The FSI Hungarian Basic Course

The Hungarian Basic Course is written to provide students with the basic structure of the spoken language and a vocabulary to make limited practical use of both the spoken and written language while in Hungary. The course is intended to be colloquial, and emphasis is placed on idiomatic use and proper pronunciation of the spoken language. However, it also provides grammatical notes and instructions in the use of the written language.

Each unit includes a set of basic sentences, notes to the basic sentences, notes on pronunciation, notes on grammar, transformation drills, variation drills, vocabulary drills, translation drills, response drills, conversation practice, and additional situations that are brief descriptions that promote free conversation.

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The FSI Hungarian Basic Course

Archive download

The whole course is available as an archive here Hungarian Basic Course

Volume 1

Student Text

Unit 01 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3
Unit 02 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3
Unit 03 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3 Tape 4
Unit 04 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3
Unit 05 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3 Tape 4
Unit 06 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3
Unit 07 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3 Tape 4
Unit 08 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3
Unit 09 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3
Unit 10 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3
Unit 11 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3
Unit 12 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3 Tape 4

Volume 2

Student Text

Unit 13 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3
Unit 14 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3
Unit 15 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3
Unit 16 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3
Unit 17 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3
Unit 18 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3
Unit 19 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3
Unit 20 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3
Unit 21 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3 Tape 4
Unit 22 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3 Tape 4 Tape 5
Unit 23 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3 Tape 4 Tape 5
Unit 24 Tape 1 Tape 2 Tape 3 Tape 4

Hungarian Graded Reader

The Hungarian Graded Reader is designed to develop reading ability in Hungarian by using audio material with the text with minimum recourse to translation. The 56 reading selections are arranged to follow students' progression from the beginning through the intermediate stages of reading proficiency. This text will supplement a beginning course in Hungarian or serve as part of an intermediate course.

Student Text

Selection 01 Tape Selection 09 Tape Selection 17 Tape
Selection 02 Tape Selection 10 Tape Selection 18 Tape
Selection 03 Tape Selection 11 Tape Selection 19 Tape
Selection 04 Tape Selection 12 Tape Selection 20 Tape
Selection 05 Tape Selection 13 Tape Selection 21 Tape
Selection 06 Tape Selection 14 Tape Selection 22 Tape
Selection 07 Tape Selection 15 Tape Selection 23 Tape
Selection 08 Tape Selection 16 Tape Selection 24 Tape