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ACTIVITIES

“Limba noastră” Language Centre (CLLR) carries out linguistic and teaching activities, including but not limited to:

 

  • Courses in Romanian as a foreign and/or second language;
  • Tests and assessments of Romanian language skills for non-native speakers;
  • Courses in teaching Romanian as a foreign/ second language;
  • Organizing scientific and cultural events;
  • Summer schools;
  • Thematic cultural tours;
  • Academic mobility (inter-university exchanges);
  • Educational and research projects and partnerships;
  • Editing of “Limba noastră” journal, a publication dedicated to intercultural dialogue and multilingualism;
  • multicultural dialogue contests;
  • And also other related activities, as per the centre’s mission and objectives.
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Objectives

In compliance with the principles and mission of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati, the main activities carried out by the centre aim at:

 

  • Developing Romanian language and communication skills for non-native speakers (EU and non-EU citizens, cross-border area), and cultivating foreigners’ interest in Romanian culture and civilization;
  • Improving and supporting the acquisition of the teaching skills required for teaching Romanian as a foreign/ second language;
  • Capitalizing on the most recent technologies and teaching methods in diversifying the strategies and teaching aids used in teaching Romanian as a foreign/ second language;
  • Encouraging and supporting the teaching of Romanian as a foreign / second language in the Romanian communities in the diaspora and in the Romanian-speaking communities from the neighbouring countries;
  • Ensuring the national and international visibility of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati;
  • Facilitating intercultural dialogue;
  • Internationalization of language and communication skills in Romanian.

The fields of interest for CLLR, also in compliance with the mission of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati, are:

 

  • Cultural studies;
  • International relations;
  • Linguistic policies;
  • Translation and interpreting;
  • Educational services;
  • Knowledge transfer.

Executive:

  • Conf. Dr. Gina Aurora Necula

Center Coordinators:

  • Conf. Dr. Ionel Apostolat
  • Conf. Dr. Carmen Alexandrache

Courses

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STAFF

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Gina Aurora Necula

Associate Professor PhD

Coordinator of the Preparatory Year in Romanian Language as a Foreign Language study programme;
Coordinator of the Romanian Language – Identity and Cultural Openness and Communication, Multiculturalism and Multilingualism M.A. programme.
Editor-in-chief of “Limba noastră”, a journal for the cultivation of Romanian language in the cross-border area.
Co-responsible for the project “Romanian from official language to language as a means communication in ATU Gagauzia, funded by DPRRP, U1-1/584/24.06.2015;
Coordinator of the textbook of Romanian language for foreign students. Medical Language – Level B2, Galati University Press, 2017, as well as for the Guide for the Implementation of the CLIL Methodology in Primary Education, Galaţi, 2016.
Co-author of the Practical Course in Romanian Language for Foreign Students (B1 +), Galaţi University Press, 2017.
Project Coordinator – Integrated teaching of Romanian contents and language, based on CLIL methodology, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Moldova.
Project Manager U1-1 / 12261 / 23.05.2016, entitled: Program for Strengthening the Romanian Language Teaching in Schools in ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia District, Republic of Moldova;
Project Manager – Internationalization Program in Higher Education in Romania and Ukraine. Academic Mobility, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Policy Department for Relations with Romanians Abroad, December 2016 – December 2020.
Responsible for the project – Program for improving the teaching of Romanian language in the schools in ATU Gagauzia and the Taraclia district, Republic of Moldova, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Department of Policies for Relations with Romanians Abroad, between June – December 2016 (Education – “Nicholas Iorga”), 2018.

