Eva Szoke, Continuing Lecturer, Hungarian Language


M.A. Hungarian Language and Literature. Eotvos Lorand University of Arts and Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.
M.A. Education. Eotvos Lorand University of Arts and Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.
Postgraduate Diploma. Journalism. Hungarian School of Journalism, MÚOSZ. Budapest, Hungary.
Hungarian State Exam Board Certification. Hungarian Language and Literature. Budapest, Hungary.
ACTFL OPI Tester Full Certification in Hungarian. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, White Plains, N.Y., U.S.A.

Introductory Hungarian (HUNGARI 1A and HUNGARI 1B)
Readings in Hungarian (HUNGARI 100)

Research Interests
Instructors of the less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) often find themselves in classrooms where students’ language proficiency levels vary on a broad scale, ranging from novice to advanced. The question that arises in these situations is how to teach all of the students in a way that will provide for each of their individual language-progression needs:
The theory and practice of second language acquisition and the role of differentiated instruction
How to apply differentiated instruction at the college level
Effective ways to use computer-assisted language learning in differentiated instruction
The role of photographs and films in language courses

Current Projects
Employing differentiated instruction in Hungarian language courses
Teaching Hungarian in a cultural context, based on students’ interest
Creating culturally relevant wiki pages for Hungarian language courses
Developing computer-assisted vocabulary for active learning

Berkeley Language Center, University of California, Berkeley. 2018. Research topic: Differentiated instruction in Hungarian language teaching.
Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Hertelendy Fellowship. University of California, Berkeley. 2014.
Fieldwork in Hungary: Collected colloquial speech samples of everyday transactions of native speakers, with the aim of introducing authentic and high-frequency language in the classroom.