Lessons

General

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On this page you’ll find all the information you should know about lessons (or work hours) that can be purchased from Chris and his trusty team (of mainly cows). Here you can find out how many hours you can purchase a week, what prices you encounter and what the general availability of Chris is.

Everything else you can ask him once you add him on skype (chrisfromhungary) or write an email (chrisfromhungary@outlook.com). You can also find Chris on Facebook (look for chrisfromhungary). I believe it might be obvious at this point that “chrisfromhungary” is a username you can find in lots of places.

Availability

Chris has a day job of sorts, or rather we could refer to it as the “one big project that consumes the most time”.

While his work time is flexible, there is a certain pattern you should be aware of.

This picture below hopefully paints a good-enough picture about what you need to know regarding lesson times. Please note that all times use GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) and you may have to add or subtract hours according to the timezone you live in.

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IMPORTANT: Times are subject to change and in the GMT timezone.

Prices in Euros

In this section you’ll find the official pricing of one 45-minute lesson or other activity. Please note that you may have to look up the exchange rate of your currency to euros.

Number of Lessons Price (45 min) Weekly Monthly When you reach 100 lessons
1x a week 20 eur 20 eur 80 eur 2 000 eur
2x a week 16 eur 32 eur 128 eur 1 600 eur
3x a week 14 eur 42 eur 168 eur 1 400 eur
4x a week 12 eur 48 eur 192 eur 1 200 eur

While you can pay any amount to top up your balance, there is an added bonus after each 100 euros you pay.

When using PayPal you can use different any chosen currency, just don’t forget to notify Chris about it.

Prices in Hungarian Forints

In this section you’ll find the official pricing of one 45-minute lesson or other activity. Please note that you should only pay in Hungarian forints if you are located in Hungary, or have the funds already in forints.

Number of Lessons Price (45 min) Weekly Monthly When you reach 100 lessons
1x a week 6000 huf 6 000 huf 24 000 huf 600 000 huf
2x a week 4 800 huf 9 600 huf 38 400 huf 480 000 huf
3x a week 4 000 huf 12 000 huf 48 000 huf 400 000 huf
4x a week 3 600 huf 14 400 huf 57 600 huf 360 000 huf

While you can pay any amount to top up your balance, there is an added bonus after each 10 000 huf you pay.

Your Balance

When you pay any amount either through PayPal or direct deposit to the company’s bank account, you top up your balance. Then you can start learning. Each lesson will subtract the necessary amount except when you can’t make it to the lesson. In case of absence the lesson gets cancelled and you won’t have to pay for it – fair use policy applies.

Should you require any other method of paying, please note that at this moment only PayPal and direct deposit (in Hungarian forints) are accepted.

You can choose the number of lessons for each week at any time and benefit from the discounts – fair use policy applies.

Paying with PayPal

You can deposit any amount to chrisfromhungary@outlook.com or select a package from the list below and click the buy now button. Please note that the packages do not relate in any way to the number of lessons you can purchase.


Paying with Direct Deposit

Please place deposits using the below credentials. Please note that this can only be done from a Hungarian bank account.

Chris Kovacs kft.
11742513-20001058

 What a Lesson Looks Like

While each lesson is designed to fit the needs of the student, there is a patter that is usually present in every lesson:

  • calling on Skype with or without webcam
  • checking homework you’ve completed
  • providing you with more homework (if needed)
  • reading and audio-based exercises (above a certain level)
  • grammar exercises
    • creating sentences
    • analysing text
    • translating from your native language
  • talking exercises (above a certain level)
  • discussing culture
    • underlying method of creating sentences
    • what you can and cannot say in a conversation
    • general behaviour
  • vocabulary exercises
  • practising pronounciation

A lesson is either 45 minutes or 90 minutes long (double lesson). We can’t do all the above mentioned tasks each lesson and homework is given besides lessons instead of preparing you for the next lesson. There are little projects you have to undertake (e.g.: writing about yourself, reading or listening to certain material). There is a grammar exercise book for both Hungarian and English that you have to complete – it takes about 1-2 years to do that.

Tracking Progress

Progress is tracked in Trello (a project management tool). Payments are also tracked and regular work assessments reports are provided to you.

Besides these tools there is continuous communication to help you through the hard periods of learning. Help is always at arms reach since Chris is online on Skype throughout the day.

Skype and Technical Stuff

Lessons are held using Skype, a video or audio call that we initiate in the beginning and end when we finish the lesson. Before the call we usually text about whether everything is in order or there are sudden technical or other difficulties regarding your lesson.

Please note that while a lesson is officially 45 minute long, room must be allowed to prepare and discuss other technical or scheduling issues. That being said, scheduling happens outside lessons (most of the time).

Asking Questions

You are highly encouraged to ask questions and communicate with Chris outside lessons. It will ensure the best experience you can have besides having lessons. If you have any issues, please don’t hesitate to discuss them.