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Introductory Hungarian I
Catalog Number CEUS-U 131/321
Valeria Varga

Course Objectives

The introductory-level Hungarian course is designed to enable students to converse about basic topics, meet basic communicative needs, and read and write short texts. This one-year course intends to cover all the basic sentence patterns in present tense and to introduce a wide range of everyday topics. The course makes students familiar with the fundamental structure of the Hungarian language as well as enables them to use the material covered in class with an appropriate level of comfort and confidence. The course also provides general information about Hungarian lifestyle, society and culture.

The classes focus on the following: listening to and conducting simple conversations, pronunciation exercises, grammar exercises and writing simple dialogues.

Required texts and materials

Hungarolingua 1. Magyar nyelvkönyv, by Edit Hlavacska et al., Debrecen, 1996 Hungarolingua 2. Nyelvtani munkafüzet, by Edit Hlavacska, Debrecen, 1996

 Suggested texts and materials

Miklos Törkenczy. 2002. Practical Hungarian Grammar, Budapest: Corvina
Miklos Törkenczy. 1997. Hungarian Verbs and Essentials of Grammar. Budapest: Corvina.


Grades are based on class attendance, participation and assignments. Assignments include: presentations in class, oral and written homework, weekly journals, quizzes, tests, midterm and final exam.

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