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:

  • Part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • Parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

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 three parts together equates to one single transaction therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
24 September 2019 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
14 January 2020 Part 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
21 April 2020 Part 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) 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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

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:

  • Part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • Parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

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 three parts together equates to one single transaction therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
24 September 2019 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
14 January 2020 Part 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
21 April 2020 Part 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) 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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

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:

  • Part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • Parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

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 three parts together equates to one single transaction therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
25 September 2019 Part 1 Wednesdays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2020 Part 2 Wednesdays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
22 April 2020 Part 3 Wednesdays 6–8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) 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:

  • types of housing
  • neighbours
  • at the estate agent
  • typical ways of life in the countryside and in the big city
  • typical lifestyles in Hungary and the UK
  • a Hungarian short film

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the system of the verb conjugation
  • 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)
  • the plural of adjectives (az árak magasak)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • free-time activities
  • expressing suggestions and permissions
  • describing films and music
  • sportsmen and sports, famous events in the UK and Hungary
  • weekends and weekdays
  • stories in the past tense
  • a Hungarian short film

Grammar

You will learn:

  • indicating regularity, frequency (naponta, hetente)
  • suffixes for nouns: -ás/-és (sütés, úszás) and suffixes for verbs: -hat/-het (küldhet, láthat)
  • infinitive constructions (pihenni szeretnénk)
  • preverbs expressing the completion of an action (megírtam, elküldtem)
  • forms of the personal pronoun (belőlük, rajtuk)
  • word order: sentences with prefix (a múzeum hires festményeket mutat be)
  • past tense: indefinite and definite conjugation of group1 and 2

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • a weekend in Tihany
  • story telling session
  • school subjects and life in a high school
  • enrolling on a course in a language school
  • from high school graduation to a university degree  in Hungary
  • language of giving facts

Grammar

You will learn:

  • past tense: indefinite and definite conjugation of group 3 and 4 and auxiliaries
  • word order: verbs with dependent ending(s) in neutral (narrative) sentences (Dávid tegnap a garázsban biciklit szerelt.)
  • numerals (egyedül, ketten, hárman)
  • adverbs of mode (lassan , nehezen jól, rosszul )
  • forward reference and backward reference (azért, ezért)
  • conjunctions indicating opposites (mégis, mégsem)

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

We will use MagyarOK 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:

  • Part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • Parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

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 three parts together equates to one single transaction therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
26 September 2019 Part 1 Thursdays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 January 2020 Part 2 Thursdays 6–8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
23 April 2020 Part 3 Thursdays 6–8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) 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 of services and small ads
  • what can go wrong in the house
  • technical devices
  • Hungarian inventions and inventors
  • current cultural events in Hungary: reading Hungarian newspapers
  • a Hungarian short film

Grammar

You will learn:

  • causative structures (levágattat)
  • the use of the present conditional (request, asking for permission)
  • the suffixing of the personal pronoun (rám, rajtam rólam)
  • simple conjunctions (mert. mivel, ezért)
  • coordinate conjunctions (minél... annál, egyrészt.... másrészt.)
  • adverbial participle (fáradva, bekapcsolva)  and past participle (elfáradt bekapcsolt)
  • the use of prepositions (meggyőz, elhallgat)

 

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • effective ways to learn a language
  • endangered languages
  • the virtual word: ways of communication
  • social networking
  • the language of assertiveness
  • current cultural events in Hungary: reading Hungarian newspapers
  • a Hungarian short film

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the use of the imperative in sub-clauses (fontos, hogy /szükségesnek tartom, hogy)
  • postposition  expressing time (alatt, keresztül)
  • reflexive pronouns (magam, magad)
  • possessive pronouns, possessive structures (tiéd, kié, senkié)
  • the use of the past conditional (töltöttem volna)
  • word order of verbs with preverbs (arra használom, hogy fotókat osszak meg)
  • multiple possessive structures (a barátom lányának a háza)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • the secrets of a healthy way of life
  • Hungarian Nobel-prize winners
  • historic spas in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and modern spas in Hungary
  • ideal working and learning environment
  • life-long learning
  • current cultural events in Hungary: reading Hungarian newspapers
  • a Hungarian short film

Grammar

You will learn:

  • time adverbs (évtizedek, évszázadok)
  • extended participles (a 2010-ben lediplomázott diák)
  • adjectives with dependent ending (alkalmas valamire)
  • the use of prepositions (feltűnik, lead)
  • the word order of sentences with auxiliary verbs (le kell adni a kabátot)
  • imperative with the function of the subjunctive (figyel arra, hogy ne bántson meg)

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

We will use MagyarOK 2 and 3 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

Evening Language Programme information evening

Come along to our information evening on 5 September 2019 to talk to our tutors and sign up for your language class.

Read more and register for the information evening

Course dates 2019–20

September intake
Part 1: 23 September – 6 December 2019
Part 2: 13 January – 27 March 2020
Part 3: 20 April – 12 June 2020*
Part 3: 20 April – 19 June 2020**

*For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
** For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020).

January intake
Part 1: 13 January – 3 April 2020
Part 2: 20 April – 12 June 2020
Part 3: 15 June – 17 July 2020*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week.