Saturday School For All Ages

Hungarian families can enjoy some quality down time together while learning music. The Kodály-based music sessions teach parents songs and games to teach their children at home. The sessions will be led by the founder of the Hungarian Cultural Association in Guildford, Mária Chambers.

Other fun activities to implement Hungarian systems upon your children is the LMI Plus, a centre for Hungarian children and their parents in the form of Saturday School. Currently with 50 families as members, the school teaches Hungarian as a heritage language while promoting Hungarian culture and traditions. Although the groups are usually for children, adults who wish to learn Hungarian in a non-intensive course can also join. Parents of children in the group can also join the groups for a reduced fee. If parents feel competent enough to teach the language, they can volunteer for 2 to 4 hours a fortnight.

The group is the oldest Hungarian one in London and also offers other flexible classes such as 2 Drama, 2 Kodaly Music, 2 Folk Dance and 2 Games for children. For teenagers there are ECL courses, journalism and psychology; adults can benefit from Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Hungarian and Beginner English classes.

A Dancing Community

Hungarian children interested in learning the art of folk dance can also join the Csillagszemüek Anglia Hungarian Folk Dance Group which aims to teach 3 to 14 year olds about the traditional Hungarian dances in and around London. The group hosts a bustling community especially for young expats to make friends and carry on their home country’s traditions.