Classes

Bóbita Mommy-and-me Playgroup

(0-3 years old children)

Children up to the age of 3 and their caregivers attend the Bóbita playgroup. The playgroup aims to create a Hungarian language community for the youngest children. Each session lasting close to an hour takes place with the active participation of parents; children learn, and parents learn anew, the best-known nursery rhymes, children’s songs, lap games. The Bóbita Mommy-and-me Playgroup serves as an excellent interface for non-Hungarian-speaking family members in interethnic families to connect with the larger Hungarian community.

LADYBUG GROUP

(3-4 years old children)

The Ladybug group is comprised of 3- and 4-year-olds. In this first level of preschool, we promote language skills using playful experiential learning methods. All the elements of a class, that is, folk games, folk dance, folk songs, counting games, nursery rhymes, stories and arts and crafts activities, take place in a relaxed atmosphere under the attentive guidance of the kindergarten teacher. Activities are adapted to the level of the children in the group. Our primary concern is to ensure that children are kept emotionally secure while learning Hungarian.

HEDGEHOG GROUP

(4-5 years old children)

The Hedgehog group is comprised of 4- and 5-year-olds. In the upper level of preschool, we emphasize oral communication skills and expanding vocabulary. Our course of study follows the annual holidays and introduces students to the flora and fauna characteristic of Hungary. While engaged in folk games and handicrafts, children learn to follow instructions involving several steps. Children learn the Hungarian alphabet through games with letters of the alphabet, so we can say this group also plays a role in preparing children for school.

DOGS group

(5-7 years old children)

The Dogs group is comprised of 5 to 7-year-olds. The group works on portions of the preschool and first grade study material. At the start of the school year, we focus on listening to and reading the Hungarian alphabet as well as learning to write the letters and learning the basics of cursive writing. Students develop their talking readiness by completing playful assignments. In the second half of the school year the focus shifts to reading and discussing short texts along with expansion of vocabulary and oral language skills. At this level one of the main tasks is to kindle in children a desire to speak and to promote the nerve to speak.

Eagles group

(5-7 years old children)

The Eagle group is comprised of 5 to 7-year-olds. The group works on portions of the preschool and first grade study material. At the start of the school year, we focus on listening to and reading the Hungarian alphabet as well as learning to write the letters and learning the basics of cursive writing. Students develop their talking readiness by completing playful assignments. In the second half of the school year the focus shifts to reading and discussing short texts along with expansion of vocabulary and oral language skills. At this level one of the main tasks is to kindle in children a desire to speak and to promote the nerve to speak.

Hummingbirds group

(7-9 years old children)

Students between the ages of 7 and 9 in the Hummingbird group have mastered recognizing letters and can read basic texts. The group works on certain segments of the second-grade material taught in Hungary divided into thematic units. We aim to further reading comprehension and make reading a regular habit, as well as enhance talking readiness and creative thinking expressed orally and in written form. In addition, the acquisition of other basic knowledge embedded in the curriculum is prioritized, for example, the eminent days, basic environmental studies, handicrafts, linguistic games, such as, counting games and play on words all comprise an integral part of the study material.

Adventurers group

(8-10 years old children)

In the Adventurers group are children between the ages of 8 and 10 who are fluent in Hungarian. The framework of classes includes communicational and linguistic group games as well as listening to stories, learning poems and songs to acquire literary, linguistic, cultural and communal experiences. In addition to the further enhancement of language skills, as part of the course of study, students also gain a deeper insight into Hungarian history and geography.

Phoenix group

(10-12 years  old children)

Students between the ages of 10 and 12 are in the Phoenix group, building on material studied in the previous years, they deepen their knowledge of Hungarian geography, culture and history. The focus in this group is to expand students’ vocabulary, to familiarize them with more complex idiomatic expressions, further their comprehension of oral and written texts and develop creative writing skills. Popular linguistic and literary games are regular components of the lesson plans enabling the development of well-rounded aptitudes.

„Pál Street” Gang

(upper school class)

The study material of the upper class is formulated so that it also prepares students for the „Knowledge of Hungary” exam given by the Hungarian Scouts Association in Exteris. The course of study of the group focuses on reading comprehension, spelling, the confident expression of independent thinking, and study of the great personages in Hungarian literature and history.