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  • Meet Kinga

  • The limits of my language are the limits of my universe.
                             

    ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

  • My Approach

    individualised, fun and varied learning for maximum results

    A multitude of topics to inspire you!

    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 and interest

    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 acquisition

    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.

  • "As many languages as you know, thats how many people you are."

    ~ Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk

  • "I come from a family of teachers"

     

    Coming form a long line of teachers, I have always been a teacher myself and my primary passion is to provide services which help improve people's lives. In the past five years I have been focused on helping people better their lives through reaching their language goals and opening up new opportunities in their lives professionally, academically and personally.

     

    I am bilingual myself and speak Hungarian and English (with some German on the side) so I understand the effort as well as the reward in learning a new language. I am currently learning Spanish too which I love!


    I am passionate about high-quality education and have a big heart for people and love to deliver lessons that are creative and access students’ natural motivation for language acquisition. I enjoy planning engaging lessons using a variety of resources tailored to suit the individual student‘s level, learning style, skills, interests and needs.

    My Background

    I have 8 years of experience in language teaching in Australia, UK, Italy and currently Spain I have worked with all levels in various contexts including corporate and business, higher education, academic & childhood education.

     

    Based in Barcelona, I am currently working freelance as an Autonomo and teaching a variety of levels from absolute beginners to CAE and CPE exam preparation. I teach children as well as adults in private and group classes, from business English to conversation and general English and also exam preparation.

     

    I am happy to say that to date, all my students have passed the exams they're preparing for with me. 100% success rate!

     

    Duding summers I go to the UK to teach and lead courses in-residency based in various universities.. In 2017 I acted as Course Leader and teacher of intensive academic and university experience programmes in Brasenose College, part of Oxford University. In previous years I have, also taught in-residency in Cambridge, at King's College in London and Aston University in Birmingham.

     

    In the past I was based in Italy and taught primarily executives and top managers at Credem Bank over the course of two years. My students included the Vice General Director, heads of private and commercial banking as well as heads of marketing, human resources and IT. I developed specialised classes aimed at enriching their English communication skills to meet the level of eloquence required for their roles.

    In addition to this, I also taught middle managers and teams from various departments and other companies such as Max Mara, Cellular Line, CIR and Brevini. The material I developed for these lessons included not only language building but business coaching materials on topics such as leadership skills, team work and time management. I found that my students were more engaged in the lessons and received greater value for their time investment in classes.
     

    My Skills

    • Lots of preparation for Cambridge examinations (PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL)
    • Professional and business English with top executives in the banking & finance, fashion, food and technology industries
    • Academic development & university preparation courses in Oxford and Cambridge
    • Curriculum development utilizing the Reggio Emilia Pedagogical Approach
    • Essay writing, reports, CV and interview skills

     

  • "To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world."

    ~ Chinese Proverb

  • TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Currently: ONLINE ENGLISH TEACHER, self-employed

    Oxford, Cambridge, London

    Course Leader and Teacher - Intensive academic and university experience courses

    2014 – 2017

    In residency at Brasenose College, Oxford University and OISE in Cambridge, teaching and leading courses in academic summer schools and university experience for teens.

    MAB Languages

    EFL English Teacher - business, exam, general & early childhood 

    2017-2018

    I am currently teaching young learners through to adults in private and group classes. Focus includes business English, exam preparation and general English in private and group settings.

    Language Studios

    EFL English Teacher - business, exam, general & early childhood 

    2014 – 2016

    for 2 academic years I taught private and group classes to some of the staff and executives of Credem Bank as well as other companies such as the Max Mara group, CellularLine and Brevini.

     

    I also worked with a local non-profitorganisation, Coopselios, to develop an English curriculum for the Reggio Children Approach, with the view of rolling this out nationally.

    Preparation for Cambridge examinations including PET, FCE, CAE and CPE, IELTS, TOEFL.

    Cambridge Institute

    EFL Teacher - exam preparation

    2015 – 2016

    Teaching private and group lessons to various levels in preparations for the Cambridge examinations, academic development as well as business English.

  • Bespoke Instruction

    My lessons are as unique as you are.

  • LET'S CHAT

    Talk to me! Or write me a message using the from below. I respond fast!

    +34 644 740 822

    (Whatsapp)

    Vienna, Austria

  • CONTACT ME! 

    Want a uniquely way of learning English?

    I guarantee you will love it.

    Your first lesson is FREE!

    Vienna, Austria
    Skype: kinga-balint
    +34 644 740 822 (Whatsapp)