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Native speakers to Hungarian Green VET!

October 15, 2020
By: Judit Emma Tóth | juditcovic

KMASZC (former KASZK) Agricultural Training Centre is a very special institution within Hungarian Green VET. They take hundreds of students and teachers abroad for training every year. However, they are also unique in the sense that they employ native English speakers in two of their schools in order to improve their students’ foreign language skills. No other VET centre in the country can boast with that! The international team of KMASZC  is committed to the internationalisation of their institution and its member schools are among the most active within EUROPEA-Hungary.

Below you can read the introduction of the two native speakers, now part of the KMASZC staff.

Dallan Troyer comes from Iowa, USA and has been living in Budapest since 2004 with his Hungarian wife and their son. He has a degree in Arts and has done lots of teaching in different places and areas. He feels very happy to be part of the staff of Varga Márton Horticultural School. He loves working with the students and especially enjoys the freedom of having lessons anywhere on campus – the magnificent and unique Japanese garden included!

He has even started a drop-in workshop for students who are really eager to practice speaking. He calls it “English Breakfast”, which is on the agenda on Mondays and Wednesdays – at 6:45 am (!!).

Amy O’Brien left Ireland for Hungary and came to Vác (northern Hungary) with her Hungarian boyfriend approximately a year ago. She was working in Budapest for a private nursery school when she came across the job advertisement of the Táncsics Mihály Agricultural School and decided to give it chance. She is very happy that her application was accepted and as she used to do horse-riding back in Ireland, she feel very comfortable in an agricultural environment.

Although she misses her family and Irish friends, she loves being there and enjoys teaching very much. She is planning to stay on as long as it is possible. What good news for the school!


Acknowledgements: many thanks to Juci, Rita, Tímea (HU), Dallan (USA) and Amy (IE) 🙂

Photos: from Juci (HU)

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