Summer Courses in Romanian Language, Culture and Civilization
July 13th-August 2nd, Brasov (Romania)
Learn Romanian in Romania!
The Romanian Cultural Institute organizes courses in Romanian language, culture and civilization in the 12th century citadel of Brasov. A multicultural environment, Brasov (Corona, Kronstradt, Brasso) was renown as a big medieval trade centre, but also as a cultural and academic fortress. Brasov is the place where the first sparkle of an anticommunist uprising appeared in 1987.
The courses in Romanian language are based on a flexible curriculum, adapted to the studentsí needs, combining basic vocabulary and grammar lessons, group and individual activities that aim to develop fluency in communication and to consolidate grammar structures. The language course support includes textbooks, literary and historical texts, folklore, newspaper articles, audio-visual means.
In order to improve the efficiency of the courses, the participants are enrolled in several study groups, based on an initial language test. Each study group is made of 10-12 students.
The instructors are native Romanian speakers and universities graduates. The Romanian Cultural Institute selects experienced lecturers, according to their professional skills but also for their friendly attitude, enthusiasm and patience. The instructors come from the University of Brasov and the University of Bucharest
Location: The courses take place in the city of Brasov (300.000 inhabitants),
Official opening of the programme: July 13th, 2008. Closing ceremony - August 2nd, 2008.
Schedule: Monday to Friday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - lessons in Romanian language (on 3 levels). A class lasts 50 minutes. The lectures in Romanian culture and civilization and the creative workshops will take place in the afternoon, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
The minimum age for attendance is 18.
The completed application form, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a copy of the passport (the page with the personal data) and a copy confirming the payment of the participation fee are to be sent to the Romanian Cultural Institute.
The deadline for enrollment is July 1st, 2008. Due to the limited number of places, applications should be registered as soon as possible.
Participation Fee: 960 EUROs (950 EUROs + 10 EUROs registration fee)
The participation fee covers the following expenses: registration, tuition, workshops, trips, other additional activities included in the programme and meals. The costs for accommodation at the hotel (single or double rooms) will be covered by the Romanian Cultural Institute.
The participation fee does not cover the international or internal transport, the entrance visa (if needed) or any other additional hotel services.
Students might apply for 4 full grants (that cover the participation fee) or 4 partial (that cover between 25% and 50% of the participation fee). A reference letter from a professor or from someone familiar with the students work is an advantage. The deadline for grant applicants is June 20th, 2008.
For applications/additional information:
THE ROMANIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
COURSES IN ROMANIAN LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
38, Aleea Alexandru 011824, Sector 1 - Bucharest, Romania
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