Our English teacher – Emily Johnson
Miss Emily is from Marmora, a small town along the coast in New Jersey. After graduating from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2017, she moved to Madrid to work as an English Language Assistant in a bilingual primary school. It was there that Emily discovered her passion for teaching! So, she returned to university to complete a Master of Education in Teaching English as a Second Language and graduated in 2019. While searching for opportunities to teach abroad, Emily was lead to the English School of Budapest and she is super excited to experience living in a new city abroad!
Our English teacher – Liam Redshaw
Mr Liam has been teaching since 2015 and has loved every minute of it. He started teaching in the U.K when he was 31 years old and it didn't take him long to realise how rewarding it is to see a childs face light up with excitement at the prospect of grasping something new! He thinks that children are great to work with and they have an amazing imagination and capability to turn any classroom into a play area or even the most mundane subjects into something fun. That is why as a teacher, no working day is the same for him. It keeps him thinking on his feet knowing he is going into work to meet a group of fun orientated, imaginative little people. He loves the challenge, but mostly he loves the feeling he gets when he helps a child learn something.
Our English teacher – Rachel McKinnon
Ms Rachel hails from Aberdeen, Scotland and has been living in Budapest since 2016. She began working at the ESB as a class teacher and was shortly thereafter promoted to Head of Curriculum; she will assume a new, key position, Director of Education, from August 2018. Prior to joining the ESB, Ms Rachel worked in a variety of different educational roles including support worker for pupils with special educational needs, youth worker, and English teacher in England, Scotland, and Hungary. Ms Rachel completed an undergraduate degree in English and Scottish Literature in 2014 before moving to Brighton to complete her PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) in English Language and Literature. Her love for teaching, combined with her love for travel, lead to Rachel applying for a position at the English School of Budapest. Since joining the ESB, Ms Rachel has strengthened her skills as a classroom teacher by teaching a wide range of ages and abilities. In addition to her work, Rachel has founded an English language book club in Budapest and continues to actively study Hungarian. Ms Rachel loves cooking, reading, or enjoying the outdoors in her free time!
Our English teacher – Lucy Jones
Ms Lucy was born and raised in South London. At Loughborough University she studied Drama, undertaking modules in costume design, contemporary Shakespeare, puppetry, theatre practice, directing and Japanese Theatre. Lucy studied for her PGCE at Goldsmiths, specialising in Early Years education. Before coming to Budapest she taught EYFS classes for three years in London then moved to Shanghai where she taught at a large international school for three years. In her spare time Lucy enjoys visiting modern art galleries, reading Bret Easton Ellis novels and watching anime. She is also a keen singer and theatre enthusiast.
Our English Teacher - Marcel Fanara
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.
Our English teacher - Winfred Nyokabi
Miss Winfred was born and raised in Laikipia at the base of the picturesque Mt. Kenya town of Nanyuki. She is a trained teacher with ten years’ experience handling different age groups. She enjoys travelling, the outdoors, reading and cooking in her spare time. Her passion for teaching, travelling and experiencing new cultures led her to the English School of Budapest.
Samu started attending ESB 6 months ago. He was a complete beginner at the time. Now he speaks in sentences and has a vocabulary of several hundred words. In six months he’s made incredible progress, while also having fun and making new friends.
Orsolya (mother of Samu)
“Our daughter was a little shy when joining ESB, having had very basic English – but she liked the classes from the first moment. After 5 months she is making steady progress and starts to be able to express herself. ESB seems to create good motivation for them and the various activities built around the themes covered keep the children’s interest.”
Anita (mother of Kata)
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