applied arts lecturing both students and teachers in the many disciplines of and uses of hand crafts.
Ibolya Latran
Ibolya received her degree in 1999 at Louis Kossuth University (now the University of Debrecen) in Hungarian Linguistics and Literature. Previously, as a university student, she helped produce language learning audiocassettes for the Hungarolingua textbook series of the Summer University of Debrecen. Since graduating, she has been teaching Hungarian every year at the Summer University. As a high school teacher she taught literature and grammar first in Tokaj, and later in Budapest, at the same time teaching Hungarian as a second language at Interclub language school and at the Embassy of Croatia. She has lived in the U.S. for two years, and just moved to Washington from Boston where she was employed as a Hungarian teacher at the Boston Language Institute. She has taught Hungarian at all levels from the absolute beginner to the high advanced level.


Previously taught:

Judit Szilasi
Judit Szilasi Csiszovszkine earned degrees in Hungarian Linguistics and Literature as well as in French Linguistics and Literature from the ELTE Teacher Training College in Budapest in 2001. Her education has led her to roles as a reader for the renowned ELTE Eotvos Publisher, and as a proof-reader for Unio Publishing in Hungary. Judit's true love is teaching. She has 7 years of teaching experience, including instruction at a high school as a Hungarian teacher, at a language school in Budapest, and as a private tutor. Her experience also includes consulting at the famous Hungarian Language Institute on Rigo utca in Budapest. She knows many teaching materials, mastered a variety of teaching methods, and loves to create a dynamic, interactive learning atmosphere in her classes. Judit has been living in the US since 2005.
Judit Csernyánszky
Judit earned her degree at Kossuth Lajos Tudományegyetem of Debrecen and Eötvös Lóránt tudományegyetem in Budapest in Hungarian Linguistics and Literature, Russian Linguistics and Cultural Management. After graduation she taught Hungarian in Budapest at Szinyei Merse Pál Általános Iskola és Gimnázium (from the 5th to 12th grade) and at the same time in the Internatinal Language School (for foreigners). She had been almost for a year in Cuba with her family. That time she studied Spanish at the International School of Habana. She had been working in Moscow at the Hungarian Elemantory School for the Embassy of Hungary. She has been teaching Hungarian for the last 3 years in the Washington area.
Bernadett Pierce
Bernadett earned her degree in English and Education in Jászberény, Hungary. While teaching in Gyöngyös, Hungary, she privately tutored English to undergraduates and businesses. After relocating to the United States in 2001, she continued her teaching career with Prince William County and Fairfax County, VA, and by privately teaching Hungarian. Having previously taught at Kossuth House in 2001, she returns to introduce the Hungarian Language and Culture to the beginner classes.
Lorand Balazs Imre
Lorand (a.k.a. Loci) is a senior student at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Hungary, where he is majoring in Comparative Literature and Communications. Loci spent a year in the United States between 2001 and 2002 with a cultural exchange program. In the summer of 2002, he served as a Cultural Instructor for our Summer Immersion Course. During the first half of 2003, he taught English at the Aloha Language Studio in Budapest. For this summer, he is back with us, teaching the beginner class of the Hungarian Language Program at the Kossuth House. [Update: Loci went back to Hungary to finish his university studies - September 1, 2003.]
Eva Heffron
Eva is a research fellow at the Hungarian Linguistic Institute. She is researching and writing the contents for the new Hungarian dictionary and its monolingual version. Ms. Heffron is a Ph.D. student in Hungarian Linguistics at the ELTE. Presently she is writing her dissertation on onomatopoeia. She worked at the British-based language school Linguarama. As language tutor she taught senior management in business at all levels. [Update: Eva moved back to Europe - August 2, 2003.]
Eva LaVoie
Eva, a Hungarian-born American, has a BA in Applied Economics (1991), a Degree in Christian Theology (1996) and a Master's Degree in Business Administration (2003). She is currently enrolled in Morgan State University, where she studies English at the graduate level. Languages have long been Eva's passion as well as vocation. Over the past fifteen years she has worked as a language instructor, professional interpreter and translator of books, media and business publications. Through her various undertakings she extensively explored the semantic schemes, structural concepts and cultural conjectures of the Hungarian and the English languages in the context of their relation to one another. She has taught both Hungarian and English at the advanced level.
Kata Seres
Kata is a Hungarian language instructor at the Comprehensive Language Center and InLingua. She has also worked at the Diplomatic Language Services where she prepared diplomats and military personnel to be posted in Hungary. Before moving to the United States in 1999, she taught English in Budapest at the Australian Center for Education, the Danubius Language School, and the King Language Academy.
Biography of Kata Seres
Zsuzsanna Okoro
Zsuzsa graduated from the University in Szeged with majors in Hungarian language, literature, and music. She had been teaching in a local high school and in many folklore summer camps around the country before she moved to the USA. Having taken up various responsibilities in her new home, she is happy to return to doing what she likes best: teach.