Speak English Naturally With Confidence

Do You Have Any of These Problems?

  • You can't speak English with enough confidence and fluency. 
  • You tried many different textbooks and courses but you still can't speak well enough, and you want to finally break through.
  • You need to learn more English for your job, you want to be able to communicate more effectively with your English-speaking clients and coworkers.
  • You want to be able to discuss current news or issues in English, interested in learning more about economic or political issues so you may understand better what's happening in the world and why.

Then I Can Help You!


Hi, I'm Norbert, and I specialize in teaching adult English learners with at least a lower intermediate level  

(CEF: B1; TOEIC: 400), and increasing your confidence and fluency in three areas:

1. General English Conversation

2. Business English

3. Special Topics: Current News, Economics, and Politics



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Norbert Szolnoky

About Me

Hi, everyone!

My name is Norbert and I am a Hungarian-American living in Toyama, Japan. I am a part-time English teacher at a university in the mornings, and in the afternoons I teach Business and Conversational English to business clients and private individuals, just like yourself. I love teaching, and I would love to also help you to reach your study goals.


(more about me below...)

my online lessons focus on three areas: 

1. General English Conversation

If you want to become a better English speaker, want to have more confidence or fluency, or want to increase your communication skills, then I can teach you how. We can go through a systematic conversational course, or focus on specific areas and topics you want to - for example My Life, My Hobbies, Travel, or Cultures.

2. Business English

Either (1) a comprehensive Business Communication course covering communication in all major areas of business life, or (2) a specific area you want to work on like email communication, meetings, or presentation skills. You can bring your own project or topics as well. I have worked in non-profit management for 16 years in the US so you can utilize my extensive experience in that field as well.

3. Special Topics: Current News, Economics, and Politics

I have a lot of prepared lessons and news sources I use to help you learn about and discuss topics in these areas. I love studying economics and politics. I am also just generally crazy about current news. I have also lived and worked in three different continents and cultures so you can use my experiences in those areas as well.

My Teaching Style: Natural Communication, No Boring Textbooks

Based on my experiences I focus on natural communication in my lessons and I use stories, news, and real-life topics and examples. I never use boring textbooks or teach you boring grammar. My teaching style is very relaxed and focus on teaching you practical, useful, and real conversational English, just like the way you have learned your own native language. The learning is natural; you won't even notice you're studying.

  • Natural Communication: stories, news, real-life topics and examples
  • NO boring textbooks or grammar
  • Relaxed, casual, friendly atmosphere
  • Practical, "contextual", whole learning
  • You learn naturally, just like your own language

Tools

I also use many different tools that support your learning, make it more effective and more fun. 

For example:

  • audio and video that you can download to your smartphone and listen or watch any time;
  • online lesson materials you can access at any time; 
  • fun quizzes, games and mini-tests to strengthen your knowledge through spaced repetition;
  • and if you want to study Business English with me then I can give you projects you can work on, news sources you can read, or podcasts you can listen to. 
  • I can also teach you different techniques that help you to study effectively.

About My Lessons

I focus on helping you to become a better speaker, to be able to communicate about any topics naturally just like a native speaker. In this process, I will help you to naturally:

Increase Your Confidence

Increase Your Fluency

Increase Your Communication Skills

Details:

  • English Conversation Lessons

    You can choose to:
    1. go through a comprehensive and systematic Communication Course that starts from B1 level (~TOEIC 400) all the way to C2 level (TOEIC 990), or
    2. focus on specific areas and topics desired, like My Life, My Hobbies, Travel, or Cultures.

    Lesson features:
     - You learn naturally through real-life situations.
     - You learn different techniques that help you to study effectively - you can use these to study any time on your own.
     - You can take an optional Placement Test in the beginning that shows you the areas you need to work on.
     - I also use many tools to support the main topics that make the lessons fun: quizzes, games, mini-tests, challenges.
  • Business Communication Lessons

    You can choose to:
    1. go through a comprehensive and systematic Business Communication Course covering all major areas of business life, or
    2. focus on specific areas and topics desired, like email or phone communication, socializing, meetings, negotiations or presentation skills.

    Lesson features:
     - You learn naturally through real-life business situations, and read about and discuss real business issues.
     - You can also bring your own materials and tasks you want to work on.
     - You learn different techniques that help you to study effectively - you can use these to study any time on your own.
     - You can take an optional Placement Test in the beginning that shows you the areas you need to work on.
     - I also use many tools to support the main topics that make the lessons fun: quizzes, games, mini-tests, challenges.

