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NONPreparatory Course in Hungarian Language

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Overview

The programme aims to prepare international students for studying in Hungarian higher education institutions. The teaching material covers all the levels from beginner (A1 level) up to B2 level. In the modules, designed in line with CEFR levels, several language competences (reading, writing, speaking and listening) are simultaneously developed. In addition to the acquisition of language skills needed for everyday life and university courses, knowledge connected to civilisation and culture is included in the course programme, as well.

Programme structure

The course ”Hungarian Language as a Foreign Language” aims to prepare international students for studying in Hungarian higher education institutions. The teaching material covers all the levels from beginner, A1 up to advanced C1. In the modules, designed in line with CEFR levels, several language competences (listening, reading comprehension, understanding reading, writing, composition of texts, conversation, oral communication) are simultaneously developed. In addition to the acquisition of language skills, needed for everyday life and university courses, knowledge connected to civilisation and culture is included in the course programme as well.

Beginners can also participate in the course. In addition to the basic writing, reading, speaking skills, no input requirement is attached to the module A1/1.Except for this unit- in case of joining further units- candidates have to complete a placement test input by the training institute. The trainee can join the course even if he/she certifies his/her language level with an accredited language examination (B1, B2) not older the 12 months or attaching certificated course document from earlier levels based on the same course requirements not older in a year. The institution makes a certified copy of this document.


Educational package of Hungarian language for international students

The educational package, designed to last for an entire academic year, comprises the following mandatory, elective and optional panels:

- 840 hours of mandatory general language lessons

-15 hours of elective orientational training

- 16 hours of optional conversation


1. Mandatory language training

The course ”Hungarian Language as a Foreign Language” aims to prepare international students for studying in Hungarian higher education institutions. The teaching material covers all the levels from beginner, A1 up to advanced C1. In the modules, designed in line with CEFR levels, several language competences (listening, reading comprehension, understanding reading, writing, composition of texts, conversation, oral communication) are simultaneously developed. In addition to the acquisition of language skills, needed for everyday life and university courses, knowledge connected to civilisation and culture is included in the course programme as well.


Structure and scheduling of mandatory language courses:

The courses comprise 28 interconnected modules, 30 lessons each, from CEFR level A1 up to level C1. After every module, there is a test to be taken and passed. A score of at least 60% is required in order to move up to the next module.

The course is scheduled for 34 weeks. Counting with 25 lessons weekly, every day from Monday to Friday 5 lessons are scheduled.


2. Orientational training

Objective:

International students should familiarize themselves with civic, cultural and civilisational knowledge as well as local customs.

Major thematic units of semester 1:

General civic knowledge (in the English language)

Communication, establishing contacts, office routines on the phone, in person, via email

Catering and tourism, accommodation, shopping, other services

Health care

Travelling, obtaining information

Course programme for semester 2:

Specialist language orientational training

Scheduling: 68 lessons, designed for 34 weeks, 2 lessons per week


3. Conversation

designed for 34 weeks, 2 lessons per week (optional)

Evaluation and grading criteria

For the certification, participants must participate in the course at least 80 per cent. The final exam consists of written and oral parts. The module final exams are required for every participant with the minimum result of 60 per cent (oral and written parts separately). The module final exam qualification exam: pass/ fail.

After the one year course, the student will get a cerficitate about the one year training.
The program has no credits.

For the entrance exam: students who wish to continue their studies at the University of Nyíregyháza after the one-year Hungarian course, will have priority in the evaluation entry process.

Apply now! Academic year 2023/24
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Sept 2023
Apply now! Academic year 2023/24
Application period has ended
Studies commence
1 Sept 2023