After four long years of development and testing, it is finally out!
Text auf Deutsch - ÚJ!
Texte en français - ÚJ!
The Hungarian language often appears discouraging to foreign students, especially when trying to learn alone.
This can be emphasized by the fact that typical grammars are either overly simplistic or too complex and full of technical jargon to offer proper learning guides. A situation that leads to confusion and frustration.
Confronted with this lack of proper material, we have endeavoured to develop a new practical Hungarian grammar that would provide students and instructors with a useful, practical and long-lasting tool.
We have made our best to organize each of the 110 grammar sections in a clear and structured fashion, allowing to quickly focus on the key points of the language aspect under study. (see picture below)
We have also made sure to explicitate the rules both in a precise and concise way, avoiding unnecessary complications, and having always in mind the student's needs.
That is why all lessons are written both in English and Hungarian. Bilingual explanations help avoid any ambiguities and provide the student with additional useful vocabulary.
Numerous cross-references to other grammatical sections enable the student to easily access useful related information and serve as an unobtrusive means to progressively connecting together the various aspects of the language.
Important information is presented in separate boxes, with an exclamation mark next to them. Additional - usually more advanced - remarks can be found in the "Good to know" (Jó tudni) sections for further study.
Our Practical Hungarian Grammar focuses on the grammar and vocabulary required for the lower intermediate level (B1) language examination of the Common European Framework for Languages. However, as all the important aspects of Hungarian grammar are presented, it can serve as an effective resource from beginner to advanced levels. The book contains an answer key and many conjugation tables to facilitate self-study. It is also suitable for group lessons where grammar aspects can be studied and worked through with an instructor and fellow students.
Check out the table of contents, preface and a 30-page-long chapter from the book in our sample section below.
You can order the book at Amazon.com or at Akadémiai Kiadó.
The book is also available in all larger Libri bookstores (in Hungary).