"Traditional Values, Modern Approaches"

ELTE Origó Language Centre, a company of Eötvös Loránd University Budapest (ELTE), is proud to be the leading language assessment centre with an extensive network of accredited test centres, offering certified examinations in approximately 30 languages at 62 locations all over Hungary.

Founded in 1967, it has been providing language courses as well as assessments and qualifications for almost 50 years. The key to our professional and financial success has been combining tradition with constant renewal. Our main objective is to ensure a reliable and modern assessment of examinees’ language skills and to provide high-quality language courses to both ELTE students and other customers, thus promoting lifelong learning.

Our professional teachers and staff have the qualifications--MA or PhD degrees--and experience to deliver superior tuition and personalised customer services in a welcoming environment all year round. They are committed to improving their own language and teaching skills, as well as to applying up-to-date teaching methods and teaching materials to suit learners' needs and learning styles. In addition, they are all teacher trainers themselves, running workshops and training courses throughout Hungary. A number of our employees are also dedicated test developers who strive to make the exams a positive experience for most examinees and make our language tests as true-to-life as possible.

The last renewal of our institution in early 2016 focused on both our image and the content of our activities: preserving traditional values, we are expanding our scope of activities to meet the changing needs of customers.


The Language Centre of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE ORIGÓ Language Centre) offers preparatory courses in English to foreign students applying to ELTE who need a working knowledge of this language for their studies. Language courses are organized individually or in groups on demand. We recommend these courses for those who would like to brush up their English before beginning their studies in Hungary or for those who would like to improve their language skills while studying at the University.

Our offer for the 2018 Spring Semester:

1. General English

2. Academic Writing

Levels: B2 (intermediate) or C1 (advanced)
from 24th September to 14th December, 2018
4 lessons per week (2x2 lessons)**
for 12 weeks
48 lessons
HUF 43 200***
Level: from B2+ (upper-intermediate)
from 24th September to 14th December, 2018
2 lessons per week (1x2 lessons)**
for 12 weeks
24 lessons
HUF 43 200***

Basic academic writing skills

The aim of the course is:

To provide students with essential skills and techniques that will enable them to write grammatically correct and coherent academic texts in English.

Topics and problem areas covered during the course:

(Not necessarily dealt with in this order)
Verb tenses, the use of Active voice and Passive voice in academic writing
Narrative tools
Subject-verb agreement
Punctuation and spelling
Sentence structure, Types of clauses, restrictive and non-restrictive relative clauses
Linking words and phrases
The use of articles
Adding emphasis
Making a first draft
Structuring an essay, providing sources, avoiding plagiarism

Course books:

Dornan, Edward A., (1987) A Brief English Workbook
Stilman, Anne (1997) Grammatically Correct
Soars, Liz and John (2005), New Headway Upper-intermediate, the Third Edition

Application deadline:

5th September, 2018


Please note that our courses are not credit-eligible and they are only for the students of ELTE. We are not entitled to issue any documents for visa applications.
Please upload your Letter of Acceptance from Eötvös Loránd University. You need a Google account to upload the document.

*The applicants will be informed about the exact time of the lessons after the placement test.

**One lesson lasts 45 minutes.

General English: HUF 900/lesson/person (in a group of minimum 8 students)
Academic Writing: HUF 1800/lesson/person (in a group of maximum 6 students)