Whether it is a job requirement or a personal decision, some people choose to live abroad, In this case, they can make themselves understood by means of an international language, like English. But, the moment they acquire the native language, they can feel connected and can move freely.
When they can talk to the local people, the chances of the expats to blend in increase dramatically and they secure a decisive advantage in the local business environment. Besides, they can familiarize themselves with the local customs and culture they can start feeling „at home”.
There are three key elements in the process of learning a foreign language later in life: a clear motivation, an intelligent method and a constant effort. A foreign language cannot be learned half-heartedly, in random fashion, or by spending only few hours a week. It is simply not possible J. It takes a strong will, an efficient strategy and technique, and time allotted daily, systematically, assiduously.
I am a graduate in English and Romanian Studies from the University of Bucharest, so I am doubly qualified. As a Romanian teacher and as a native speaker, I can help you because I know that, for you, being able to use Romanian at a superior level will allow you to act efficiently in a professional environment and to be more fully integrated into Romanian society.
With Latin, Slavic, Hungarian, Greek and Turkish influences and a complex grammatical structure, abundant in rules and even more so in exceptions, Romanian is a hard language to learn if you do not have professional help.
I strongly believe in CLT - a method that I also use in teaching English as a foreign language. This approach immerses the learner in the spoken idiom and allows him/her to develop key abilities for successfully using the acquired knowledge in both formal and informal contexts. My first concern is with fluency, then with accuracy. The training sessions are based on conversations, debates, linguistic games (role play) etc. The materials used are meant to support the interactive nature of the meetings, and the words are only assimilated in context.
We will equally practice the four major skills: reading, writing, listening-comprehension and speaking.
Thus, I can provide:
I. Individual training in Romanian as a foreign language
Potential students can opt for one-on-one/ in pair/ mini-group meetings, with personalized schedule and requirements.
II. English training for corporations on the premises, whether short, medium or long term, intensive or standard, one-on-one/ in pair/ (mini-)group; in this way, the expats who work in a dynamic business environment can choose their time-table, and break for holidays or business trips.
Available Romanian courses for foreigners:
- Romanian as a foreign language – general linguistic competence
- Romanian as a foreign language – business language
- Romanian as a foreign language – specialized language.
The content and format of a Romanian course depend on the learners’ level and on their domain and professional/personal objectives. By the end of the class they should be able to:
- Make conversation
- Comprehend spoken discourse
- Pronounce correctly
- Understand written discourse
- Handle the linguistic tools for telephone conversations
- Write e-mails
- Learn the specific vocabulary of one’s professional domain