Hungarian as a Foreign Language


“Survival” Hungarian for beginners

This language course, which provides help in finding one’s way in everyday life in Hungary, focuses on the vocabulary and phrases most frequently used in everyday communication. We teach students ways of greeting people and the basic expressions required during shopping, in restaurants, in the course of travelling and in case of sickness. This „Survival Hungarian” language course is also available for tourist via Skype.

InterLanguage Teaching Centre is proud to offer language courses for foreigners living in or visiting Hungary, and this has always been one of our most important services. We provide courses in which our teachers use different mediating languages to teach, i. e. certain parts of the syllabus are explained and/or recapped in the language required by the class participants. Specific requirements can be discussed at the assessment stage.

In recent years we have offered Hungarian courses which utilised English, French, German, and Italian as mediating languages, as well as Russian, German, French, and Spanish courses using English. We have also provided Chinese classes in French, Latin using English and many more. We always attempt to accommodate special requests and have recently taught, for example, a pre-school preparation course for French children, in French.

Languages offered:

Arabic, Chinese,  Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Norwegian, Persian, PolishPortuguese, RomanianRussian, Sanskrit, Serbian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, SwedishTibetanTurkish, Ukrainian, Urdu

Mediating languages offered:

English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, etc. on demand

We are happy to offer monolingual courses (language teaching without a mediating language), for example, an English course taught solely in English.

Courses and Levels:

General and specialised courses are available in the languages listed above, at the following levels:

General language courses – levels:

  • Beginner
  • Re-beginner
  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Exam preparation
  • Upper intermediate
  • Advanced


  • business
  • economy
  • commercial
  • academic
  • air travel
  • agricultural
  • engineering
  • oil industry
  • bank
  • medical
  • chemical industry
  • speaking skills
  • writing skills
  • business communication
  • presentation techniques


  • Beginner
  • Re-beginner
  • Elementary
  • Pre-Intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Exam preparation
  • Upper intermediate
  • Advanced

Preliminary assessment

Apart from the beginners’ courses,  courses are preceded by a preliminary assessment.

Exam Preparation

We are able to prepare our students for all language exams available in Hungary including both Hungarian state examinations and internationally recognised examinations. These classes can be taken in all of the 33 languages listed above.

Preparation for Secondary Education Certificates in all Languages

Preparation for secondary education O-level and A-level final examinations.

Number of Participants in a Group

To maintain the highest efficiency in teaching, our language learning groups in Budapest never exceed four students per class.

Should you wish to study with a group of friends, classmates or co-workers, we are very happy for students to form their own classes.

One-to-one Tutoring

We offer one-to-one tutoring for individuals who require customised courses.


One of the advantages of our small-group tutoring structure is that we can provide maximum flexibility in arranging schedules. This is tailored to our participants’ needs and can be discussed at enrolment.

Length of Courses and Duration of Classes

In the case of one-to-one tutoring, both the number and length of classes are arranged to suit our students’ individual needs.
For groups, we offer 30-hour courses.

Time of Classes:

Classes may start at any time between 7am and 9pm daily.


One-to-one classes: are held at the Képíró Offices near Kálvin square, (1053 Budapest, Képíró u. 9.) or at any location specified by the participant (for an extra charge).

Képíró Office Map

If there are a sufficient number of participants or students register as a group, we are able to start courses outside these dates.

Please check our current offers!

Please check our current discount 


Special group discount:

  • 2 participants enrolling together – 5% discount for both
  • 3 participants enrolling together – 7% discount for each
  • 4 participants enrolling together – 10% discount for each

Hungarian as a Foreign Language

Our Hungarian language courses have been developed through years of experience in this field:

The course material and pace of our one-to-one classes are structured entirely around the needs and requirements of the participants and are in line with their expected goals. As much as possible, the time of the classes is arranged to fit the schedule of the participants.

Courses for Groups
To maintain the highest efficiency, our courses are taught in small groups (max. four people) in our Budapest centre. The size of groups makes the use of customised course materials and flexible scheduling feasible.

Full Course Programs
Advanced bookings for full course programs are available for groups. In case of such programs, the course material, the schedule, the aims of the students and number of classes is negotiated with the commissioning party in advance.
Our successful working relationship with the Artemisszió Foundation uses this framework. We have organised several sets of intensive Hungarian language courses for young people who arrive in Budapest as part of the EU?s Leonardo da Vinci program.

Intensive Courses

We have had the pleasure to welcome students from Australia, Belgium, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Korea, Serbia, Spain, Taiwan, the Ukraine, USA