The Hungarian Association of Applied Linguists and Language Teachers (HAALLT) was established in its present form in 1990 as the successor of the National Foreign Language Board operating within the Scientific Educational Council maintaining its earlier membership in the Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes (FIPLV). The 17th FIPLV World Congress in 1991 was held in Hungary, in the city of Pécs. The formation of the Association was initiated by György Szépe being the Secretary-General of FIPLV at the time.


The Association is to motivate and support the cultivation, teaching and research in all branches of applied linguistics; including Hungarian language teaching either Hungarian is taught as mother tongue or as a foreign language. The Association promotes research work on language usage, language teaching and learning, aids the language teaching activity itself with a view to the teachers’ graduate and post-graduate training. The association wishes to represent and act in the interest of Hungarian applied linguistics, language teaching and teachers both in and outside Hungary. The Association intends to increase awareness throughout the Hungarian society of the importance of language learning and teaching. It will use its entire means to widely publish and spread information, documents, periodicals and proceedings on language learning.


Management of HAALLT


Gábor Prószéky

Vice Presidents

Ágota Fóris, Judit Hidasi, Krisztina Károly, Kinga Klaudy, Csilla Sárdi

Secretary General

Réka Sólyom


Ildikó Fata


Dániel Mány, Olívia Seidl-Péch

Secretary of Foreign Affairs

Katalin Fogarasi

Supervisory Board

Zoltán Bódi (president), Enikő Benedek, Szilvia Malaczkov

Board members

Edit Andrić, Gábor Annus, Mária Bakti, Szilvia Bátyi, Attila Benő, István Károly Boda, Péter Csatár, István Csűry, Mónika Dóla, Katalin Doró, Ildikó Fata, Márta Fischer, Katalin Fogarasi, Ágota Fóris, Judit Hidasi, Katalin Horváthné Molnár, Ágnes Huszár, Krisztina Károly, Kinga Klaudy, Renáta Kriston, Ágnes Kuna, Ana Lehocki-Samardžić, Szilvia Malaczkov, Dániel Mány, Károly Minya, Orsolya Nádor, Gábor Prószéky, Ildikó Pusztai-Varga, Edina Robin, Csilla Sárdi, Olívia Seidl-Péch, Eszter Sermann, Réka Sólyom, Gizella Szabómihály, Beáta Szép, András Szőllősy-Sebestyén, Dóra Mária Tamás, Klára Veresné Valentinyi, Anita Viszket, Zsuzsa Vladár



Since 2003 the Association has been operating an electronic data system of its members and uses an e-mail system to accelerate the exchange of information.

The home page of the Association ( www.manye.hu  ) provides updated public information targeting both the researchers and the teachers. The programs of the Association attract wide professional interest, information on these events and documents of the outcome are circulated not only among the participants but are made available on the web page as well.

The Hungarian language periodical of the Association is Modern Nyelvoktatás (Modern Language Teaching) also available at https://epa.oszk.hu/03100/03139. The periodical is published each year quarterly. It contains accounts and reports on the latest achievements of research done in the fields of applied linguistics and language learning and teaching methodologies. It also advertises briefing of actions carried out to safeguard the interest of applied linguists and teachers. It serves as the mouthpiece of the mission of the Association to spread the importance of language learning.


Membership Information

Any linguist or teacher will be accepted as a regular member of the association who adopts the goals of the Association and expresses his wish to effect them. Foreign citizens will also be accepted as regular members under the same condition. Applicants should fill in the membership form available on the home page of the Association (www.manye.hu).

All members of the Association are entitled and obliged to participate in the work of the General Assembly. The members with right to vote can propose candidates for the members of the Board.

All members are free to participate in the programs organised by the Association, to integrate – in accordance with the conditions set by the Association – into the research and educational work of the Association, to receive the documents and periodicals of the Association in order to be informed of the latest scientific results.

Members of the Hungarian Association of Applied Linguists and Language Teachers are in parallel the members of FIPLV (Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes).


Membership Fee

Membership fee is first due at the time of admission, then annually possibly before 15 February. Consequently, the member is allowed to participate in the annual Conference of the Hungarian Association of Applied Linguists and Language Teachers at a reduced registration fee. The membership fee is possible to be paid after 15 February as well. The annual fee is 5000 HUF (20 EUR).

Membership fee from abroad should be transferred to the following bank account:

IBAN: HU79 1165 4005 0464 0300 5400 0006
BIC: 034061

Postal cheques are made available at the Secretariat. Receipt of the paid membership fee will be issued after the fee has been received. In case of institutional payment the Secretariat will provide an invoice. The contact person of the Secretariat of Hungarian Association of Applied Linguists and Language Teachers is Katalin HUBAY, E-mail: hubay@morphologic.hu


Honorary Membership

On the resolution of the Board of HAALLT adopted in 2004, the Board admits honorary members from 2004. According to the statues, any person who has efficiently contributed to realise the Association’s goals can be admitted as an honorary member. The list of honorary members is as follows: Aladár Szende (2004); György Hell (2005); Tamás Magay (2006); József Hegedűs (2007); László Dezső (2008); László Buday (2009); János S. Petőfi (2010); János Péntek (2011); István Fodor (2012); László Elekfi (2013); Sarolta Simig-Fenyő (2014); Éva Stephanides 2015); György Horlai (2016); Gábor Székely (2017); Erzsébet Cs. Jónás (2018);  Istvánné Borgulya (2019); Jenő Bárdos (2020); Tamás Váradi (2021); Mária Gósy (2022); Miklós Kontra (2023).


Brassai Sámuel Award

Each year since 1999 HAALLT has been decorating an outstanding expert with Brassai Sámuel award in recognition of their achievement in the field of Applied Linguistics.

The awarded person receives a certificate and a silver medal (which is of 70 mm in diameter and 6 mm thick). On the medal the portrait of Sámuel Brassai is engraved with the dates of his birth and death as designed by László Lugossy, sculptor. The medal is made by Róbert Halmágyi, goldsmith. The person to be awarded is chosen by the Board of the Association voting by ballot from among the candidates nominated by three previously awarded persons. The first person who received the award was Ferenc Papp in 1999. The list of the awarded persons is as follows: György Szépe (2000); Gábor Székely (2001); Kinga Klaudy (2002);  Zsolt Lengyel (2003); Mária Gósy (2004); Gábor Prószéky (2005); Judit Hidasi (2006); Pál Heltai (2007); Jenő Bárdos (2008); István Bakonyi (2009); Erzsébet Cs. Jónás (2010); Zoltán Sturcz (2011); András Szőllősy-Sebestyén (2012); Ágota Fóris (2013); Szergej Tóth (2014); Ádám Kis (2015); Péter Medgyes (2017); Csilla Sárdi (2017); Júlia Dróth (2019); Zsuzsa Kurtán (2021); Orsolya Nádor (2023); Judit Hidasi (2023)


FIPLV International Award

The FIPLV (Fédération Internationale des Professeurs des Langues Vivantes/International Federation of Language Teacher Associations)  International Award is FIPLV’s highest distinction – in addition to the title of Honorary FIPLV Counsellor, which is reserved for (former) members of the FIPLV Executive – and can be awarded to FIPLV members who distinguish or have distinguished themselves by being exceptionally active, innovative, valuable, talented, in one or more fields of language learning and language teaching. The FIPLV International Award consists of a Certificate of Honour and publication on the FIPLV website (fiplv.com) of the candidate’s citation with a picture and congratulations by the FIPLV Executive Committee. Recipients of the award: György Szépe (2007); András Szőllősy-Sebestyén (2017).