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Gheorghe Sarau

Gheorghe Sarau (born 21 April 1956, Segarcea-Vale , Teleorman County , Romania ) is a Romanian linguist specialized in the Romani language . He is the author of several Romani textbooks and plays an important role in the process of standardization of the Romani language .

He studied at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Bucharest , Russian - Hungarian section, from where he graduated in 1983. During his student years, he also studied Bulgarian , Spanish , German , English and French . While at the faculty, he came across a book on Romani people by Jean Vaillant , which also contained a short introduction to the Romani language. He started to study the language and learn it by himself. Sarau published a large number of articles and papers on the Romani language and participated at numerous national and international conferences on the language.

more information about Profesor Doctor Sarau on wikipedia

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Our organization is headquartered in the Netherlands and organizes Romany language courses in Romania. If you are interested in Romani language summer courses and in a holiday to Romania contact us!

Summer courses are intensive and you can choose from 3 levels: 3 weeks (level 1, level 2 or level 3). The 3 levels are: Beginner - level 1, intermediate - level 2 and advanced (master) - Level 3. Courses are held and professionally coordinated by Professor Gheorghe Sarau, PhD (Professor at the University of Bucharest). The teachers forming his team, at all levels, are Romani language teachers.

Summer courses are held in various places in Romania, especially in tourist places, most often in youth tourist city Costinesti, a beautiful place on the Black Sea Side (v. Photos of the city)

Information on costs:

Course price (tuition fee) is 300 Euros for 1 week course, excluding accommodation and catering costs that must be borne by you; 2-week course is priced at 450 euros and 3 weeks full course level 3 is 550 euros (if you only start learning the language, we suggest you attend the first module level 1). If you already have some knowledge of Romani language, we suggest you attend, however, all 3 levels because if you skip the first part, you will lose a lot of grammar notions.

Total costs depend very much on where you want to stay. If you tell us what you want we can try to do the proper booking - additional costs will go from 280-315 euros per week for food and accommodation, and you can stay in hostels or 1, 2, 3 stars hotels, caravan, camping, it's your choice! You can handle the booking by yourself or we can do it for you! Costs depend on the availability of hotels and lodgings that will suit your needs.

This year courses:

period: 21.08.2017-11.09.2017

The first module 21.08.2017 - 28.08.2017 (7 days course);

The second module 28.08.2017- 04.09.2017 (7 days course);

The third module 04.09.2017-11.09.2017 (7 days course);

Specifications:

* If you want all 3 modules, it is mandatory to go for all three periods.

** If you want only 2 modules (1 and 2 or 2 and 3), it is imperative to choose two of the three periods, but they must be consecutive.

If you want the first two modules, it is recommended to opt for the first two periods.

*** If you want only one module, of beginners, intermediate or advanced level, then you can choose any of the three periods.

The courses take place every day, 6 hours / day, usually from 14:00 to 20:30 so that in the morning students can go to the beach, where they can also do their homework.

Depending on the weather (if it is not sunny, but this is an unlikely thing!) courses can be moved in the morning hours (between 8:15 15:30)

You will have a lot of time off in the morning to visit nearby places, you can go to the beach and enjoy the holiday. In the evening you can go with a group of students and listen Gypsy musicians playing at local bars, you can have a drink and relax.

The purpose of this course is to give you a first impression and a solid Romany language and grammar basis, increase your vocabulary and learn more about Gypsy / Roma / Romany culture.

In your class you will meet people who attend the courses in order to become teachers of Romany / Gypsy language in the schools from Romania. By the tuition fee you pay teachers' salaries through our foundation! The Foundation has no administration costs, the 300 euro you pay (module 1) or 450 euro (module 1 + module 2) or 550 euro (module 1 + 2 + module 3) will be used entirely in the Roma community to support these courses each year!

We look forward to hearing from you and you are invited to register at our Romany summer courses!

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Laura Rivas

Oostzeestraat 31, 8226 BE Lelystad  

Tel: 0031 - 6 - 44 508 525




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