Language Clubs Registrations Open

Are you interested in learning German, Spanish, French, Italian or Polish?

Do you want to meet with natives and learn in a non-formal and practical way?

Sign up for the free language clubs and upgrade your language skills!

 

multilingualA. General Information

Background: The Young Initiative Association is hosting 6 volunteers from Spain, Italy, Germany, Poland and France for 9 months in Bucharest, Romania in the Knowledge Builders 3 project, funded by the European Union through the Erasmus+ Programme. They are here to support the work of the association and to change our community for the better. And as they are very eager to share their knowledge and make their culture better known, they are launching the Language Clubs, where discovering a new language and culture is fun and practical.

 

How many? There will be 5 separate language clubs, one for each language: Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, German.

 

Where? The meetings will take place in the Center for Nonprofit Organizations Management run by the Young Initiative Association in Piata Romana. Details here: http://www.management-ong.ro/centrul/

 

Open spots: 15 for each language club. You can only attend 1 language club at a time.

 

Duration: Each language club will have 1 weekly session of approximately 2 hours, between 18:00 – 20:00. The sessions will start in the second part of November and will last for approximately 3 months (est. February 2016).

 

 

B. Why join?

  • You have the opportunity of learning directly from a native speaker;

  • You will learn in a non-formal way, different than the traditional schools;
  • The group will be limited to 15 people, so you will be able to learn much easier and also make new friends;
  • The 6 volunteers who will guide your learning process are very motivated, energetic and eager to help you upgrade your language skills;
  • You will discover more about the culture, not only the language;
  • It’s free;

 

C. Specific information for each Club

 

Info French German Polish Italian Spanish
Language level required/recommended Intermediate – A2/B1 Beginner – A1 Beginner – A1 Beginner – A1 Beginner – A1
Who is the trainer? Hello, I’m Mallaury! I’m 21 years old and I live in Bucharest since the beginning of October. I came here as an EVS volunteer for the Association Young Initiative for 9 months. I’m looking forward for you in order to share with you my culture and to help you to improve your French speaking skills. Hi, I’m Henri and I come from Cologne, Germany. For the next months I’m an EVS volunteer for Asociatia Young Initiative. During this time I’m looking forward to show you the various and amazing sides of my culture and its language. Nicole Sartori from Italy will help me. She learned German in school and can therefore understand how it is to learn German. We are looking forward to seeing you soon! Hey, my name is Ania! I’m 27 years old and I just came to Bucharest at the beginning of October. I am a EVS volunteer in Asociatia Young Initiative for next 9 months. I have been a human rights trainer since 2009, and now I would like to make a non-formal project with Polish language. I love my country and it’s culture and I believe it will be interesting also for you! Ciao, I’m Nicole and I come from a small village near Como, a city in the north of Italy . For the next months I’m an EVS volunteer for Asociatia Young Initiative. During this time I’m looking forward to show you the various and amazing sides of my culture and its language. Henri, a german EVS volunteer will help me. We are David and Jose, 2 spanish volunteers in Bucuresti and we want to build a team to share our language and our culture. For the next 8 months you are going to learn fluent spanish in a non-formal way, meeting new people and you will know and practice the spanish culture. Joining the club is absolutely free, and previous spanish skills are not required. We are searching young and motivated people as you!

Spanish is used as an official language by the European Union and plenty of international organisations. It is estimated that more than 500 million people speak spanish as a native or second language in more than 20 countries around the world. But we are waiting to you!

Description French? The language of Molière but also of 200 million speakers in the world. It’s the only language (except English) to be spoken on the five continents. You want to be able to speak with all of these people? Let your dream become true! You want to know what is hidden behind Liberté, Egalité and Fraternité ? You want to know what does “Pierre qui roule n’amasse pas mousse” mean? You want to discover, if in France, we have only Cheese, Wine and Baguette? Come and join us! Germany. You may think about cars, Merkel and beer. But what else do you know? And can you order a beer in German? Our language and culture club will make you fit to speak a basic level of German. We will also discover the German culture with its (silly) traditions like carnival. Moreover we’ll experience German food, music and much more. You will understand the Germans: Both, in a cultural and lingual way. There are no language skills required. Concretely you will learn how to have a basic conversation in German. We will focus on everyday life. Hence you will learn basic vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Hoffentlich bis bald! Have you ever heard about Poland and Polish language? We suppose you did. Probably you’ve heard it’s impossible to learn even the basics in a short time. The truth is that Polish is considered one of the most difficult language in the world. On the other hand – there is more than 60 million people in the world who manage to speak it! Poland is a country with a long and beautiful tradition and a lot of customs. The course is designed in the way that you will be able to get accustomed to the sound of Polish by getting accustomed to the Polish national character as well. We will answer the questions that many people around the world are asking – how can you prepare delicious pierogi? Is vodka really Russian? Why is Christmas Eve more important than Christmas itself? Or are all the Poles Catholics? Basically – we will show you how to survive in Poland and impress the others with your ability of pronouncing our crazy words. Italy. You may think about pizza, art and the romans . But what else do you know? And can you order a cappuccino in Italian? Our language and culture club will make you fit to speak a basic level of Italian. Moreover we’ll experience Italian food , music and much more. You will understand the Italian people: Both, in a cultural and lingual way. Concretely you will learn how to have a basic conversation in Italian. We will focus on everyday life. Hence you will learn basic vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.

 

C. How to apply?

We invite you to apply to one of the language clubs by filling the online application form until November 13th.

 

Apply here

 

This project is financed by the European Union through the Erasmus+ Programme. All responsibility lies solely with the author.