Testimonials

Brian, Japan, July 31th, 2016:
“Renata was able to encourage, stimulate and open my mind”
“Renata is an extremely brilliant teacher.  We both had the challenge to reboot my brain after 2 years and within 3 months, thanks to the patience, fascinating technique and sharing of knowledge on how to reach my former B1 level for citizenship, Renata was able to encourage, stimulate and open my mind to absorb, use what knowledge I had and create building blocks in the language and thinking like a Hungarian.  Results speak a million words.  3 months ago I couldn’t count from 1-10.  Today, I am a very proud Hungarian citizen and was able to converse with the Embassy staff on a range of topics and carry on and clearly understand what was being said and how to “catch” words so I could in turn engage.  There maybe many teachers out there but none that I have met so far that have ever actually changed the chemistry and mindset to become the Hungarian man I am today.”
Jesse, Seattle, May 26th, 2016:
“…there were zero surprises.”
“It IS possible. Stick with it and it’ll happen. I wake up today and I’m a Hungarian citizen…still can’t believe it.
Just wanted to say THANK YOU to both Julia and Renata. I couldn’t have done it without them and they know EXACTLY what they were doing. The paperwork was flawless, they had me well prepared for the interview, and there were zero surprises. Thank you once again!”
Anne Veevaert, France, September 13th, 2010:
“I highly recommend Renata”
“I highly recommend Renata as a teacher for Hungarian language. She is skilled, reliable with a talent for explaining language structure and grammar and for using varied resources to teach the language without monotony.”
BN Konkoly G, United Kingdom, March 13th, 2011:
“Excellent and Knowledgeable Teacher of Hungarian!”
“I have been taking lessons with Renata for a while now – and can honestly say that she has been the best foreign language teacher I have ever had. Her lessons are great and she’s very easy to chat with.Because Hungarian is so difficult and different from English, a lot of time is spent on grammar. Renata makes learning all of the rules fun by explaining bits of interesting background information about word compounds, stems, etc. and uses relavant real-life examples.I am now getting to a point in my studies where we can incorporate little readings and songs – which keeps things from being too repetitive. If there are any questions or something specific I would like to learn, Renata is always open for suggestions.(Although to be honest, her lessons are always top-grade and cover everything I’d want to know anyway, so I don’t ever have any suggestions).If you’re looking for a Hungarian tutor with excellent knowledge of Hungarian, wonderful English speaking ability (which is so needed to explain the rules of the language) and can teach really well – I would definitely recommend Renata.”
Elske van Kammen, Holland, July 7th, 2011:
“Excellent teacher”
“I have been taking lessons for some time and I have already learned a lot. I can greet people in Hungarian, I can order things in a restaurant, I can take a taxi, etc. Renata’s explanations are very clear and she also tells me things about the Hungarian culture, which is very interesting.
I’m looking forward to the next lessons and I really recommend Renata as a teacher.”
Thomas Berkes, Spain, October 5th, 2010:
“Outstanding teacher”
“Although it is a quite early stage to give Renata a 100% grade that is definitely her score. Renata is really concerned with the speed and level of learning and does by all means efforts to make practical examples when teaching.The class materials are first class and I am sure that Renata spends, for every 1-hour class with me, at least other 3 hours in preparation. A real bespoke approach that one is looking for on a 1-to-1 class.Hungarian is not a very easy language to learn albeit Renata turns it a bit more friendly and relaxed.With no doubts if you are looking for this challenging language Renata will help you a lot.”
Sean Leavey, United Kingdom, July 31st 2010:
“I definitely recommend Renata”
“Renata has been teaching me for nearly two months now and I still consider it to be quite early in our relationship as I intend to keep taking lessons from her for some time now.Renata is very knowledgeable on Hungaraian and English and on teaching. She goes out of her way to help you, she prepares lesson plans, sends copies of all converstaions (I have lessons via Skype)and is genuinely interested in teaching you the language and culture of Hungary.I definitely recommend Reanata as a teacher.”
Waleed Mebane, United States, September 25th 2010:
“Renata is always well prepared”
“Renata is always well prepared with lesson plans, sensitive to my level of previous knowledge and interest, patient, knowledgeable, interested in my feedback, and provides suggestions and material for additional study.”
Chris, Manchaster, July 2, 2012
“Excellent and fascinating”
“Renata goes at the pace you require plus apart from the linguistic aspect is content to elucidate on culture and history, which are a fundamental part of language-learning. Hungarian, though not an Indo-European language, is intriguing and surmountable plus extremely interesting! It certainly exercises the brain!”
Justin Goldberg, Florida, August 20, 2012
“Perfect pace and preparation”
“I have been very satisfied as a student of Renáta. I believe that she has a good feel for where you are at in your learning and paces her lessons perfectly, also if you have any questions she will be more than willing to help if you shoot her an email.”
Carolina Pedrulho, Traducta, Oct 3, 2012
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“I was very happy with your work and will come back for more! ”
Terrie, United Kingdom, August 15, 2013
“I can highly recommend Hungarian Language Solutions to anyone of Hungarian heritage who wishes to apply for simplified citizenship”
“I can highly recommend Hungarian Language Solutions to anyone wanting to learn Hungarian, particularly anyone of Hungarian heritage who wishes to apply for simplified citizenship, which includes a test of one’s ability to speak Hungarian. I had already been studying Hungarian on my own but needed to be sure that I could speak it well enough and properly in order to succeed in my appllication for citizenship, so I approached Hungarian Language Solutions about helping me. Luckily, they don’t just give Hungarian lessons, they also specialise in preparing students for the citizenship application and interview, so they know what questions are likely to be asked at the interview, what forms need to be completed and with what information, and what needs to be included in one’s short autobiography. Personally, I was a most difficult case, as I had only a short time (one month!) to prepare for my appointment at the Hungarian Consulate in London, on top of which I was getting ready to move back to the USA after 15 years in the UK, and to make matters more complicated, I couldn’t get enough of a signal on my laptop to get video during my Skype lessons. Renata and Julia, her very capable cohort in Hungary, were undaunted by this and set to work immediately, preparing lessons which they emailed to me in advance, then Julia gave me 3 lessons a week via Skype messenger while Renata had some telephone conversations with me so that I could practice speaking in Hungarian. When I made suggestions for how we might alter our lessons in order to accelerate my learning in accordance with my own particular way of learning, Julia was more than happy to be flexible and make changes, and she always dealt with my frustration and stress with patience and a sense of humour :). Because of their assistance, my comprehension and speaking ability improved greatly, and I was overjoyed that my documents and level of language knowledge were accepted at the Consulate. I am so looking forward to officially gaining my Hungarian citizenship at the end of the bureaucratic iter, and I am so grateful to Hungarian Language Solutions for the significant part they played in this. Köszönöm szépen, Renáta és Julia, nagyon hálás vagyok!”