General Hungarian Language Courses

ABOUT THE GENERAL HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE COURSE

Eötvös Loránd University offers Hungarian language and culture courses whole academic year, covering all levels* from complete beginner (A1) to proficiency levels (C2) described by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

General Hungarian language courses are held every semester.

Participants of the General Hungarian language courses: Student enrolled at ELTE (e.g., Erasmus students, other exchange students and guest students, and degree-seeking students) and anyone interested (e.g., other non-student expats of Budapest)

*certain level groups are launched only with the minimum number of 5 people

NOTE: This kind of language training neither does entitle one to have an invitation letter (for the visa) to come to Hungary, nor to get a residence permit for study purposes.

COURSES AVAILABLE DURING THE SEMESTER

Course Length Start date Class numbers Credits CEFR level Tuition fee*

 

Weeks

Classes

 

Days per week

Classes per day

 

 

 

General Hungarian language course I.

10-11

20-22

beginning of each semester

1

2

3 ECTS

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1*

31 000 HUF**

General Hungarian language course II.

10-11

40-44

beginning of each semester

1 or 2

4 or 2

6 ECTS

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1*

62 000 HUF**

*higher level groups are available only when min 5 participants take the course

Details good to know:

  • One class lasts 45 minutes, but there are always 1x90 or 2x90 minute blocks.
  • CEFR = Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment
  • Please read the course descriptions, select the course type that you want to follow. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the description.
  • Courses start on the third week of each semester so that students have enough time to select the time and day that suits their timetable.
  • Classes will start only with the minimum number of 5 students.

FEES

**General Hungarian Language courses I-II. are free of charge for those below:

  • Any incoming exchange students at ELTE (e.g., CEEPUS, Erasmus) if they register for the Hungarian course in Neptun. Registration will be available during the "first-come-first-served" course registration period.
  • Any guest students at ELTE if they register for the Hungarian course in Neptun. Registration will be available during the "first-come-first-served" course registration period.
  • Any students enrolled for a degree program at ELTE (including upper-year Stipendium Hungaricum students; students with the Scholarship Programme for Christian Young People; students with the Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship Programme) if they register for the Hungarian course as an elective (szabadon választható) course in Neptun. Registration will be available during the "first-come-first-served" course registration period.

Non-ELTE applicants:

In case you are none of the above (e.g., you study at a Hungarian higher education other than ELTE) or you are not a higher-education student, the following fees will apply for you:

  • General Hungarian language course I.: 31 000 HUF/semester
  • General Hungarian language course II: 62 000 HUF/semester

The course fee should be transferred until the beginning of the courses.

The bank account / transfer details will be sent via e-mail after registration.

If you are uncertain which category you belong to, please contact us: hungarian_course@elte.hu

REGISTRATION

⇒ Select the type of language course until the start of the upcoming semester.

ELTE students: Registration will be available via NEPTUN during the "first-come-first-served" course registration period at the beginning of each semester. Please do NOT register on the application form below. For you, the only valid application is via Neptun. There is no such as early bird booking or guaranteed application. It happens on a first-come-first-served basis as indicated above.

Non-ELTE applicants:

Registration for autumn semester usually opens in June via an online form.
Registration for spring semester usually opens in November via an online form.

Registration for 2022/23/2 for non-ELTE applicants was open until 10 January 2023.

⇒ Non-students and students who are not registered at ELTE: We will contact you regarding the timetables via email at the beginning of the semester.
The programme coordinator (hungarian_course@elte.hu) will contact you via email.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The General Hungarian language courses are offered during the whole academic year. The 10-11-week-long courses start on the third week of both spring (mid-February) and autumn semester (mid-September), and the curriculum is developed for one or two 90-minute class(es) per week every semester. Students get 3 or 6 ECTS credits (depending on the number of the classes per week) after completing the course successfully.

The aim of the General Hungarian language courses is to improve the four basic language skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) by applying communicative methods, authentic learning materials, and multimedia tools.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

After application, students need to fill in a placement test (if the level is not complete beginner), and based on the test results they are placed into their groups.

