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Beginner’s Course

Join the Hungarian Cultural Centre’s beginner language course. For registration, previous knowledge is not needed. 


After the 2nd semester (30 lessons/semester, overall 60 lessons/1 year) you will know how to:
- give information about yourself and your surroundings
- order in a restaurant, café, or buy things in a shop
- arrange meetings
- ask for information
- express interest.

Slovenian language will be the lingua franca, the emphasis will shift to Hungarian language at a later stage.

Besides learning the basics, you will have the chance to get to know a bit of Hungarian culture as well. You will learn about the characteristics of Hungarian cuisine, traditions or popular hungaricums.

Where? In Balassi Institute’s study room (Barvarska steza 8., Ljubljana)
When? On Tuesdays, 17:30-19:45 (3x45 minutes)
First session: Tuesday , 8th October, 2019
Price: 220€ / 30 lessons (1 semester)
Pay the whole price for one year and get a discount. (410€ / 60 lessons, 2 semesters)
Application date: Monday, 23rd September, 2019

Our language courses suit also those who would like to refresh their already existing knowledge; you can join the existing groups.

In the autumn the ongoing courses in Hungarian language will also continue. Anyone who has already completed the beginners’ course or one of the follow-up courses or has prior knowledge is welcome to join.

 

Intermediate Courses

A1.2 level (second semester of the Hungarian language course) - Thursdays, between 17:00 and 19:15, for a total of 30 classes (10 * 3 hours), the first class of the course will be held 17th October.

Topics of the semester:

- use of locative cases

- articles and ordinal numbers

- places, institutions and means of transport

- the sights of Budapest and Hungary

- daily routine, terms and time expressions

- the specifics of the indefinite conjugation of the verb in singular (expressing preferences)

- description of the weather

- food and drink, recipes

- ordering at the cafe, at the pizzeria, at the restaurant (use of accusative)

- shopping

 

A1.3 level (third semester of the Hungarian language course) - Mondays between 17:15 and 18:45, a total of 30 classes (15 * 2 hours), the first class of the course will be held 7th October.

Topics of the semester:

- trips and excursions

- expression of directions and movement

- word formation (adjectives from nouns)

- schedules and buying tickets

- Hungary’s geographical data

- traffic and the use of transportation forms, highways, traffic in a city

- indefinite conjugation of the verb in the plural and word order

- Hungarian gastronomy

- verb prefixes (expression of direction)

- specialities of the Hungarian word order

 

A1.4 level (fourth semester of the Hungarian language course) - will start only in the case of three or more applicants, the schedule will be decided subsequently

Topics of the semester:

- use and functions of the infinitive, modal verbs (expression of desire, preference, abilities)

- family, relatives (possessive case)

- invitation forms and replies

 

A1.5. level (fifth semester of the Hungarian language course) - will start only in the case of three or more applicants, the schedule will be decided subsequently

Topics of the semester:

- use and functions of the infinitive, modal verbs (expressions of desire, preferences, abilities)

- use of plural the nouns and adjectives - indefinite conjugations of the verb (plural) - animals, subjects, phrases - regions of Hungary

- introduction to the definite conjugation of the verb

- politeness forms

- hobbies and leisure activities (excursions)

- comparison of the Hungarian and foreign cuisines

 

A2.1 level (sixth semester) - Wednesdays, between 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm, total of 30 classes (15 * 2 hours), first class will be held 9th October.

Topics of the semester:

- modal verbs and conditional (expression of desire)

- definite conjugation of the verb (singular and plural), hobbies, preferences

- expressing options and possibilities, clothing, shopping at a clothing store

- body parts, possessive forms, diseases, ordering in a pharmacy

- past tense (description of the events in the past)

 

A2.2 level - (seventh semester) - Tuesdays, between 15:30 and 17:00, a total of 30 classes (15 * 2 h), first class will be held 8th October

Topics of the semester:

- vocabulary: family, family members, clothing, travels, excursions

- grammar: the verb ”to have” and the possessive structure, past tense (indefinite and definite conjugation)

- communication: cancellation of events due to illness, invitation, description of the events in the past

 

 

For more information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or personally at the Institute's premises, every working day between 11.00 and 19.00. Learn Hungarian with us, in the home of Hungarian culture! 

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