Hungarian – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Learn Hungarian in London with our part-time Hungarian evening courses.

Our language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time Hungarian courses with us. You can also join a Hungarian evening class in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of Hungarian.

This Hungarian evening language class follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an ongoing basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This level is the first exposure to the Hungarian language for complete beginners (Term 1), allowing you to start to communicate. You have no or little previous knowledge of Hungarian.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • personal introductions
  • formal and informal ways of address
  • numbers 0–1 million
  • ordinal and cardinal numbers
  • languages, countries and nationalities
  • professions
  • me and my family
  • objects of daily use
  • objects and their qualities
  • asking and giving simple personal information (name, address, occupation, age)

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the alphabet and pronunciation
  • vowel harmony rule
  • regular verbs in the present tense singular and indefinite (várni, tanulni, beszélni, ülni, állni etc)
  • verb 'to be' in the present tense (lenni)
  • personal pronouns
  • adverbs of place – suffixes
  • what language? -ul/ül suffixes
  • definite and indefinite articles
  • adjectives and nouns
  • possessive suffixes – singular
  • questions with Ki? Mi? Hol? Milyen?
  • pronouns (ez, az, itt, ott)
  • word order – focus position, wh-questions and answers

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • meeting at the office
  • technical problems
  • opposites
  • looks and appearances – describing objects and places
  • my home
  • looks and appearances – describing people
  • inner qualities – describing people
  • what's your job like?
  • a day in the office
  • 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
  • possessive endings – singular
  • negating the verb van
  • demonstrative articles before nouns
  • numerals before nouns
  • infinitive constructions
  • regular verbs with connecting vowel -ít, two consonants
  • the use of the demonstrative pronouns
  • word order – complete sentence negation, partial negation

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adverbs of time
  • modal verbs – lehet
  • suffixes (instrumental) -val, -vel
  • full system of locative cases
  • pronouns and adverbs of place
  • suffixing personal pronouns
  • irregular verbs jön, megy
  • suffixing numerals – Hányas?
  • the plural -k
  • verbs ending in -ik
  • 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.

This level of Hungarian is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills. You have already studied the Hungarian language for approximately one year or 60 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • countable and uncountable nouns
  • transitive and intransitive verbs
  • the ending for the direct object -t
  • conjugation of verbs (ending in -s, -sz, -z)
  • suffixing adjectives
  • suffixing demonstrative pronouns
  • plural of adjectives
  • modal verbs
  • irregular verbs (megy, jön, eszik, iszik)
  • possessive structures
  • word order – negation

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • a weekly schedule
  • hobbies and spending leisure time
  • on holiday
  • sending a postcard
  • weather
  • busy weekdays – a daily work schedule
  • at work
  • studying abroad

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the dative case
  • use of the infinitive
  • conjunctions
  • adverbs of time
  • the past tense of the verb van
  • conjugation of irregular verbs
  • prefixes indicating directions
  • indefinite direct object, definite direct object
  • suffixing numerals: how often? Which?
  • word order – sentences with prefixes
  • word order – sentences with modal verbs

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • learning languages
  • languages in the European Union
  • sweet home – our family
  • family events – birthdays
  • rooms and furniture in the house
  • activities at home, house chores
  • kitchen, the centre of the house
  • what you did after work

Grammar

You will learn:

  • definite conjugation of regular and irregular verbs
  • possessive endings and expressing possession
  • irregular possessives
  • the verb van in all tenses
  • the personal pronoun as direct object
  • the past tense of regular verbs
  • conjugation ( -lak, -lek)
  • noun endings (-ék)
  • postpositions indication place
  • word order – sentences with possessive structures

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.

Students are expected to have studied the language for 300 hours or equivalent. This course is for strong intermediate and upper-intermediate level students.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
12 January 2017 Term 2 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 April 2017 Term 3 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
29 September 2016 Term 1 Thursdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • ways of introducing people in different countries
  • metalanguage, sign language
  • haven't we met somewhere before? formal and informal conversations
  • a school reunion
  • rules of manner in Hungary and in other countries
  • the workplace and the workplace of the future
  • short stories
  • poems and songs of the season
  • current cultural events in Hungary – reading Hungarian newspapers
  • a new Hungarian film

Grammar

You will learn:

  • tenses (revision)
  • the relative pronoun – aki (who), akit (whom), akivel (with whom)
  • foreword reference and backward reference – az, ez
  • functions of the conditional mode
  • the imperative/subjunctive in compound sentences
  • verbs with dependent ending
  • word order – sentences with focus without prefix
  • reported speech – the past tense
  • modal auxiliaries with the personalised infinitive
  • verbs with the suffix -hat, -het in the conditional mode
  • suffixing personal pronouns and demonstrative pronouns
  • word order with words always and never in focus
  • verbs with a dependent prefix and with a dependent noun

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • travelling, vacation habits
  • hotels in Hungary
  • famous places and sights in Hungary
  • internet search
  • contacts in the real and virtual space
  • the capacity of the brain and human relationships
  • cultural differences
  • communication on social websites
  • current cultural events in Hungary – reading Hungarian newspapers
  • poems and songs of the season
  • Hungarian road movie
  • project work – my favourite Hungarian famous person

Grammar

You will learn:

  • relative pronouns – amelyik (which/that), ahol (where), ahova (where to)
  • verbs with a dependent prefix
  • relative clauses – the form of the relative pronoun
  • relative clauses – indication time, place and mode
  • compound sentences, relative clauses – describing people, things and qualities
  • modal auxiliaries
  • a systematic overview of the adverbs of place
  • verbs with a dependent noun
  • verbs with reflexive pronouns
  • negative question, positive answer
  • the imperative in clauses
  • multiple negation in compound sentences
  • word order with auxiliaries

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • health above all else and healthy lifestyle
  • what the counsellor is saying
  • superfoods
  • typical Hungarian products from the world of food
  • the history of chocolate and 'sugar blues'
  • concentration and how the mind works
  • the history of coffee – a research
  • concentration and music
  • theories about sleep and how it is reflected in Hungarians' way of life
  • current cultural events in Hungary – reading Hungarian newspapers
  • poems and songs of the season
  • reading Hungarian newspapers
  • a short story by a contemporary Hungarian writer

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the imperative mode (revision)
  • verbs with a dependent prefix and with a dependent noun
  • compound sentences – clause of purpose and reason
  • compound sentences – simple conjunctions and co-ordinate conjunctions
  • word order – imperative sentences
  • word order – analysing a poem
  • causative and fake causative structures
  • impersonal constructions
  • participle constructions

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, Variációk egy témára together with tutor's own material throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Kate Bielawska and Kai Zs
Short Course Administrators

eveninglanguagecourse@westminster.ac.uk

+44(0)20 3506 9900

Term dates 2016–17

Term 1
September cohort: 26 September – 2 December 2016
January cohort*: 9 January – 17 March 2017

Term 2
September cohort: 9 January – 17 March 2017
January cohort*: 10 April – 16 June 2017

Term 3
September cohort: 10 April – 16 June 2016
January cohort*: 19 June – 21 July 2016

*Please note that not every language has a January cohort.