“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 Mommy-and-Me Playgroup for Children Under 3
A weekly 50-minute-long Hungarian program for children under 3 and their caregivers. A group for the youngest aiming to develop Hungarian language skills. The sessions follow a carefully crafted sequence of Hungarian nursery rhymes, children’s songs and games with active parent participation.
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.
School – Age Programs
Elementary and middle schoolers ages 5-14 who speak or understand some Hungarian will be meeting outdoors or online this year. The kids will read, write, draw, create and play in age-appropriate groups. Our first three meetings will be Sept. 25, Oct. 9 and Oct. 23 at Bellevue’s Crossroads Park.
We are planning another Hungarian Diaspora camp over Thanksgiving weekend, four days of day camp in the Seattle area. In December, we’ll be meeting outdoors for a Mikulás Market and preparing a performance for Christmas, too.
Hungarian as a Foreign Langauge for beginner kids will cotninue to meet online for now.
Please use the button above to register for these children’s programs if you wish to participate.
Classes for Adults
Beginner classes for adults learning Hungarian as a Foreign language are held online every Sunday morning for A1 and A2 groups. These classes are led by a teacher located in Miskolc, Hungary.