What is the Bilingual.hu Program?
We are a private, non-profit, tuition-based educational enterprise operating in Hungarian state educational institutions. As such, we are a public-private partnership that has been providing unique educational opportunities to hundreds of Hungarian families since 2001.
What does Bilingual.hu teach?
We operate our nationally accredited program in three primary schools and two kindergartens in Budapest and its environs. Our primary school program encompasses 1stthrough 8thgrade and involves nearly every subject in the curriculum, making it possible for teachers of diverse backgrounds to draw on their training and experience and deliver quality teaching tostudents aged 7 to 14. In our kindergarten program, children aged 3 to 7 are immersed in a bilingual environment using the 'one person, one language model'. Within this context, we provide high-quality early childhood education in English through play and everyday situations as well as set activities, resulting in successful language acquisition from a very young age.
What does Bilingual.hu offer that makes our program different?
(1) We provide professional development training opportunities at multiple points throughout each school year, starting with in-depth orientation and training in August prior to starting the school year. We work with top teacher trainers, both from within Hungary and internationally.
(2) We offer an innovative approach to teaching, including the interactive and communicative approach favored in EFL environments as well as Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in our subject lessons at all grade levels and in the kindergarten. As such, we co-teach: teachers hold lessons jointly and alternate in the leading role, switching languages throughout the course of the lesson. Students thus study simultaneously in both English and Hungarian. We are also innovating in terms of technology in teaching, integrating various online learning platforms into our program and rolling out the use of tablets in our primary school classrooms.
(3) Our program also offers the chance to work alongside highly experienced Hungarian teaching professionals, whose knowledge and expertise are part of our program’s offerings to our staff members. We work very closely with our co-teachers, so we can learn a tremendous amount from them as we go along.
(4) For all these reasons we believe Bilingual.hu offers unrivaled opportunities for development. We hope – and believe – that working in our program will allow for both rapid and broad professional development as well as the personal growth that comes out of taking on a challenge and becoming part of a tightly-knit teaching team and a truly unique learning environment.