Head of Division Katalin Zöldi Kovács, Ph.D.

Background The Division of Foreign Languages and Communication is a unit of the Department of Social Sciences.

Education The main tasks of the Division of Foreign Languages and Communication are:

  • to plan and develop the principles and system of language education at the Faculty of Health Sciences;

  • to teach Health Care Terminology, English and German for Healthcare Purposes to full-time and part-time students.

Students with a B2 language certificate also receive language training; they can choose from various competence-based courses. The Division offers a wide variety of elective courses (from Interpreting medical diagnoses and prescriptions through Abstract writing to Computer-aided translation) to provide opportunity for further language development.

The Division coordinates the postgraduate Medical Translation and Interpreting program as well as the English Language Medical Communication program.

The Division of Foreign Languages and Communication is also responsible for teaching Medical Terminology and Hungarian as a Foreign Language to foreign students enrolled in the English and German programs of the Faculty of Medicine, and the English programs of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Since September 2011, our division has been functioning as a teaching practice venue for teacher trainees of Hungarian as a foreign language of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church of Hungary.

All our courses are supplemented by textbooks/seminar notes compiled by our teachers. The Faculty is a test venue for the state accredited Professional Language Certification (PROFEX).

The members of the Division also take part in the work of various professional associations, such as the Hungarian Association of Applied Linguists and Language Teachers and the National Association of Teachers and Researchers of Languages for Specific Purposes (SZOKOE).

Research The Division’s research interests include the origins of the functional approach in Hungarian linguistics, linguistic identity, genre awareness in medical translation, and exploring the terminological awareness of health science students.

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Mailing address H-1085 Budapest, Üllői út 26.
Phone (+36-1) 486-4960
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