PREPARATORY YEAR IN ROMANIAN LANGUAGE

PREPARATORY YEAR IN ROMANIAN LANGUAGE
Course type: Preparatory
Course sector: Language training
Course duration: 1 Year (September – June)
Starting date: Octomber/November 2016
Degree: Certificate
Location: Galați, Romania
Tuition fee: € 2200

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
• at least 70% attendance in classes
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE
• minimum result of 60% in the final examination – the participant can understand written and spoken Romanian, speak and write on the B2
• level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
ACADEMIC YEAR SCHEDULE
• academic year: 1.10.2016 – 30.09.2017
• beginning of instruction for the preparatory year: 15.10.2016
• end of instruction: 10.06.2017
• examination: December 2016 (A1 level), February 2017 (A2 level), April 2017 (B1 level), June 2017 (B2 level)
• retake examinations: by 30.09.2017
ORGANIZATION OF INSTRUCTION
• 28 weeks, 2 semesters (14 + 14)
• every working day 4 x 50 mins (detailed timetable will be specified in September 2016)
• individual approach for those students coming later than 15th October
PLACE OF INSTRUCTION
“Science” Campus of the “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galaţi, Domnească Str. No 111, M Building, AS Wing, Room 207

CONTENTS OF THE COURSE
• grammar, conversation, reading, listening, vocabulary, specific terminology, basic facts and figures of Romania (culture, history and current issues);
• culture-oriented field trips enabling the participants to practice the acquired language skills in real-life situations.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE
Documents requested
a) application form 2A (http://www.en.ugal.ro/education/preparatory-year) ;
b) certified translation of the Baccalaureate (high school) Diploma, in Romanian or French/English;
c) certified translation of the high schoolgrades transcripts in Romanian or French / English;
d) copy of thebirth certificateand certified translation;
e) copy of thepassport;
f)health certificatein an international language attesting that the applicant does not suffer from contagious/chronic diseases.
Deadline: September 1, 2016.
The candidate shall submit the above documents directly to the University which further sends them to the Romanian Ministry of Education. This issues a Letter of Acceptance which is the basic document for subsequent enrolment.

CONTACTS
Domnească Str. No. 47, Galati,800008, Romania; Room U 109
Tel. 0336 130142
Tel./ Fax 0236 468061
Contact persons:
Associate Professor,PhDGina NECULA– Preparatory Year ProgrammeCoordinator; e-mail: gina.necula@ugal.ro
International Students Office:
Sanda Cruceanu; e-mail:: sanda.cruceanu@ugal.ro
Aurelia Hrisafopol; e-mail: l: aurelia.hrisafopol@ugal.ro
FURTHER INFORMATION
http://www.en.ugal.ro/education/facultatea-de-ingineria-materialelor-si-a-mediului
Provides general information about studying in Romania, information about residence procedures for international students.
We look forward for having you in Galati!
ALUMNI

Hi! My name is Denys and I’m from Ukraine. In October 2014 I came to Romania for studying. To be honest I had no idea about the city that I’ve chosen. I have been only a few times in the capital of Romania – Bucharest and that’s it. So Galati was a totally new city for me and I was surprised that there are a lot ofnice places to visit there. I didn’t know Romanian language so I decided to make a preparatory year. That was really exciting because there are many international students from Lebanon, Turkey, Greece, Albania, Syria, Bulgaria, Egypt, Canada and other countries. It is cool to be able to find out about other traditions by communicating with their interlocutors. You can compare your cultures. You can discuss a lot of interesting things with them and it is easy because all of students in your group are foreigners. For example, when I’m at home, in Ukraine, it is a lil bit hard to go out looking for a foreigner and then start speaking with him, I think it would be weird. And here, in Galati, I was able to do that, I was able to make new friends, and we were able to learn Romanian language and culture together. I would like to thank our professors for those interesting lessons and events created by them to make our study more interesting. Now a lot of native Romanians are wondering how could I learn Romanian in one year, and I say that it’s only because I’ve had high qualified professors. 

Hi! My name is Lisa and I’m from Lebanon.Last year certainly represented a fundamental step in my long journey as a university student. After obtaining your school certificate, your life starts to drastically change as a result of all the new experiences you’ll be exposed to. For that reason, we only understand the word “pressure” at that precise moment. For me, that moment represented departure. A departure to a new beginning, a new country, a strange language, an independent life. A departure to Romania. My first year was the most important step to learn the local dialect, to absorb the Romanian culture, traditions and mentality. In shorter words, it was a most diverse and interesting year. A group of 15 students of different nationalities opened new horizons for me and introduced to different cultures and ideas through daily interactions and endless discussions between us ourselves and between us and our professors.

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