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Ionel Apostolatu

Associate Professor PhD

A Doctor of Philology since 2009, Ionel Apostolatu is the Head of the programmes of History of the Romanian Language and Contemporary Romanian Language – Morphology at the Faculty of Letters. He has also taught courses in the dynamics of the Romanian language and communication theory at the Cross-border Faculty of Humanities, Economics and Engineering – the two M.A. programmes in Comrat (Romanian Language – Identity and Cultural Openness and Communication, Multiculturalism and Multilingualism) and Taraclia (Communication, Multiculturalism and Multilingualism). Since 2012, he has been a member of the staff teaching Romanian as a foreign/ second language, delivering practical courses in Romanian grammar and vocabulary (levels A1-A2 and B1-B2, according to CEFR). He has embarked on similar activities at the extension of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy in Enna, Italy since 2015. Starting with 2017, he has also taught Romanian as a foreign/ second language in Ismail, Ukraine, preparing future students for the B.A. programmes that UDJG organises in cooperation with Ismail State University of Humanities. Also, in the more recent years, he has carried out activities of training and teaching Romanian as a foreign language at the Department of Continuous Training and Technology Transfer of UDJG.
He coordinated or participated in several educational projects funded by the DpRRP / MpRP (Ministry of Relations with Romanians Abroad), whose main objective was the training of teaching staff teaching Romanian as a foreign language in the alolingual schools in ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia district, Rep. Moldova: Romanian – from official language to communication language in ATU Gagauzia, Rep. Moldova (2015), Program for Strengthening the Romanian Language Teaching in Schools in ATU Gagauzia and the Taraclia District, Republic of Moldova (2016, 2017, 2018).
He is a team member in the project of internationalization in higher education in Romania and Ukraine. Academic Mobility, funded by the Ministry for Romanians Abroad (Educational Program – “Nicolae Iorga”), carried out in the period 2016-2020 in partnership with the Ismail State University of Humanities, Ukraine.
He co-authored the textbook Romanian Language for Foreign Students. Medical Language – Level B2, Galati University Press, 2017, and carried out research for the Guide for the Implementation of the CLIL Methodology in Primary Education (coordinated by Angela Popovici and Gina Aurora Necula), Galaţi, 2016.

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Carmen Alexandrache

Associate Professor PhD

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Mihaela Alina Ifrim

Senior Lecturer PhD

She teaches Romanian as a Foreign Language, Terminology and Terminography, Introduction to Communication Theory, Multilingualism, Multiculturalism and Intercultural Dialogue at the Department of General Sciences of the Cross-border Faculty of Humanities, Economics and Engineering.
She has been teaching Romanian as a foreign language (A1, A2, B1 and specialized language – Engineering) to students of the Preparatory Year of Romanian as a foreign language, as well as M.A. courses in terminology, communication theory, multilingualism, multiculturalism and intercultural dialogue (Identity and Cultural Openness and Communication, Multiculturalism and Multilingualism organized in Comrat ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia, the Republic of Moldova).
During the academic year 2016-2017, she was a teaching fellow of the English Department at the Faculty of Letters, delivering seminars in English for specific purposes for students in Economics.
She is a Doctor of Philology since 2015, following the public defence of the thesis entitled
Virginia Woolf’s Text as Intertext. From 1941 to the Present Day. From 2012 to 2015, while she was a PhD candidate, she also taught English as a second language and carried out research activities as an assistant at the department of English, Faculty of Letters, “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati
She graduated from the above mentioned faculty, with a B.A. in Romanian and English language and literature, and an M.A. in Translation and Interpreting. She is a certified translator with an expertise in technical and fictional texts.

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Marilena Niţă

Senior Lecturer PhD

A 2004 graduate of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati, Faculty of Letters, Romanian-French specialization, holding an M.A. degree in Text Theory and Practice, Marilena Nita is a teacher of Romanian language and literature at “Paul Dimo” in Galaţi, and, since 2017 a senior lecturer at the Cross-border Faculty of Humanities, Economics and Engineering of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati. She was awarded a doctorate in Philology in 2013.
Her training in teaching Romanian as a foreign/second language was carried out by participating in the course organised by the Department of Romanian Language, Culture and Civilisation of the Faculty of Letters, “Babeş-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca in March 2018. Aiming to acquire a more thorough understanding of the field, she participated in an international conference dedicated to Romanian as a foreign language, organised by the same department, with the paper entitled Aspects of Linguistic Polyphony in Intercultural Communication (October 20-21, 2017, Cluj-Napoca).
She teaches courses in style and language in public communication, development of verbal communication skills, political communication, and writing techniques at M.A. level (Communication, Multiculturalism and Multilingualism, Taraclia, the Republic of Moldova). She co-authored the textbook Practical Course in Romanian Language for Foreign Students (B1+), Galaţi University Press, 2017.

