“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 the Hungarian School
Many families with toddlers and pre-schoolers come to find friends for their Hungarian-speaking children or to find support for their aspirations of raising their children bilingually. Our elementary and middle-school aged students often attend both school and
Scouts meetings and camps, forming close friendships over the years.Adults who study with us range from tourists preparing for a trip to Europe to 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation Hungarian-Americans wanting to pass the Hungarian citizenship exam to long-time students of HAAW language programs who are at quite an advanced level.
Winter/Spring Session 2021
Hungarian School Seattle is pleased to offer the following classes for young people in a slightly different Zoom format from what we had in Fall. Some classes are taught by local volunteer teachers while others will be led by professional teachers in Hungary. Our Saturday classes are meant for children who at least understand spoken Hungarian and can keep up with their age group in Hungarian literacy as well. Our NEW Sunday class is for young beginners, and learners 15 or older are welcome to join our adult beginner classes.
· Hungarian storytime and crafts for pre-schoolers
11-11:30am Sat. (Dora Peller)
· Hungarian storytime, crafts, and beginning reading for children in K-2nd grade
11am-12pm Sat. (Dora Peller)
· Hungarian storytime, crafts, and grammar/writing for grades 2-3
11am-12pm Sat. (Julia Deak Sandler)
· Hungarian history, literature and geography for ages 10-14
11am-12pm Sat. (Barnabas Bede)
· Hungarian for Beginners ages 7-11
8:30-9:15am Sun. (Vanda Erdosi, Hungarian as a Foreign language teacher in Pécs)
School dates are Saturdays Jan 9, 23 Feb 6, 20 Mar 6, 20, Apr 3, 17, May 1, 15, or the corresponding Sundays for the beginner class.
We can still accommodate new pre-schoolers for storytime and crafts, but our other
classes are currently closed to new registrations. Please email hungarianschoolseattle@gmail to join our mailing list and be notified when our next registration period opens.
Classes Winter Session 2021
These classes are taught online by professional teachers in Hungary. They are suitable for students ages 15+. Space is limited and HAAW members as well as those living in Washington State may be given priority.
Beginner Adult Class: Sundays 1/10/2021 – 3/21/2021 10-11am PST
High Beginner/Intermediate Adult Class: Sundays 1/10/2021 – 3/21/2021 11:15am PST
Advanced Adult Class: Monthly on the 3rd Sunday, 8pm-10pm PST
We can still accommodate fluent Hungarian speakers for our monthly advanced sessions, but our other classes are currently closed to new registrations. Please email hungarianschoolseattle@gmail to join our mailing list and be notified when our next registration period opens.