Note that this is a NON-CREDIT course!
Instructor: Scott Kensell
e-mail: skensell "a t" gmail "d o t" com
Prerequisites: Having attended the Babilon Language School would be ideal, but a desire to learn the language is the important thing.
Texts: "Hungarian an Essential Grammar" by Carol Rounds, and an English-Hungarian dictionary
Course description:The main focus of the course will be on reading short stories. As we read we will gain a solid understanding of essential grammar concepts while increasing our vocabulary. Once we have built up a vocabulary foundation, we will look at the basics of speech and practice common conversations. The class can easily be bent to accomodate the requests of the students, and as such, might be seen as an extension of the normal BSM Hungarian class. Students will also benefit from the amount of study material I share on Dropbox.
- Week 1: Developing a plan for studying and sticking to it. How to find a Hungarian to talk to. Starting Story 1. Handout: Pronunciation tips
- Week 2: Continue reading Story 1. Handouts: Basic situations and conversations worth memorizing, and the most important Hungarian grammar rule.
- Week 3: Continue reading Story 1. Handout: Everything there is to know about Hungarian verbs
- Week 4: Continue reading Story 1. Handout: Nouns and cases.
- Week 5: Finish Story 1. Review. Memorize. Handout: Pronouns
- Week 6: More review of Story 1. Conversation practice. Grammar highlight: Adjectives
- Week 7: Conversation practice
- Week 8-11: Reading Story 2 and practicing conversation.
- Week 12: Slang and what people are actually saying
- Week 13: A full-length episode of a Hungarian soap opera
impersonal constructions, questions, word order, tools for simplifying speech, postpositions, time