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The Summer University of Balassi Institute 5th August 2013 - 30th August 2013 offers its program in the heart of Budapest (Hungarian language classes, lectures on Hungarian culture and field trips to popular spots in Hungary).
We offer Hungarian classes at all levels from basic to advanced (A1-C1). The lectures (in English) as well as the field trips are designed to present different aspects of Hungarian culture.
The aim of the language classes at beginner level is to help students speak Hungarian with confidence from day 1. Students are exposed to a balanced treatment of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and skills combined with communicative strategies. At intermediate and advanced levels courses start by a placement test, then a short period of systematizing students’ grammatical and lexical knowledge. After that the courses will help students to gain self confidence when using their Hungarian, to extend their active vocabulary and to help them manage their life and studies in an authentic Hungarian setting.
Our experienced and enthusiastic teachers use the most up-to-date methods of guided discovery and self-discovery, students are exposed to everyday situations in Hungarian in a challenging way. Besides establishing patterns for sentence structure, students will be able to assimilate pronunciation, intonation and vocabulary by actively participating in the lesson and by listening to the recorded materials, watching DVDs, working with interactive materials on computer and taking part in creative group activities.
The Hungarian language lessons are combined with lectures on Hungarian history, music, folk and fine arts, gastronomy as well as on the country's special position in Central Europe with the teaching aim to survey the periods of Hungarian history, focusing on the most important events and personalities as well as the European aspects, 20th century etc. The museum visits and field trips connected to the lectures assist in putting the theory into practice. The capital city, the atmosphere of an exciting European metropolis and the countryside provide a variety of enriching cultural experiences.
Dragomán György and The White King.
Read more about the book and the author: http://gyorgydragoman.com
György Dragomán: Tulips
This is the first chaptel of Dragomán György´s novel, The White King.
"The night before, I stuck the alarm clock under my pillow so only I would hear it ring and Mother wouldn’t wake up, but as it turned out I was awake even before it went off, that’s how wound up I was for the surprise. After taking my extra-special nickel-plated Chinese flashlight off the table, I pulled the clock from under the pillow and lit it up, it was quarter to five. I pressed the button so it wouldn’t go off, and then I took the clothes I had put on the back of my chair the night before and dressed in a hurry, careful not to make a sound. While pulling on my pants I accidentally kicked the chair, which luckily didn’t topple over but only thumped against the table beside it. Carefully I opened the door to my room, but I knew it wouldn’t creak because the day before I’d rubbed the hinges with grease. I went over to the cupboard and slowly pulled out the middle drawer and removed the big tailor’s shears Mother always used to cut my hair, and then I opened the lock on our apartment door and slipped out, quiet as could be, not even hurrying until I reached the first turn in the stairwell, where I broke into a run. By the time I reached the bottom of the stairs and stepped outside our apartment block, I was warm all over, and that’s how I went toward the little park, whose flower bed, next to the iron spout where people went for spring water, had the most beautiful tulips in town."