The extra-curricular activity in Hungarian language is focused on three areas. The first is the language itself, both oral and written, including the key grammatical topics, the special Hungarian vowels and pronunciation, and the vocabulary. These are tailored to the needs of individual pupils, taking into consideration of French and Dutch language specifics. The other key area is of cultural foundation, which is represented by the tales, poems, stories and festivities of Hungary. The third area is about the specific mental needs of the age group – topics of identity, self, communication, all in a playful way.
Topics covered will include greetings, seasons (including dresses and weather), Hungarian festivities, short or longer texts, puns and rhymes, short poems and stories of contemporary Hungarian writers.
Ilona Dóczi is a professional teacher, education expert and cultural manager, as well a trained fairytale teller and therapist. She has over a decade of experience in teaching children in elementary schools, primarily of the age group of 5-12 years. She is active far beyond Brussels, delivering classes and special sessions all over Belgium and beyond. She also cooperated with the Flemish Stichting Lezen (now: Iedereen Leest) in the O’Mundo Project (http:/omundo.be/), representing Hungary.
As her latest accomplishment, as the laureate of the Hungarian diaspora, she got the special prize of the biggest Hungarian publisher of youth books Mora, which the publisher created to honor the best teachers of Hungarian language.
Teacher _ Ilona Doczi