In 2010 IIT, in partnership with the West University of Timisoara, the Romanian-Arab Cultural Centre in Timisoara and the Association DiversEtica Bucharest, implemented a project aimed to improve the level of knowledge of Romanian language and to provide free cultural orientation for migrants.
The project developed a methodology and a set of teaching materials to allow for the improvement of the quality of the Romanian language classes and cultural orientation sessions for foreign citizens legally residing in Romania. On the basis thereof, and in agreement with the methodology established by the Ministry of Education, 100 foreign citizens in Bucharest and Timisoara benefited from Romanian language classes.
The main activities of the project were:
The process of elaborating the methodology and teaching materials started from the analysis of relevant European experiences, on the basis of a partnership with organisations from Spain and France, which also offered language and cultural orientation classes and also on the basis of the collaboration with Aline Gohard Radenkovic, specialist in teaching foreign languages from an intercultural perspective.
As a follow-up, another larger project was implemented to provide Romanian language classes for 300 adult migrants in 9 Romanian cities in 2011. More details about the project are available at: http://www.vorbitiromaneste.ro