The Angol Intézet team

Michael Lyons

Michael Lyons

Founder/Managing Director

Lakatos Dávid

Lakatos Dávid

Marketing Manager

Valach Gabi

Valach Gabi

Course Coordinator

Takács Dániel

Takács Dániel

Online Marketing Manager

Our native English teachers in Budapest

Dominic angol anyanyelvi tanár

 

Dominic

Kimberly anyanyelvi angoltanár

 

Kimberly

What do you like about being a teacher?

Teaching is my passion as it is a profession that offers a diversity of challenges while at the same time allowing one to interact with people from all walks of life. I especially enjoy the opportunity to make a difference in a person’s life; knowing that their hard work and commitment to studying may provide them with increased possibilities for their future endeavors.

What is your preferred method of teaching?

I think a communicative approach to teaching, when supported with a well-structured lesson plan and the necessary amount of grammar is the best way to ensure good results and a positive learning experience.

What did you do prior to Angol Intézet? 

Prior to Angol Intézet, I have worked in Western Europe, teaching for three years in northern Spain and two years in Italy. I achieved my degree in English literature and I am a  keen linguist and a guardian of English grammar.

Do you have any extra tasks at Angol Intézet?

As well as teaching, I assist in creating some of the content for Angol Intézet, namely the daily idioms, business articles and reading material.

What is your message to students/future students? 

Learning any language is never a quick and easy task, it takes hard work, dedication and practice. However, this does not mean that it should not be an enjoyable, inspiring, and ultimately rewarding situation. Keep on keeping on.

What do you like about being a teacher?

There are many things I like about teaching, but, ultimately, I enjoy the work because I find it rewarding. In my opinion, there is nothing more satisfying than helping a student achieve their goal. This might be, for example, helping students prepare for a job interview at a multinational company, assisting them with preparations for an important examination, or helping them to boost their confidence and speaking abilities for an upcoming business arrangement.

What is your preferred method of teaching?

My preferred method of teaching is a communicative approach which involves a practical and real-world application. Though I believe that grammar is an essential part of the learning process. I also feel that it must be learnt in a way that will allow them to use it on a day to day basis. I always seek to make the student see how the grammar and vocabulary we teach can be of benefit to them in their daily routines and interactions with English speaking colleagues or clients.

What did you do prior to Angol Intézet? 

While studying for my degree in Spanish and Psychology, I discovered my passion for teaching during my Erasmus year in Spain and then went on to complete my teacher training course during my final year at university. After this, I worked with the British Council as a teacher’s assistant in the north of Spain, an experience which allowed me to study first hand practical teaching approaches for differing age groups. Following this, I made the move to Italy where I taught for two years in private academies and state schools, teaching both adults and children and helping them to prepare for a range of different exams.

Do you have any extra tasks at Angol Intézet?

As well as teaching, I have also been involved in much of the preparation for the KD courses, at one point being responsible for the development of the courses structure. Since then, In the role as academic coordinator, I have been tasked with the various responsibilities involved in establishing Wesport, Angol Intézet’s new English school for young learners which will be opening in September.

What is your message to students/future students? 

I would say that in my opinion, the secret to learning a language successfully is to enjoy it. Immerse yourself in the culture through books, films, TV programmes, and current affairs. Never think of the learning as a chore but as an enjoyable journey to a wider world.

Mike angol anyanyelvű tanár Budapesten az Angol Intézetnél

 

Mike

Eva angoltanár Budapesten

 

Eva

What do you like about being a teacher?

A lot of people ask me, “Why Budapest?”, to which I answer “Why not?” Working with Angol Intézet gives me the rare opportunity to make a real difference to peoples’ careers. Developing an individual’s communication skills and opening doors for them to the international market is an extremely rewarding experience and the reason I became a Business English teacher.

What is your preferred method of teaching?

I truly believe that the best way to learn is by doing. That is why my teaching techniques focus on using English in true to life scenarios that push the students to engage with the language and make it work for them. I also love the strategy and psychology behind the grammar. There is no better example than negotiations, where the difference in tone, grammar and vocabulary make all the difference.

What did you do prior to Angol Intézet? 

Beyond teaching in London, I have been fortunate enough to work all over the world, in places like Taiwan and New Zealand. I am passionate about working with other cultures and make a point to expand my expertise in language training and business, everywhere I go.

Do you have any extra tasks at Angol Intézet?

