Spanish Embassy Award Ceremony in Hungary
On October 15th, in a solemn ceremony, in the Romanesque Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Spanish Embassy Award was presented with which the efficiency of students studying in bilingual sections in Spanish in Hungary is recognized. The presentation was celebrated on the occasion of the reception of the Hispanic Day, The National Holiday of Spain.
In these Awards, FEDELE had an active participation with the sponsorship and collaboration of the event, which was attended by David Trigo, Manager of the Federation.
“Today we live the moment of Spanish, it is the official language in 21 countries, the second language of international communication. The Spanish language forms a community of more than 500 million Spanish-speaking persons. We, the Spanish speakers, always mantain unity in diversity. What unite us is that we can all communicate in Spanish and understand each other. Hungarian students of Spanish also belong to this community. In addition, behind the Spanish language there is a rich and diverse cultural creation. Miguel de Cervantes in his work Don Quijote shows the formal beauty and depth of thought of the Spanish language: “Freedom is one of the most precious gifts that heavens have men”. From this work, I would give advice to young students “Who walks a lot and reads a lot, sees a lot and knows a lot” – said the Ambassador, Mrs. Anunciada Fernández de Córdova.
In the presentation of the Awards, 19 students were awarded. The awards were presented by the Ambassador, together with the Secretaries of State, Dr, Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich, Dr. Zoltán Lőrincz, the Deputy Secretary of Satate Dr. Ferenc Kumin, the parliamentary deputy Dr. Zita Gurmai and the President of the Office of Education Dr. Zoltán Gloviczki.
The Spanish Embassy Award, to which students from the 11th and 12th year who study Spanish Bilingual Sections can be presented, has been presented for the fourth time by the Spanish Embassy. The objective is the recognition of academic performance and the effort to carry out activities related to the Spanish language and culture. In Hungary, they introduced bilingual education for the first time at the Károlyi Mihály Hungarian-Spanish Bilingual Institute in 1988, between 2000 and 2008, it was introduced in six other centers, where they operate with half a class. The Ministry of Education of Spain supports this training for 30 years with about 300 thousand euros per year, within the framework of a bilateral agreement. Knowledge of the Spanish language for students will be especially useful in the workplace.
Currently more than 20 million people study Spanish in the world, it is the third language on the Internet after English and Chinese, and the second on Facebook.
Thw winners selected from 53 candidates are:
- Sára Zorka Bozovic, student at Vetési Albert Institute of Veszprém
- Dániel Keresztes, student at Károlyi Mihály Institute of Budapest
- Bence Király, student at Fazekas Mihály Institute of Debrecen
- Jázmin Kovács, student at Vetési Albert Institute of Veszprém
- Virág Gősi, student at Kodály Zoltán Institute of Pécs
- Kata Zsille,student at Kodály Zoltán Institute of Pécs
- Lilla Ormándi, student at Károlyi Mihály Institute of Budapest
- Katica Irmai, student at Károlyi Mihály Institute of Budapest
- Anna Zsámboki, student at Bolyai János Institute of Kecskemét
- Boglárka Tóth, student at Fazekas Mihály Institute of Debrecen
- Péter István Ábrahám, student at Herman Ottó Institute of Miskolc
- Kata Hajnal Csenki, student at Tömörkény István Institute of Szeged
The students of the 11th year awarded for the proposal of the Institutes:
- Elizabet Kiss, student at Vetési Albert Institute of Veszprém
- Nóra Sarolta Nagy, student at Károlyi Mihály Institute of Budapest
- Luca Kécskefalvi, student at Bolyai János Institute of Kecskemét
- Kata Kószó, student at Tömörkény István Institute of Szeged
- Panna Tiszlavicz, student at Fazekas Mihály Institute of Debrecen
- Dávid Görgényi, student at Herman Ottó Institute of Miskolc
- Benedek Máté Szántódi, student at Kodály Zoltán Institute of Pécs