Our major aim at this Department is to assist you in becoming a proficient speaker of the English language, and to use this background to introduce you to the most important linguistic and applied linguistic disciplines, as well as to the fields of language learning and teaching. The diversity of our teaching and research profile reflects this basic commitment.
Most of our faculty have an interest not only in English but also in Hungarian, with occasional glimpses on other languages such as Dutch, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian or Spanish. Linguistics is much more (of a fun) than simply studying grammar. The primary concern of a linguist is to research on what sort of language behaviour is possible universally and what is not. Another important concern is to investigate the connection between human language and the world around us. There is no escape from linguistics if you are interested in the social, psychological and communicative aspects of human behaviour. Linguistics also has strong ties with mathematics and philosophy, and most recently it has entered into a lively interaction with computer science. These days it is there in the background when you process electronic documents, search the web, translate or communicate with machines.