About us

Kiss gabriella

I graduated from ELTE Teacher Training College in 1992, majoring in Hungarian and Russian Language and Literature. I earned my second degree in European Studies from Pázmány Péter University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2002. I received my MA degree in Teaching Hungarian as a Second and Foreign Language at the University of Pécs in 2009.

I have been teaching Hungarian as a Foreign Language since 1994 in various fields, such as at language schools, multinational companies and universities. Between 2012 and 2023, I worked as a native language lecturer at the Department of Hungarian Studies at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Zagreb, where I also worked on different projects with my students. As a result of one of these, we created, edited and published the first collection of Croatian and Hungarian somatic verbal idioms.

In 2012 I wrote an article on the reasons and the neccesity of writing Jó szórakozást magyarul! which was published in THL2 (Teaching Hungarian as a second Language) journal. Our main goal with this book was helping students and teachers to make the learning process more joyful via fun and interesting readings.

I am also the co-author of Hungary inside and out wich gives a colourful insight into the Hungarian culture, customes, everyday life and language.

I am highly interested in methodology, innovation of the curriculum, culturally specific items, cultural realms and in contrastive grammar.

Molnár Ilona

I graduated from ELTE University Faculty of Humanities in 1976. I majored in Hungarian and English Language and Literature. I began teaching in the public education where I taught for several years and additionally I have worked as a freelancer. I have been involved in theatre, fine arts, literature and artistic dance. I started to teach Hungarian as a Foreign Language in 1980.

I taught Hungarian in Beijing at the Beijing Foreign Studies University between 1997 and 1999. Following my return to Budapest I worked for international companies, universities and language schools as a Hungarian language teacher. I moved back to Beijing in 2010 and since then I have been working for the Beijing Foreign Studies University and the Beijing International Studies University. Beside Hungarian language I teach literature and culture. I also edit the current curriculum of the Hungarian Studies of the university.

I believe that language is the tool of connections and communication. First and foremost I would like to give this communication tool, the key to an other culture, to my students.

I feel that Jó szórakozást magyarul!, just as our teaching methods, reflects this philosophy: have fun while teaching and learning.