In 2013 we moved to Doha and in the same year I started to teach EAL at Compass International School Doha.
During these years I took part in several conferences and professional development courses in several countries: TESOL conference, Doha (2014), computer skills PDC, Czech Republic (2006), English as a Second Language for Children in the Kindergarten, Czech Republic (2005), German in Secondary Education, Romania (2001), German Teaching Techniques, Schwabisch-Gmund, Germany (2001).
In the afternoons after school I have been working as a translator since I finished my university studies. I have translated a huge amount of official documents coming from the court in Romania, using four languages: Romanian, Hungarian, English and German. This year I have just completed my translations for a long project financed by the Hungarian Government. I have translated for a new dictionary of 15 volumes from Hungarian into German. Two years ago I also worked on a project by Samsung with a Belgian translating agency.
I am married and have two children: my daughter is nine and my son is five. My husband works in telecommunications, leading a team of 55 employees in the department of marketing and communications.
In our free time we like travelling and exploring new countries. We enjoy our time in Qatar, spending every weekend on the beach or in the desert, as we don’t see much of these landscapes in our home country. We also like going out with friends and have dinner in different restaurants, tasting all the different dishes from all around the world.
Being an international family, we speak several languages every day: Czech, Hungarian, English, Romanian and German. Both I and my husband are passionate about languages; we try to learn new languages whenever possible and discover different cultures through languages.
In my free time I read a lot, especially in Hungarian, but also in all the other languages above mentioned. My very special hobby is knitting pullovers. I can use my creativity and it makes me feel relaxed. It also teaches me patience which I really need in the school, as well as at home with my children!
WHAT THE STUDENTS SAY ABOUT ME
We enjoy EAL very much and the teachers are very kind!
The EAL teacher makes me learn like lightning!
I like the EAL teacher, especially when we read the iDictionary!
WHAT MAKES THIS SCHOOL DIFFERENT
This school is different to all others I have worked at because the students are on the first place. The school cares enormously about the children, regards them as individuals and fulfils the needs of each and every child.
The school also offers a lot of opportunities for professional development for the staff. I have attended a tutor training program for Teaching ESL in mainstream classrooms offered by the Department for Education and Child Development of the Government of South Australia (2014). Since then, I am offering teacher training courses in Gharaffa.
This school is special because the management is very successful in hiring very highly qualified teachers. The level of teaching is more than satisfactory, all the members of the staff are professionally very well trained.
What I like very much about the school is that they teach children through having fun. All the students enjoy coming to school in the morning, the atmosphere is very warm and welcoming and the children feel special being in this school.