    Take advantage of my experience:
     - I have 16 years of nonprofit management experience in the United States in various positions.
     - I have taught Business English at many mid- and large-size companies in Toyama Prefecture, Japan since 2008: YKK, TPSCo, 日産化学 (Nissan Chemicals), SMK, 日本カーバイド工業 (NCI - Nippon Carbide Industries), 株式会社 不二越 (Nachi-Fujikoshi), 日東メディック株式会社 (Nitto Medic), and many others.
  • Current News, Economics, Politics

    You can choose any of these study options:
    1. I can provide a variety of topics in the form of current news articles, videos, or podcasts that you can choose from;
    2. I can also provide many archived materials from past issues and topics if desired;
    3. You can also bring your own topics, any news, or economic or political issues you want to discuss.

    Lesson features:
     - You learn naturally through listening to, reading, and discussing real topics.
     - I will teach you different techniques that enhance your fluency and help you to study effectively - you can use these to study any time on your own.
     - You can take an optional Placement Test in the beginning that shows you the areas you need to work on.

    Take advantage of my experience:
     - I specialize in teaching about these areas. I am "crazy" about news, politics, and economics, and I study them every day in my free time.
     - I have lived and worked in three different continents and cultures.
     - I traveled in 18 countries and 42 US states.

Sign Up For A Trial Lesson

Take a specially-priced Trial Lesson with me and see for yourself if my lessons are a good fit for you. With my Trial Lesson, I will give you many extras to help you!

You will get:

  1. 1
    FREE Placement Test - 
    You can take a free Placement Test before the lesson (test is about 1 hour long). It will tell you your exact English level and what areas you need to work on.
  2. 2
    50-minute live online lesson -
    We will discuss the result of the Placement Test (if you did it), your study goals, and then I can show you sample materials of regular lessons. 
  3. 3
    FREE daily homework study material for one week
  4. 4
    FREE Learning Resources List
  5. 5
    FREE English Study Guide -
    Shows you the 5 important points to study successfully
  6. 6
    Free Talk -
    If we have time at the end of the Trial Lesson, then you can choose anything you want to talk about. Please let me know what topics you are interested in.
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What My Students Are Saying:

"ノーバートさんは日本の文化を良く理解されており、英語の勉強を進める上で語学に限らず日本と海外の文化や慣習の違い等を知る良い機会になりました。また個々のレベルに沿った個別レッスンの為、グループとは異なり焦る事なく自分のペースでレッスンに参加する事ができました。"

'Mr. Norbert has a good understanding of Japanese culture, and it was a good opportunity to learn about the differences not only in languages but in culture and customs between Japan and other countries. Also, because the one-on-one lessons had different levels, I was able to participate in the lessons at my own pace without being impatient, unlike in a group. '

E.I. from Kurobe //

Pharmaceutical company administrator

"1, 学校の退屈な授業とは違い、会話の中で生きた英語を使いながら楽しんで英語を学べたことです。嫌々やる学習とは段違いです。

2, Norbertさんも僕と同じように、ネイティブ・スピーカーではありません。かつては今の僕のように英語を勉強されていました。ですから、最初から英語を話せた人々とは違った話を聞くことができ、大変参考になりました。"

'1, Unlike the boring lessons at school, I enjoyed learning English while using live English in conversation. It's different from the school-style learning that I don't like.

2, Norbert, like me, is not a native speaker. He used to study English like I do now. Therefore, I was able to hear stories different from those who could speak English from the beginning, which was very helpful. '

Alexey from Kosugi //

High School Student

"レッスン内容は「今やりたい事、必要な事」に柔軟に対応してくれます。
会話やクイズ、reading、 listeningを織り交ぜて自分のスタイルで学べることが気に入っています。ひとつの単語から関連する表現を教えてくれたり、教科書からは学べない、言葉が持つリアルなニュアンスも細かく教えてくれてすぐに役立ちます。
学習に役立つ提案を多くしてくれるので、飽きることなくまた自分に合ったものを探せます。"

"The lesson content was flexibly adjusted to 'what you want to do now, what you need'.
I like learning in my own style by interweaving conversations, quizzes, reading and listening. [Norbert's] lesson will be useful immediately because he will teach you many related expressions from one word, and will also teach you the real nuances of words that you can not learn from textbooks.
He will give you many suggestions to help you learn, so you can find the one that suits you without getting bored. "

M.T. from Kosugi //

Stay-at-home mom

"ノーバートさんの授業についてですが、わたくしのヒアリングとスピーキングに力を入れて欲しいという要望通り、授業では主にディスカッション形式で進めていただき、英語講師の生の英語に接することができて、とても良かったと思います。また、ノーバートさんは、話すスピードやワードの強弱もわたくしのレベルを考慮していただいて、ゆっくりはっきりした英語でとても。
聞きやすく、英語に慣れることができたと思います。

また、間違った時も面倒くさがらずにちゃんと指摘してくれるところが"良かったです。"

"Regarding Mr. Norbert's class, as I requested that we focus on listening and speaking, I was very happy that the class was mainly conducted in a discussion format and I was able to come into contact with the raw, natural English of the English teacher. In addition, Mr. Norbert's English was very slow and clear, taking my level of speaking speed and vocabulary into consideration.
It was easy to listen, and I think I was able to get used to English.

