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ERIC Number: ED034180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 4
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Foreign Language Study in Budapest.
Feinberg, Lilian O.; Tarjan, Jeno
International Educational and Cultural Exchange, v4 n1 Summer 1968
Foreign language study at the Karl Marx University of Economic Sciences in Budapest aims to develop the ability to use the language as a native would in a particular business or profession, and to help the student become fully aware of the political, historical, sociological, and geographical background of the foreign country and the psycholinguistic implications of the language. The Foreign Language Institute, a separate department within the University, plays an important role in training the students. Language teaching differs with each major field. Students of foreign trade, communications, and international relations must attend classes in two foreign languages for four years: Russian, and one Western European language. There are no beginning language courses for the students--they must demonstrate their competence before admission to the University. Thus the instructors need not teach fundamentals and can concentrate on helping the students attain near-native command of the foreign language. Separate programs--oral-aural exercises, compositions, readings, and language laboratory material--have been developed by the Institute for each major and each language. Materials used in teaching English, criteria for proficiency in two languages, specialized vocabulary materials, the language laboratory, and the Institute staff are briefly described. (AMM)
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Identifiers: Hungary (Budapest)