The Romanian Cultural Institute organizes and conducts Romanian Language, Culture and Civilization Courses in Brasov. The program is organized in collaboration with the Faculty of Letters of Transilvania University – Brasov, Muresenilor Memorial House and Reduta Cultural Centre.
The Structure of the Program
Intensive Romanian language courses (60 hours)
The Romanian language courses are taught according to a flexible syllabus and adapted to the students’ requests and needs. In order to develop the fluency of expression and to strengthen previously learned grammatical structures, the vocabulary and grammar exercises are alternated with individual and group communication activities. The reading syllabus includes texts about everyday life, as well as literary texts, press articles, songs, etc. These instructional media are supplemented by the use of audio-visual teaching materials.
The instructors selected for teaching the Romanian classes are chosen primarily for their professional skills, but also for their friendly attitude, enthusiasm and patience.
Participants are enrolled in several study groups that are selected and formed based on an initial language test that evaluates the students’ level of linguistic competence, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2). Each group consists of approximately 8-12 students.
Lectures in Romanian culture and civilization (twice a week)
The Romanian Cultural Institute invites and provides a public forum for university professors and researchers and other notable figures in Bucharest and Braşov to give lectures that cover history, cinema, politics, literature. The talks are given in both the English and Romanian languages.
Participants will attend Romanian film screenings once a week. The film productions are selected from works by renowned (new)-wave Romanian film directors and recipients of important awards at great European film festivals or films, as well as from film classics.
Cultural and sightseeing program
Fieldtrips will be organized during weekends in the Old City of Braşov, Sibiu, Sighişoara, the fortified Saxon fortresses around Braşov and Sibiu (Prejmer, Viscri, Mălâncrav, Criţ, Cârţa), the Peleş Complex in Sinaia (Peleş, Pelişor), the George Enescu Memorial House in Sinaia and a traditional village. These site visits benefit from the informed narratives and comments of cultural guides that are specialized in the region and its history, its traditions and its rich socio-cultural and ethnographic milieu that exists in this area of Romania.
The costs of the courses starts from EUR 1100/ place in a double room or EUR 1300/ single room.
The fee covers all expenses related to the activities included in the program. The costs for hotel accommodations and meals will be covered by the Romanian Cultural Institute. More details about the program here.