Famous Americans of Hungarian Descent

  • William Fox - founder of Fox Film Corporation
  • Harry Houdini (Erik Weisz) - famous escape artist
  • Béla Bartók - one of the most important composers of the 20th century
  • Zoltán Kodály - creator of the Kodály Method for music pedagogy
  • Béla Lugosi - famous actor (e.g. Dracula)
  • Joseph Pulitzer - journalist, U.S. congressman, & founder of the Pulitzer Prize
  • George Soros - business magnate, philanthropist, & investor
  • Adolph Zukor - founder of Paramount Pictures

Learn these everyday phrases!

  • Hello: Svervusz
  • How are you?: Hogy vagy?
  • I’m well, thank you very much: Jól vagyok, köszönöm
  • Where are you from?: Honnan jöttél
  • What's your name?: Mi a neved?
  • My name is ___: A nevem ___
  • Good morning: Jó reggelt
  • Good evening: Jó estét
  • Goodbye: Viszontlátásra

Why Learn A World Language?

  • In the increasingly globalized world, the knowledge of a world language becomes an indispensable skill important not only for individual enrichment, but also for the broadening employment opportunities.

  • According to a study from the University of Chicago, knowledge of a world language helps you boost decision-making skills.

  • Students who study world languages score higher on standardized tests, as a study from York University in Toronto showed. Students who study a world language for at least one year score an average of 38 points higher on the SATs.

  • Knowledge of a world language increases your chances of landing a good job, as the recent poll of The Economist showed. An MIT study shows that people who know two or more languages earn an average of $128,000 more over their lifetimes.

  • Learning a second language has compelling health benefits, as suggested by a study from York University in Toronto that connects prevention of the onset of dementia with foreign language learning.