"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.

ENGLISH COURSES FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OF ELTE

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.

We can only pay back the fee for the course if the course is cancelled. Think it over whether you can attend the course before you pay.

OUR OFFER FOR THE 2019 AUTUMN SEMESTER:

OUR GENERAL ENGLISH COURSES (LEVEL B2/C1) FOR INTERNATIONAL/ ERASMUS STUDENTS WILL BE STARTED IN SEPTEMBER

1. GENERAL ENGLISH

2. Basic ACADEMIC WRITING

Levels: B2 (intermediate) or C1 (advanced)
from 16th September to 13th December, 2019

Level: from B2+ (upper-intermediate)
from 16th September to 13th December, 2019

4 lessons per week (2x2 lessons)*
for 12 weeks: 48 lessons

DAYS:

Tuesdays-Thursdays: 13:30-15:00

2 lessons per week (1x2 lessons)*
for 12 weeks: 24 lessons

DAYS:

Thursdays: 8:30-10:00

Course fee: HUF 48 000 (1000Ft/ lesson)**

(in a group of minimum 8 students)

OR

Course fee: HUF 48 000**

(in a group of 6-7 students)

2 lessons per week (1x2 lessons)*
for 12 weeks: 24 lessons

DAYS:

Wendesdays 10:00-11:30

BASIC ACADEMIC WRITING SKILLS

Course fee: HUF 24 000 (1000Ft/ lesson)**

(in a group of minimum 8 students)

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
Self-editing
Making a first draft
Structuring an essay, providing sources, avoiding plagiarism

Course Book:

Upper Intermediate New English File

COURSE BOOKS:
Dornan, Edward A., (1987) A Brief English Workbook
Stilman, Anne (1997) Grammatically correct
Soars, Liz and John (2005),

New Headway Upper-intermediate

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

11th September, 2019.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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.

Certificate requirements: 80% attendance, 1 short presentation, final test.

* One lesson lasts 45 minutes.

** The participation fee must be paid in advance till 11th of September.

*** Please remember that you have to take BOTH the on-line and the oral/speaking test in order to be accepted for an English course. (The applicants will be informed about the exact time of oral test after the placement test.)

****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.