UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Romanian Level 4 Advanced

Course description: Level 4 is for people who completed Level 3 or who have good knowledge of the language acquired through living in the country or through using Romanian regularly. The course runs over 3 terms. The course will cover the following:

Topics: newspaper articles on different contemporary topics, the contemporary Romanian society and its challenges, important events in Romanian history, Romanian customs and traditions, Romanian political system, Romanian educational system, major Romanian writers, artists, sportsmen, historical characters, Romanian films, music, humor.

Functionsmaking assumptions, summarizing text, making presentations, participating in debates, simple analysis of a film orally and in writing, skimming and/or translating newspaper articles of interest, talking about Romania’s history, general culture and important figures in general terms; understanding and talking about the school system and the political system; familiarising oneself with short and famous literary works.

Grammarparticiples behaving like adjectives, present and past presumptive and presumptive statements, result clauses, time clauses and temporal conjunctions, non-finite forms of the verb (the supine), interjections, subordinating conjunctions, emphatic pronouns, word formation (derivation with suffixes and prefixes, compounding).