translated by Nicholas Boros
With the beginning of September, the time has come for students to once again take a seat behind their desks. But without a doubt, the students at CSU were very pleased to return because something new was awaiting them. For those desiring to learn Hungarian, the opportunity to enroll in a course where they can master the language and discover Central European culture has arisen.
The instructor is well-traveled woman, who, after completing her studies in Hungary, acquired a doctorate in France, where she also taught for several years. Rita Gárdosi has vast experience at her disposal. During her research, she concentrated on language acquisition and translation theory, thus developing an effective teaching method. Her teaching areas include Hungarian language (beginner, intermediate, advanced), Central European culture, Hungarian phonetics, and Hungarian linguistics.
A welcoming reception in honor of Dr. Rita Gárdosi was held on September 5. Cleveland State University, the Department of Modern Languages, and the United Hungarian Societies invited guests in order to introduce the visiting Fulbright instructor of Hungarian Language and Culture for the 2014-2015 academic year. At the reception, speeches were given by T. Marika Megyimóri, Vice President of the United Hungarian Societies, as well as Dr. Greg Sadlek, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at CSU. Furthermore, they thanked the Fulbright recipient for fully overseeing her assignment at the host institution, which includes continuing education and curriculum development in the area of Hungarian studies, as well as Hungarian as a foreign language, Hungarian literature, and cultural education. With her work, she is enriching the image of the department and primarily that of the Hungarian language.
The audio of the ceremonial speech made at the reception can be heard in English.
Rita Gárdosi visited Bocskai Rádió’s studio, where she introduced herself to the listeners and the members of staff (in Hungarian language)
More pictures can be found on Bocskai Rádió’s Facebook page.
Dr. Rita Gárdosi’s CV as well as more information on the Hungarian courses can be found on CSU’s website.