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Cătălin Enică

Senior Lecturer PhD

Cătălin Enică teaches phonetics and practical courses in speaking Romanian as a foreign language to students enrolled in the Preparatory year of RFL. He has also taught etymology, terminology and terminography, spoken communication and other various practical courses in linguistics in the master’s programmes run by the Cross-border Faculty of Humanities, Economics and Engineering in the Republic of Moldova and ATU Gagauzia. He has coordinated B.A. papers and dissertation theses on various topics in the field of language and language teaching. He has taught Romanian as a foreign language to students in Medicine and Pharmacy at the extension in Enna, Italy. He has extensive teaching training. He participated in the course of teaching Romanian as a foreign/second language, organised by the Department of Romanian Language, Culture and Civilisation of the Faculty of Letters, “Babeş-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca in 2014.

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Adrian Cîrciumaru

Professor PhD

Graduate of the Faculty of Physics of the University of Bucharest (1991); Specialization in Education Sciences at the Faculty of Education, Hiroshima University (1995-1997); PhD in composite materials engineering in 2009. Experienced teacher at all levels: secondary school 1991-1993 (physics, French, physical education, drawing); high school 1993-2002 (physics, Japanese language, ICT); and higher education since 2000 (physics, biophysics, materials engineering, etc.). International Mobility Cahul, Republic of Moldova, Guimaraes, Portugal, Ismail, Ukraine. TIC certified trainer since 1998.
He is a tenured professor of biophysics at the Enna extension of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, where he also participates in the Romanian language training programme, teaching specialized languages (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology). ICT trainer in various programs and projects run with the support of the DpRRP / MpRP (Ministry of Relations with Romanians Abroad), whose main objective was the training of teachers teaching Romanian as a foreign language in the alolingual schools in ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia district, Rep. Moldova: Romanian – from official language to communication language in ATU Gagauzia, Rep. Moldova (2015), Program for Strengthening the Romanian Language Teaching in Schools in ATU Gagauzia and the Taraclia District, Republic of Moldova (2016, 2017, 2018). B2 level proficiency certificate for Japanese, English, French and Italian, and A1 for German. Relevant activity of as an editor of teaching aids (school textbooks, guides and test collections).

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Alina Ganea

Professor PhD

Alina Ganea is a PhD professor at the French Department of the Faculty of Letters at “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati. She is a member of the Theory and Speech Practice Research Centre, editor-in-chief of the Mélanges francophones journal and co-responsible of the Francophone Centre of the University.
Scientific areas of interest: discourse analysis, argumentation, rhetoric, intercultural communication, contrastive analysis (French-Romanian domain), foreign language teaching (French, Romanian). She has published monographs, university textbooks and specialized studies in the above-mentioned fields, both in the country and abroad.

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Steluța Stan

Associate Professor PhD

Department of English, Faculty of Letters, “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati (UDJG) Erasmus + Institutional Coordinator (July 2016)
– Program Coordinator for Distance Learning, Faculty of Letters (2000-present)
– Coordinator of Admission (2007- present)
– Coordinator or member of the team charged with compiling the files for temporary authorization, accreditation and evaluation of the B.A. / M.A. programmes of the Faculty of Letters.
– Collaborations with the university managerial team (proofreading, translation and supervision of document translations)