During the courses, students receive regular feedbacks and they are evaluated continuously verbally and on paper as well. Each course ends with a written test. In case of a successful test, students attending the course get ECTS credits and a certificate.

LEVELS

You can find here more information about what the references / standards to Hungarian language levels are:

Level  Requirements to start the group at the exact level / Grammar and Vocabulary topics

A1.1

Complete beginner

-

A1.2 

Beginner

  • Fonetika, kiejtés (pronunciation)
  • The verb “to be” 
  • Introduction / Bemutatkozás (alapinformációk) 
  • From where? / Honnan? (Honnan jössz? - bemutatkozás) 
  • -ul/ül (Milyen nyelven beszélsz?) 
  • Hol? kérdés + ragok, névutók 
  • Basic inflection in singular (indefinite conjugation) / Határozatlan ragozás egyes számban
  • Tárgyeset - Shopping / Vásárlás 
  • To where? / hová? 
  • Basic inflection in plural (indefinite conjugation) / Határozatlan ragozás többes számban

A2.1

Elementary 1.

  • From where? / honnan? 
  • The time - Mennyi az idő? / Hány óra van? 
  • When? / Mikor? 
  • Daily routine / Napirend 
  • Home / Otthon, lakás, kollégium 
  • Travelling / Utazás 
  • Infinitive / Infinitívusz 
  • Weather / Időjárás 
  • Hobbies / Hobbik 

A2.2

Elementary 2.

  • Verbal prefixes (Directive)  / irányjelölő igekötők
  • The question How? hogyan?
  • Verbs and Modals 'akar, kell, lehet, szabad' + inf.
  • Possessive / birtoklás
  • habeo
  • Transport / közlekedés
  • At the Doctor / Orvosnál
  • School and Work / Professions / tanulás, munka, szakmák

B1.1. 

Pre-Intermediate 1.

  • habeo
  • Definite and Indefinite Conjugation / határozott ragozás
  • past tense / múlt idő felismerése (főleg egyes számban)

B1.2 

Pre-Intermediate 2.

  • birtoktöbbesítő jel  / meg-, el-
  • Past Tense / múlt idő
  • Restaurant / étterem
  • In the city / a városban
  • Free time activities: tours, cinema, theatre
  • Storytelling / történetmesélés,
  • Writing CV

B2.1.

Intermediate

  • formal/informal addressing vous vs. tu  /  maga,
  • Pronouns / egymás
  • Comparatives / fokozás, összehasonlítás
  • Relative clauses / vonatkozó névmás, von. mellékmondat
  • The Imperative / felszólító mód
  • The Conditionals / feltételes mód
  • Infinitive conjunction / főnévi igenév személyragozása
  • Participles / melléknévi igenév
  • személyes névmások ragozott alakjai

B2.2.

Upper-Intermediate

  • Reported Speech / függő beszéd
  • felszólító mód funkciói
  • feltételes funkciók
  • alá- és mellérendelő összetett mondatok

C

advanced

  • bővített igeneves szerkezetek
  • műveltetés
  • határozói igenév

Timetable 2022/23/1

level*

subject code

course code

location

number of classes/week

time

lecturer

vacancy?

A1.1

BXI-HUNLANG-INTD-1

1

Astoria

F building

1. floor

14 room

2x90

Monday-Wednesday

16:30-18:00

Bölcskei György

no, class is full

A1.1

BXI-HUNLANG-INTD-1

2

Astoria

F building

1. floor

14 room

2x90

Tuesday-Thursday

16:30-18:00

Kecskeméti Anna

no, class is full

A1.1

BXI-HUNLANG-INT-1

1

Astoria

F building

1. floor

14 room

1x90

Tuesday 8:15-9:45

Pádár Adrienn

no, class is full

A1.1

BXI-HUNLANG-INT-1

2

Astoria

F building

1. floor

14 room

1x90

Wednesday 14:00-15:30

Pádár Adrienn

no, class is full

A1.1

BXI-HUNLANG-INT-1

3

Lágymányos

Déli tömb (southern block)

