Services For Expats

Foundation Language Classes

Take one of our free foundations classes and you'll learn pronunciation, numbers and most relevant words in no time.

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Hungarian Course Books
Choose from one of our Hungarian Course Books to learn everything you need in daily life. Which one would you like to start with? Food & Drinks, Socializing, Finding Your Way or Health? Choose your book here.
Teacher Please!

You purchased the books, but need a little motivation to study? You are not the only one! Tell us your needs & we find a good teacher for you!

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Expat Relevant Topics

We offer course books on topics that are relevant for your expat life - because they were prepared by expats. Every course book contains expat-relevant stories, concise vocabulary lists, interactive exercises. If you choose Teacher Please, the teacher will let you apply the material in real life. Let us know if you are missing a specific topic from the products overview, we are adding more course books as we go along.



Hungarian For Expats was founded in summer 2018 by Mechthild von Knobelsdorff, a German expat herself. While she took Hungarian lessons twice per week on her own, she realized that many expats were not able to order a coffee in Hungarian - because there was no language classes tailored to expats' needs. Hence, she founded Hungarian for Expats, where she develops the content together with experienced Hungarian teachers. Our course material teaches you everyday Hungarian – just the basics you need to make life in Budapest more pleasant. You can apply the class material easily in your daily life, such as ordering a coffee, asking for the way or socializing with other people. We strongly believe that speaking a language creates bridges between people. Our goal is to build thousands of little bridges between you and Hungarians. To bring you closer to Hungarian culture, we also introduce some cultural knowledge into our classes and organize cultural events such as Hungarian winetastings.
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We assembled a great team to create the best learning experience for you. In addition, our native speakers are helping you to get started on Hungarian.
Isabella "Bella" Sersli
Isabella "Bella" Sersli

Creative Content Developer

Bella is developing the content together with Maggie and also teaches. Bella loves teaching Hungarian and English, which she has done for more than 15 years. In addition, she loves learning languages - among others  she can speak Romanian and is learning Persian.

Mechthild "Maggie" von Knobelsdorff
Mechthild "Maggie" von Knobelsdorff

Director and Creative Mind

Based on Maggie's own expat experiences, she develops the core of the class content together with experienced teachers. Although she is not a natural language learner, she can speak 5 languages. For her, languages are opening the gate to the world. So it was a no-brainer that she would learn Hungarian as well.  

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