If you want to get to know a truly unique language, choose Hungarian at the University of Pittsburgh. Start at the beginner level in Hungarian 1 and build up your proficiency in the subsequent levels. Fulfill your language requirement and build confidence to speak, read, write, and understand the language whether you are learning it out of an interest in linguistics, the history of the region, your heritage, or just fun. Taught by native Hungarian Viktoria Batista, you will also heighten your understanding of the culture and customs, and get a taste of Hungarian film, music, and literature. We look forward to see you in our classes!
Viktoria Batista (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a native of Hungary. In Hungary she earned a BA in English and an MA in German Literature with a European Studies Minor. She has taught ESL, German, and Hungarian at KU, in New York City, and at the University of Pittsburgh, where she is currently a lecturer in the German Department and an instructor at the Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center.
Hungarian is officially considered a Finno-Ugric language, yet it also has interesting similarities with Sanskrit, Japanese, and Quechua
Hungarians put poppy seads and sugar on noodles and ketchup on their pizza
Hungarian doesn't distinguish between "he" and "she"
The first full text in Hungarian is a funeral speech from 1195
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's dog is a Puli, which is a highly intelligent Hungarian Sheepdog.
The founders of the Fox Film Corporation (Vilmos Fuchs) and Paramount Pictures (Adolf Zukor) were both Hungarian immigrants
Vitamin C was identified by a Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian physiologist, Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, in the 1930s.
The Rubik's Cube was invented by Hungarian Erno Rubik
Budapest is the capital of Hungary
The number '96' is very important in Hungary
Hungary is one of the oldest countries in Europe
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