A magyar mint származási nyelv – Németországban
Hungarian as a language of origin – in Germany The accurate definition of the concept of ‘the language of origin’ is indispensable for the ever expanding importance of the education of migrants, thus also in the teaching of Hungarian to those in Germany with a Hungarian origin. The article introduces the interpretations found in the literature and a practical approach, while indicating the connections between the language of origin and bilingualism. The author places the language of origin in between the first language and the foreign language. She describes the language situation of children and adolescents of a Hungarian origin living in Germany, and her search for the place of teaching Hungarian as a Language of Origin (HLO) in the German public education.