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Lauer Learning Establishes New Hungarian American Community Website to Help Strengthen Ethnic Identity

Virtual Community Site Provides In-Depth Information and a Place to Connect to Hungarian Roots, Culture and Shared History

Roswell, GA - November 21, 2007 - Lauer Learning has announced the creation of a new Hungarian American website as part of its Pass It On effort to curb the trend of lost ethnic identity in the United States. The virtual community site, developed in association with the Hungarian American Coalition (HAC) and the Hungarian Club of Georgia (HCGA), will provide a central location for collecting cultural and historical resource information and providing networking opportunities for the Hungarian community.

The goal of the new website, www.theGulyasPot.com, is to make information available to Hungarian Americans everywhere and offer them a place to create their own content, share stories and interact with each other. It is a principal feature of Lauer Learning's new 'Pass It On” project that focuses on protecting shared ethnic connections and chronicling histories and cultures from generation to generation,

Lauer Learning is a multimedia educational company headquartered in Roswell, Ga, that designs interactive products to teach young people about foreign languages, cultures and historic events. The company recognizes that young people are naturally at ease when it comes to using many forms of media and technology. Lauer Learning makes it their business to utilize multimedia to create engaging approaches to education and teaching.

“It is exciting to be able to provide the Hungarian American community with an online space to record personal information and experiences, document the rich and spirited history of Hungary and its people, and encourage intra-community networking,” said Andrea Lauer Rice, the founder and chief executive officer of Lauer Learning. “We consider this a big step in bolstering interest in preserving the ancestry of Hungarian Americans and inspiring them to pass it on to their kids and grandkids.”

The website is named Gulyas Pot which is the correct pronunciation for Goulash, the popular soup made of a variety of different ingredients. Lauer Rice explained that by using the name Gulyas Pot “we demonstrate the correct way to pronounce and spell this traditional Hungarian dish. By doing this, we succeed in achieving an educational goal and we have fun doing it!”

Lauer Learning received support from The Hungarian American Coalition (HAC) which is cosponsoring the project and helping to expand and promote www.TheGulyasPot.com. The Hungarian Club of Georgia (HCGA) is also involved in the project.

In addition to www.TheGulyasPot.com , Lauer Learning also plans to unveil three multi-generational tools that will provide learning experiences for the family. "Kis Majom" or "Little Monkey," a first Language Learning DVD which is in development, will teach basic Hungarian language and concepts to infants and toddlers; The “ABCs and 123s of Hungary” book introduces kids (along with their parents) to Hungarian traditions, favorite Hungarian tales and songs, and at the same time, teaches the alphabet, numbers 1-10, colors and shapes; and a Multi-generational Cookbook for Kids that involves the entire family in making traditional foods.

“Just knowing that many cultural identities are in danger of disappearing in the United States should cause widespread concern,” said Lauer Rice. “In order to preserve the cultural vitality and rich histories of the ethnic groups that have settled here, Lauer Learning has developed our 'Pass it On' project and created tools that help cultivate and maintain their roots”.


Lauer Learning is a multimedia educational company that creates interactive products to teach children about foreign language, culture and historic events through experiential learning. FF56! a bilingual, historically accurate, educational computer game for teens about the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was launched in the fall of 2006. All products, including “56 Stories”, a collection of personal testimonials collected through the FreedomFighter56.com website and “Hungarian Freedom Fighters of '56,” a historic graphic novel about 1956are available for purchase through the www.LauerLearning.com website.
The Hungarian American Coalition was founded in 1991 as an educational and cultural non-profit 501 (c)3 organization. Its Office of Information in Washington, DC serves over 20,000 organizational and individual members across the United States. Its mission is to promote public understanding and awareness of Hungarian American issues.

The Hungarian American Organization of Georgia founded in 2007, represents 15,000 people of Hungarian descent in Georgia. The HCGA mission is to foster appreciation of the Hungarian culture, history and language in the community

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