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Alina Cheșcă

Associate Professor PhD

She was born in Constanta on 9 June 1974. She graduated from “Costache Negri” Pedagogic High-School in Galati, with a double specialisation in history and philology. In 1997, she graduated from the Faculty of Letters and Sciences (English-Romanian) at “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati.
From October 1997 to September 2016, she taught English for Specific Purposes at “Danubius” University of Galati. In December 2008 she was awarded a Ph.D. in Philology at “Ovidius” University of Constanta (Summa cum laude). In January 2015, she became an associate professor at Danubius University of Galati. Since September 2016, she has been an associate professor at the Cross-border Faculty of Humanities, Economics and Engineering of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati.
Between October 2009 and December 2010, she produced and presented a cultural televised show, “Teaching in Europe”, for TV Galaţi.
She has participated in over 30 international conferences and has published specialized courses, as well as papers in scientific journals and conference volumes.
Between 2012 and 2016 she was Managing Director of the journal “Acta Universitatis Danubius. Relationes Internationales”, and since October 2016 she has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the same journal and a member of the Editorial Committee of the journal “Acta Universitatis Danubius. Communicatio”.
She is currently a member of “Limba noastră” Language Centre”, and a member of the ACROSS Editorial Committee, edited by the same centre.
She is a member of the “Costache Negri” Writers Society in Galati and co-editor of several cultural journals. She has published poems in numerous literary magazines in the country and abroad, 6 poetry volumes and a book of psychoanalytic literary criticism. She translates poems into various culture magazines in English. She is present in 16 poetry anthologies and books of literary criticism and has written 12 preface books for poetry and novels. Between 2000 and 2001 she was awarded literary prizes at national poetry contests in Bucharest, Galaţi, Tecuci, Tulcea, Vaslui and Slatina.

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Marius Velică

Associate Professor PhD

He graduated from the Faculty of Letters and Sciences of “Dunărea de Jos” University, Galaţi, specializing in English Language and Literature – Romanian Language and Literature. He started his teaching career in September 1997 as a teacher of English at one of the high schools in Galaţi. A year and a half later, in February 1999, following a competition, he became a university lecturer in the newly established Department of Applied Modern Languages ​​at the Faculty of Letters. Since then, he has conducted teaching and research activities at “Dunărea de Jos” University, first as an assistant, then as a lecturer, and from October 2014, as an associate professor at the Cross-border Faculty of Humanities, Economics and Engineering.
During these more than 20 years of teaching, his concerns have not been limited to the field of Anglo-Saxon Language and Linguistics (the field in which he obtained the scientific title of doctor). His academic interests also concern the teaching of Romanian language, ever since the university initiated an academic year program for foreign students in which they learn the Romanian language in order to further enrol in various study programmes delivered in Romanian. He has been involved in this “preparatory year” since its beginning in the year 2012, seeking to perfect himself permanently, because the teaching of the Romanian language as a foreign language entails teaching techniques significantly different from what is required from a Romanian teacher teaching to native students. Thus, in 2013, he attended the training courses in Teaching Romanian as a Foreign Language organized by the Romanian Language Institute as a European Language at “Babes-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca.
The greatest professional achievement related to teaching Romanian as a foreign language is, on the one hand, his involvement in the intensive course in Romanian language organized in Enna, Sicily, for a large group of Italian citizens who were going to take an entrance examination at the Faculty of Medicine at “Dunărea de Jos” University, and then his courses in Romanian language the students of the Faculty of Medicine, the Enna extension.

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Oana Gheorghiu

Senior Lecturer PhD

Oana Gheorghiu has joined the Cross-border Faculty of Humanities, Economics and Engineering of “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galați in 2018, having previously taught courses and seminars as a teaching fellow at the Department of English, Faculty of Letters. She graduated from the same university, with a B.A. in Romanian language and literature and English language and literature (2011), an M.A. in Translation and Interpreting (2013) and a PhD in Philology (English and American Literature) (2016).
Her research interest revolve around the role of literary discourse in contemporaneity and translation studies. Recently, she has developed a new interest in the impact of multiculturalism on the collective mindset, which has drawn her towards teaching Romanian as a foreign language. She is a literary translator, working with renowned publishing houses, such as Humanitas, Univers and Litera. She has co-authored the textbook Practical Course in Romanian for Foreign Students. The Language of Medicine (B1-B2), published by Galati University Press in 2017, and is currently working on another textbook, dedicated to the specialized language of the humanities and social sciences.
She has published three books, thirty scientific papers and twenty translations of fiction and history books.
Selected works:
British and American Representations of 9/11. Literature, Politics and the Media. Springer/ Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 (269 pp.)
From 19th-Century Femininity in Literature to 20th-Century Feminism on Film: Discourse Translation and Adaptation. Hamburg: Anchor Academic Publishing, 2015 (252 pp.)
William Shakespeare’s Macbeth on Film. From Interpretation to Revision. Lambert Academic Publishing, 2015 (140 pp.)

