Hungarian – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

Would you like to learn Hungarian in London? Join one of our part-time Hungarian courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginner Hungarian courses start in October. If you already have some knowledge of Hungarian you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Hungarian course.

We also have intermediate and advanced Hungarian classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

Hungarian Beginner is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Hungarian.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Hungarian for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Hungarian for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 parts equates to one single transaction.

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 16 September.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
2 October 2018 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2019 Part 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
16 April 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon

Course content

Our Hungarian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • a short introduction to the Hungarian language
  • personal introductions, asking and giving simple personal information
  • formal and informal ways of address and greetings
  • numbers 0–1 million
  • languages, countries and nationalities
  • professions and my family
  • simple description of objects of daily use

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the alphabet and pronunciation and vowel harmony rule
  • regular verbs in the present tense singular and indefinite (várni, tanulni, beszélni, ülni)
  • the use of the verb ‘to be’ in the present tense (lenni)
  • basic components of grammar: personal and demonstrative pronouns (én, te, ő …., ez, az) and the definite and indefinite articles (a / az, egy)
  • suffixes: -ul/-ül, -ban/-ben
  • possessive suffixes: singular (tollam, tollad, tolla)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • meeting at the office and technical problems
  • opposites
  • looks and appearances: describing objects, places and people
  • a day in the office: what’s your job like?
  • telephoning and telephone numbers
  • writing emails
  • at the café – food and drinks

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the use of the verb van/vannak
  • multiple suffixing (a könyvemben)
  • demonstrative pronouns used before nouns (ez a város, az a város)
  • numerals before nouns (egy kép, nyolc kép, száz kép)
  • infinitive constructions (tudsz segíteni)
  • regular verbs with connecting vowel: -ít, two consonants in the present tense (segítesz, mondasz)
  • word order: complete sentence negation, partial negation

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • telling the time
  • places in the city
  • a weekly schedule: talking about daily routines and free time activities: hobbies, likes and dislikes
  • giving simple suggestions
  • travelling by public transport and asking and giving (simple) directions
  • famous sights and places in Hungary: describing towns and villages
  • criteria for a high standard of living

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adverbs of time and place (ma, holnap, itt, sehol)
  • modal verbs used with the infinitive: (lehet sportolni)
  • full system of locative cases (suffixes answering the question Where? Where to? and Where from?)
  • suffixing personal pronouns and numerals (velem, nálam, hatos villamos)
  • irregular verbs (jön, megy) and –ik verbs (lakik, fejlődik) ) in the present tense
  • suffixes: -val, -vel (a sportolóval) and the plural –k (városok, éttermek)
  • word order: verbs and their components (dependent nouns)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Magyar OK A1+ Volume 1 throughout the course, supplemented by the teacher's own materials. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Who is this class for?

This level of Hungarian is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Hungarian language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Hungarian for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Hungarian for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 parts equates to one single transaction.

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 16 September.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
2 October 2018 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2019 Part 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
16 April 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon

Course content

Our Hungarian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • shopping, buying food and clothes
  • food, quantities and recipes
  • at the market, at the restaurant
  • eating habits of Hungarians and other nations
  • colours and sizes
  • eating healthily
  • services in the town

Grammar

You will learn:

  •  transitive and intransitive verbs (kezd vs kezdődik)
  • the ending for the direct object –t
  • conjugation of verbs (ending in -s, -sz, -z)
  • suffixing adjectives and demonstrative pronouns (ezt a tollat, a pirosakat)
  • plural of adjectives (szépek, régiek)
  • modal verbs and irregular verbs (megy, jön, eszik, iszik)
  • possessive structures (a tanárnő táskájában)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • places and situations
  • everyday telephone conversations
  • hobbies, spending leisure time and being on holiday
  • tourist destinations in Hungary
  • sending a postcard
  • the four seasons and the weather
  • busy weekdays: a daily work schedule

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the dative case (-nak/-nek)
  • adverbs of time (ritkán, gyakran, soha)
  • the past tense of the verb van (volt)
  • prefixes indicating directions (bemegy, visszanéz)
  • indefinite direct object, definite direct object (egy könyvet, azt a könyvet)
  • suffixing numerals: how often? (Hányszor? Milyen gyakran? Kétszer)
  • word order: sentences with prefixes (Péter ma nem megy el a boltba.)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • learning languages
  • our family and family events: birthdays
  • invitation
  • rooms and furniture in the house
  • activities at home, house chores
  • kitchen, the centre of the house
  • my neighbourhood

Grammar

You will learn:

  • definite present tense conjugation of regular and irregular verbs (értem, nézzük)
  • possessive endings and expressing possession (Kinek van egy tolla?)
  • the verbs van in all tenses (lesz, van, volt, legyen szíves)
  • the past tense of regular verbs (tanultam, írtál)
  • postpositions indicating place (mellett, között)
  • definite present tense conjugation: verbs ending in -s, -sz, -z (olvassa, főzzük)
  • word order: sentences with possessive structures (Nem Ágnesnak van nagy háza, hanem Ádámnak.)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use MagyarOK 1 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Who is this class for?

You have a solid intermediate knowledge of the Hungarian language and its grammar, and can communicate confidently and fluently in most everyday situations.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied Hungarian for three years or 120 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Hungarian for about 140 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Hungarian for about 160 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 parts equates to one single transaction.

