Hungarian For Social Scientists (Post-Intermediate) CEES5011

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course provides students with intensive Hungarian language tuition over 2 semesters of study. The course is taught to enable students to enhance the skills they have developed through intermediate level courses. In so doing they will acquire sufficient linguistic knowledge and translating skill to be able to read social sciences' texts of a fairly advanced standard in the original language and to use these in their study of social sciences' disciplines. They will also develop the requisite oral and aural skills to deal with situations that require a fairly advanced knowledge of Hungarian. In addition they will have acquired the necessary writing skills to be able to provide an in-depth account of their research. At the end of the course the students will have attained the necessary competence in Hungariann in order to use original fairly complex language sources competently with the help of a dictionary, so that they can undertake more advanced research programmes or employment in the field of Central and East European Studies.

Timetable

3-4 hours per week. Class times to be arranged.

Requirements of Entry

None

Assessment

1. End-of-course written examination: There will be one two-hour written examination at the end of the year which will test translation, comprehension and writing skills. Students will be required to write a short essay of 300-500 words in length. The end-of-course examination is worth 70% of the overall mark.

1. Oral examination: there will be an oral examination at the end of the year of approximately 25 minutes' duration which will test comprehension, aural and speaking skills. Students will be required to give an in-depth presentation in Estonian/Hungarian/Latvian on their research. The oral examination is worth 30% of the overall mark.

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course provides students with intensive Hungarian language tuition over 2 semesters of study. The course is taught to enable students to enhance the skills they have developed through intermediate level courses. In so doing they will acquire sufficient linguistic knowledge and translating skill to be able to read social sciences' texts of a fairly advanced standard in the original language and to use these in their study of social sciences' disciplines. They will also develop the requisite oral and aural skills to deal with situations that require a fairly advanced knowledge of Hungarian. In addition they will have acquired the necessary writing skills to be able to provide an in-depth account of their research. At the end of the course the students will have attained the necessary competence in Hungariann in order to use original fairly complex language sources competently with the help of a dictionary, so that they can undertake more advanced research programmes or employment in the field of Central and East European Studies.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this programme students will be able to:

Read and translate relatively complex social sciences' texts with the aid of a dictionary

Write a full summary in English of such social sciences' texts in Hungarian

Conduct conversations in Hungarian and give an in-depth presentation about their research

Make effective use of dictionaries and other reference sources

Understand relatively complex oral presentations in Hungarian of social sciences' topics

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

None