Teachers are one of the most important factors in guaranteeing success for our students. That is why we are committed to providing you with the best qualified and the most experienced teaching professionals.

OUR TEACHERS ARE:

  • highly qualified. Many teachers have a diploma-level qualification such as the Cambridge University DELTA or Trinity College London DipTESOL. All teachers have as a minimum a certificate in teaching English
  • very experienced. All teachers have at least two years full-time teaching experience
  • highly expert in the use of the English language
  • are engaged in continual professional development
  • educated to degree level. 

Meet some of our teachers

Ágota Vas

I have been a teacher for more than 20 years now. Without doubt, this is one of the most interesting and rewarding professions in the world, so if I was asked to choose a path again, I would turn the same direction. Nothing compares to the experience of understanding the individual way a person acquires a language, and join him/her to make this process enjoyable. When I don't teach English, I read a lot, go hiking or train my mind by learning languages.

Anita Derecskei

Although I initially graduated as an economist, I have been working as an English teacher - and recently as a Cambridge teacher trainer, too - for about six years. I think the best thing about my job is the variety: I train teachers, teach young learners (primary and secondary, too), general English, business English,  prepare students for language exams and I also do some work as an examiner. Every day is different, and I get to meet some fascinating people - I love it immensely!

Anna Felinger

I have been teaching learners of English of all ages and abilities since 2010. For me, regardless of age, nationality and experience, creating a good rapport with my students is an essential aspect of what we do. Therefore I feel my purpose as a teacher is to set up an engaging environment in which students from all walks of life feel motivated and encouraged to learn

Chris Jones

Having spent a few years cutting my teeth at a language school in Cambridge, I now find myself working with the British Council in Hungary and can often be found reading in cosy cafes, playing football, or enjoying some of the myriad delights of the city.

Chris White Academic Manager, British Council Budapest.

Christopher White

"Teaching English is a demanding but creative profession and is a hugely rewarding experience for teacher and learner. It's impossible to separate language and culture, yet working at the British Council enables me to combine both.”

Chris' first degree was in Social Work but he has been teaching since 1996. Having completed his CELTA and teaching Diploma he moved to Budapest in the mid-90s and has been with British Council ever since. He is the Academic Manager.

Helen Ingram

I’ve been teaching English as a foreign language for 5 years now. I completed my MA in English Literature in 2010, had a brief foray into the world of business, then jumped into the EFL pool with both feet and have never looked back! I have now been living in this lovely city since 2017. Working with people to make new discoveries, reach their goals and empowering people is a real privilege, “Never a dull day” goes the expression, and it’s the perfect way to sum up how I feel about what I do.

Judit Üstöki

I've been teaching the English language for over 5 years and have a Masters degree in English Literature and Linguistics with a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults. I believe that additional languages open new doors to different worlds and I love seeing my students developing a different character through the English language. In my free time I enjoy photographing people and I like to improve my table tennis skills as well.

British Council English teachers.

Mariann György

"I consider language education a mission. I greatly enjoy being an active part of it."

Mariann graduated from ELTE, later obtained her CELTA qualification. She’s been working with all age groups, taught in various schools e.g. Bell, IBS. After managing the Hungarian operation of Cambridge University Press for a good number of years and conducting European language learning projects, she joined us as a teacher and Cambridge examiner.

Orsolya Gólya

I have been teaching English for more than 20 years now and been with the British Council for 4 years. I have lived in the USA and travelled a lot . I believe that every learning process should include fun and lots of laughter. In my free time I enjoy the tranquility  of gardening but I also love travelling with my family.

British Coucnil English teacher.

Veron Nagy

"Learning and teaching languages is fun and I spread my enthusiasm to students. I see teaching as an opportunity both for teachers and students to share knowledge, interests and ideas." 

Veron studied English Language and Literature in Budapest. She has been teaching English since 2002. Before joining the British Council she taught in language schools. She has a CELTA certificate and she is a Cambridge examiner for young learner exams. She likes reading, hiking and playing capoeira.