Are you interested in stimulating your children's creativity, nourish their bicultural and bilingual heritage?  

Our Romanian Heritage Language School offers innovative virtual classes and workshops for children, youth and adults with Romanian background or with an interest to learn Romanian, nationwide. Our teaching methods are based on the core principles of Heritage Language Education to nourish bilingualism and address holisitically the bi-cultural identity of our students through project-based activities, play, authentic sources, critical thinking, and meaningful interactions with their families and communities. Our students gain pride and confidence as heritage language speakers and learners of Romanian, while developing a global understanding of the world.

We are the first Romanian secular community-based school to have developed a teaching curriculum according to the priciples of HERITAGE EDUCATION, since 2016.

Our current students come from numerous regions in the US. We can accommodate to various time zones and have demonstrated experience teaching multiple levels and age groups. 

REGISTRATION is now OPEN  for ages 6+. Please REGISTER HERE

*New students for Romanian in High School and adult courses must register for a placement test.

Classes to include 4-7 students. 

Please see the payment options below after you register.

Most of the courses start at $250. New students must register for a placement test as well.

Please scroll down for the payment.

We offer scholarships to families in need. Please email us at contact@arcsproject.org if you would like to be considered. 

We will work with parents and students to find the best times and days that work for you. The times indicated in the schedule are only orientative. Some classes are available on Saturday. Please fill out the registration form to let us know your availability. Minimum of 4 students per class.

Fall Quarter: October 2 - December 15

  • Thanksgiving break: November 20-24

Classes for adults are organized into semesters, consisting of 15 hours of instruction per semester. 

Fall Semester timeline:
-Week of October 2nd: Course starts
-November 20-24: Thanksgiving Break
-December 18 – January 5: Winter Break
-Week of February 9: Course ends

 

Past events

pre-Româna la Liceu / Romanian in High School (ages 14-17)

pre-Româna la Liceu / Romanian in High School (ages 14-17)

Instructors

When

Oct. 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM - 09 Feb. 2024 at 06:00 PM

Where

online

What

This course is pre-ALTA Exam Preparation and is intended to be taken a year before the ALTA Exam Preparation course.

Unique in the US, the program "Româna la Liceu", launched in 2016 with great success. This program is addressed to students from WA State, and nationwide, to help them earn high school credits for their heritage language by taking the ALTA Exam, and possibly the Global Seal of Biliteracy. These diplomas will help with their admission process to highly-ranked universities in the US. Our method combines reading comprehension and grammar with interactive communicative methods. Groups of 4-5 students / 60 min, weekly. This class is for one trimester only.

Tuition: 15 sessions for $ 375 (25$/h)- please scroll down for payment options. 

Fall Semester timeline:
-Week of October 2nd: Course starts
-November 20-24: Thanksgiving Break
-December 18 – January 5: Winter Break
-Week of February 9: Course ends

Time: To Be Determined-We will work with parents and students to find the best times and days that work for you. The times indicated in the schedule are only orientative. Please fill out the registration form to let us know your availability.  

Româna la Liceu / Romanian in High School (ages 14-17)

Româna la Liceu / Romanian in High School (ages 14-17)

Instructors

When

Oct. 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM - 15 Dec. 2023 at 06:00 PM

What

Unique in the US, the program "Româna la Liceu", launched in 2016 with great success. This program is addressed to students from WA State, and nationwide, to help them earn high school credits for their heritage language by taking the ALTA Exam, and possibly the Global Seal of Biliteracy. These diplomas will help with their admission process to highly-ranked universities in the US. Our method combines reading comprehension and grammar with interactive communicative methods. Groups of 4-5 students / 90 min, weekly. This class is for one trimester only.

Tuition: 10 sessions for $ 375 (25$/h)- please scroll down for payment options. 

Time: To Be Determined-We will work with parents and students to find the best times and days that work for you. The times indicated in the schedule are only orientative. Please fill out the registration form to let us know your availability.  