I am currently hosting the Angol Intézet English Happy Hour Meet-Up, which has been an amazing crash course in Hungarian culture, business mentality and networking. Since taking over the meet-up we have seen it grow exponentially and it is a testament to the value Hungarians put in developing their Business English.
I also have the privilege of managing and developing the KD Course curriculum, working with extremely talented teachers to create exciting and current content that is as enjoyable to teach as it is to learn.
.

What is your message to students/future students?

I always encourage confidence in my students. The most important factor for your English development is practice. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and use your English every day. Making mistakes is inevitable, but with practice, patience and the right coaching you will feel your ability improve rapidly.

What do you like about being a teacher?

I like meeting interesting people and helping others make a change and achieve their goals. I love the variety: no two students or two lessons are ever the same!

What is your preferred method of teaching?

I prefer teaching communicatively and get students talking as much as possible. I like adapting my lessons to my students’ needs and using authentic materials. At the same time, I believe in the importance of knowing why to use what, so finding the right balance is key. My favourite areas are improving speaking and listening skills, as well as learning new vocabulary and of course blended learning.

What did you do prior to Angol Intézet? 

I have been teaching for 10 years, so I have plenty of experience of working with students aged 12 to 70+ from different (cultural) backgrounds. I worked at various schools in different positions, including being a Study Centre Manager and an Assistant Director of Studies. Before joining Angol Intézet, I lived and worked in the U.K. for 9 years, so I have a very good understanding of what a non-native speaker needs to do to maximise his/her opportunities when learning and using the English language.

Do you have any extra tasks at Angol Intézet?

Besides teaching, I’m also responsible for Teacher Training, so I try to make sure that our teachers continue developing professionally and get the necessary ideas and help they need. I am involved in writing the KD Ráadás syllabus as well, as I love creating teaching materials.

What is your message to students/future students? 

Everyone can learn to communicate in English if he/she is prepared to put the work in. Everyone learns differently, so we just need to find the right way. Unfortunately, there’s no quick fix but hard work always pays off!

Daniel anyanyelvi angoltanár Budapesten az Angol Intézetnél

 

Daniel

Aliyu angol anyanyelvű tanár az Angol Intézetnél

 

Aliyu

What do you like about being a teacher?

Seeing the lightbulb moments when students understand a difficult concept or realise they’ve overcome a difficult hurdle in their language learning.

What is your preferred method of teaching?

I’m a bit of a grammar nerd and love to dig deeper into language.

What did you do prior to Angol Intézet? 

I’ve worked in a university in central Tokyo, a small town in Saudi Arabia and as a secondary school teacher in the UK.

Do you have any extra tasks at Angol Intézet?

I help Mike with the English Happy Hour every Wednesday, develop new lessons for our KD course and help to place students in the right classes.

What is your message to students/future students? 

Don’t get caught up on small mistakes. Fluency only comes when you lose your fear of embarrasment.

What do you like about being a teacher?

I enjoy watching students progress. I like interacting with the students, getting to know them, and having conversations with interesting people.

What is your preferred method of teaching?

I prefer to focus on speaking and encouraging conversation. I believe in creating an atmosphere where mistakes in pronunciation and grammar are seen as opportunities to improve more than anything else.

What did you do prior to Angol Intézet? 

I taught in England, Wales, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, for schools, universities, companies and other institutions.

Do you have any extra tasks at Angol Intézet?

I go around conducting verbal placement sessions, and I help in the making and scheduling of The Daily Expressions Newsletter.

What is your message to students/future students? 

Enjoy it. Because learning does not have to be boring.

Peter - anyanyelvi angoltanár magyar nyelvtudással az Angol Intézetnél

 

Peter

 

Your name

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Be part of a creative, exciting teaching team and experience one of Europe’s most beautiful cities first-hand!

Take your first step to teaching English in Budapest by filling out this short application form.

 

Dominic

Dominic angol anyanyelvi tanár

What do you like about being a teacher?

Teaching is my passion as it is a profession that offers a diversity of challenges while at the same time allowing one to interact with people from all walks of life. I especially enjoy the opportunity to make a difference in a person’s life; knowing that their hard work and commitment to studying may provide them with increased possibilities for their future endeavors.

What is your preferred method of teaching?

I think a communicative approach to teaching, when supported with a well-structured lesson plan and the necessary amount of grammar is the best way to ensure good results and a positive learning experience.

What did you do prior to Angol Intézet? 

Prior to Angolintezet, I have worked in Western Europe, teaching for three years in northern Spain and two years in Italy. I achieved my degree in English literature and I am keen linguist and a guardian of English grammar.

Do you have any extra tasks at Angol Intézet?

