6 August 2018
The 58th edition of the Summer Courses in Romanian language, culture and civilization
The University of Bucharest organizes the 58th edition of the Summer Courses in Romanian language, culture and civilization, from July 23 through August 6, 2018. Founded by the renowned linguist Alexandru Rosetti in the ‘60s, in Sinaia, and coordinated for several years by professor Boris Cazacu, the University of Bucharest Summer School is the oldest academic initiative in Romania meant to promote Romanian language and culture abroad. During the last 57 years of experience, the University of Bucharest Summer Courses have gained recognition and prestige due to the participation of many reputed Romanian and foreign professors and academicians, as well as of distinguished scholars and artists.
Our Intensive Romanian Language Courses are designed according to a communicational perspective, which means that vocabulary and grammar notions will be constantly put in relation with interactive purposes. In other words, we won’t take as a goal the theoretical knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, but we insist upon the students’ ability to communicate in everyday life. At the same time, the students will become familiar with the main speech acts (how to formulate apologies, thanking, congratulating, complimenting, giving advice, expressing an emotion etc.) and with the Romanians’ cultural manner of speaking. In line with the European Language Passport, our courses focus on the four language skills: listening, speaking (spoken interaction, spoken production), reading, and writing.
The Romanian language courses are taught by professors from the University of Bucharest, academicians, specialists in linguistics and communication, having a high degree of national and international experience in teaching and testing Romanian as a foreign language. Students will be divided into three or four groups (A1, A2, B1-B2, C1), according to their level, which will be initially tested.
Senior Lecturer PhD Gabriela Biris
People with a keen interest in Romanian language and culture.
The courses aim to provide participants with fluency and language competence in Romanian.
By completing the courses and the final test the students will get awarded 3 ECTS-credit points.
EUR 600: Participation fee includes: participants’ registration, language courses, lectures, workshops, 2 cocktail parties, Bucharest sightseeing tour, short trip-tour in Bucharest and surroundings, visit to cultural institutions with tradition in historical and cultural representation of the Romanian culture and civilization, 2 day trips (lunch included) during the weekends, cultural activities specified in the programme, textbooks and auxiliary handouts, the final language proficiency test and certificate.
Participation fee does NOT cover: accommodation, students’ lunch and dinner, hotel extra services.
Unfortunately, we have no scholarship available at this moment.