ground floor

0827 room

1x90

Friday 14:30-16:00

Bakosné Tóth Judit

application closed

A1.2

BXI-HUNLANG-INT-2

1

online

1x90

Tuesday 13:30-15:00

Papp Mária

application closed

A1.2

BXI-HUNLANG-INT-2

2

Lágymányos

Déli tömb (southern block)

ground floor

0827 room

1x90

Wednesday

14:30-16:00

Bakosné Tóth Judit

application closed

A2.1

BXI-HUNLANG-INT-3

1

Lágymányos

Déli tömb (southern block)

ground floor

0827 room

 

1x90

Monday 10:30-12:00

Papp Csongor Roland

application closed

A2.1

BXI-HUNLANG-INT-3

2

Lágymányos

Déli tömb

(southern block)

ground floor

0827 room

1x90

Thursday 14:30-16:00

Bakosné Tóth Judit

application closed

A2.2

BXI-HUNLANG-INTD-4

1

online

MS Teams

2x90

Monday-Wednesday

10:00-11:30

Papp Mária

application closed

A2.2

BXI-HUNLANG-INT-4

1

online

MS Teams

1x90

Tuesday 15:30-17:00

Papp Mária

application closed

B1.1

BXI-HUNLANG-INTD-5

 

1

online
MS Teams

2x90

Monday-Wednesday 14:00-15:30

Sass Gábor

application closed

B1.2

BXI-HUNLANG-INT-6

1

online

MS Teams

1x90

Tuesday 16:00-17:30

Sass Gábor

no, class is full

B2.1

BXI-HUNLANG-INTD-7

1

online

MS Teams

2x90

Monday-Wednesday 16:30-18:00

Sass Gábor

application closed

B2.2

BXI-HUNLANG-INT-8

1

online

MS Teams

1x90

Thursday 16:00-17:30

Sass Gábor

application closed

 

*entry requirement


PAYMENT INFORMATION

PAYMENT

After the application is closed, all applicants will be registered in the university study system, called Neptun. All registered students will receive their unique Neptun ID code from the course coordinator. The payment happens also via Neptun system.

Please do the payment only when you received your Neptun ID and further instructions. Without the Neptun ID, the university will not be able to identify your payment.

THE BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS OF THE UNIVERSITY: 

IBAN Bank Account: HU22 1003 2000 0142 6201 0112 0008
Hungarian Bank Account number: 10032000-01426201-01120008
SWIFT: MANEHUHB
BIC: HUSTHUHB
Name of the University: EÖTVÖS LORÁND UNIVERSITY
Address: 1053 Budapest, Egyetem tér 1–3.
Name of the Bank: Hungarian State Treasury Ltd. (Magyar Államkincstár)
Address of the Bank: 1139 Budapest, Váci út 71.

The above bank address cannot be visited, but is merely the address of recipient at the time of making the financial transaction. To pay for the tuition fee, please visit your own bank.

Messages ("Közlemény" in Hungarian): 

  • NK-your Neptun ID code e.g. NK-ABC123 (If you have not received the Neptun ID yet, please wait for further instructions before payment!)

NOTE: These details are always important, especially when somebody else transfers for you. If you miss to give the Neptun ID, it might take several weeks for us to be able to identify your transfer, and you will not be able to start the class.

Course Length Start date Class numbers Credits CEFR level Tuition fee*

 

Weeks

Classes

 

Days per week

Classes per day

 

 

 

General Hungarian language course I.

10-11

20-22

beginning of each semester

1

2

3 ECTS

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1

31 000 HUF

General Hungarian language course II.

10-11

40-44

beginning of each semester

1 or 2

4 or 2

6 ECTS

A1, A2, B1, B2, C1

62 000 HUF


REFUND

Applicants are entitled to a 95% refund of the course fee (5% is non-refundable transfer cost) until the language course starts. To request the refund, applicants are required to send an email with the subject line “Request for refund” to the email address hungarian_course@elte.hu and declare it in the email that they do not come to participate in the language course.


2022.06.20.