New ALTE Full Member – BBU-RCI Consortium for Testing Romanian as a Foreign Language


Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca has educated and assessed students in Romanian as a foreign language, through the Department of Romanian language, culture and civilization, for more than 40 years. With an intense preoccupation for promoting Romanian in the world, the Romanian Cultural Institute in Bucharest serves, through its numerous centres as a true ambassador of our language and culture. The two institutions have created the BBU-RCI Consortium for Testing Romanian as a Foreign Language and submitted a suite of examinations to the ALTE audit. With the full support of the ALTE Secretariat and the inspiring guidance of our esteemed auditor, Henk Kuijper, we successfully passed the ALTE audit and became full ALTE members.
Our examinations, linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), are administered for the levels A1, A2, B1 and B2, the last one being a high stake examination, which facilitates admission in universities in Romania for foreign students. All four examinations test both oral and written receptive and productive abilities, including, as well, a component of elements of communication construction (grammar and vocabulary).
For more information about the new ALTE full member, please visit: http://romaniandepartment.com/ and http://www.icr.ro/