BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED HUNGARIAN COURSES
AT THE PENN LANGUAGE CENTER
PROFESSOR: Adrienn Vegh Mizsei
WORK PHONE #: 215-898 6039
HOME PHONE #: 610-328 5201
Hungarian language instructions have been offered at the Penn Language Center for more than a decade. Students of Hungarian descend initiated that Hungarian be one of the possible choices for language requirements. The students’ role in the development of Hungarian language teaching at Penn became crucial. Along with the Beginner and Intermediate courses, Advanced, Business and Medieval Hungarian were offered, as well.
With CGS’s active collaboration many “non-traditional” students were glad to discover Hungarian either to fulfill their language requirements or to start independent study programs. Penn’s Hungarian program assisted several students in research work in genealogy, Jewish studies, Eastern –European Studies, business and culture related interdisciplinary studies. Individual projects were always supported. Through extensive collaboration with Hungarian universities study abroad programs, internships, TESOL and other visiting opportunities can be arranged to extend the learning experience.
Beginner Hungarian is offered at the
PLC every year. The curriculum incorporates both semesters. The language instruction
is based on the communicative teaching method. The students’ active involvement
is essential in learning process. The language instructions are individualized
and support language learners with different styles and expectations. Authentic
audio, video and Internet access facilitates the learning experience.
Basic grammar, vocabulary and phonetic information are presented in a highly motivating learning environment with great respect to the individual styles of the learners. The instructions are focused on the Hungarian Proficiency standards and prepare the students for oral proficiency exams in Hungarian language.
Intermediate Hungarian is offered at the PLC every year. The curriculum incorporates both semesters. The language instruction is based on the communicative teaching method. The students’ active involvement is essential in the learning process. The language instructions are individualized and support language learners with different styles and expectations.
The intermediate Hungarian course builds on basic knowledge
of Hungarian language. The completion of the two semester course work enables
students to converse read and write on intermediate level Hungarian. For students
who take the course for research purposes should be able to work and study
in Hungary with relative ease.
Authentic audio, video and Internet materials enhance the learning process. The course work enables students to take the Oral Proficiency Exam in Hungarian at the end of the course work.