Hungarian Course Descriptions

The following courses are offered regularly as a part of our Hungarian language program. For all Hungarian catalog listings and current scheduling information please check the PS Mobile Course Catalog.

Hungarian Language Courses

LCTL 0391 - Hungarian 1
This course will help you learn to understand, and to express yourself creatively in both spoken and written Hungarian at the elementary level. You will acquire basic knowledge of everyday Hungarian and of the country and culture of Hungary. We will focus on building communicative competence and conversational proficiency while simultaneously building a solid foundation in Hungarian grammar, writing, listening and reading comprehension skills. You will be expected to memorize vocabulary and utilize it in both speech and writing.  
LCTL 0392 - Hungarian 2
This course builds upon Hungarian 1 to increase students’ proficiency in written and spoken Hungarian at the beginner’s level. It is geared toward students who have completed Hungarian 1 and / or have basic knowledge of Hungarian word formation, sentence structure and vocabulary. The course deepens and expands upon this knowledge by introducing students to further elements of grammar and vocabulary. You will expand your familiarity with the language and culture of Hungary. We will continue focusing on communicative competence and conversational proficiency while developing your Hungarian grammar, writing, listening and reading comprehension skills. You will be expected to memorize vocabulary and utilize it in both speech and writing.  
LCTL 0393 - Hungarian 3
This course is designed to further enhance your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Hungarian. We will review and deepen knowledge of structures learnt in Hungarian 1 and 2 and develop a more thorough understanding of Hungarian word forms, cases and sentence structure. We will also widen your vocabulary and your understanding of social interactions in different situations. This goes hand in hand with a more detailed foray into Hungary’s culture and traditions, including history and geography. All in all, we will continue to build your communicative competence and conversational proficiency while solidifying your knowledge of Hungarian grammar. As always, you will be expected to memorize vocabulary and utilize it in both speech and writing. 
LCTL 0394 - Hungarian 4
At the end of the second term of the second year the student should be able to converse comfortably with a native speaker on a variety of non-specialized subjects. The student will be offered an opportunity to experience and more fully understand the culture of the people who use the language through readings of various types. More complex writing tasks will be expected at this level.