The Department of Languages for Specific Purposes undertakes the instruction and interdisciplinary research of languages for specific purposes (LSP) for general medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and healthcare sciences and healthcare IT.
The department is also responsible for the examination of undergraduate students, PhD students and professional language instruction for employees. Besides teaching medical, dental medical, and pharmaceutical terminology, and unique to Hungarian universities, seven languages are taught for medical, dental medical, health sciences and pharmaceutical purposes: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Hungarian.
The department also holds Final Exams in Languages for Specific Purposes assessing professional competencies in all of the above languages. In groups preparing for Final Exams in Languages for Specific Purposes, students acquire practice-oriented communication and documentation skills. Courses in medical Latin terminology and Hungarian for specific purposes are provided for international students studying in the English and German language programs.
Teaching international students in the Hungarian language is also included in the teaching activities of the department. In addition, the organizational unit functions as a language exam center for three accredited language exam systems for obtaining PROFEX medical and PANNON general language certificates as well as TELC for medical and general purposes.