“After studying the Hungarian language for years, I can confidently conclude that had Hungarian been my mother tongue, my work would have been more precious. Simply because through this extraordinary, ancient and powerful language it is possible to precisely describe the tiniest differences and the most secretive tremors of emotions.”
– G. B. Shaw
About Hungarian School Seattle
This program of the Hungarian American Association of Washington supports Hungarian-American families in developing their children’s Hungarian language and literacy skills and gives adults of all backgrounds the opportunity to study Hungarian language and culture as well.
For the Little Ones
Bóbita Hungarian Playgroup
Twice monthly on Saturdays
Bóbita Hungarian Playgroup is a Hungarian program for children under 3 and their caregivers.
The sessions follow a carefully crafted sequence of Hungarian nursery rhymes, children’s songs and games with active parent participation.
The Bóbita Playgroup serves as an excellent interface for non-Hungarian-speaking family members in interethnic families to connect with the larger Hungarian community.
Twice monthly on Saturdays 11am-12pm
This group is designed for kids ages 3-6 and is focused on playful activities for early literacy development.
Through a variety of creative activities and playful interactions, the children become more familiar with the building blocks of the Hungarian language as well as our traditions and cultural heritage as they make new Hungarian American friends! The hour is full of crafts and we have a joyful time!
Twice monthly on Saturdays 11am – 12pm
School-age kids are divided into three groups for their one-hour Hungarian class.
- First graders ages 6-7 start learning the Hungarian alphabet and become familiar with conventions of spelling and reading. Through stories and playful activities, we learn to read and write together!
- Our second group is for 8-10-year-olds who can read Hungarian words. Our focus at this level is on vocabulary development and immersion into the marvels of Hungarian grammar and literature. We also deepen our understanding of Hungarian customs and traditions.
- For students ages 11 and up, our curriculum, which includes Hungarian history, geography and ethnography, ensures that their developing curiosity about Hungarian culture and language is satisfied.
Classes for Adults
You can apply now! In spring, 2023, we are offering four different levels, click the links below to read more detailed descriptions of each. Class size is limited to 8 per level. Adult Hungarian Classes are held online by a professional teacher in Miskolc, Hungary. Don’t forget to renew your HAAW membership for the year before you register in order to take advantage of our discount member pricing!
Class dates for all levels are Sundays: 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9 (11 sessions)
Hungarian Adult Class, Level A1 Part 3 (Low Beginners) Spring 2023 Sundays at 12:30pm
Hungarian Adult Class, Level A1 Part 4 (Continuing Beginners) Spring 2023 Sundays at 11:15am
Hungarian Adult Class, Level A1 Part 5 (High Beginners) Spring 2023 Sundays at 10am
Hungarian Adult Class, Level A2 Part 6 (Intermediate) Spring 2023 Sundays at 8:45am