We are a unique institution in Budapest: a mini British school, running an innovative programme for students who attend non-English speaking schools. ESB provides many of the advantages of a British education after students have benefited from their daytime Hungarian school.
Our school was founded with a basic principle in mind: to gain the best of British in addition to a student’s Hungarian education
Every single teacher in our school is a native English speaker. This helps children getting familiar with the perfect pronunciation but teachers also bring in their own unique cultural elements to the classroom.
We teach English Language and Literacy to children aged 4 to 18. There are classes for second language learners (all levels), native speaker children (all ages) and exam classes (B2 & C1) for teenagers.
ESB has two school locations: in II district at 2-4 Tárogató út which is at the bottom of Hüvösvölgyi út, close to Pasaréti tér and the Budagyöngye shopping centre. The second location is at Apor Vilmos Ter in district XII, close to MOM shopping centre.
English School of Budapest is not just an afternoon school. It’s so much more! Children will learn English in a fun way while also getting educated on a range of practical topics thanks to our unique approach and curriculum.
We are proud to have a teaching staff that is young, enthusiastic and very, very friendly!
Daniel Russell is American born, has his Master of Arts in Teaching and has years of experience both at the secondary and primary level in the United States and abroad. Since 2017, Dan has been a part of the ESB team!
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Students will find every material readily available to further deepen their knowledge.
We use a progressive reading programme that provides complete support for primary reading
Several programmes are organised over the year to allow a broader range of experiences through events, typical of a UK school.
Teachers provide two pieces of homework each week, usually a reading assignment and a worksheet to extend learning in class at home.
Yes, as long as they have the same level of English skills.
Absolutely! Research shows that it’s possible to acquire all language skills while learning multiple languages at the same time. 60% of the world’s population grow up speaking 2 or more languages.
No. ESB is a mini British school, and has developed a curriculum similar to that of Britain and teaches through Western methodologies.
At the age of 14. ESB teaches a language exam preparation class. We advise taking this class the year the examination takes place.
We plan to achieve 12 children per class. An assistant is provided in class sizes larger than 12.
Our community is very important for us and we believe that communication with parents is a key component in forming a strong, proactive school community. At ESB we use CLASS DOJO as an effective communication tool with an easy to use application for your phone.
Initial assessments are free of charge.
Teachers are not obliged to provide lesson materials for students that miss lessons, unless that student has been off sick.
No. All of our teachers are Native English speakers.
Yes. At ESB we have rolling admissions and it’s possible to join our school at any time of the year.
No, we don’t accept monthly payments. There are two options: semester or yearly.
No. Our curriculum sets measurable outcomes and it’s important that your child practises their language skills 4+ hours a week. Thus, in order to progress to the next level by the end of the school year, we highly recommend that your child attends our English lessons twice a week.
Hello! We are looking forward to meeting you in person – until then, here is our short introduction.
Let us show you how we can help besides teaching English!
Through our years of experience, we learned what parents are struggling with… and we are here to help!
As a father of 5 children my main parental role has been the family taxi driver. Barely appreciated by my 5 loyal clients and not even a hint of a tip!
Although they have now grown up, the weekly schedule of trying to plan everybody’s after school schedule was a challenge. Football, fencing, folk dancing and a continuing list of absolutely “Daddy, I have to go to…” activities, all impossibly available for the same afternoon. We taxi drivers are stressed!!
At ESB we recognise these dilemmas and have 20 different classes from Monday to Saturday at two different locations to give parents the greatest number of options.
Our classrooms at Tarogato u ( II) and Apor Vilmos ter ( XII) are planned to be no more than 10 minutes drive from your Buda home or school. Of course we will recommend which classes are best for your children but importantly, there is a choice.
Squeezing in yet another extra curricular activity for your children is not easy but we are happy to help!
Our locations at 2nd and 12nd district were carefully selected with the purpose of not being more then 10 minutes drive from your local Buda home or school.
We offer 20 different classes from Monday to Saturday at 2 locations to give parents the greatest number of options.
Our true competition are actual British private schools in the UK. Same level of care, same quality but at a fraction of the price (and of course those are not 10 minutes away!)
We are grateful for the kind words from the parents of the hundreds of children who already attended ESB.
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Director of Operations
Nora is responsible for managing ESB’s operation.
Nora holds an MBA diploma from Corvinus University of Budapest, a degree in Law from ELTE University and a BA in Finance, Accounting and Economics. She has experience in the field of Administration and Finance, having worked for multinational companies in management positions. Additionally, she has been working in education management since 2010.
She and her family relocated back to Hungary in 2018 after spending 16 years mostly in Indonesia, the Middle East and Spain.
Nora has two kids and she lives in Obuda with her family. She likes to spend her free time at lake Balaton and she loves to travel.
Daniel is from San Diego, California. As a third generation teacher, he knows the rewards of a career in education inside and out.
After studying history and German at San Diego State University, Dan embarked on his first overseas teaching experience in Austria by participating in the Fulbright Teaching Assistantship Program in 2013. Here he discovered his passion for teaching and learning new languages.
Following his two year teaching experience in Austria, Dan looked to expand his pedagogical background by completing a master’s in teaching degree in Spain.
Looking to continue to refine his teaching skills and experience a new language and culture, Dan first came to the English School of Budapest in 2017. It was a rewarding experience to be a part of the team at ESB and make a positive contribution to improving Hungarian children’s language skills in an engaging, student-centered approach to teaching during his two years with ESB.
After a short, year long sabbatical back in Spain while also completing his social science teaching credential, Dan knew it was time to return to the great community at ESB. He is excited to reunite with past students, families and colleagues as well as meeting many new ones.
Sophie Harris is originally from Wasilla, Alaska. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in History from Southern Oregon University.
After pursuing various career paths, including professional baker, her true calling led her to ESL teaching. In 2019, Sophie completed her CELTA in Melbourne, Australia and subsequently settled in Budapest.
Sophie now divides her time between Aquincum Primary School and English School of Budapest, where she brings an engaging and flexible teaching approach. Sophie holds the belief that by learning a foreign language, people become better advocates for themselves and their communities, and gain many new opportunities. She views teaching as a tremendous and rewarding privilege, and enjoys her classes.
Having spent his formative years in Japan until the age of 13, Dave brings a deep understanding of the challenges and rewards of learning a new language. After moving to Indianapolis, Indiana, Dave pursued his love for language and education by earning a Bachelor of Arts in English and Writing from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Throughout the last 7 years of his teaching career, Dave has had the privilege of teaching a diverse range of subjects, including English, Art, Music, and Physical Education around the world. He has taught in Korea, China and the United States. Dave understands that each student has unique learning needs and tailors his lessons accordingly, designing interactive activities, projects, and using storytelling and visual aids. Beyond the classroom, Dave finds inspiration in nature and music. He loves to hike and camp, sing and play music…..and he also loves his wife who come with him to Budapest!
Miss Marcel is from Brookeville, Maryland. Growing up, she watched closely as her mother taught English to international students and learned in turn about many new places and cultures.
She studied History, Literature, and Writing at both Franklin University in Switzerland and Swansea University in Wales. Wishing to share her passion for the English language with others, she obtained a CELTA in Edinburgh and has since taught English as a second language to international students and immigrants in the USA, as well as to Chinese high school students and Hungarian primary school students. Throughout all the twists and turns, love of travel and engaging with people of all descriptions is what really drives her adventures.
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