CfA: Romanian Cultural Institute summer school in Romanian culture and civilization, Baia Mare, 15.7.-6.8.2006
- Courses in Romanian Language, Culture and Civilization
- 12-th Edition
July 15 August 6, 2006
Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania
Learn Romanian in Romania
The Structure of the Programme
Services and Facilities
Cultural and Sightseeing Programme
Cours de langue, culture et civilisation roumaines
Learn Romanian in Romania Top
The Romanian Cultural Institute offers you the chance
to learn Romanian from the people who speak it daily
in one of the most attractive traditional communities
of Northern Romania - Maramures!
The Structure of the Programme Top
A. Intensive courses in Romanian language:
1. Beginners - this level aims to ensure the
achievement of basic writing and speaking skills; at
the end of the programme students are expected to be
able to understand and formulate short sentences
relating to basic necessities and forms of politeness
2. Intermediate - the courses aim to upgrade the
acquired knowledge with an emphasis on conversational
skills, by means of creative activities
3. Advanced - the students will improve their speaking
and writing skills, and will practice communication in
complicated and complex situations
The courses in Romanian language are based on a
flexible curriculum, adapted to the needs of the
students, combining basic vocabulary and grammar
lessons, group and individual activities aiming to
develop fluency in communication and to consolidate
grammar structures. The language course support
includes textbooks, literary and historical texts,
folklore, newspaper articles, audio-visual means.
In order to improve the efficiency of the courses, the
participants are enrolled in several study groups,
based on an initial language test. Each study group is
made of 10-12 students.
The teachers: All our teachers are native Romanian
speakers and universities graduates. The Romanian
Cultural Institute selects experienced teachers,
according to their professional skills but also for
their friendly attitude, enthusiasm and patience.
Certificate of Participation: At the end of the
programme students will undergo a test assessing their
Romanian speaking and writing skills. As a result,
they will obtain a qualification grade. All the
students who have attended at least 90% of the daily
classes will obtain a certificate of attendance.
B. Courses in Romanian culture and civilization:
Lectured in history, literature, ethnography,
folklore, mentalities, social aspects of contemporary
Romania, film, fine arts.
These courses are addressed to all those interested in
improving their language skills and their knowledge of
Romanian culture and civilization. The courses are
given by university professors or by specialists with
a long experience in the area.
C. Creative Workshops
1. Song and dance: singing and dancing lessons to
learn traditional songs and Romanian folk dances from
different areas of the country.
2. Traditional ornaments: well-known craftsmen from
Maramures offer lessons in making local tradition
3. Glass painting: the study of specific techniques of
glass icon painting with different religious themes,
the Crucifixion or the Holy Virgin in sorrow.
4. Cuisine: Romanian traditional dishes taught by a
chef; the possibility to taste all the specialties.
5. Pottery: figurines and miniature ceramics with
geometrical and floral motives, all in natural colors.
Services and Facilities Top
Location: The courses take place in the town of Baia
Mare (150.000 inhabitants), capital of Maramures
Official opening of the programme: July 16, 2006.
Closing ceremony - August 5, 2006.
Classes will take place at the "Gheorghe Sincai" High
Timetable: from Monday to Friday, between 9:00 am and
2:00 pm there are scheduled five lessons in Romanian
language. A class lasts 50 minutes. The lectures in
Romanian culture and civilization and the creative
workshops will take place in the afternoon, from 3:00
pm to 6:00 pm.
Cultural and Sightseeing Programme: Twice a week
Romanian films will be shown. Each Saturday and Sunday
bus-trips are organized to the villages around Baia
Accommodation during the whole period of the programme
is booked in double bedrooms at a three stars hotel.
The hotel is located in the city center within walking
distance from the "Gheorghe Sincai" High School.
Accommodation at the hotel is booked from July 15,
starting with 12 am, till August 6, at 12 a.m.
Meals: breakfast and dinner are served at the hotel's
restaurant. Lunch is served at the "Gheorghe Sincai"
Registration of participants: Saturday, July 15 at the
reception of the Hotel. The name of the hotel will be
announced on our site.
Cultural and Sightseeing Programme Top
Day trips are organized every Saturday and Sunday to
the villages around Baia Mare. Tour guides and museum
curators will present a wide range of topics on the
history, geography, religion and particular
ethnographic characteristics of the region.
The schedule includes four trips:
Traditions and history: the trip includes visits to
the "Merry Cemetery" in Sapânta, Maramures Village
Museum in Sighetu Marmatiei, to the Memorial Museum of
Victims of Communism and Anticommunist Resistance in
Sighet, to the Elie Wiesel's Memorial House.
Maramures - wood culture and civilization: the trip
includes visits to wooden churches and monasteries
included on UNESCO World Heritage list and outings to
the villages of Bârsana, Rozavlea, Ieud, Bogdan Voda,
Cluj-Napoca - an old University Center in
Transylvania: a city tour with stops at the Arts
Museum, the Ethnographic Museum, the Botanical Garden.
A typical Sunday in a Romanian village: the
possibility to attend the Orthodox Church service,
lunch with a local family, authentic folk music
All the trips are by bus.
Twice a week Romanian films will be shown; productions
signed by the best Romanian film directors, awarded
with prizes at the great European film festivals -
Thessaloniki (Greece), Paris (France), Cottbus
(Germany), Trieste (Italy), Bratislava (Slovakia),
The minimum age for attendance is 18.
The completed application form, accompanied by a
curriculum vitae, a copy of the passport (the page
with the personal data) and a copy confirming the
payment of the participation fee are to be sent to the
Romanian Cultural Institute.
The deadline for enrollment is June 15, 2006. Because
of the limited number of places, applications should
be received as early as possible.
The official enrollment at the course is confirmed by
the Romanian Cultural Institute by a written
Participation Fee: 750 EUR
The participation fee covers the following expenses:
enrollment, tuition, workshops, trips, other
additional activities included in the programme and
The costs for accommodation the hotel (double
bedrooms) will be covered by the Romanian Cultural
The participation fee does not cover the international
or internal transport, the entrance visa (if needed)
or any other additional hotel services.
Important! The participants are responsible to
purchase their own international medical insurances.
The organizers will not cover the costs of
hospitalization or other medical services.
- The total sum for the participation to the programme
(750 EUR) must be received before your arrival.
- Please write your name and "The Romanian Cultural
Institute" on all the documents relating to bank
transfer of funds.
- All bank charges will be your responsibility.
Method of payment:
- Participants must pay the fee only by bank transfer
into the bank account of the Romanian Cultural
Institute - Code IBAN
- Bank Address: Banca Comercialã Românã SA, Calea
Victoriei 155, Sector 1 - Bucharest, Romania.
About Us Top
For applications/additional information:
THE ROMANIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
COURSES IN ROMANIAN LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
38, Aleea Alexandru
011824, Sector 1 - Bucharest, Romania
Programme Director: Mona Moldoveanu
Phone 004021.230.28.54, Fax: 004021.231.35.487
Programme Coordinator: Catalina Giugariu
Phone 004021.230.28.54, Fax: 004021.231.35.48
Assistant Lecturer, University of Bucharest - Faculty of Political Sciences
Str. Sf. Stefan 24, sector 2, Bucharest
e-mail: oanavalentina_suciu@... , oana.suciu@...
phone: +40 - 723 368903
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