Pilot Course or Flying University? A University Course on Hungarian Language and History Taught in Wellington, New Zealand

Bálint Koller, Alexander Maxwell

Abstract


The authors, a historian and a language-learning expert, recently devised an introduction to Hungarian history, language and culture for students in Wellington, New Zealand. We describe the origin and circumstances of New Zealand’s Hungarian community, why we thought to develop a Hungarian language course, and how the course relates to the interests of New Zealand students. After explaining our approach to historical and linguistic components of the course, we consider the future of Hungarian studies in New Zealand.

Keywords


Hungarian cultural studies; interdisciplinary teaching; Hungarian diaspora in New Zealand; teaching Hungarian history; cultural literacy; teaching Hungarian language; communicative language learning

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5195/ahea.2013.119

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