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Delia Oprea

Senior Lecturer PhD

Delia Oprea teaches courses in French linguistics as a lecturer at the Cross-border Faculty of Humanities, Economics and Engineering, “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati. She majored in Journalism and French language and literature at “Dunărea de Jos” University of Galati. She was awarded a PhD in Philology at “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, under the supervision of the renowned philologist Eugen Munteanu. She is currently pursuing a research internship at “Friedrich Schiller” University – the Institute of Romance Languages in Jena, Germany. In 2014, she received a postdoctoral research scholarship within the project “Integrated system for improving the quality of doctoral and postdoctoral research in Romania and promoting the role of science in society”.

She is a member of the Association of Romanian Philology and Hermeneutics in Romania (AFHBR). She is also a member of several professional associations such as the Young Entrepreneurs Association in the South-East Region or the Association of Women Entrepreneurs from Romania-Galaţi. She manages the local news site www.presagalati.ro.

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Tatiana Toma

Senior Lecturer PhD

In 2016, she became a Doctor of Political Science, at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Bucharest, with the thesis “Romanian-Ukrainian diplomatic relations in the period 1917-1923”, supervised by Professor Radu Carp.
In 2010, she graduated the M.A. “Management of Mass Media Institutions” in Journalism and Communication Sciences, from Moldova State University, Chisinau.
In 2008 graduated in Journalism, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences, Moldova State University, Chisinau.
Vocational & Academic Training:
2014, 2015 – documentation stages at the National Archives of Ukraine, Kiev
2014 – scholarship of the Romanian Academy within the project “Academic excellence routes in doctoral and post-doctoral research – READ” Contract no. POSDRU / 159 / 1.5 / S / 137926
2012 – Initial Diplomatic Training Program within the Romanian Diplomatic Institute
2012 – Internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, the Western Balkans Department and the Media and Public Relations Department
2012 – Course “International Relations and Diplomacy”, Christian Democratic Foundation of Romania
2012 – The course “The European Parliament and its role in the European economy” organized under the “Parliamentor” project by HotNews.ro and CJI and financed by the European Parliament
Professional experience in the field of journalism, communication and external relations.
Fields of interest: geopolitics, international relations, diplomacy, history of Romanian communities, Romanian-Ukrainian relations

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Ana Pâcleanu

Dr.

She teaches English and Italian for high school students at Al Khaleej National School in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Between September 2014 and July 2015, she taught Romanian as a foreign language (A1, A2) in an Erasmus work program at the University of Trieste, Italy. More specifically, the course addressed students from the Scuola Superiore di Lingue Moderne per Traduttori (Translators and Interpreters School), one of the most prestigious educational institutions, that trains future translators and interpreters for the institutions of the European Union. Her role as a teacher of Romanian for foreigners consisted of teaching, interactive activities, the design and writing of course support, and the selection of online and print resources to enable students to deepen the knowledge gained during the course. Editing, publishing resources and planning activities on the university’s Moodle platform has been another task under this program. All these have been achieved through both the Italian and the Romanian language, depending on the progress of the students and the ability to understand the notions discussed.
She was awarded a PhD in Philology in 2015, following the public defence of the thesis “Not Only Taboo: Translating the Controversial Before, During and After Communism.”
Between 2012 and 2015, as a PhD student in philology (English subdomain) and research assistant, she conducted research on translational theories and linguistic aspects related to translation and rendering difficulties the Romanian language of controversial aspects of novels written by English authors. The challenge to carry out this research consisted mainly of the differences between the two languages ​​(English and Romanian), as well as the cultural aspects that could not be replicated in political contexts like that of communism
Her graduation from the M.A. programme in Translation and Interpreting (with one year as an Erasmus student at the University of Trieste) in 2010, and from the Faculty of Letters (Romanian-English specialization) also enabled her work as a certified translator.

