ROMANIA(N) IN A NUTSHELL - Romanian Language Classes for Foreigners


We are extending the registration period for Romanian language courses online until June 11 th 2020


In the pandemic context, taking in consideration the measures and the decisions that have already been taken at the national level to limit the spreading of the Covid-19 virus, including the suspension of all physical classes in Bucharest, the Romanian Cultural Institute adapts its activity to the present realities and organizes Romanian language classes for foreigners online, using Zoom platform.

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 2020 the Romanian Cultural Instituteoffers extensive courses both in the morning and in the evening time.

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 knowledge test will be taken by the prospective students. According to the evaluation results, the study groups will be organized in beginners 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 knowledge test.

The initial knowledge 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 online classes – June 15th - August 20th 2020

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

June 15th – August 19th,beginner level A1 and A2 – Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30 PM till 8.30 PM.

Deadline for registration: June 9th.

The A2 level testing will take place on June 11th via e-mail.

June 16th – August 20th
, intermediate B1 and B2 and advanced levels C1 – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30 PM till 8.30 PM.

Deadline for registration: June 10th.

The level testing will take place on June 11thvia e-mail.

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

June 15th - August 19th, beginner level A1 and A2 – Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.30 AM till 11.30 AM.

Deadline for registration: June 9th.

The A2 level testing will take place on June 11th via e-mail.

June 16th - August 20th, intermediate B1 and B2 – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30 AM till 11.30 AM.

Deadline for registration: June 10th.

The level testing will take place on June 11th via e-mail.

Online classes will be held on Zoom platform.

Applications must be submitted to the following e-mail

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

The cost of one module is 495 RON or 100 Euro.

The price includes 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 LEI: 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.

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

Romanian language teacher:

Enida Cincora (b. 1990) graduated the Faculty of Letters (Romanian Language and Literature speciality - 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 inscriere cursuri limba romana 2020