Our Teachers

TEACHERS IN THE LANGUAGE PROGRAM

Csilla Pavlovics

Marianna Subert

Erika Fedor

Ibolya Latran

 


Csilla Pavlovics

Csilla Pavlovics is a native Hungarian speaker and language educator. She has 27 years of experience teaching both in public schools and private language schools. Csilla’s social and empathy skills help her to connect with her students easily. She has the ability to provide individualized instruction based on her students’ interests and needs. Not only do they benefit from her years of experience, but also her various teaching methods. She puts emphasis on communicative activities focusing on student interaction which make her classes compelling, stimulating, and motivational. In her teaching, Csilla also integrates elements of Hungarian culture and history, because she believes that in addition to learning the language, getting to know the country is important, as well.

Csilla has been a leader of the foreign language department in a Hungarian high school for 12 years. She has also taken part in designing the National Core Curriculum for foreign languages in Hungary. Her students regularly received outstanding results in foreign language competitions. Furthermore, she has coordinated student exchange programs between Hungary and Great Britain.

She came to the United States first as a visiting scholar studying educational leadership at George Washington University.

Csilla earned her position at Berlitz Language Center in Washington D.C., where she taught Hungarian to diplomats.

In addition to her Master’s degree in Language Education, Csilla also has a degree in Architecture. In her free time, she enjoys listening to classical music, swimming, skiing, and traveling with her family.

 


 Marianna Subert

Marianna Subert is a native Hungarian speaker and certified educator. Her extensive professional experience as a language teacher includes teaching Hungarian to American diplomats and to the Military Attaché Cadre in small group settings.

Marianna places emphasis on active communication that ranges from listening exercises through role play to dialogs and live scenarios. Her goal as a language teacher is to enable students to feel confident in using the language and for them to enjoy countless opportunities with that knowledge. Marianna has a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the Budapest Teacher’s Training College in Hungary and a Master’s degree from George Mason University in Virginia.

 


 Erika Fedor

Erika Fedor is a native Hungarian speaker born in a predominantly Hungarian region of Slovakia. After earning her dual master's degree from the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest in Hungarian language and education, Erika became the leader in the Hungarian Pedagogy institute in Bratislava, Slovakia for Hungarian elementary school teachers.

She arrived in the United States in 1985, and started teaching Hungarian language classes in Hungarian churches in Toledo, Ohio and in other places. In Dallas, Texas she established a Hungarian weekend school, teaching various levels from children to adults. Erika's focus was on improving students' language skills through different techniques, as well as on understanding more about Hungarian culture. After moving to Washington DC, she continued individualized language education and prepared Americans for their international assignments in Hungary.

Her passion and main goal is to introduce the Hungarian language to her students in an expressive and artful way, while realizing that the language is very difficult. Erika is very active with local Hungarian organizations, and she enjoys sharing this with each and every student she teaches.

 


 Ibolya Latran

 

Ibolya Latran is happy to return to teaching an advanced class after a 4 year break. For many years, Ibolya had taught courses at various levels at the Kossuth Foundation and its predecessor, the Hungarian Reformed Federation of America. She had also taught summer courses at the University of Debrecen, her alma mater, and at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington. Originally a high school teacher, she holds an MA in Hungarian literature and linguistics. In her free time, Ibolya enjoys live theater and outdoor activities with her two young sons.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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