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Alina Ionela Preda

PhD Candidate

A graduate of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Faculty of Letters, Romanian-English specialization (2012), and, respectively, of the M.A. programme Text Theory and Practice at the same faculty, Alina Preda has been a teacher of Romanian language and literature at “Mihai Eminescu” Secondary School, Brăila since 2012. Since 2016, she has also been teaching Romanian as a foreign language at ISJ Braila.
Her experience as a teacher of Romanian as a foreign language began in 2013 in a non-formal context, working with Syrian students in the associations set up by their community. In the school year 2016-2017, she was charged with the Romanian language courses as a foreign language offered to both students and adults through ISJ Braila. In the 2017-2018 school year, she taught Romanian as a foreign language to Erasmus students at “Dunărea de Jos” University in Galati.
The professional training in teaching Romanian as a foreign language was obtained by participating in the courses organized in April 2017 by the Department of Romanian Language, Culture and Civilization, Faculty of Letters, “Babeş-Bolyai” University of Cluj-Napoca.
Aiming to improve her competences in the field, she participated in numerous national and international conferences on this issue, among which we mention: The International Conference organized by the Human Rights League – Cluj Branch within the project of the Romanian Center for Migration Research in September 2017 , a training session on working with foreign citizens organized by CDCDI – September 2017, the Workshop “Interdisciplinary and Multicultural Dialogue, Models of Good Practice in Romania and the Republic of Moldova”, in which she presented a paper on “Strategies for Increasing the Foreign Students’ Motivation for learning the Romanian language in a multicultural context “- December 2017.
She is the author of the papers: “The cultural dimension of migrant integration” published in “Limba noastră”, no.1-2016; “<> of the modern curriculum” Limba noastră, no.2-2017 and one of the co-authors of the Practical English Language Course for Foreign Students and the Specialized Language Handbook – Medical Language.

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Elsa Stavro

PhD Candidate

Elsa Stavro was born in Tirana, Albania on April 25, 1976.
Although the volumes of poetry written by her always enjoyed positive reviews, being appreciated abroad and making possible her inclusion in the “Anthology of Contemporary Albanian Poetry,” along with the most well-known names in Albania and Kosovo, she does not consider herself a poet.
As a civil society activist, she played an important role for human rights in Albania, especially in the fight for gender equality and against discrimination of marginalized groups.
She has also studied Psychology and International Relations, focusing on EU-Russia relations.
She is an M.Sc. in Public Administration and European Integration at “Dunărea de Jos” University.
She has been enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Humanities at Dunărea de Jos University, studying intercultural dialogue and the defence of the ethnic identity of national minorities in the Balkans.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Mariana Petcu

Mariana Petcu

Teacher

Her professional experience includes specialized training courses, namely the teaching of French as a foreign language in the country and abroad. She is a teacher of Romanian language at Emil Gârleanu Special School in Galati. She has an expertise in working with students with language deficiencies, adapting her teaching methods so as to achieve visible results in communication with other colleagues, teachers, family, and friends.
She participated in the Psycho-pedagogical Intervention in Language Therapy, the workshop of Galati Resources and Educational Assistance Center. “The assessment of written communication skills in Romanian – secondary education” is another continuous training course that enable her to work with foreigners who want to learn Romanian.
In July 2018, she participated in July 2018 in the course in Methods of Teaching Romanian as a Foreign Language – within the project “Strengthening the Romanian Language Teaching Program in the Schools in ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia District, Republic of Moldova”, organized at the University of Dunărea de Jos Galati by the Cross-Border Faculty of Humanities, Economics and Engineering. She is intent on applying the new methods and techniques in her future lessons of Romanian as a foreign language taught to adult refugees.
In 2012, she graduated from a trainer course, acquiring competences in working with adults in various activities and projects at the local, national and European level. She is interested in collaborating with other colleagues involved in the training courses for the integration of the refugees in the Romanian society, with an aim to support the education of refugee children and adults from Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan.

