Belgravia Speaks Romanian

01/10/2018 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH

“You live a new life with every new language you speak.” – Czech proverb

Nurture your sense of adventure and join us for our next instalment of linguistic and cultural discoveries! Our Romanian language course continues this autumn with another set of classes held at our welcoming Belgravian premises, the perfect meeting place for old and new friends alike.

This fifth module is aimed at those who have already acquired some basic knowledge of the language and offers a thorough introduction to contemporary Romanian, while revising previously learned notions of vocabulary and grammar.

During the first four modules, the students covered a few basic grammatical constructions (the gender and number of nouns, the definite article, the adjective, basic verbs in the present tense, interrogative and negative, the possessive adjectives, reflexive verbs, ordinal numbers), as well as an essential working vocabulary (greetings, presentations, professions, where are we from and where do we live, numerals, dates and hours, the days of the week, the months in a year and the seasons, the age, prices, adjectives and the description of common objects, the weather, modes of transportation, likes and dislikes, food and drinks, at the restaurant, talking about family, going shopping, going by taxi, getting a room in a hotel).

The course is taught in Romanian and English with coverage of the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, and a balance between communicative activities, structure practice and grammar. And once you’re in for the language learning experience you can get a taste of our rich and diverse culture by attending our events. To find out more about our cultural programme, please check this website, follows us on Facebook ( or subscribe to our e-newsletter.

Course details:

Duration: 10 weeks with 1 meeting/week and 2hrs/meeting; starting on 1 October and ending on 3 December.

Days & time: Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm

Venue: Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH

Course fees: £100/ 10-week module, payable into the Romanian Cultural Institute Bucharest’s Euro account: IBAN RO63 RNCB 0072 0497 1364 0004, open at Banca Comercială Română SA, 155 Calea Victoriei, Sector 1 - Bucharest, Romania, BIC/SWIFT CODE: RNCB RO BU

Course tutor: Mrs. Laura Manu

Expression of interest / registration by email at Deadline: 25 September 2018

Laura Manu graduated from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Bucharest, where she studied English and Italian language and literature. She has been living in the UK for 26 years and has been lecturing in Romanian language at the University of Westminster since 1995. Laura worked for the Romanian language service of the BBC World Service and, after training in psychotherapy, she started working as a psychotherapist in a private practice and with the NHS. Alongside her freelance activities in dubbing and voice over, she combines her interest in psychoanalysis and film working as a consultant for Romania at the European Psychoanalytic Film Festival (London).