Teaching English in Higher Establishments of Romania
The present article discusses the issue of teaching English in Romanian higher educational institutions and its topicality nowadays.A lifelong experience of teaching English both to English and non-English majors, some of them being Romanians, self-study, attending in class lessons, courses of the Romanian language, systematic listening to both English and Romanian speech, work with the dictionaries, watching films and attending festivals prompted the writing of this article with the aim of thorough study of Romanian experience of teaching English at higher institutions. Thorough explanations of the structure, types and cycles of the Higher Education System in Romania, admission requirements, curricula, teaching methods, student assessment, certification, employability, lifelong learning programs prove to be helpful for better understanding of how the system works. Alongside the analysis of different reasons of Romanian success story in this respect some phenomena in two languages – English and Romanian – are being elucidated. The similiarities found can be helpful in teaching/ learning activity.