Introduction to Romanian (Adults)

Introduction to Romanian (Adults)

Instructors

When

Oct. 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM - 09 Feb. 2024 at 06:00 PM

Where

online

What

This class is designed for non-heritage speakers 18+ who want to learn standard Romanian, the kind that you will most likely hear in the streets, read in the newspapers, listen to on radio and TV. The course addresses all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and (a little bit of) writing, by exposing participants to the authentic vocabulary of everyday life. Readings and short videos are included in almost all lessons, giving participants additional opportunity to utilize targeted vocabulary and grammar in online conversations.

As participants’ vocabulary expands and they become more confident Romanian users, the course will add topics of interest such as: Romanian cuisine, iconic places in Romania, and traditions.

Classes for adults are organized into semesters, consisting of 15 hours of instruction per semester. 

Using the Common European Framework of Reference for Language skills, the course is structured so that students reach the A1 level of competence after 30 hours of instruction (two semesters).

Level A1 Comprehension:
I understand current words and phrases relating to my person, my family and my living environment immediately when spoken to me slowly and clearly.

Fall Semester timeline:
-Week of October 2nd: Course starts
-November 20-24: Thanksgiving Break
-December 18 – January 5: Winter Break
-Week of February 9: Course ends

Spring Quarter:
February 26 - June 16

Payment
Tuition for this course is $375 and includes 15 weekly classes on Zoom (60 minutes each).

New students must register for placement test.

Romanian Culture and Civilization through Media (Adults)

Romanian Culture and Civilization through Media (Adults)

Instructors

When

Oct. 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM - 09 Feb. 2024 at 06:00 PM

Where

online

What

The course is designed for adult learners (17 and up) who possess a good understanding of Romanian and can communicate at an intermediate/advanced degree of fluency and spontaneity.

Objectives:
This course will focus on communicating about Romanian culture and society. You will familiarize yourself with current Romanian issues and you will learn to examine and discuss contemporary content with authentic documents such as press articles, film excerpts or YouTube videos.

 The course will be conducted mostly in Romanian and you are expected to participate in Romanian. Group discussion is encouraged. 

Language Accuracy:
While general comprehension and speaking are our main goals, we may review major grammar points as observed being used in context and put them into practice.

Preparation:
Some vocabulary preparatory work may be required between classes.
The course will be divided into chapters, each unit focusing on one authentic source. 

Schedule

Course timeline:
-Week of October 2nd: Course starts
-November 20-24: Thanksgiving Break
-December 18 – January 5: Winter Break
-Week of February 9: Course ends

Payment

Tuition for this course is $375 and includes 15 weekly classes on Zoom (60 minutes each).

New students must register for placement test.

Romanian History: PART I

Romanian History: PART I

Instructors

When

Oct. 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM - 15 Dec. 2023 at 06:00 PM

Where

online

What

Romanian History: Part I, (3 quarters): This class is designed for students who want to learn about Romanian history, including major personalities who steered the destiny of Romanians and their neighbors. Continuing the exploration of cultural identity and heritage through history, students will enlarge their vocabulary and expand their reading, listening, and writing skills. Conceived as a three-quarter class, we will go over crucial events starting with the Roman-Dacian wars, the formation of the Romanian provinces, and pursuing iconic leaders from Mircea the Elder, Vlad the Impaler, and Stephan to Alexandru Ioan Cuza and Carol I. The students will be engaged in attractive projects that will help them discover who their ancestors were and how they earned their place in European history.

Novice to Intermediate knowledge of Romanian is required. Groups of 4-5 students / 60 min, weekly sessions

Tuition: 10 sessions for $ 250 ($25/h)- please scroll down for payment options. 

Time: To Be Determined - We will work with parents and students to find the best times and days that work for you. The times indicated in the schedule are only orientative. Please fill out the registration form to let us know your availability. 

