For Foreigners

Welcome to Hungary!

We are happy you live and work here for a shorter or longer time. That’s what we would like to help you with, acquiring the Hungarian language – by no means an easy job, we know perfectly well!

We have had a lot of experience so we can see the Hungarian language through foreigners’ eyes and exactly that is why we can teach it efficiently. We do not overwhelm you with a lot of grammar, we teach ‘real’ spoken Hungarian, what’s more even business Hungarian.

Transmitting language: English, German

Come and check us out, we are sure you will be satisfied with us. Meet the teacher personally, take a lesson and you will be able to decide if you are at the right place.

Summary

The Flow Method

Rather than just a method, FLOW is a complex system, which uses an academic approach. Before even beginning your course, we will find the most appropriate teacher and method to meet your learning needs. As Abraham Lincoln said: ‘If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe.’

We invite you to complete two tests from which we can assess your learning style, what kind of teacher you work best with, and how we can motivate you to achieve your best results without losing heart in the process. Based on your answers we then create a personalized learning outline, which will demonstrate how you can achieve your goals in as short a time as possible.

At FLOW we provide small classes with a maximum of 4-6 students, as well as individual one-on-one learning. We do not offer large classes as we believe this deters your ability to achieve high results. Small class sizes are ideal in a language learning environment. Having fewer students in the class means the teacher can meet your individual needs, as well as create a supportive group dynamic which will help you reach a better outcome.

We understand that life is busy and you may not be able to attend our allocated classes. As such, we also cater to people who require individual lessons and will do our best to accommodate to your timetable. But don’t worry; you will still be part of our community as we often host language-based activities to which we will be sure to include you.

Why Flow?

Have you ever had those moments where you become so deeply involved in something that you become one with the subject at hand? Where the outside world doesn’t exist and you lose all concept of time? Moments like these are so truly amazing. You have great new ideas, life takes over and you feel as though you can solve all the world’s problems.

World famous Psychology Professor Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls this FLOW. What does this mean? Basically, to have FLOW we need to break out of our monotonous repetitive ways and take on a new attitude when with towards daily challenges. If we adapt the principle of FLOW, we are better able to overcome them without causing unnecessary stress and anxiety.

In traditional learning environments students often fall between feeling bored or stressed. In the case of language learning, this is not an ideal place to be with all the deadlines and the added pressure of potential failures. In order to have effective learning patterns develop, we need to create an environment where we take pleasure in the activity. Science has proven that without joy there is no such thing as effective learning.

Our language school is named FLOW because our staff believes that this is required in order to have a joyful, positive and FLOWing experience. As such, FLOW and great results go hand in hand.

How do we differ from other language schools?

The difference between FLOW and another language school is like that between the outfitting department and a good seamstress. If you’re lucky, you may find something that fits you like a glove in the outfitting department, or you might not find anything in the umpteenth store that you visit.

A seamstress on the other hand will take your measurements and use trade secrets so that you look and feel as good as possible in your new outfit. In a personally designed outfit you will appear taller, slimmer and have the appropriate fit simply because it has been tailored for you.

This difference applies to regular and individually tailored language leaning too. Depending on your luck, you may just find the right class, with an engaging teacher and the right pace. Or you may feel that after multiple attempts at finding the right school you still haven’t found one that suits you well, even though you are a willing and able student. We see our students differently.

We see them for their true selves and will find a style and fit that works best for them, just as the seamstress does.

As well as offering effective language learning opportunities, we can also provide you with extra attention. If you chose to learn with us, we promise not to treat you like just one of so many students. You will be someone whose success and satisfaction we take very seriously.

In our language studio we care about you as a friend would. We understand that on any given day your physical and emotional state may impact your learning capabilities. As such, your teacher will aim to provide you with the appropriate pace for that lesson, whether it be a more relaxed and slower pace after a long day’s work, or an upbeat fast lesson should you feel energized and up for the challenge.

Our teachers are all dedicated professionals and you will find that this is more than just a job for them – it’s their passion. As this is the case, you won’t find overworked teachers who are just going through the motions. If you’re looking for small and individually tailored classes then FLOW is for you.

Is Flow right for you?

  • Yes – if you are looking for that extra attention and consistent support in your language learning.
  • Yes – if you’ve ever felt a sense of failure in a learning environment and you feel a traditional language class isn’t right for you. There is no such thing as impossible! If we can’t find a solution then we are willing to go off the beaten track.
  • Yes – if you feel that classes should be fun, inspiring and make you feel a sense of achievement.
  • Yes – if you’re shy and would like to learn how to speak up with confidence in everyday language settings as well as in language examinations.
  • Yes – if you don’t want to be in a big class.
  • Yes – if you have other things to learn – the technical training will help make this easier for you.
  • Yes – if you usually lose motivation whilst learning. Your teacher and the technical training will help you in this, so that you can remain motivated at all times.

About Us

FLOW Language School was established by professionals who believe that language is learnt quicker and better, if it is tailored to individual learning needs.

We are a diverse and unique team who approach language and teaching with great passion, and know that you will enjoy learning just as much as we love sharing our knowledge. Our lessons are fun and dynamic so that you can walk away with a great feeling of satisfaction.

The FLOW method was created with the combined effort of language teachers and psychologists. We are recommended and supported by the Nyitott Akademia of Budapest/Hungary.

