Romanian – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Would you like to learn Romanian in London? Join one of our part-time Romanian courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginners’ Romanian courses (Grade 1) start in October. If you already have some knowledge of Romanian you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginners’ Romanian (Grade 1) course.

We also have pre-intermediate Romanian classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

Romanian Beginners’ (Grade 1) is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Romanian.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Romanian for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Romanian for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2017 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now

Course content

Our Romanian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • introductions (name, nationality, occupation)
  • numbers
  • days of the week, months of the year, telling the date
  • asking for and telling the time
  • ordering a taxi, asking for and giving an address
  • asking for and giving directions
  • Christmas and New Year's greetings

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the alphabet and pronunciation
  • personal pronouns
  • genders of nouns and adjectives
  • the plural
  • most common verbs in the present tense
  • questions and negative sentences

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • meals of the day, food and drink
  • at the restaurant
  • daily routine and work tasks
  • likes and dislikes
  • the extended family
  • describing a person
  • Easter in Romania

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the comparison of adjectives
  • possessive adjectives
  • pronouns in the dative and genitive
  • reflexive verbs with the pronoun in the accusative

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • describing a person
  • on the phone
  • writing a basic email or letter
  • making reservations for an hotel, train or flight
  • buying or reting a house and basic furniture
  • holiday plans to Romanian destinations
  • currency exchange

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the past
  • the future
  • demonstrative pronouns and adjectives
  • negative and indefinite pronouns
  • nouns in the dative

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

The course is based on the tutor's own materials. Students may also want to get a copy of Romanian at First Sight or Colloquial Romanian, which will be used as supplementary material. The tutor will provide photocopies from these textbooks in class.

Who is this class for?

This level of Romanian is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Romanian language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Romanian for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Romanian for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
4 October 2017 Part 1 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now

Course content

Our Romanian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • introductions
  • conversations about you and your family, work and hobbies
  • the weather
  • describing past events such as a holiday or family events
  • plans and projects for the future
  • shopping for clothes and shoes
  • Christmas and New Year's traditions in Romania and the UK, and winter festivals in your native countries

Grammar

You will learn:

  • past and future tenses (revision)
  • demonstrative pronouns
  • the subjunctive after the verbs in the present perfect
  • direct objects
  • the imperative

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • what I would do if... (plans, intentions, dreams)
  • shopping for the home, buying furniture
  • online shopping and reservations
  • talking about films or books and expressing opinions
  • childhood memories
  • Easter celebrations in Romania and the UK, and spring festivals in your native countries

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the present conditional and the past conditional
  • the past imperfect
  • reflexive verbs with the pronouns in the dative
  • pronouns of proximity and remoteness

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about school and education
  • talking about health
  • going to the doctor's, buying medicines
  • looking for a flat or a house to rent or to buy
  • small ads in the papers and online
  • Romanian customs and superstitions
  • discussing news and current affairs

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the sequence of tenses
  • demonstrative nouns and adjectives in the dative and genitive
  • revision and consolidation of grammar covered

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

The course is based on the tutor's own materials. Students may also want to get a copy of Romanian at First Sight or Colloquial Romanian, which will be used as supplementary material. The tutor will provide photocopies from these textbooks in class.

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Languages information evening

If you are thinking of taking an evening language course with us, why not come along to our Evening Language Programme information evening on 20 June 2017?

Course dates 2017–18

September intake
Part 1: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 2: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 3: 9 April – 15 June 2018

January intake*
Part 1: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 2: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 3: 18 June – 20 July 2018

April intake*
Part 1: 10 April – 16 June 2017
Part 2: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 3: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 4: 9 April – 15 June 2018

*Please note that not every language has a January or April intake.