Romanian to be taught at Oxford

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THE Romanian language is to be taught at Oxford University for the first time.

A teaching post in the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics has been funded by the Romanian Ministry of Education and was launched in Oxford last week by the Romanian ambassador to the UK, Dr Ion Jinga.

This year has been a landmark year for Oxford’s links with Romania.

Last month the first Ertegun Scholars began their studies at the university, after a donation from Romanian-born Mica Ertegun, widow of Ahmet Ertegun, the founder of Atlantic Records.

Prof Martin Maiden, of the Faculty of Linguistics, said: “We have had no formal provision for teaching of Romanian language, although the language has been a constant point of reference in our teaching of Romance linguistics.”

More than 20 Students have already signed up for Romanian classes. Students will also be able to take an exam in Romanian Language and Linguistics as part of Linguistics or Modern Languages courses, and study Romanian in graduate courses in Linguistics.

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2:28pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Bartsimpson_uk says...

That should make it easier for them to claim benefits.
That should make it easier for them to claim benefits. Bartsimpson_uk
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3:59pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Darkforbid says...

No,.. it's because we have a lot to learn from these advanced nations
No,.. it's because we have a lot to learn from these advanced nations Darkforbid
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5:30pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Myron Blatz says...

Both wrong - it is probably because a nice Romanian has donated bundles of money to the College, like wot has happened around Oxford ever since the University began - and is certainly how most colleges stock their wine cellars! Benefit Claims are dealt with elsewhere in the City, and I'm told the Benefits people now have portacabins at London airport terminals for non-British EU citizens - or was that the old Council offices in Blackbird Leys and Rose Hill?
Both wrong - it is probably because a nice Romanian has donated bundles of money to the College, like wot has happened around Oxford ever since the University began - and is certainly how most colleges stock their wine cellars! Benefit Claims are dealt with elsewhere in the City, and I'm told the Benefits people now have portacabins at London airport terminals for non-British EU citizens - or was that the old Council offices in Blackbird Leys and Rose Hill? Myron Blatz
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7:12am Thu 8 Nov 12

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

What's next a Masters in plumbing ??
What's next a Masters in plumbing ?? Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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4:50pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Pavinder Msvarensy says...

More than 20 Students have already signed up for Romanian classes. Students will also be able to take an exam in Romanian Language and Linguistics as part of Linguistics or Modern Languages courses, and study Romanian in graduate courses in Linguistics.

Am I missing something here? I thought the whole idea of studying something at college WAS to take an exam at the end of it. State the obvious or what
More than 20 Students have already signed up for Romanian classes. Students will also be able to take an exam in Romanian Language and Linguistics as part of Linguistics or Modern Languages courses, and study Romanian in graduate courses in Linguistics. Am I missing something here? I thought the whole idea of studying something at college WAS to take an exam at the end of it. State the obvious or what Pavinder Msvarensy
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