UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Sunflower fields, Romania


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, important events in Romanian history, Romanian political system, Romanian educational system, major Romanian writers, artists, sportsmen, historical figures, Romanian famous films.

Functions: 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.

Grammar: present and past presumptive, word formation (suffixes, prefixes, infixes, derivation)