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:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*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 equates to one single transaction.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 6 January 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
15 January 2019 Part 2 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 April 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
2 October 2018 Part 1 Tuesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

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 and Romanian customs (e.g. Easter eggs, toasting)

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the alphabet and pronunciation
  • personal pronouns (eu, tu, el, ea)
  • genders of nouns and adjectives
  • the plural (fată-fete, român-români, scaun-scaune)
  • most common verbs in the present tense (a fi, a avea, a merge)
  • questions
  • 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
  • likes and dislikes
  • the extended family
  • describing a person
  • Easter in Romania

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the comparison of adjectives
  • possessive adjectives (meu, mea, mei, mele)
  • pronouns in the dative and genitive (îmi, îți, îi)
  • 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
  • on the phone
  • writing a basic email or letter and greeting card / email (greeting phrases, occasions)
  • making reservations for an hotel, train or flight, cancellations, special requirements
  • buying or renting a house and basic furniture
  • holiday plans to Romanian destinations
  • currency exchange

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the past (am fost, am avut, am mers)
  • the future (o să merg, o să vin, voi citi)
  • the subjunctive (Vrea să meargă acasă. Trebuie să studieze mai mult.)
  • demonstrative pronouns and adjectives (acest, această, acesta)
  • negative and indefinite pronouns (mamei, colegului, prietenilor)
  • 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, as well as photocopies of Romanian magazine pages and relevant internet links (ads, promotions, online dictionaries, podcasts)

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Course dates 2018–19

October intake
Part 1: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 2: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 3: 15 April – 21 June 2019

January intake*
Part 1: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 2: 15 April – 21 June 2019
Part 3: 24 June – 26 July 2019

April intake*
Part 1: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 2: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 3: 14 January – 22 March 2019 
Part 4: 15 April – 21 June 2019

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