About Zsombor

I am a teacher of English and Hungarian as a foreign language. In 2011, I founded the TAKE FIVE - English Language Club. In 2016, I started working at a school where I teach children with special educational needs. I regularly write about my experiences in the classroom or about any other education-related topics. Besides teaching, I'm also interested in film-making. I got my first camcorder at the age of 17, and I've been learning about cinematography ever since. I spent 4 years studying film theory and history, and I also had a chance to spend half a year at the Budapest Film Academy, attending a writing-directing course.

English whispers

Over the last few months, we’ve tried out a number of popular online games. Every second Thursday, we gather on our Discord server in the ‘Big Table’ voice channel. After a short intro round, sometimes followed by an amusing ice-breaker game, we choose something from our favorites list. Depending on the number of attendees, we play Jackbox, Taboo, Fishbowl, Codenames or skribbl.io. This Thursday we tried out a new game called Gartic Phone, which turned out to be the greatest fun ever! In short, it is the modernized online version of the well-known Chinese whispers game.

We create a room, everybody joins, then the host launches the game. In the first round, you write down a few words as a scene title to start the chain. In the second round, the computer shuffles the titles. This time you have to draw a scene based on a random player’s title. In the third round, someone else will receive your drawing and has to give a new title to it. The chain goes on until we reach the number of players.

When the writing and drawing is over, the host presents the stories on the screen. All you need to do is laugh out loud as the stories evolve from the very first title until the last drawing, filtering through everyone’s crazy imagination. Before you quit the game, you can download any of the story chains as a GIF. Scroll down (after clicking on ‘Continue reading”) to see a fine selection of our slideshows from Thursday:


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Let’s play!

We launched our gaming sessions last night, and we can tell you that we had a great time! If you feel the need to unwind at the end of a long day, or you simply miss the club, don’t hesitate to join us for some light-hearted gaming every second Thursday until the winter break. Check out the calendar for the dates. If you’re interested, feel free to contact us on our Facebook page, and we’ll send you the link to our Discord server.

Temporarily closed

Dear All,

After due consideration, we, the TAKE FIVE organizers, have come to the decision that we will no longer continue our regular sessions in the current situation.

The lack of personal contact and the recurring technical glitches in the online space, among other things, seem to be leading to extremely low attendance. In order to maintain the true spirit of our club, we all agree that the regular meetings should be resumed sometime during the spring, or alternatively, after the impact of the pandemic on our daily life has subsided.

Nevertheless, it would be difficult for us to completely lose touch with you. We are currently discussing other options to fill the void throughout the long break.

Thank you for your understanding.
Stay tuned for updates here or on our Facebook page.

Summer picnic by the Danube

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We had a fantastic time on Thursday at Nehru part. This was the second ever picnic style session in the history of our club. The introductory section revolved around music, but we also brought back some old favorites, such as … Continue reading

We are moving online!

In response to the current situation, we have decided to move online for the rest of the season and continue our scheduled sessions. The events are going to be organized in Discord, an online text and voice messaging application. We will try our best to stick to the regular format, including the introductory section, the small group discussions and the games. Find the latest event on our Facebook page to receive the invite link to our Discord server. The link will be posted in the event one day before the session.