Introductory Notions in Romanian Language, Culture and Civilization

Course Code: ROM1 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Language and literature • Field of study: Romanian Language and Literature - English Language and Literature
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Iuliana Maria Wainberg-Drăghiciu
Seminar tutor: Iuliana Maria Wainberg-Drăghiciu
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

To use Romanian language at minimum A1 proficiency level from CECRL in context of Romanian communication.
To understand Romanian language and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
To be able to use Romanian language to introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
To acquire the basics informations about Romanian culture and civilization.
To interact in Romanian language in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

Let's pronounce it right! The alphabet of the Romanian language. Phonetic transcription of the sounds of the Romanian language. Greetings. Moments of the day. Regular greetings and expressions. Self-presentation. Nationalities. Pronominal forms - personal pronoun, reflexive, interrogative. Expressing respect, politeness, personal pronouns of politeness. The family. Professions. The seasons, the months of the year, the days of the week. What we eat. Daily activities. Cardinal numbers; expressing order, ordinal number. What time is it - the hour's expression. Age. The verb - the present; the affirmative form and the negative form. Expression of a past action. Romania from a geographical perspective. Romania from the historical perspective. Romanian traditions. Representative Romanian personalities (writers, artists, sportsmen, etc.). Romanian society and politeness.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification, applications

Learning outcomes:


Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper: 50 %, oral examination: 50 %

Recommended reading:

Wainberg-Draghiciu, Iuliana, Manual de limbă română ca limbă străină. Nivel A1-A2, Aeternitas, Alba Iulia, 2019,
Moldoveanu-Pologea, Mona, Learn Romanian. Manual, Roland Publishing House, Bucuresti, 2014,
Wainberg-Draghiciu, Iuliana, Cultură și civilizație românească. Note de curs, Seria Didactica, Alba Iulia, 2018,