ROMANIA(N) IN A NUTSHELL
- Romanian Language Classes for Foreigners
The Romanian Cultural Institute has been organizing the Romanian language courses for foreigners since 2008.
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.
For 2019 the Romanian Cultural Institute offers:
Extensive courses both in the morning and in the evening.
Diction classes – 10 hours FREE module / throughout the year.
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 beginner level (A2), intermediate (B1, B2) and advanced (C1, C2) levels.
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 10 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 8 students enrolled per group.
Regular courses consist of two hours of study/twice a week.
The schedule for the 2019
Evening regular courses – 40 hours
January 16th – March 25th (beginner level A1 and A2 – Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30 PM till 8.30 PM, deadline January 11th)
January 17th – March 28th (intermediate B1 and B2 and advanced levels C1 - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30 PM till 8.30 PM, deadline January 14th)
April 8th – June 26th (beginner level A1 and A2– Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30 PM till 8.30 PM, deadline April 3rd)
April 9th – June 18th (intermediate B1 and B2 and advanced levels C1 - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.00 PM till 8.30 PM, deadline April 4th)
September 16th – November 20th (beginner level A1 and A2– Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30 PM till 8.30 PM, deadline September 10th, the level testing will take place on September 11th at the Romanian Cultural Institute - the secondary headquarters, str. Biserica Amzei no.21-23, Bucharest.)
October 1st– December 5th (intermediate and advanced levels - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30 PM till 8.30 PM, deadline September 30th, the level testing will take place on September 30th at the Romanian Cultural Institute - the secondary headquarters, str. Biserica Amzei no.21-23, Bucharest.)
Morning regular courses - 40 hours
February 4th - April 17th (Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.30 AM till 11.30 AM, deadline January 30th)
September 30th – December 4th - (beginners level A1 and pre-intermediate A2 - Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.30 AM till 11.30 AM, deadline September 25th,the level testing will take place on September 26th at the Romanian Cultural Institute - the secondary headquarters, str. Biserica Amzei no.21-23, Bucharest.
March 5th – April 4 (Tuesdays and Thursdaysfrom 9.30 AM till 11.30 AM, dealine February 27th)
May 6th – June 5th (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30 AM till 11.30 AM, deadline May 2nd
All of the aforementioned courses will take place in the three classrooms within the ground floor of the Romanian Cultural Institute. The address of the RCI’s new building is 21-23 Biserica Amzei Street, Bucharest.
Applications must be submitted to the following e-mail address: email@example.com
Please find attached the application form below or just by clicking here.
The cost of one module is 980 RON or 200 Euro.
The price comprises the placement test and the study materials.
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 LEI: into the bank account no. RO47RNCB0072049713640001, open at Banca Comercială Română SA, Calea Victoriei 155, Sector 1 - Bucharest
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.
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.
For further information: (004) 031 7100 672
Ilinca Busurcă (n. 1979) graduated the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Russian language and literature specialization. She graduated as well a master program in Russian Cultural studies and Business Communication and she has a second master degree on "Culture and Mentality in the European Integration of Romanians"”.
She works for the Department for Students’ Services, within the University of Bucharest and she previously taught Romanian language for foreigners at the “Eudoxiu Hurmuzachi” Institute for Romanians Abroad. Ms Busurcă is a qualified trainer and she has more than 10 years of experience in teaching Romanian as a foreign language.
In 2011 Ms Busurcă attended a specialized course in teaching Romanian as a foreign language, organized by the Institute for the Romanian Language as a European Language and the Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca.
Ioana Vasiloiu (n. 1979) graduated the Faculty of Letters, University of Bucharest in 2002, the Romanian Language and Literature – French language and two master programs in Modern Romanian Literature (2003) and in cultural Anthropology (2004). In 2008 she became PhD in philology at the Faculty of Letters, within the University of Bucharest.
Since 2008, Ms Vasiloiu teaches Romanian language as a foreign language at the Romanian Cultural Institute. Previously, she has been assistant and lecturer of Romanian language at the “Eudoxiu Hurmuzachi” Institute for Romanians Abroad. In 2011 Ms Vasiloiu attended a specialized course in teaching Romanian as a foreign language, organized by the Institute for the Romanian Language as a European Language and the Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca.
Currently, Ms Vasiloiu is university lecturer at the Faculty of Letters.
Alumni who wrote us:
„When I came to Bucharest, unfortunately, nobody recommended me the Romanian language courses organized by ICR and I felt lost. Fortunately I found ICR (on the internet) and after two courses I felt confident to speak correctly, I was able to answer when someone asked me something and my daily routine became easier. At ICR I learned with pleasure and consistency not only the Romanian language, but also the culture. I believe that these Romanian language courses should be recommended in every tourist guide about Romania. I highly recommend them!“ (Christa Zervou, Greece)