UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Sunflower fields, Romania


Romanian Level 1 Beginners

Course description: Level 1 is for people with no previous knowledge of the language or minimal knowledge such as some greetings, the alphabet. The course runs over 3 terms. The course will cover the following:

Topics: the alphabet and pronunciation, greetings, numbers, my family, my house, food, clothes, people characteristics, directions

Functions: introducing oneself, understanding numbers (prices, telephone numbers), describing your family, ordering food in a restaurant, describing a simple recipe, describing your house, buying clothes, understanding directions, describing people

Grammar: nouns, plurals, articles, cases, verbs in present tense, future tense and past tense, subjunctive, adjectives, simple prepositions and conjunctions, numerals, personal pronouns and cases, Accusative reflexive pronouns, possessive pronouns, simple adverbs.

Course materials: Colloquial Romanian: A Complete Language Course Book and CD, Denis Deletant and Ramona Gönczöl-Davies. ISBN 978-0415434492