The presence of native speakers is obligatory and - as a matter of fact - absolutely necessary in bilingual education. The native teachers cooperate with the Hungarian English teachers, which includes the lesson planning and special events. Native teachers are essential for language building skills, such as pronunciation and dialect, as well as bringing culture into the classrooms. A normal class size is about 30, although in the English classes there are only 15 pupils. The pupils rotate on a daily or weekly basis. We would like to help our pupils to develop a favorable attitude to language learning, extend their conceptions about the world and get acquainted with the culture and civilizations of the target language in order to view the Hungarian culture in an extended context.
Job purpose as a native teacher:
To teach English (and Cultural Studies) in an appropriate and effective way in accordance with the school’s policies under the direction of the headmaster. To represent the basic interests of the school's educational program following curriculum guidelines in the professional works.
Basic/fundamental responsibilities and duties:
Teachers are doing their job on the basis of uniform principles established by the teaching staff with their free choice of methods and teaching aids. Teachers develop syllabus, schemes of work and lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives. They facilitate learning by establishing a relationship with pupils and by their organisation of learning resources and the classroom learning environment.
Teachers develop and foster the appropriate skills and social abilities to enable the optimum development of children, according to age, ability and aptitude. They support, observe, assess and record progress of their class(es) and prepare pupils for tests and examinations. They link pupils' knowledge to earlier learning and develop ways to encourage it further, and challenge and inspire pupils to help them deepen their knowledge and understanding. More details are available in the job description.
Duties and responsibilities of the school:
The school ensures:
- a fully-furnished accomodation (housing expenditure is paid by the local governement)
- a mobile phone
- Internet access
- television with international channels
- car provided by the Hungarian Baptist Aid (one for 3 or 4 native teachers)
- hot meal on school days
Teaching is like no other profession. Being a teacher is one of the most rewarding, fulfilling and yet challenging careers offered. Native teachers will always have an important role to play in second language education. They are ambassadors and representatives of their countries, cultures, and in the places they live and work.
Jessie Lynn Garner 2009
Reid Barnes 2010, 2011-2014
Jennifer Collins Bunn 2010-2012
Rachel Radford 2012-2014
Aujalen Wood 2014
Angela Milne-Kiss 2014-
Victoria Faith Womack 2014-
Dusty Cagle 2015-2016
Christine Elaine Brander 2015-
Lakatos Samantha 2017-