Foreign and Technical Languages Centre

Foreign and Technical Languages Centre


Head of Department: Dr. Magdolna Holló Mátételkiné PhD, Associate Professor

Office: H-1083 Budapest, Üllői út 82., Educational Building
Phone: (36) 1 432 9000/ 19283


The educational objectives of the subjects Foreign Language (BA) and Technical Language (MA) are the acquisition of law enforcement technical language based on the intermediate (B2) level knowledge of general foreign languages and the development of communicative competences in English, German, French and Russian. Students possessing a certificate of advanced level (C1) language examination have the possibility to learn a Chinese language.

The purpose of language training is the acquisition of foreign languages used in law enforcement, the terminology used in technical contexts and language fields related to the communicative ircumstances of a particular area of law enforcement and the development of law enforcement, technical language abilities and skills, communicative language competences and their usage related to general and professional contexts, situations, topics, corpora and tasks.

The opportunity for the students to elect a foreign language to study is in accordance with the Institutional Development Plan of the University, according to which the tuition of a technical language (primarily English) is obligatory on a level which enables the students to participate in international communication and mobility. It is by providing high-level technical language tuition that we can achieve our main objective, e.g. to help the students acquire a practical knowledge of a foreign language, which, on the one hand, will enable them to study the foreign language literature needed for their profession, and, on the other hand, will offer the opportunity for a growing number of students to study or spend their work placement abroad or even to be involved in international, professional projects and operations after graduation.

We regularly publish papers, primarily in the framework of technical language (language for special purposes, LSP) research, in Hungarian, foreign and international journals, as well as participating in LSP and linguistic conferences, where we give lectures both in Hungarian and in foreign languages.