Teaching Format (oktatási formák)

At FLOW we teach English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Romanian, Arabic, and Hungarian for Foreigners.

Groups (max 6 people): Our small class sizes allow for each individual to participate in a communicative class. The relaxed pace allows for everyone to follow along in a consistent manner towards their language learning goals.

Trio Groups (3 people): A faster pace than our regular classes which allows completion of the course requirements in a shorter time frame.

Duo Groups (2 people) – A fast pace with a communicative emphasis, suitable for people wishing to focus on particular topics. Ideal for friends or colleagues.

Private lessons– A course created with only your needs in mind. The pace is as quick or as slow as you like with flexible class times available. One-on-one instruction does not mean it is more expensive than group classes, rather that you will be able to achieve your goals much faster.

Course Types

Regular classes

Build on your knowledge in a comfortable step-by-step manner where the teacher’s speaking based instruction allows for a more natural language environment. The objective of this course is to assist you in becoming more confident in all four skills of speaking, writing, listening and reading. You will begin using the language in the first few lessons.

Adventures in Fairytales

This course is designed for 6 to 9 as well as 10 to 12 year olds who learn language through the world of fairytales. We cover everything from the classics right through to contemporary interpretations of storytelling. This class is playful and suitable for all children with imagination.

Language Skills for Jobs Abroad

This is a quick and effective course that is modified according to your current language ability. We prepare you for interviews, correct phone etiquette, Curriculum Vitae writing, business communication, presentation as well as everyday language skills.

Speaking/Communication classes

This is designed for those who want to expand on their vocabulary as well feel confident in a communication experience. Grammar is taught on a needs based purpose and we strive to make you bring the language you may have within you to the fore.

Language Check Up

This course is for those who have previous knowledge of a language but are unsure of certain grammatical and usage elements. Students are able to learn at a relatively quick pace, as it is simply a matter of refreshing and restructuring your language skills.

Exam Preparation Courses

The following are catered to in our exam preparation courses: ECL, BME, ITK-Origo, City and Guilds, Goethe, TELC. Classes are arranged according to exam dates and usually finish 2 to 3 days prior to the exam.

Senior Courses

This is a tailored course for those 50 years and over. The pace here is dictated by the class members and our aim is to provide you with a speaking and listening based focus.

Teen Courses

This course takes into account the characteristics of teenagers (12 – 18 year olds) and provides an interactive and effective environment for them to learn in. Communication is key, but focus is also placed on preparing students for language exams.

Company Courses

Classes take place in your workplace and are tailored to provide general, technical or business language instruction. Prior consultation is required, let us know what you need.

Business English

A course designed to better grasp the nuances of communicating in a Business English setting. The aim is to expand vocabulary in particular fields as well as make the language more accessible in both a communication or presentation context.

Upcoming Courses

If you are unable to find a time, level or language course that suits you, please get in contact with our staff so that we can try to accommodate your needs.

Course Sign up

Signing up to a course can be done by:

  • Contacting our staff. We will help set up a suitable time for your personal consultation.
  • Personal Consultation Appointment – Should you choose to learn with FLOW, you will be asked to complete two short tests from which we will assess your learning style and create a personalized learning outline. Shortly after we will find appropriate times for your technical training as well as your course.
  • In order to complete these tests we require personal identification documents. In order to make the process easier, we ask that you bring these documents with you on your first visit.
  • If you have previous language knowledge we ask that you complete a placement test. These can be filled out once you’ve signed up online.
  • Should you require any further information please don’t hesitate to contact us on:

+36 20 258 0347

+36 20 994 8755

Email: info@flownyelvstudio.hu

Prices

Discounts and Payment Options

Flow Card Discounts – After completion of the first module, students receive a 5% discount on their next enrollment. After completing two modules, you will receive 8% off and 10% off for any further module you choose to enroll in.

Student Discount – A 5% discount on courses for full time students with valid ID.

Mothers Discount – A 5% discount for young mothers who provide documentation of their GYES, GYED or GYET card.

Pensioner Discount – A 5% discount for pensioners with valid ID.

Bring A Friend – 5000 Forint discount if your friend signs up for a class. A further 50% off applies if you three or more sign up.

Discounts cannot be combined.

Discounts do not apply for special promotions.

Discounts only apply for group courses.

Where to find us:

1122 Budapest, Széll Kálmán tér 21. (Moszkva tér)

1053 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos utca 2/a (Ferenciek tere), door code: 53

Interpretation and Translation

At FLOW Language School we provide both interpreting and translating services for individuals as well as companies. Our services include liaison, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, as well as technical translations in a variety of fields.

We translate accounts, contracts, judicial and business correspondence, presentations and tender applications, as well as website contents in multiple languages.

Prices:

Hungarian as a Foreign Language: 5000 HUF / 45 minutes

 

Interpretation Services

Liaison Interpreting – 5800 Ft / hour + ÁFA

Consecutive Interpreting – 7800 Ft / hour + ÁFA

Simultaneous Interpreting – 10000 Ft / hour + ÁFA

Translation

Foreign Languages to Hungarian – 2.50 Ft / character + ÁFA

Hungarian to Foreign Languages – 3.00 Ft / character + ÁFA

Foreign Language to Foreign Language, Business English – 5.00 Ft / character + ÁFA

Urgency Fee – 25%