Are you interested in stimulating your children's creativity, nourish their bilingual background and improve their chances for admission into the best universities in the US?

The Center of Excellence ROMANIAN IN ACTION (ROACT) offers innovative, interactive classes and workshops for children and youth with Romanian background. Regardless of your child's knowledge of Romanian, we use immersion language pedagogies and adjust our instructional strategies to their particular learning needs and potential. Our courses lay the foundation for The Romanian in High School Program and the ALTA Exam Preparation Course that will help students earn high school credits for their heritage language, and ensure their admission to highly-ranked universities in the US.

The Center of Excellence operates weekly, on Saturdays, except for legal and academic holidays. All programs follow the structure of the Seattle public school year with 2 semesters. Classes take place at the French Immersion School (ages 7-13) or on the University of Washington Campus (ages 14-16).

Reserve a spot and register your child TODAY. We need your input in order to form the groups that best fit to your children's needs.

Reserve a spot and register your child TODAY. We need your input in order to form the groups that best fit to your children's needs.

Register for The Center of Excellence Program (ages 7-13)

For the Romanian in High School Program, there will be an evaluation on September 21st, from 10:00 AM, on the University of Washington Campus, Communications Building, second floor, room 226. Please register before coming to the evaluation.

Register for The Romanian in High School Program (ages 14-16)

Register for Club Piticot 2019-2020 (ages 4-9)

 

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Romanian in High School / "Româna la Liceu" (ages 14-16)

Instructor

Ileana Marin

When

Sept. 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM - 09 May. 2020 at 12:00 PM

Where

UW Campus, Communications Building, second floor, room 226

What

Unique in the US, the program "Româna la Liceu", launched in 2016 with great success. It includes two courses: Intensive Romanian (6 sessions, October - January) and Standard Romanian (14 sessions, September - May).
The courses target students of Romanian heritage in an English language context. The teaching combines reading comprehension and grammar with interactive and project-based methods.

Instruction Days:

  • October 5
  • October 19
  • November 2
  • November 16 – Romanian Film Festival
  • December 7
  • CHRISTMAS BREAK
  • January 11
  • January 25

 

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Romanian Language and Culture (ages 10-13)

Instructor

Otilia Baraboi

When

Oct. 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM - 25 Jan. 2020 at 12:00 PM

Where

French Immersion School, Room 214

What

Through the use of authentic texts and visual materials (literature, music, film) students will learn about Romanian culture, history and traditions. Romanian language and communication skills will be acquired naturally, through interactive activities. 

Instruction Days:

  • October 12, 19, 26
  • November 2, 9, 23
  • December 7, 14, 21
  • January 11, 18, 25

No class:

  • Nov 16 – Romanian Film Festival
  • Nov 30- Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec 28, Jan 4 – Christmas/Winter Break
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Romanian Stories, Songs and Poems (ages 7-9)

Instructor

Elizabeta Iliescu

When

Oct. 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM - 25 Jan. 2020 at 12:00 PM

Where

French Immersion School, Room 215

What

The children will explore Romanian short texts, poems, songs, proverbs, riddles, and games, in order to develop a better understanding of their cultural heritage and seasonal traditions. The course provides a fun engaging opportunity to enrich daily vocabulary, strengthen communication skills, and improve Romanian pronunciation and reading competence.
Basic knowledge of Romanian required.

Instruction Days:

  • October 12, 19, 26
  • November 2, 9, 23
  • December 7, 14, 21
  • January 11, 18, 25

No class:

  • Nov 16 – Romanian Film Festival
  • Nov 30- Thanksgiving Break
  • Dec 28, Jan 4 – Christmas/Winter Break
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Introduction to Romanian Language (ages 9-13)

Instructors

Otilia Baraboi and Elizabeta Iliescu

When

Oct. 12, 2019 at 01:00 PM - 25 Jan. 2020 at 02:00 PM

Where

French Immersion School, Rooms 1 & 2

What

This class is destined to students of Romanian origin, or coming from mixed families, 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 improve their pronunciation, vocabulary, writing and reading skills.

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Club Piticot (ages 5-9)

Instructors

Otilia Baraboi and Elizabeta Iliescu

When

Nov. 2, 2019 at 03:30 PM - 30 May. 2020 at 05:30 PM

Where

French Immersion School

What

The program supports children in developing communication skills in Romanian and provides a community of friends with a similar cultural heritage. The sessions will explore Romanian seasonal traditions (such as Fall and Christmas traditions, Mărțișor, Easter and Children's International Day), through poems, games, arts and crafts.

Calendar: 

Nov 2, Dec 22, Feb 29, Apr 11, May 30

 

Romanian in Action-Center of Excellence

For students between ages 7-13, the full tuition cost for one semester of classes at ROACT (hosted at the French Immersion School in Bellevue) is  $480 for 12 sessions of 2 hours EACH  (Oct 12 – Jan 25). We do not charge any extra fee for the days when our classes do not meet. The cost will cover only partially our rent, classroom materials and instructors' salaries.

We strongly believe in heritage language education. In an attempt to become accessible to all children from our community, we offer competitive tuition prices. Please consider  donating to our school  to help us cover our expenses, develop our programs and offer more scholarships to those in need. Thank you!

If you need financial aid, please contact Otilia Baraboi at otilia.baraboi@arcsproject.org. We offer up to 3 scholarships per course, based on a letter of intent explaining your family’s situation. Thank you!

2nd child tuition payment 3 payments of $128 by by October 12, November 23 and December 14 $128

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1st child (discounted total) 12 weeks $460

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2nd child (discounted total) 12 weeks $384

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1st child tuition payment 3 installments of $160, by October 12, November 23 and December 14 $160

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Romanian in High School

You can either pay the full discounted amount and save $20 by September 28:

Discounted total Standard course $840

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Tuition payment Standard course with 3 installments, by September 28, January 25 and April 25 $280

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Discounted total Intensive course $340

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Tuition payment Intensive course 2 installments, by September 28, January 25 $180

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