Drastic Drop In Language Exams In Hungary

  • 12 Jan 2021 9:03 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
Drastic Drop In Language Exams In Hungary
Some 77,000 people took foreign-language exams in 2020, a sharp drop from the 124,000 in 2019, according to data from the Bureau of Education.

Whereas 94,000 people took an English-language exam in 2019, this number was only 58,000 last year. German-language exams were taken by 14,000 people last year, down from 21,000 in 2019.

The head of one language-learning association said the downturn was due to fewer applications to universities, because it became possible to earn a degree without a language exam, and because of the effects of the coronavirus epidemic.

According to Central Statistics Office data, nearly 20% fewer people were admitted to state-subsidised higher education in 2020, and more than 114,000 students graduated without a language exam.

MTI Photo: János Marjai

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