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 16 September.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2018 Part 1 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 January 2019 Part 2 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
17 April 2019 Part 3 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon

Course content

Our Hungarian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • learning languages, studying abroad
  • interpreting statistics
  • a typical Hungarian family, family events, festivals
  • invitation by phone, via email and post
  • moving into a new home: rooms, furniture and fittings
  • household chores: change of roles in the family, family models in Europe
  • expressing someone’s interests, expressing persuasion

Grammar

You will learn:

  • possessive structures and expressing “have got” in all tenses (van kertem, volt kertem, lesz kertem)
  • the personal pronoun as direct object (engem, téged, őt)
  • the past tense in the first person: singular regular and irregular forms (néztem, késtem ittam, mentem)
  • expressing dates (október ötödike, május elsején)
  • postpositions expressing location (alul, mögött, előtt)
  • definite conjugation: verbs ending in -s, -sz, -z (nézzük, olvassátok)
  • the system of the verb conjugation

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • typical lifestyles in Hungary and the UK
  • group project: interviews, writing profiles and articles
  • describing a person: parts of the body, accessories and clothing
  • the place where I live: types of housing, rules of how to live in a town building: neighbours
  • renting or buying: online flat advertisements and at the estate agent
  • expressing agreement and disagreement
  • typical ways of life in the countryside and in the big city

Grammar

You will learn:

  • suffixes for adjectives (-i or –s: belvárosi, egyszobás)
  • verbs with dependent endings: gondol valamire, keres valamit
  • postpositions (directions and with personal endings): mögé, alá, mögöttem, alattam
  • the structure and word order of modal auxiliary verbs (kell, szabad, tilos)
  • comparisons (magas, magasabb, a legmagasabb)
  • indicating regularity, frequency (naponta, hetente)
  • suffixes for nouns -ás/-és (sütés, úszás) and suffixes for verbs -hat/-het (küldhet, láthat)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • free-time activities, hobbies, museums and exhibitions, sports
  • expressing suggestions and permissions
  • what’s on at the cinema: genres, describing films
  • at the cash-desk
  • music: genres, instruments, festivals and concerts in Hungary
  • weekends and weekdays: how was your weekend? – formal and informal discussions
  • newspaper articles

Grammar

You will learn:

  • past tense: indefinite and definite conjugation
  • word order: sentences with prefix
  • reported questions : yes-no and wh- questions
  • prefixes: completion of an action (megiszom a teámat)
  • forward reference and backward reference (azért, ezért)
  • forms of the personal pronoun (belőlük , bennük, rajtuk, róluk)
  • verbs with dependent ending (transitive and intransitive verbs)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use MagyarOK 1 and 2 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Who is this class for?

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied Hungarian for 300 hours or equivalent.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Hungarian for about 320 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Hungarian for about 340 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 parts equates to one single transaction.

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 16 September.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
4 October 2018 Part 1 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
17 January 2019 Part 2 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
18 April 2019 Part 3 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon

Course content

Our Hungarian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • the language and etiquette of meeting new people
  • the language of invitation and making excuses
  • ‘punctuality is the courtesy of kings’: rules of manners in Hungary and in other countries
  • a school reunion: important moments in life, studies, family life
  • snapshots of famous teachers and educational ideas from Hungary and the different countries of the students
  • current cultural events in Hungary: reading Hungarian newspapers
  • episodes from the latest Hungarian films

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the imperative/subjunctive in compound sentences (kértem, hogy főzzön)
  • verbs with dependent endings and prefixes (bemutat valakinek, felismer valakit)
  • the suffixing of the infinitive (beszélnem kell)
  • the reciprocal pronouns (egymás)
  • impersonal constructions (Az ember folyton változik.)
  • foreword reference and backward reference (az, ez)
  • suffixing personal pronouns, regular and irregular forms

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • concentration and how the mind works
  • theories about sleep and how it is reflected in Hungarians’ way of life
  • the language of giving suggestions
  • an article: different physical positions in daily activities, metalanguage, sign language
  • the idea of proximity: cultural differences
  • a Hungarian road movie
  • communication on social websites

Grammar

You will learn:

  • relative clauses: the form of the relative pronoun, indication time, place and mode
  • the use of the present participle and the adverbial participle (nevető, nevetve)
  • a systematic overview of the adverbs of place (a közelben, külföldön)
  • negative pronouns, negative adverbials (semmi, sehonnan)
  • the imperative: some uses of the irregular verbs and verbs with prefixes (mossad, ne kapcsold ki)
  • word order with words always and never in focus
  • verbs with dependent ending: the most important intransitive and transitive verbs of the chapter (attól félek, abban bízom)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • going on holiday: different ways and trends in Hungary and UK
  • Budapest the capital of Hungary: a sightseeing tour
  • different forms of politeness, complaint to a travel agency
  • places everybody should see in their lives
  • current cultural events in Hungary: reading Hungarian newspapers
  • using the internet: preparation to let out a flat
  • project work: What would you show to a foreigner in your country?

Grammar

You will learn:

  • comparison: irregular forms, modulation (jóval kevesebb, valamivel kisebb)
  • word order: imperative with prefixed verbs
  • the use of prefixes be-, ki- and meg- with verbs (kimond, kitalál, megfelel)
  • causative and fake causative structures (levágat, sétáltat)
  • the conditional of modal auxiliaries (lehetnél, kellenél)
  • irregular nouns (kő – kövek, falu –falvak)
  • past participle constructions (a jól ismert színész)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use MagyarOK together with tutor's own material throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Course dates 2018–19

October intake
Part 1: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 2: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 3: 15 April – 21 June 2019

January intake*
Part 1: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 2: 15 April – 21 June 2019
Part 3: 24 June – 26 July 2019

April intake*
Part 1: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 2: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 3: 14 January – 22 March 2019 
Part 4: 15 April – 21 June 2019

*Please note that not every language has a January or April intake.