ROMANIA(N) IN A NUTSHELL - Romanian Language Classes for Foreigners / deadline: September 30, 2020

In the COVID-19 pandemic context, the Romanian Cultural Institute organizes ONLINE Romanian language classes for foreigners, on Zoom platform or Google Meet.

If you want to study Romanian for your business / for your job or for fun, the language courses offered by the Romanian Cultural Institute are the best choice! We plan on giving you the opportunity to discover, step by step, the mysteries revolving around one of the roman(t)ic languages.

In 2020, the Romanian Cultural Institute offers extensive courses, both in the morning and in the evening.

Courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners (based upon the regulations and principles issued by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment) are available for all the series.

In order to assess the level of Romanian correspondent to the enrolled candidates, an initial placement test will be taken by the prospective students. According to the results of the evaluation, the study groups will be assembled for the pre-intermediate level (A2), intermediate (B1, B2) and advanced (C1, C2) levels.

Important! Please note that the participants not familiarized with the Romanian language, thus corresponding to the A1 level, will not be submitted to a placement test.

The placement test is free.

Duration of one module: 40 hours of study

The study groups comprise 6 up to 12 students. In order to be able to set up a study group for each of the levels indicated above, we need to have a minimum of 6 students enrolled per group.

Regular courses consist of two hours of study/twice a week.

The schedule for online classes – 2020

A. Extensive courses, in the morning (9.30 AM - 11.30 AM) - 40 hours of study

October 5th - December 9th, 2020, beginner level A1 and A2 – Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.30 AM till 11.30 AM.

October 6th - December 10th, 2020, intermediate B1 and B2 – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30 AM till 11.30 AM.

B. Extensive evening courses (6.30 PM - 8.30 PM) - 40 hours of study

October 5th - December 9th, 2020,beginner level A1 and A2 – Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30 PM till 8.30 PM.

October 6th - December 10th, 2020, intermediate B1 and B2 and advanced levels C1 – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30 PM till 8.30 PM.

Deadline for registration: September 30th, 2020.

The level testing will take place online on October 1st, 2020, at 12 PM, using Zoom platform or Google Meet.

Online classes will be held on Zoom platform or Google Meet.

Applications must be submitted to the following e-mail addresses:

Please find attached the application form below or just by clicking here.

The cost of one module is 150 EUR or 740 RON.

The price comprises the placement test and the study materials.

Payment conditions:

The payment must be confirmed to the Romanian Cultural Institute prior to the aforementioned deadlines of the application procedures. Please make sure to explicitly write your full name and the designated address for the receipt/bill on all the documents related to the bank transfer process. Note that all supplementary bank charges fall under the responsibility of the applicants.

Method of payment:

· In EURO: using the bank account IBAN RO63RNCB0072049713640004, open at Banca Comercială Română SA, 155 Calea Victoriei, Sector 1 - Bucharest, Romania, BIC/SWIFT CODE: RNCB RO BU

· In RON: into the bank account no. RO47RNCB0072049713640001, open at Banca Comercială Română SA, Calea Victoriei 155, Sector 1 - Bucharest

Institutional data:

Institutul Cultural Român, cod fiscal (CIF) 15726657, address:

38 Aleea Alexandru, 011824, Bucharest

Conditions for the withdrawal from the course:

• If you inform the RCI team in writing, before the course starts, we will be able to refund you the course fee, minus an administrative charge of 10%.

• If you inform the RCI team in writing, during the first week of the course, you will get a credit report and will be reimbursed for the costs of the remaining unattended classes minus 25% of this amount, charged as administrative costs.

• No reimbursement shall be made after the ending of the first week.

For further information: (004) 031 7100 672 or e-mail adresses: and

The Romanian Cultural Institute does not assume responsibility for granting visas in the case of the non-EU citizens that apply for a visa in order to participate to the Romanian Language Classes in Bucharest.

Moreover, the Institute does not have the obligation of providing accommodation in Bucharest for the foreign participants that do not reside in Romania, during their stay for the courses, this task falling under the applicants’ personal concern.

Romanian language teacher: Enida Cincora (b. 1990) graduated the Faculty of Letters (Romanian Language and Literature specialty - French Language and Literature) of the University of Bucharest in 2012. Between 2012–2014 she attended the Master's Degree in Advanced Studies in Linguistics - the structure and functioning of the Romanian language. Since 2019 he has been a doctor in Philology. Since 2015 she is a university assistant at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Bucharest, where she teaches practical courses in Romanian as a foreign language to students enrolled in the Preparatory Year. Since 2018 she is a Romanian language teacher for foreign students in the summer courses of the Romanian language, culture and Romanian civilization of the University of Bucharest. She published syntax articles of the old Romanian language and reviews.

formular de înscriere / application form