Shake up your Hungarian teaching techniques/knowledge.

Are you a teacher of Hungarian? Do you teach Hungarian language courses? Do you want to shake up your lessons and get to know the latest language teaching materials and trends?

TE-LE-HU work program supported by the GRUNDTVIG program is organizing an extension course for teachers of the Hungarian language in Spring 2010 in Balassi Institute (Budapest) responsible for dispersing Hungarian culture outside of Hungary. Apply for the course right now. Please find detailed information below.

Name of course:  TE-LE-HU – Extension course for teachers of the Hungarian language.

Date of course: 12-16 May 2010.

Course venue:  Balassi Institute, Budapest, Hungary.

Balassi Institute is of central significance in teaching and learning Hungarian as a foreign language in and out of Hungary. Website: http://www.bbi.hu/

Duration of course:Total of 30 hours: seminars, analysis of lessons, language skills evaluation and Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), teamwork, discussion, new methods in language teaching, new teaching materials and their publishers.

The participants will be provided with material in advance and they will be taken to the e-mail list of the trainers and Hungarian teachers created by the TE-LE-HU partnership.

The Balassi Institute issues a certificate for those who attend the course.

Course organizer:  TE-LE-HU learning partnership in the framework of the European GRUNDTVIG program.

How to apply:  Please write to the course organizers before 15 February 2010: Bodó, Sarolta (sarolta.bodo@nullbbi.hu) and Nádor, Orsolya (orsolya.nador@nullbbi.hu).

Course fee: €750 (containing the tuition and materials). Grant can be applied for from the Grundtvig program (Extension course for teachers in adult education). In 2010 the maximum of support in Finland is €1500 which covers almost all the expenses including travel and accomodation. The grant can be applied for at the local representation.

ATTENTION! Grant applications should be submitted by 15 January 2010 to the representation in your country. Applications will be judged by the beginning of March.

Partners in the Teach and learn Hungarian (TE-LE-HU) learning connection project:

The course will be organised by the Grundtvig Learning Partnership ‘Teach and Learn Hungarian’ (TE-LE-HU-2008-1-FI1-GRU06-00119 1-Mobilities) aiming at competence building of teachers of Hungarian working mainly in non-formal adult educational institutions. Partners: Balassi Institute (Nádor Orsolya), Eesti Ungari Selts (Kadi Raudalainen, Ivar Sinimets), Institut für Finnougristik/Uralistik der Universität Hamburg (Fazekas Tiborc), Finnish-Hungarian Society (Marjatta Manni-Hämäläinen/Finnish-Hungarian Society, Kaija Markus/City of Vantaa, Education Department, Ildikó Vecsernyés/University of Helsinki, Irene Wichmann/University of Helsinki)


Teacher training extension course in Budapest*

Date: 12-16 May 2010.

Venue: Balassi Institute, Budapest

Date Activity Type Teacher(s) Number of lessons
12 May 2010.


Welcoming the participants, short introduction Informal discussion 2
14:00 – 14:45 Introduction of TE-LE-HU program Presentation TE-LE-HU project partners 1
15:00 – 17:15 Definition of the competition levels for the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Presentation  (60 min)

Practice (30 min)

Hegedűs, Rita 3
13 May 2010.

9:00 – 10:30

Developing competences and modern methods. Presentation Maróti, Orsolya 2
11: 00 – 12:30 Kompetenciafejlesztés

és korszerű módszerek II.

Presentation Maruszki, Judit 2
14:00 – 16:15 Designing lessons for diverse competences Workshop The Finnish language teachers of TE-LE-HU program: Kaija Markus, Ildikó Vecsernyés, Irene Wichmann 3
14 May 2010

9:00 – 10:30

Preparing teaching material and text books – professional hints Presentation Durst, Péter 2
11:00-12:30 Grammar in Hungarian language books Presentation Szili, Katalin 2
14:00 – 17:00 Preparation of teaching material, microteaching Teamwork Language teachers of TE-LE-HU program 4
15 May 2010

9:00 – 10:30

11:00 – 12:30

Complex analysis of beginners’ language lessons Workshop Language teachers presented in the footage, facilitated by Maróti, Orsolya 4
14:00 – 17:00 eMagyarul (site, teaching materails, teacher extension training material, methods Presentation (interactive) Nádor, Orsolya 4
16 May 2010

9:00 – 12:00

Presentation of textbooks and teaching materials

Inviation of some publishers and book distributors

Purchase on the spot

Workshop Participants of the extension course present the material they use, presentation of the text book recommendation in the framework of TE-LE-HU (Maróti, Orsolya) 4
12:00- 12:45 Closing, evaluation  of extension course. TE-LE-HU project partners 1

*The contents of the program is final after the decision of the TE-LE-HU partners, however, personal changes are possible.

As the course is not included in the EU’s Grundtvig course database, a course presentation should be attached to the application.