As well as teaching, I assist in creating some of the content for angolintezet, namely the daily idioms, business articles and reading material.

What is your message to students/future students? 

Learning any language is never a quick and easy task, it takes hard work, dedication and practice. However, this does not mean that it should not be an enjoyable, inspiring, and ultimately rewarding situation. Keep on keeping on.

 

Kimberly

Kimberly anyanyelvi angoltanár

What do you like about being a teacher?

There are many things I like about teaching, but, ultimately, I enjoy the work because I find it rewarding. In my opinion, there is nothing more satisfying than helping a student achieve their goal. This might be, for example, helping students prepare for a job interview at a multinational company, assisting them with preparations for an important examination, or helping them to boost their confidence and speaking abilities for an upcoming business arrangement.

What is your preferred method of teaching?

My preferred method of teaching is a communicative approach which involves a practical and real-world application. Though I believe that grammar is an essential part of the learning process. I also feel that it must be learnt in a way that will allow them to use it on a day to day basis. I always seek to make the student see how the grammar and vocabulary we teach can be of benefit to them in their daily routines and interactions with English speaking colleagues or clients.

What did you do prior to Angol Intézet? 

While studying for my degree in Spanish and Psychology, I discovered my passion for teaching during my Erasmus year in Spain and then went on to complete my teacher training course during my final year at university. After this, I worked with the British council as a teacher’s assistant in the north of Spain, an experience which allowed me to study first hand practical teaching approaches for differing age groups. Following this, I made the move to Italy where I taught for two years in private academies and state schools, teaching both adults and children and helping them to prepare for a range of different exams.

Do you have any extra tasks at Angol Intézet?

As well as teaching, I have also been involved in much of the preparation for the KD courses, at one point being responsible for the development of the courses structure. Since then, In the role as course coordinator, I have been tasked with the various responsibilities involved in establishing Wesport, Angol Intezet’s new English school for young learners which will be opening in September.

What is your message to students/future students? 

I would say that in my opinion, the secret to learning a language successfully is to enjoy it. Immerse yourself in the culture through books, films, TV programmes, and current affairs. Never think of the learning as a chore but as an enjoyable journey to a wider world.

 

Mike

Mike angol anyanyelvű tanár Budapesten az Angol Intézetnél

What do you like about being a teacher?

A lot of people ask me, “Why Budapest?”, to which I answer “Why not?” Working with Angol Intezet gives me the rare opportunity to make a real difference to peoples careers. Developing an individuals communication skills and opening doors for them to the international market is an extremely rewarding experience and the reason I became a Business English teacher.

What is your preferred method of teaching?

I truly believe that the best way to learn is by doing. That is why my teaching techniques focus on using English in true to life scenarios that push the students to engage with the language and make it work for them. I also love the strategy and psychology behind the grammar. There is no better example than negotiations, where the difference in tone, grammar and vocabulary make all the difference.

What did you do prior to Angol Intézet? 

Beyond teaching in London, I have been fortunate enough to work all over the world, in places like Taiwan and New Zealand. I am passionate about working with other cultures and make a point to expand my expertise in language training and business, everywhere I go.

Do you have any extra tasks at Angol Intézet?

I am currently hosting the Angol Intezet English Happy Hour Meet-Up, which has been an amazing crash course in Hungarian culture, business mentality and networking. Since taking over the meet-up we have seen it grow exponentially and it is a testament to the value Hungarians put in developing their Business English.
I also have the privilege of managing and developing the KD Course curriculum. Working with extremely talented teachers to create exciting and current content that is as enjoyable to teach as it is to learn.
.

What is your message to students/future students?

I always encourage confidence in my students. The most important factor for your English development is practice. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and use your English every day. Making mistakes is inevitable, but with practice, patience and the right coaching you will feel your ability improve rapidly.

 

Eva

Eva angoltanár Budapesten

What do you like about being a teacher?

I like meeting interesting people and helping others make a change and achieve their goals. I love the variety: no two students or two lessons are ever the same!

What is your preferred method of teaching?

I prefer teaching communicatively and get students talking as much as possible. I like adapting my lessons to my students’ needs and using authentic materials. At the same time, I believe in the importance of knowing why to use what, so finding the right balance is key. My favourite areas are improving speaking and listening skills, as well as learning new vocabulary and of course blended learning.

What did you do prior to Angol Intézet? 

