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I regularly interpret for the Police Station of Fonyód and Balatonlelle.  I can provide onsite interpretation at business meetings, in offices and surgeries (German - Hungarian - English). I also make phone calls to offices, shops or repairmen.

I have a Language Examination Certificate in English Level C1, combined - reading, listening, writing, speaking.  I also have a degree in Translating and Interpreting in Business and Social Sciences Hungarian and German.

 Price: 25 euros / hour


My fascination and interest with Hungary began with a holiday in Budapest prior to Hungary joining the European Union. After many repeat visits I decided to purchase a property in Hungary and spend more time in the country.


Not long afterwards my interests expanded further and I acquired a local Pub and other business interests. It soon became evident that if I was to progress further a working knowledge of the language was essential.


Consequently I decided to study Hungarian, but searches for suitable classes in the UK proved fruitless. Shortly afterwards Farkas Ildiko was recommended to me by one of her pupils.


I decided to embark on a series of Hungarian lessons with her and I haven’t looked back since. Ildiko is a talented teacher with the ability to tailor her lessons to address individual needs, focussing on what is essential and addressing weaknesses. She is helping me reach my personal objectives and this is proving very beneficial, both socially and professionally.


I have now been studying Hungarian with her for one year, both face-to-face in Hungary and online when I am in the UK. I am now extremely satisfied that I can both engage in basic conversation with local people and communicate effectively with hired help.


In addition to teaching me Hungarian I have also engaged Ildiko as an interpreter and translator, and employed her to carry out many duties and tasks on my behalf. These have been carried out with the professionalism, diligence and efficiency of a Personal Assistant.


In short, I have no reservation in recommending Farkas Ildiko as either a teacher, interpreter, translator or Personal Assistant.

Michael Brierley MBA FIET FCMI, Balatonberény