Romanian Courses for Expatriates

  • Romanian is a Romance language, belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European language family, having much in common with languages such as French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

  • However, the languages closest to Romanian are the other Eastern Romance languages, spoken south of Danube: Aromanian/Macedo-Romanian, Megleno-Romanian and Istro-Romanian, which are frequently classified as dialects of Romanian. An alternative name for Romanian used by linguists to disambiguate with the other Eastern Romance languages is "Daco-Romanian", referring to the area where it is spoken (which corresponds roughly to the onetime Roman province of Dacia).

  • Compared with the other Romance languages, the closest relative of Romanian is Italian;[79] the two languages show a limited degree of asymmetrical mutual intelligibility, especially in their cultivated forms: speakers of Romanian seem to understand Italian more easily than the other way around.

  • Romanian has obvious grammatical and lexical similarities with French, Catalan,Spanish and Portuguese, with a high phonological similarity with Portuguese in particular; however, it is not mutually intelligible with them to any practical extent.

  • Romanian speakers will usually need some formal study of basic grammar and vocabulary before being able to understand more than individual words and simple sentences. The same is true for speakers of these languages trying to understand Romanian.

  • Romanian courses are addressed to any expats, irrespective of their current level of Romanian, if any. The courses will help them form or improve the ability to communicate in Romanian, developing skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing.

  • Before the course, usually at enrollment, students will take a preliminary test, to determine their level of knowledge and their distribution in homogeneous groups. The testing is completely free, but needs an appointment.

How are the courses organized?

  • Courses are organized in modules of 30 hours as follows:

Type of coursesSchedule
Standard2 sessions of 2 hours / week
1 session of 3 hours / week (during the week or on the weekend)
Intensive3 sessions of 3 hours / week. At the request of the students we can choose another program.
Note: a course hour - 50 minutes

Schedules:

Type of coursesSchedule
Standard17:00 - 19:00 or 19:00 - 21:00
Week-endSaturday, three hours: 9:00 - 12:00 or 12:00 - 15:00
On request, we can also organize courses in the morning or during the day.

Study groups

  • Standard groups: 7-9 students.

  • On request: mini-groups ( 3-4 or 5-6 persons) or one-to one courses

Who will teach you?

B.Smart trainers focus on course interactivity and identify the needs of each student, so that they can adapt the studied materials to the students’requirements and interests. They succeed in doing this because:

  • They have double specializations, such as English - Romanian, German – Romanian, Turkish-Romanian etc.

  • They have experience in teaching Romanian to foreigners.

  • They are patient! Always composed and tactful.

  • They are enthusiastic! Highly educated, most of them graduates from foreign language faculties, with specialized studies and trainings abroad

How will you monitor your progress?

  • Through midterm and final evaluations. At the end of each module, trainers assess your progress and give you a personalized feed-back, emphasizing your strong and week points and give recommendations for further study.

Why to choose B.SMART courses?

  • Courses based on communication, where students start speaking from the first session and grammar is learned from practical exercises.

  • Innovative way of monitoring progress

  • Central and modern locations in the busiest areas of the city.

  • Flexible Schedule: morning or evening, as well as weekend courses

  • Syllabus adapted to students’ needs

  • Warm and relaxed class atmosphere