The academic year is structured in two semesters of 14 weeks each, with an average of approximately 25 hours per week. The classes are held during weekdays, 08:00 – 20:00. Each semester has 30 transferable study credits in the European system (ECTS).
The program consists of language lessons and specialized subjects based on the student’s future field of study.
By the end of the course, students will be equipped with the necessary qualifications for a B1 language proficiency level (as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
The first semester is focused on the four components of learning Romanian: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
- Verbal and written communication
- Reading, listening and speaking
The students will also study the course of Romanian Culture and Civilization, which aims to familiarize the international students with various aspects of Romanian culture and civilization. The course covers topics such as Romanian geography and history, folklore, literature, relevant cultural and art phenomena, etc.
In the second semester, will continue the courses for Romanian Language and Romanian Culture and Civilization, and also the students will be provided with specialized language training for the field domain chosen by the student for future studies. The students will achieve language fluency and communication abilities (discussions, argumentation) in a certain domain.
The classes will concentrate also on the development of independent study skills to improve the student’s ability to take notes, to give presentations, use analytical and critical abilities, and to attend conferences.
During the course a number of teaching methods may be used, including:
- lectures and seminars
- independent study
- skills and subject-based tutorials
- group work
- on-line activities
- revision workshops
Coursework and assessment
Courses are assessed using a wide range of methods across the many years of study, including: online tests, reflective essays, practical papers or projects, exercises, verbal presentations, written assignments, viva voce and written exams.
The Preparatory Year study program is completed by a graduation exam at the end of the second semester.
The faculty has state-of-the-art educational spaces: amphitheaters, classrooms, seminar and reading rooms equipped with smart whiteboards, library, publishing house, bookstore, computer network, video conferencing equipment, etc.