The International Studies Center offers an intensive Hungarian language course each year in the summer. The two-week-long course provides both language training and a cultural program, designed for those who are willing to study hard and be part of an outstanding experience with students from all over the world.
XXV. Hungarian Language and Culture Summer University, 2024
Thank you for your interest in the Hungarian Language and Culture Summer University.
On the following pages, we would like to give you an overview of our language learning program and extracurricular activities during your stay. Please read this document carefully so that you can take advantage of all opportunities offered and get the best out of your stay.
The Hungarian Language and Culture Summer University is organized around the following guidelines:
The training structure is comprised of five levels from beginner to advanced (Breakthrough/A1, Waystage/A2, Threshold/B1, Vantage/B2, Effective Operational Proficiency/C1). Students with some knowledge of Hungarian will be assigned to groups according to the results of their placement test taken on the first day of the language course.
Groups are made up of a minimum number of 4 and a maximum number of 12 students.
Tuition covers 30 language lessons per week given by professional, dynamic and experienced teachers who are committed to make learning appealing and engaging. Two hours per week are dedicated to pronunciation practice and project work.
The curriculum focuses on communication and places the active use of the language into the foreground. The activities inside and outside the classroom will ensure that you can take advantage of the manifold opportunities offered in a native-speaking environment.
At the end of the course, scholarship holders must take an exam. (The exam is optional for individual applicants.) Upon its successful completion, you will receive a certificate (transcript of records) and you will be awarded ECTS credit points.
The 25th Hungarian Language and Culture Summer University offers 2 week-long courses. Courses will start on 14 July and will end on 28 July 2024.
And the Extras…
Exploring Language and Culture
The language courses of the Hungarian Language and Culture Summer University are structured in cultural seminars so that you will gain insight into recent history and everyday life, as well as into the spiritual and material values and traditions of Hungarian culture. Participation in the cultural seminars is optional. The seminars are held in English and Hungarian so that both beginners and advanced students who wish to expand their knowledge about the country can benefit.
Effective and Engaging Learning
We have designed an up-to-date and innovative learning package for an effective and engaging learning experience. Our course books series, MagyarOK (www.magyar-ok.hu), was awarded the European Language Label, a prize for innovative language learning projects.
We believe that the key element of a language learning experience is to allow you to use the target language in ways similar to any other language you master: to gather information about a variety of topics, and to share it with others in a meaningful way. In other words, we believe that the classroom is a place where meaningful communication can take place. Lessons will provide a stress-free environment where you can discover the language and interact with your fellow students in Hungarian, and can take an active role in your learning process.
The curriculum is designed for high success rates for all levels to enable you to get the most out of your stay and make significant progress in your command of the Hungarian language.
Experience the Language: Learning Outside the Classroom
We all know that real-life experience makes language acquisition more effective. The curriculum, therefore, tightens the connection between language learning inside and outside the classroom.
Guided project works will give you opportunities
to put into practice what you have learnt in the classroom
to expand your knowledge by interacting with native speakers
to find out more about Hungarian life and culture
to integrate yourself into the local community
A Few Highlights from the Extracurricular Program
During your stay, you will have the opportunity to
Explore Pécs, Cultural Capital of Europe in 2010
Discover the Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, a beautiful World Heritage Site
Visit the Kodály Center, a state-of-the-art concert hall in the city
Enjoy Hungarian and international gastronomy
Discover Hungarian folk music and folk dances
Try out traditional handicrafts
Explore villages, towns and natural reserves in the surrounding Mecsek mountains
Practice your Hungarian with native speakers in various contexts
What you will take with you
A much better understanding of the Hungarian language and culture
Printed materials from your lessons and extracurricular activities
Inspiring exchanges with Hungarians and fellow students from all over the world
Broad intercultural knowledge that will enrich your life experience
Products of your project work (photos, lists of useful expressions and other objects)
A clear vision of what you will have to do next in order to make further progress
The material support to achieve your goals
And hopefully plenty of good memories
|Accommodation||Dormitory double room||EUR 180|
|Dormitory single room
|Meals||Breakfast and lunch||EUR 150|
Depending on whether you are a scholarship holder or an individual applicant, two different regulations apply:
- Those who have been granted a scholarship by Tempus Public Foundation do not have to pay for registration, tuition, trips, accommodation (dormitory double room), and meals (breakfast and lunch). All fees are waived. For more information about available scholarships please visit the website: https://tka.hu/international-programmes/4133/information-for-applicants
- Individual applicants must pay the registration and tuition fees. Accommodation and meals are provided upon request and are to be paid by the applicant. The cost of the trips are also covered by the applicant.
Fees to be paid: registration fee, tuition fee (including lesson fees, study materials, consultation hours, administrative fees and end-of-course certificate)
You can choose between dormitory single or double rooms. Of course, it is not mandatory for you to take any of these options; you are free to arrange your accommodation yourself.
We offer breakfast and lunch. Please indicate whether you are a vegetarian. When deciding upon whether you would like to reserve any meals, please take into consideration that most Hungarian dishes include meat, so you may have a smaller selection of available dishes if you are a vegetarian.
For individual applicants – opens in January 2024
The application deadline for individual applicants is 15 June 2024.
Early Bird applicants (until 15 March 2024) or those who have already participated in one of our summer universities receive 10% discount on the tuition fee.
Apply now: opens in January 2024
For Tempus Public Foundation scholarship
The application deadline for Tempus Public Foundation scholarship is yet unknown.
Please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/79762139893/ where you can find some photos from previous years.
For any further information, please contact Zsófia Antal firstname.lastname@example.org, Program Coordinator.
International Studies Center, University of Pécs, MS
We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 25th Hungarian Language and Culture Summer University.