SUR La MOTIVATION DE L’APPRENTISSAGE DU ROUMAIN COMME LANGUE ÉTRANGÈRE
1 Decembrie 1918 University of Alba Iulia, Romania
Nowadays, for everybody, to study a different language than the mother tongue is not a curiosity anymore, not even a challenge, but a real need. People are easily moving from one country to another, they are readily changing their occupation and fostering new careers, they are open-minded to resettle in other countries and to use other language to express their needs. In our opinion, according to ever-increasing annual number, there are more and more international students who came in Romania to study and choose Alba Iulia for their Romanian language preparatory year. The one-year, full-time academic program developed by our university in Romanian as a Foreign Language aims at developing international students’ skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in Romanian for academic purposes. In our activity, we use various teaching methods, including lectures, seminars, workshops, and one-to-one tutorials in order to empower the students with proficiency skills in Romanian language and help them reach the B2 level of the Common European Framework.
Our professional activity enabled us to observe that all the students learn Romanian language in our university for career reasons. They all want to continue studying in Romania, which means they will all stay in our country for at least five or six years, that signifies they will live in Romania, they will think and they will act like a Romanian, in the Romanian language.
The situation and the reasons for studying Romanian language are completely different elsewhere. There are three of our colleagues who teach Romanian in other countries and our present analysis is also based on their living and teaching experiences. The more so as they teach Romanian in different countries, from Macedonia to Norway and Sweden, the students’ reasons for learning Romanian language are various and deliberately assumed.
Our study aims to register various motivations for learning a pretty much difficult language like Romanian, in Romania or elsewhere, so our research intention is to establish a list of reasons for learning Romanian language and to highlight some of the difficulties of this enterprise. We also intend to refer to the sources used in studying Romanian for various purposes, especially in didactical ones.
We intend to complete our present research theme by making some personal considerations on our work in class and our students’ reasons of learning Romanian. In conclusion, we can state that our present study reunites personal considerations raised by our personal activity. It will give more likely an account and will not make a final statement about the nature of the reasons that out students have for learning Romanian in the University of Alba Iulia.
Key words: Foreign language; Reasons; Learn; Common European Framework of Reference.
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How to cite this article: Telea, C. (2016). Sur la motivation de l’apprentissage du roumain comme langue étrangère. Journal of Linguistic and Intercultural Education – JoLIE, 9(1), 123-138. DOI:
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