Also, it was good that he pointed out my mistakes properly without making me feel uncomfortable."

S.S. from Toyama //

Bookkeeper at Nachi-Fujikoshi Corporation

My Story: From Very Bad English Speaker To English Teacher

I was born and grew up in Hungary so my native language is Hungarian. That's right; I am actually not a native English speaker. As a matter of fact, I was actually very bad at English while I was in Hungary as I just couldn't learn it from books and in regular school classes. I even failed my English class at the second year of my college! Can you believe that?


But when I went to the United States, I just naturally interacted with people every day, and I have reached native-level English in about two years. So if I, who once failed at English, can reach native level, then anyone can - and I want to use my experience to help you to do just that: to become a confident, fluent, and knowledgeable English speaker.


Learning English allowed me to expand my career, meet and be able to communicate with amazing people, and even to become a university English teacher at the end.


Speaking good English can open up many new possibilities for you as well.

Let me help you to reach YOUR goals and dreams! 

More About Me

  • I have lived 21 years in Hungary, 18 years in the USA, then lived in Japan since 2008
  • I have worked 16 years in nonprofit management in the USA, in the Youth Development field
  • I love traveling; I have visited 18 countries and 42 US States (from 50)
  • My other hobbies: learning about economics and geopolitics; watching American Football; swimming and being outdoors
  • I am married to my beautiful Japanese wife, and we have four children

My Family

Norbert & Sayuri Szolnoky

With My Wife

Our Family

My Wife and Our Four Children

Study With Me!

I would love to get to know you and help you achieve your goals and dreams. 


If you think I'm a good fit for you then sign up for a trial lesson with me!


You will get all these benefits:

  • FREE Placement Test
  • 50-minute live online lesson
  • FREE study materials for a week
  • FREE Learning Resources List
  • FREE English Study Guide

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Still Not Sure?

Perhaps you are still not sure whether my lessons are a good fit for you. Perhaps you have tried many other courses, textbooks, or teachers, and you still didn't find what you wanted, still couldn't breakthrough, and now you are very cautious. I understand. I couldn't learn from books or from teachers either. It seemed very unnatural to learn a language from a textbook, and many of my teachers were just going through the materials like a robot, without teaching me how to really use English, how to really communicate.


That's why I don't use any textbooks in my lessons. You learn naturally with me, you won't even notice you are studying. It will be more like having fun communicating with a friend.

Take The First Step: Make A Decision

"Once you start something you are half-way there". In other words, the hardest step is to start something new, but once you have started you made a big step toward your goal.


Make a decision and start your journey TODAY to speaking English fluently, with confidence!

You Have Nothing To Lose

You have nothing to lose, everything to gain. 

You can try out my lesson for a very special Trial Lesson price of 2000円 (~ 19 USD) and get many valuable free bonuses - and even if you don't like my lesson and don't want to continue with me, you of course can keep all the bonuses and use them to make your learning more successful.

If You Sign Up

  • Get a FREE Placement Test - find out exactly your English level and what areas you need to work on.
  • Get a 50-minute online lesson - find out how I can help you to reach your English goals.
  • Get FREE study materials, Learning Resources, and a Study Guide - these can help you to learn effectively. Keep them even if you don't continue studying with me after the Trial Lesson.
  • You made a great decisions and took the first step toward fulfilling your goal.

If You Don't Sign Up

  • You miss out on a free Placement Test and won't find out exactly what you need to work on.
  • You won't know if I can help you to learn English and achieve your goals.
  • You miss out on all the FREE and very valuable bonuses that can help you to learn English better.
  • You miss a chance to take a step toward your goal of learning English.
  • And sadly, I will not have the chance to meet you, get to know you, and help you.

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P.S.: Don't miss this opportunity! The key to success is to MAKE A DECISION to do it!

As I've said before: "Once you start something you are half-way there". In other words, the hardest step is to start something new, but once you have started you made a big step toward your goal.

So make that first step and sign up for a Trial Lesson with me! You have nothing to lose, everything to gain! 

Norbert Szolnoky

English Teacher and Coach

About Me

I am Hungarian-American living in Toyama, Japan since 2008. I am a part-time English teacher at a local university in the mornings, and I teach Business and Conversational English to business and private clients in the afternoons.


My hobbies are studying economics and geopolitics, and traveling. I am married to a beautiful Japanese woman, and we have four beautiful children. 

Do you still have some questions? Write me an email!

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