I have been teaching for 10 years, so I have plenty of experience of working with students aged 12 to 70+ from different (cultural) backgrounds. I worked at various schools in different positions, including being a Study Centre Manager and an Assistant Director of Studies. Before joining Angol Intezet, I lived and worked in the U.K. for 9 years, so I have a very good understanding of what a non-native speaker needs to do to maximise his/her opportunities when learning and using the English language.

Do you have any extra tasks at Angol Intézet?

Besides teaching, I’m also responsible for Teacher Training, so I try to make sure that our teachers continue developing professionally and get the necessary ideas and help they need. I am involved in writing the KD Raadas syllabus as well, as I love creating teaching materials.

What is your message to students/future students? 

Everyone can learn to communicate in English if he/she is prepared to put the work in. Everyone learns differently, so we just need to find the right way. Unfortunately, there’s no quick fix but hard work always pays off!

 

Daniel

Daniel anyanyelvi angoltanár Budapesten az Angol Intézetnél

What do you like about being a teacher?

Seeing the lightbulb moments when students understand a difficult concept or realise they’ve overcome a difficult hurdle in their language learning.

What is your preferred method of teaching?

I’m a bit of a grammar nerd and love to dig deeper into language.

What did you do prior to Angol Intézet? 

I’ve worked in a university in central Tokyo, a small town in Saudi Arabia and as a secondary school teacher in the UK.

Do you have any extra tasks at Angol Intézet?

I help Mike with the English Happy Hour every Wednesday, develop new lessons for our KD course and help to place students in the right classes.

What is your message to students/future students? 

Don’t get caught up on small mistakes. Fluency only comes when you lose your fear of embarrasment.

 

Aliyu

Aliyu angol anyanyelvű tanár az Angol Intézetnél

What do you like about being a teacher?

I enjoy watching students progress. I like interacting with the students, getting to know them, and having conversations with interesting people.

What is your preferred method of teaching?

I prefer to focus on speaking and encouraging conversation. I believe in creating an atmosphere where mistakes in pronunciation and grammar are seen as opportunities to improve more than anything else.

What did you do prior to Angol Intézet? 

I taught in England, Wales, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Turkey, for schools, universities, companies and other institutions.

Do you have any extra tasks at Angol Intézet?

I go around conducting verbal placement sessions, and I help in the making and scheduling of The Daily Expressions Newsletter.

What is your message to students/future students? 

Enjoy it. Because learning does not have to be boring.

 

Peter

Peter - anyanyelvi angoltanár magyar nyelvtudással az Angol Intézetnél

Coming soon…

 

Your name

Join our excellent teaching team today !

Be part of a creative, exciting teaching team and experience one of Europe’s most beautiful cities first-hand!

Take your first step to teaching English in Budapest by filling out this short application form.

History and vision of Angol Intézet

 

2012
Leveraging 15 years of experience teaching English in Hungary, Michael Lyons decides to establish a language school focused on business English with handpicked native English teachers in a premium setting.

2013
The Angol Intézet website and English language learning video blog are launched. Due to high levels of interest, by the second half of the year the school starts to work with other teachers.

2014
The first English Happy Hour is held in Budapest. Four people show up.

2015
The first Communication Doping course, now the premier business English language course in Hungary, is organized.

2016
The Angol Intézet Facebook page hits 2,000 followers. The language school’s YouTube channel reaches 50,000 visits.

2017
The Angol Intézet English Happy Hour is now one of the most successful English language Meetups in Budapest. 40-50 people attend every week to practice English with a native English teacher. The Meetup group now has more than 3,000 members.

2018
On occasion of its 5th anniversary, an application revolutionizes the operation of the language school.
Angol Intézet undertakes a commitment to make its operations completely green.

2019
More and more multinational companies make Angol Intézet their language provider of choice.

2021
Angol Intézet becomes the leading business English language school in Budapest.

Green company – find out more!

Angol Intézet has used electronic invoicing from the very beginning. 99.4% our invoices are issued electronically. We also encourage our partners and suppliers to switch to electronic invoicing. This results in significant savings in paper and printing cartridges every year.

As of 2018, we are using an online platform to completely eliminate traditional paper attendance sheets and paper-based administration. In addition to the positive environmental impacts, the new system provides our students and partners with up-to-date information about their classes.

Also as of 2018, we will only use recycled paper and environmentally friendly cartridges for all printing we do. This amounts to thousands of sheets of paper per year.

As of 2019, we plan to implement e-signatures to sign contracts electronically wherever possible.

All members of the language school team, the managing director included, use public transportation and/or cycle to work and classes. According to language school policy, any car used by the language school must be either hybrid or electric.