Hungarian beginners: module 1
Time: 19:30 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LHG11
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
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What is the course about?
The course aims to provide students with a foundation understanding of Hungarian language, enabling students to begin communicating in practical situations with an insight into Hungarian culture.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The course will cover Hungarian phonology, elementary grammar, vocabulary, and socio-cultural elements of the language providing students with the opportunity to develop both productive and receptive skills.
Greet and meet people and introduce yourselves and others; give personal information: age, profession, nationality; buy or order food and drink.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- greet people
- introduce yourself and others
- give personal information
- ask for personal information
- count up to 100
- buy food and drinks in the market
- order food and drinks in a restaurant
- ask for price.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for complete beginners.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The course is based on MagyarOK1 and Reader for the A1 Level. Both textbooks can be purchased online at www.magyar-ok.hu.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Hungarian beginners: module 2 in January.
Eva started teaching younger pupils English when she was still at grammar school and then went on to university to major in English and Hungarian. She also studied ethnography since she was deeply interested in her own country’s cultural and intellectual background. Eva has taught Hungarian at all levels and has experience teaching at colleges, universities and government organisations. She loves to see the enthusiasm of adult students when they start learning Hungarian and to watch how they become inspired to learn more about the language. Eva has translated books for children from English into Hungarian. She has also translated essays by George Orwell. When she is not teaching, she likes taking long walks, gardening and practicing yoga.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.