Class is full now, registration is closed. If you are interested to take Hungarian classes during the summer please contact us.
BEGINNING ADULT HUNGARIAN LANGUAGE CLASSES
The Minnesota Hungarians are pleased to announce the first of a series of adult language classes in the Hungarian language.
The first in the series: 101 Hungarian will be an 8 week course starting April 24, 2014. There are 12 spaces in the class. Registration is now open. Please register by filling in the registration form below by April 21st. If we reach 12 students, there will be a waiting list.
The classes will be held on April 24, May 1, May 8, May 15, May 22, May 29, June 5, and June 12. There will be an opportunity to have up to 2 make-up sessions, if you are not able to attend a class. These will be arranged as needed during the 8 week course.
The classes will be held at the Pease Academy, which is adjacent to University Lutheran Church. The address is 601 13th Avenue SE (Dinkytown), Minneapolis. There is an adjacent parking lot facilitating access to the building. Classes will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last for 90 minutes.
The cost of the class is $15/session. Textbook is $25. Total cost = $145. If you decide you do not wish to continue after the first session, the remainder of the payment will be refunded. If textbook is written in, it cannot be refunded. There is a website for the course that provides audio recordings and vocabulary lists, answer keys and grammar booklet that is free to the student.
Curriculum: The participants will determine the pace of the course but the initial sections to be covered are: 1. The Hungarian language (alphabet, pronunciation, back and front vowels, useful phrases) 2. Meeting and greeting (verb: to be, adverb of place, numbers, time, occupation, Who, What, Where) 3. Familiarity in the office (How are you?, definite--indefinite articles, multiple agglutinations, simple possessive, have/have not, infinitives, this/that) and more depending, again, on the class pace.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Eva Kish has been giving private instruction in Hungarian to adults and children in the Twin Cities since 2008. Eva grew up in the US of Hungarian parents and grew up speaking Hungarian. She studied and lived in Hungary in the late 70s. She has a MA in Education.
Mikes Kelemen Program
"The more I like Rodosto, the less I am able to forget Zagon!"
As stated in the closing declaration of its third meeting, the Hungarian Diaspora Council decided to launch the Mikes Kelemen Program, which focuses on preserving the diaspora's material heritage, collecting its elements in a systematic manner, transferring them to Hungary and making provision for their appropriate utilization. The program was established with the cooperation of the State Secretariat for Hungarian Communities Abroad of the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice and the National Szechenyi Library.
Unused books, documents and other material heritage related to Hungary are expected to be delivered to our store-houses between January 1 and September 30, 2014. They will then be transferred to Hungary, where the National Szechenyi Library will take care of them.
Donations will mainly be distributed to libraries and schools of the Carpathian Basin. Furthermore, we are planning to support public collections located in Hungary and the Carpathian Basin, which already include a significant emigrant collection.
Donations are expected in our store-houses in the following cities:
Canada: Toronto, Vancouver
USA: Los Angeles, Chicago, New Brunswick
Argentina: Buenos Aires
Brazil: Sao Paolo
Australia: Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne
As you may already know, the Minnesota Hungarians has successfully received the grant for developing Hungarian language classes from the Hungarian Initiatives Foundation of Washington, D.C. Because of this grant, we are able to offer two classes for children, one this spring and another this fall.
The classes are designed to provide the children the opportunity to succeed to read and write in Hungarian, with particular emphasis on reading and conversation. Our position is that by acquiring an ability to read in Hungarian the student is provided an indirect means of continued proficiency in the language, and that through reading they might learn about and develop an interest in the Hungarian culture.
In light of these developments, we have begun to organize the language classes.
Please register for the spring courses by March 28, 2014.
Classes will be held:
April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 11, 18 and June 1 and 8 starting at 1:30 p.m.
Unity Church Unitarian (733 Portland Ave., St. Paul, MN)