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Lucica Moţoc

Teacher

Her professional experience includes specialized training courses, namely teaching French as a foreign language in the country and abroad, Formations des professeurs FLE – Nice, France 2016, within the framework of the CRED – Erasmus + project carried out between 2015 and 2017 by “Dunărea” Theoretical High School from Galaţi.
Starting with the school year 2017-2018, she was appointed by the County School Inspectorate Galati to teach Romanian language courses to adults who had acquired the right of residence in Romania, as well as to citizens of the Member States of the European Union. The Romanian language courses taught as a foreign language to the refugees took place in the Center for Asylum Seekers Galati. The age of the refugee learners ranges from 15 years old to 56, which is why combining traditional and modern methods and using interactive teaching aids was required.
In July 2018, in order to improve and adapt her teaching contents dedicated to foreign adults, refugees in our country due to political, economic issues, she participated in the course of Teaching Romanian as a Foreign Language – within the project “Streamlining the Romanian Language Teaching in Schools” UTA Gagauzia and the Taraclia District, Republic of Moldova, organized at Dunărea de Jos University of Galati by the Cross-border Faculty of Humanities, Economics and Engineering.
In 2012, she graduated from a trainer course, acquiring competences in working with adults in various activities and projects at the local, national and European level. She is interested in collaborating with other colleagues involved in the training courses for the integration of the refugees in the Romanian society, with an aim to support the education of refugee children and adults from Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan.

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Ramona Piticari

Teacher

My name is RAMONA ANGELA, I have graduated from the Faculty of Letters of “Al.I.Cuza” University of Iasi, and since 1 September 2001 I am a Romanian language teacher at The Theoretical High School “Dunărea” Galaţi, with the didactic degree I, obtained in 2012, is 20 years old in education.
She graduated from the Faculty of Letters of “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, being a teacher of Romanian language and literature at “Dunarea” High School from Galati. She has more than 20 years seniority in education and the highest degree (I) for pre-university teachers.
She is a graduate of the training courses “Training program on the development of competences for teacher evaluation for the final exam and the national contest for filling vacancies” and “Innovation and change in education”. She has a certificate of graduation of the European Educational Management course, a trainer certificate and an IC3 GS4 Digital Competence Certificate. She has completed the programmes “Continuing Training of Romanian, English and French Teachers in the Knowledge Society”, “Developing Leadership Proficiency for Effective Team Work and Management”, and “Coordinates of a new frame of reference for the national curriculum”.
She is a member of the Erasmus+ project team “Creativity, Responsibility, Danube Education (CRED)” and of the team “Education for life through remedial and extracurricular actions in school and community”, run by the Ministry of National Education through the Project Management Unit with External Financing – ROSE.
She started teaching Romanian as a foreign language in 2011, when she was appointed by the County School Inspectorate Galati to deliver Romanian language courses to children and adults who had acquired a right of residence in Romania, as well as to citizens of the Member States of the European Union. She participated in the same year in a Romanian language training course for different categories of migrants, organized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Romania in partnership with the MECTS.
In the school year 2012-2013, she participated in the training seminar “Teaching Romanian as a Foreign Language. The Romanian Conversational Language Course for People with a Form of Protection in Romania – Piloting the Teacher’s Manual “, organized by the UNHCR Representative Office and ARCA – Romanian Forum for Refugees and Migrants, dedicated to the representatives of the Ministry of Education, Research and Youth and Sports, school inspectors and teachers of Romanian language.
In the school year 2013-2014, she participated in the training seminar “Integration of Refugees in the Romanian Society”, organized by the Romanian National Council for Refugees Foundation. In the school year 2014-2015, she and her team collaborated with colleagues from Maramureş on the project “Together we will succeed” addressed to refugees and asylum seekers.
In the school year 2016-2017, she participated in the seminar “School Partnerships for the Education and Integration of Refugee Children”, organized by the Institute of Educational Sciences. She also attended the seminar “Introduction to Restorative Practices – Facilitating Educational Interventions for Children from Refugee Families”, organized by the Institute of Educational Sciences. In the school year 2017-2018, she participated in the seminar “From Practice to Policies – Supporting the Integration of Children under International Protection in Romanian Education”, organized by the Institute of Educational Sciences.
Throughout these years, she has taught Romanian as a foreign language to refugees from the Center for Asylum Seekers in Galati and to other categories of people settled in Romania (in the school year 2016-2017, she taught Romanian to two Chinese children who are currently enrolled in a secondary school in Galati).

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