Romanian – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

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 beginner Romanian courses start in October. If you already have some knowledge of Romanian you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Romanian course.

Who is this class for?

Romanian Beginner 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:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 Parts together equates to one single transaction therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
1 October 2019 Part 1 Tuesday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
14 January 2020 Part 2 Tuesday 6-8pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
21 April 2020 Part 3 Tuesday 6-8pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

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:

  • greetings; personal presentation (name, nationality, profession)
  • numbers
  • days of the week, months of the year, telling the date
  • asking for and telling the time
  • asking for and giving directions; the address
  • objects around the house; basic furniture
  • Christmas and New Year's greetings and Romanian customs

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the alphabet and pronunciation of Romanian specific phonemes (ă / â / ș / ț)
  • personal pronouns (eu, tu, el, ea)
  • most common verbs in the present tense (a fi, a avea, a merge)
  • the indefinite article (o fată – un român – un scaun)
  • the noun’s plural  (fată – fete, român – români, scaun – scaune)
  • questions words (cine / ce / unde / de unde / când)
  • negative sentences (Nu am mașină. Nu locuiesc în Londra. Nu mergem cu avionul.)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • meals of the day, food and drink
  • at the restaurant
  • daily routine and work tasks
  • leisure time
  • holiday plans and travel
  • Easter in Romania

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the present tense of irregular verbs (a lua, a da, a bea)
  • the verb ”a-i plăcea”
  • negative pronouns and adjectives (nimeni, niciunul / niciuna, niciun / nicio)
  • dative case of proper names (Maria – Mariei)
  • definite article (fata / fetele – românul / românii – scaunul / scaunele)
  • reflexive verbs with the pronoun in the accusative (mă numesc, mă duc, mă scol)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • describing a person
  • the family
  • clothes
  • hobbies; personal strengths and weaknesses
  • telling a story
  • making reservations for an hotel, train or flight, cancellations, special requirements
  • currency exchange

Grammar

You will learn:

  • subjunctive (Vrea să meargă acasă. Trebuie să studieze mai mult.)
  • past tense (am fost, am avut, am mers)
  • future tense (o să merg, o să vin, voi citi)
  • ordinal numerals (al doilea / a doua)
  • comparison degrees of adjectives (mai bun – cel mai bun – foarte bun)
  • demonstrative pronouns and adjectives (acest, această, acesta)

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

The course is based on the tutor's own materials. Students may also want to get a copy of Colloquial Romanian, Teach Yourself Romanian!, and Romanian: An Essential Grammar, which can be used for extra practice.

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Evening Language Programme information evening

Come along to our information evening on 5 September 2019 to talk to our tutors and sign up for your language class.

Read more and register for the information evening

Course dates 2019–20

September intake
Part 1: 23 September – 6 December 2019
Part 2: 13 January – 27 March 2020
Part 3: 20 April – 12 June 2020*
Part 3: 20 April – 19 June 2020**

*For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
** For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020).

January intake
Part 1: 13 January – 3 April 2020
Part 2: 20 April – 12 June 2020
Part 3: 15 June – 17 July 2020*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week.