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Eszter Edl

Chinese Instructor - Appointed 2023

Graduate Degree

M.A. Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, National Taiwan Normal University
M.A. Philologist in Chinese Studies, Eotvos Lorand University

Undergraduate Degree

B.A. Chinese Studies, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest

Brief Biography

Eszter’s breadth of experience spans widely across different cultures and foreign languages: born in Hungary, Eszter lived, worked and studied in China and Taiwan for over seven years before moving to the United States in 2012. Driven by her passion for Chinese culture, she was the first Hungarian student at National Taiwan Normal University’s Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, where she earned her M.A. in 2012. She was also the first Hungarian (and the first non-native English speaker) to be accepted to and to have completed the Fulbright-Hayes GPA Associated Colleges in China (ACC) K-12 Chinese Language Institute in China. Eszter has extensive experience in teaching languages in many different settings and to students from various backgrounds, from full immersion summer camps to independent middle school classrooms in Manhattan, to private online lessons, and across ages ranging from elementary school students to retired lawyers. As a lifelong learner herself, Eszter believes in the transformative power of opening our minds to other languages and cultures, and she maintains that everyone can experience and benefit from such a journey.

Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

Students emerge from their time at Vermont Commons School intrinsically motivated to seek out their role for improving the world, with the skills and competencies to do so.