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    Our school offers an environment of respect, intercultural understanding and integrity, where everyone is involved, valued and successful; a community where individuals make a difference.

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    97% of our parents say their child is developing confidence and independence at our school

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    Through Nord Anglia University our teaching staff maintain the highest standards of a rigorous British education.

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    Our students have achieved strong results in the IB Diploma Programme. BISB’s initial average score this year is 2½ points higher than the IB global average, maintaining the gap between ourselves and other IB schools around the world.

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World Languages

Meet our World Languages teachers.

  • Kevin Swaine

    Kevin Swaine

    Head of World Languages and Language Development Director

    Kevin Swaine

    BA (Hons) Modern Languages, University of Sheffield 

    PGCE Modern Languages, Oxford Brookes University

    MA Translation Studies (ongoing), University of Portsmouth

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  • Stephanie Gougeon

    Stephanie Gougeon

    French Teacher

    Stephanie Gougeon

    Madame Gougeon arrived in Budapest in 1997 and taught in the “Kertészeti” University for 2 years. Then she work for a year as Head of French on the European PHARE program in International House. In 2001, she founded her own company (teaching and translating) and worked in various places: teaching in language schools and professionals at their work place (engineers, lawyers, travel agents…). She joined our school in 2002, feeling again the need to work in a school and as part of a team.

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  • Charlotte Harker

    Charlotte Harker

    Language Teacher

    Charlotte Harker

    BA (Hons) German and Music, First Class, Newcastle University 

    Master of Arts, Interpreting and Translation, University of Central Lancashire

    PGCE Secondary Modern Foreign Languages, University of Cumbria 

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  • Anat Kalman

    Anat Kalman

    German Teacher

    Anat Kalman

    Ms Anat Kalman graduated as a certified Teacher of German as Foreign Language, University of Kassel/Germany and has a PhD in Philosophy/Anthropology, University of Sorbonne in Paris/France. She has been teaching German as a foreign language since 1986 in the Secondary and at University in France and Romania, where she lectured and conducted seminars for the Masters programme in German language and culture at the University of Paris-XIII, Villetaneuse and at the University of Bucharest. From 2006 to 20011 she worked as a German and Philosophy Teacher in the Deutsche Schule Budapest DSB. From 2012 to 2015 she worked again in Paris, at the catholic Lycee Institut de l’Assomption. She also produces radio-transmissions and writes radio-plays and poetry.

    She simply loves teaching and being with young students from all over the world.

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  • Erika Nagy

    Erika Nagy

    Spanish Teacher

    Erika Nagy

    MA Teacher of Spanish Language and Literature, University of Eötvös Loránd (ELTE), Budapest

    Member of AHPE

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  • Mei Szabo

    Mei Szabo

    Language Teacher

    Mei Szabo

    Mei holds a MA in Marketing Communications and a BA in French Language and Literature. She is also a certified TCSL and TEFL teacher.

    Alongside her role in school, Mei is currently pursuing an MA in International Education at King’s College London.

    She is a member of Shihan, China (The International Society for Chinese Language Teaching)

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  • Marion Virányi-Fontan

    Marion Virányi-Fontan

    French Teacher

    Marion Virányi-Fontan

    Ms Viranyi-Fontan has been working in different institutions, such as the French institute and a Hungarian bilingual high school before making the decision to join us at BISB. She has always loved working with young children and the amazing opportunity and challenge of working in an international environment set her motivations to a great level.

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  • Eleanor Walsh Spanish Teacher

    Eleanor Walsh

    Spanish Teacher

    Eleanor Walsh

    MA (Hons) French and Politics, University of Edinburgh

    Certficat d’Études Politiques, Institut d’Études Politiques, Rennes, France

    PGCE Modern Foreign Languages, University of Oxford 

    MSc International Relations, University of Edinburgh

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