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NONPreparatory Course in Hungarian Language

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Programme description:
The Intensive Hungarian Foundation Course designed for anyone interested in the Hungarian language and culture is the ideal way to jump-start their future academic or professional life in Hungary.

Divided into two terms, the aim of the course is to provide students with a system of tools allowing them to successfully manage communicational situations arising in the target language environment and enabling them to comprehend factual texts containing the basic structures of the language in both reading and writing.

In the second semester, students are provided with the full formal system of Hungarian. The subjects aimed at developing the various language skills now concentrate on, among other things, independent written compositions and language use for expressing opinions. The reading program gradually leads from comprehending texts with the help of a dictionary to the independent processing of texts. The latter subjects can be expanded by developing the basic vocabulary according to students’ wishes into various study areas, such as history, literature, sociology.

In addition to intensive language classes, the additional Hungarian cultural lectures give an overview of the main events in Hungarian history, Hungarian literature, linguistics, folklore, cultural history and sociology. These lectures are held in English.

This two-semester program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge that enables them to continue studies in Hungarian at a university level or to use Hungarian as an intermediary language at work.

Strength of program:
The program is suported by the Department of Hungarian as a Foreign Language (Magyar mint Idegennyelv), which is the national centre for Hungarian teaching of internationals and teacher training in Hungarian as a foreign language.

Scholarship holders who successfully complete the higher education preparatory programme in
Hungarian are entitled to mark one programme corresponding to the specialisation of the preparatory in up to three institutions until the given deadline.

Entry requirements: Secondary school certificate

Entrance exam: Yes

Type of entrance exam: oral

Entrance exam location: Electronic

Entrance exam description:
The application documents are processed by the Department of International Affairs and then forwarded to the department responsible for the given degree programme. The department checks the documents and organizes an interview by telephone, online (e.g. Skype) or in person. After the entrance interview, the department comes to a decision and informs the Department of International Affairs.

Mr Rezső Jarmalov
Diaspora scholarship koordinátor

Preparatory year available: No

Specialisation year available: No

Minimum number of scholarship holders: 2

Maximum number of scholarship holders: 20
Link: www.elte.hu/en/intensive-hungarian-foundation-course

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Intensive Hungarian Foundation Course

Career opportunities

Career opportunities:
The language knowledge acquired by the end of the course provides Hungarian language knowledge for specific purposes: it therefore enables students to continue studies at university or to use Hungarian as an intermediary language at work.

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