Romanian Explorers/Exploratori Români (ages 10-13)

Romanian Explorers/Exploratori Români (ages 10-13)

Instructors

When

Oct. 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM - 15 Dec. 2023 at 06:00 PM

Where

online

What

This class aims to help students explore and embrace their Romanian identity and heritage. They will discover Romanian illustrous figures and find inspiration in their pioneer spirit, courage and tenacity.  The students will interact with real Romanian role models while developing a global perspective of their place into the world as bilingual and bicultural citizens.  Basic knowledge of Romanian required. Groups of 4-5 students / 60 min, weekly sessions

Tuition: 10 sessions for $ 250 (25$/h)- please scroll down for payment options. 

Time: To Be Determined -We will work with parents and students to find the best times and days that work for you. The times indicated in the schedule are only orientative. Please fill out the registration form to let us know your availability. 

Romanian Heroes / Eroi Români (ages 6-9)

Romanian Heroes / Eroi Români (ages 6-9)

Instructors

When

Oct. 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM - 15 Dec. 2023 at 06:00 PM

Where

online

What

This class aims to help students explore and fully embrace their Romanian identity. They will learn about human relations and emotions through the study of Romanian legedary characters, illustrous historic figures, as well as contemporary stars. We will use fun engaging methodologies to enrich their daily vocabulary, strengthen communication skills, improve pronunciation and reading competence through short texts, poems, songs, proverbs, riddles, and games. The students will intearact with real Romanian role models that they will discover throughout the semester. Basic knowledge of Romanian required; groups of 4-5 students / 60 min, weekly.

Tuition: 10 sessions for $ 250 (25$/h)- please scroll down for payment options. 

Time: To Be Determined - We will work with parents and students to find the best times and days that work for you. The times indicated in the schedule are only orientative. Please fill out the registration form to let us know your availability. 

Improve Your Writing, Reading and Speaking Skills (ages 6+)

Improve Your Writing, Reading and Speaking Skills (ages 6+)

Instructors

When

Oct. 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM - 15 Dec. 2023 at 06:00 PM

Where

online

What

In this course, students will read intriguing texts on the world’s inexplicable mysteries such as pyramids, ghost apparitions, huge marine monsters, heroes with superpowers, UFOs, and many others. Since each text is accompanied by a recording and a dossier of activities, students will have the opportunity to further practice writing and speaking in Romanian while trying to offer explanations to the mysteries they have read about. For this class, students will keep a vocabulary journal and will write their own short texts or blog entries. Whenever possible, we will meet specialists in world history and science to interview them and work on more formal conversation skills. Groups of 4-5 students / 60 min, weekly. 

Tuition: 10 sessions for $ 250 (25$/h) - please scroll down for payment options.

Time: To Be Determined - We will work with parents and students to find the best times and days that work for you. The times indicated in the schedule are only orientative. Please fill out the registration form to let us know your availability. 

Introduction to Romanian

Introduction to Romanian

Instructors

When

Oct. 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM - 15 Dec. 2023 at 06:00 PM

Where

online

What

This class is tailored for students of Romanian origin nationwide who do not understand, nor speak the language, but who have been exposed to Romanian culture and are curious to find out more about their heritage. They will learn basic conversational skills in Romanian and will develop their pronunciation, vocabulary, writing and reading knowledge.They will gain confidence and will be able to connect with their Romanian family in meaningful ways.  No knowledge of Romanian required. Groups of 4-5 students / 60 min, weekly.

Tuition: 10 sessions for $ 250 (25$/h) - please scroll down for payment options.

Time: To Be Determined -We will work with parents and students to find the best times and days that work for you. The times indicated in the schedule are only orientative. Please fill out the registration form to let us know your availability. 

Payment options

Fall Quarter 2023
Introduction to Romanian (Adults)

$375


with PayPal
Tuition - Fall Quarter 2023

10 weeks


$250


with PayPal
Româna la liceu/ Romanian in High School (90 min sessions)

$375


with PayPal
New Student Placement Test

$20


with PayPal
Romanian Culture and Civilization through Media

$375


with PayPal
pre-ALTA/ Română la liceu

15 lessons - 60 minutes each


$375


with PayPal