FSI - Hungarian - Basic Course (Volume 1)

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Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 01A

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 01B

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 01C

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 02A

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 02B

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 02C

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 03A

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 03B

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 03C

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 03D

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 04A

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Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 05A

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Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 05C

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 05D

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 06A

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 06B

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 06C

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 07A

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 07B

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 07C

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 07D

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 08A

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 08B

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 08C

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 09A

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 09B

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 09C

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 10A

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 10B

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 10C

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 11A

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 11B

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 11C

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 12A

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 12B

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 12C

Hungarian Basic Course - Volume 1 - Unit 12D


Foreign Service Institute Hungarian  - Image The FSI Hungarian Basic Course Volume 1 (of 2) has been written with the aim of providing the student with a firm control of the basic structure of the spoken language and a vocabulary adequate for him to make limited practical use of both the spoken and written language in his travels, work and social obligations. In addition,' the course should provide the learner a sound background for further development of fluency and proficiency in Hungarian.

The materials in each of the two volumes of the text are contained in twelve lessons or units. Each unit includes a set of basic sentences that are intended for memorization. These are in the form of conversations or dialogs focused on specific situations in which a person might find himself in Hungary. Notes to the basic sentences are added occasionally to provide additional background in-formation on some cultural feature unfamiliar to Americans, or to clarify some special difficulty in vocabulary or idiom. Notes on pronunciation are included in each of the first seven units.

Sound, stress and intonation features which have been found to be particularly troublesome for American students are here presented with explanations and a series of practice drills. The notes on grammar in each unit concentrate on those structural features illustrated in the basic sentences which are considered appropriate for analysis at a given stage in the course. The section after the grammatical explanations in each lesson provides for systematic and detailed practice of the new features comprising a particular unit. Specifically, the substitution drills are designed for exercise in the manipulation of forms through substitution of specific items in fixed sentence patterns.

This practice is intended to build habits of association, so that in a given syntactic environment the appropriate grammatical form automatically comes to mind. A common type of substitution drill used in the drill sections is the transformation drill, in which the pattern sentence is changed from one grammatical or lexical category to another. variation drills provide for the manipulation of larger syntactic patterns. In each group a model sentence, underscored. serves as a guide. Associated with it are additional sentences incorporating the same syntactic frame but in which most of the individual word items have been replaced. Vocabulary drills provide practice in the use of new words and also allow for manipulation of sentence elements, the particular form and arrangement of which depends upon their association with that vocabulary item. The manipulation of all these drills as presented in the units is carried out generally with the use of English equivalents.

Specific translation drills are also provided, however. In general these exercises supplement the material of the basic dialog in the form of a narrative. In this way they provide content review of the basic sentences and practice in the transformation from active dialog to descriptive narration. The response drills are question-and-answer-type exercises on the situations of the basic dialogs but are also designed to develop the student's ability to give realistic answers to appropriate real-life situations. Conversation practice and additional situations in outline bridge the gap to free conversation.

You can find the other volume of the FSI Hungarian Basic Course here: FSI - Hungarian Basic Course (Volume 2)

Hungarian is the official language of Hungary and one of the 24 official languages of the European Union. Outside Hungary it is also spoken by communities of Hungarian people in neighboring countriesespecially in Romania, Slovakia, Serbia and Ukraineand by Hungarian diaspora communities worldwide. Like Finnish and Estonian, it belongs to the Uralic language family, with its closest relatives being Mansi and Khanty. It is one of the few languages of Europe that are not part of the Indo-European family.

Hungarian is spoken in: Hungary

Hungarian is also called: Magyar

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