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Learn Romanian through conversations

Oh, Romania; you’re romance epitomized. The language itself captures the deep beauty and culture of the country’s diverse range of attractions; rich in history and ever-evolving to contemporary times. Sail along the Danube River straight to the shores of the Black Sea, where the fine sand beaches offer hours of sun-soaked relaxation with stunning views. Explore medieval towns and traditional villages; visiting stunning fortresses, historic castles, and bustling villages blissfully oblivious to the demands of modern times. Spend your days in Bucharest indulging in fine wines and enjoying authentic Romanian cuisine like ghiveci, mititei, and Papanaşi for dessert.

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Romanian language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Romanian culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Romanian culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

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Course Overview

Learn Romanian language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Romanian

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1People
  • 2On the road
  • 3Activities
  • 4Places
  • Chapter 1 - Who Are You?
  • Chapter 2 - We are Family
  • Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You
  • Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home
  • Chapter 5 - Where did you go to School?
  • Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”
  • Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money
  • Chapter 3 - In My Closet
  • Chapter 4 - Shop till you Drop
  • Chapter 5 - X Marks the Spot
  • Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports
  • Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer
  • Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?
  • Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party
  • Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place
  • Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well
  • Chapter 2 - Let's Eat
  • Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That
  • Chapter 4 - Help!
  • Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Who Are You?

Conversational Goals

  • Greet others and bid them farewell
  • Introduce yourself formally
  • Meet new people

Grammar Goals

  • Identify subject pronouns
  • Use male and female adjectives
  • Use present tense verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - We are Family

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions regarding familial relationships
  • Describe someone in relation to family members
  • Introduce someone else

Grammar Goals

  • Employ present tense verbs
  • Use possessive determiners

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Getting to Know You

Conversational Goals

  • Articulate feelings
  • Describe physical characteristics
  • Express interest
  • Inquire about a stranger

Grammar Goals

  • Be introduced to future tense
  • Form the optative-conditional mood
  • Learn how to form feminine adjectives
  • Use present tense verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - There’s No Place Like Home

Conversational Goals

  • Explain where you are from
  • Identify languages and countries
  • Inquire about someone’s ability to speak a language

Grammar Goals

  • Employ verbs in the present tense
  • Make use of personal pronouns

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Where did you go to School?

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss the merits of a school
  • Inquire about programs

Grammar Goals

  • Employ personal pronouns
  • Use various degrees of comparison of adjectives
  • Use verbs in the past tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - “How do you say….?”

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for clarification
  • Provide and obtain new information
  • Request new vocabulary

Grammar Goals

  • Construct the conjunctive mood
  • Employ personal pronouns
  • Use relative adverbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Haggling and Money

Conversational Goals

  • Ask the price for something
  • Buy a ticket for travel
  • Count
  • Negotiate

Grammar Goals

  • Build the conjunctive mood
  • Construct negative sentences

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - In My Closet

Conversational Goals

  • Express future plans
  • Identify various articles of clothing
  • Question statements made by others

Grammar Goals

  • Form the future tense
  • Use indefinite articles

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Shop till you Drop

Conversational Goals

  • Acquire necessities
  • Find places to shop
  • Gather information from a native speaker
  • Inquire about shops in the local area

Grammar Goals

  • Be introduced to reflexive verbs
  • Formulate negative sentences
  • Learn the verb "can"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - X Marks the Spot

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for and receive directions
  • Describe the location of one object in relation to another

Grammar Goals

  • Construct negative sentences
  • Employ present tense verbs
  • Identify and employ verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Time to Play Sports

Conversational Goals

  • Discuss sports and exercises
  • Express time relationships
  • Invite someone to join along

Grammar Goals

  • Correctly place adjectives
  • Formulate interrogative sentences
  • Use present and past verb tenses

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - My Favorite Season is Summer

Conversational Goals

  • Ask about vacations and seasonal opportunities
  • Discuss the four seasons
  • Discuss the months of the year

Grammar Goals

  • Construct the superlative degree of comparison for adjectives
  • Correctly employ verbs in the present tense
  • Learn the dative forms of personal pronouns

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - What are you Doing this Weekend?

Conversational Goals

  • Converse about the days of the week
  • Make plans for the weekend
  • Talk about age and birthdays
  • Use the terms weekday and weekend

Grammar Goals

  • Form interrogative sentences
  • Learn the comparative degree of adverbs
  • Use various verb tenses and moods

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Let’s Go to a Party

Conversational Goals

  • Make future plans
  • Tell time

Grammar Goals

  • Be introduced to the definite article
  • Practice the reflexive form of verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - I’ll Miss this Place

Conversational Goals

  • Prepare for a departure
  • Strengthen relationships

Grammar Goals

  • Form past perfect
  • Use pronouns correctly
  • Use the absolute superlative degree

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - I Don’t Feel Well

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for medication
  • Describe symptoms
  • Speak to a pharmacist

Grammar Goals

  • Employ present tense verbs
  • Identify interrogative sentences

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Let's Eat

Conversational Goals

  • Identify items on the dinner table
  • Offer assistance
  • Order a meal
  • Understand the customs of local dining

Grammar Goals

  • Employ the optative-conditional mood
  • Make use of the conjunctive mood
  • Use present tense verbs

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - I Can’t Eat That

Conversational Goals

  • Ask whether a dish contains certain ingredients
  • Explain that you require a special diet
  • Give compliments
  • Reference senses

Grammar Goals

  • Construct and employ the conjunctive mood
  • Formulate questions properly
  • Use various present tense verbs correctly

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Help!

Conversational Goals

  • Ask questions
  • Declare that a problem exists
  • Employ verbs in the past tense
  • State that you do not know something

Grammar Goals

  • Employ possessive determiners
  • Make use of the past tense
  • Use negations in sentences

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - What is Your Emergency?

Conversational Goals

  • Answer questions
  • Request emergency aid

Grammar Goals

  • Employ verbs in the present and past tense
  • Use possessive determiners
  • Utilize personal pronouns correctly

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