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					                                                                                                          ANNEX II




            ERASMUS INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSES
                          2009-10
                   - ORGANISING INSTITUTION’S INFORMATION FORM -

INSTITUTION NAME:                  “LUCIAN BLAGA” UNIVERSITY OF SIBIU
ADDRESS:                           BVD. VICTORIEI, NO. 10, SIBIU 550024
COUNTRY:                           ROMANIA
EILC LANGUAGE                        ENGLISH
LEVEL COURSES ORGANISED:             LEVEL I (BEGINNER) X                        LEVEL II (INTERMEDIATE) 
                                     NUMBER OF COURSES:2                         NUMBER OF COURSES:
                                     DATES:                                      DATES:                              
                                   SEMESTER I
                                   1ST OF SEPTEMBER 2009 – 1ST   OF   OCTOBER
                                   2009
                                   SEMESTER II
                                   25TH OF JANUARY 2010 – 21ST   OF   FEBRUARY
                                   2010
WEB SITE                             www.ulbsibiu.ro


PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL STUDENT EILC APPLICATION FOR OUR EILC SHOULD BE
SENT BY E-MAIL TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: dep.externe@ulbsibiu.ro

                                                    STAFF

                JOB TITLE / NAME                                        ADDRESS, TELEPHONE, FAX, E-MAIL

              CONTACT PERSON                           BVD. VICTORIEI, NO. 10, SIBIU 550024
                 FOR EILC                              DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
           MIHAILESCU CLEMENTINA                       TEL/FAX: +40-(269)21.05.12
                 JOB TITLE                             E-MAIL: dep.externe@ulbsibiu.ro
              LECTOR DOCTOR


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        RESPONSIBLE PERSON FOR THE PROGRAMME             DANIELA PREDA




                                    PART I: GENERAL INFORMATION


 DESCRIPTION OF TOWN

- SHORT HISTORY AND LOCATION

Sibiu (Hungarian Nagyszeben; German Hermannstadt) is a city in central Romania, and the capital of Sibiu
County. The city of Sibiu is an Orthodox archiepiscopal and a Lutheran episcopal and is home to „Lucian Blaga”
University that has eleven faculties. Sibiu is of Roman origin, having been founded as the colony of Cibinium. In
the 12th century, German settlers from Nürnberg, called Saxons, formed a community in Transylvania and
founded Sibiu as the center of the region. The city continues to have a significant population of German descent.
The subsequent history of Sibiu is merged with that of Transylvania. After World War I (1914-1918), Sibiu was
ceded to Romania as a result of the peace treaties. In 1940 Sibiu was included in the territory of Northern
Transylvania ceded to Hungary by Romania. The region was restored to Romania after the close of World War II
in 1945.


- MAIN LOCAL/CULTURAL EVENTS

Several festivals are organised yearly in Sibiu, the most prestigious of them being the Theatre Festival, organised
each spring at the end of May. The ArtMania rock festival is held every Summer since 2006. The oldest Jazz
Festival in Romania is organised here, as well as the "Carl Filtsch" festival for young classical piano players, the
"Astra Film" documentary film festival, the Transylvania calling Festival a Multi Cultural 6 day Open Air Music
festival! 26-31 July 2007, a medieval arts festival and many smaller cultural events.

- HOW TO REACH TOWN (LINKS FROM THE NEAREST AIRPORT, TRAIN OR COACH STATIONS)

Sibiu is well served in terms of transport and infrastructure, although the road traffic is congested because of the
lack of a city bypass.

By Plane

Sibiu International Airport Location
Sibiu has an international airport with direct connections to Germany and Austria as well as to other Romanian
cities. The airport is one of the most modern in Romania and the runway will be able to receive all types of


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commercial aircraft, including the Airbus A380, from 2008.
Direct flights from Sibiu:
    Munich (Lufthansa, Tarom)
    Vienna (Austrian Airlines)
    Bucharest, Târgu Mureş (Tarom)
    Timişoara (Carpatair)


By Car

Sibiu is an important node in the European road network, being on two different European routes (E68 and E81).
At a national level, Sibiu is located on three different main national roads, DN1, DN7 and DN14.
The Romanian Motorway A1 will link the city with Piteşti and the Romanian western border, near Arad.
Sibiu is also an important hub for the international bus links with the biggest passenger transporter in Romania,
Atlassib, based here. Transport companies are also providing coach connections from Sibiu to a large number of
locations in Romania.

By Train

Sibiu is situated on the CFR-Romanian Railways Main Line 200 (Brasov - Făgăraş - Sibiu - Simeria - Arad -
Romanian Western Border) and on Line 206 (Sibiu - Mediaş).
The city is served by three rail stations: the Main Station, the Little Station (Gara Micǎ) and Sibiu Turnişor. It
has an important diesel-powered locomotives depot and a freight terminal.
Numerous InterCity trains (nicknamed Blue Arrows) connect Sibiu to other major cities in Romania: Cluj-

Napoca, Braşov, Craiova, Timişoara and Bucharest.



- TRANSPORT IN TOWN (BRIEF INFORMATION ON THE MAIN MEANS OF TRANSPORT AVAILABLE)

Internal
Tursib is the city's transport system and operates one tramway line to Răşinari, 5 trolleybus lines and about 25 bus
lines.
Taxi companies are very strong in Sibiu with about 2000 taxis operating. The fares are the same for every
company: 1.7 RON/km and 1.3 RON starting price. The city council regulations are very strict and impose the
yellow colour for all taxis (as well as for all buses).
 SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANISING INSTITUTION

Sibiu is an important centre of higher education, with over 34,000 undergraduate students in 2007 (counting for
almost one fourth of the entire population).
The Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu was founded in 1990, with five faculties: Engineering and Sciences; Letters;
History and Law; Medicine; Food and Textile Processing Technology. Nowadays, it has many departments.
     Andrei Şaguna Faculty of Theology



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       Faculty of Letters and Arts
     Nicolae Lupu Faculty of History and Patrimony
     Simion Bărnuţiu Faculty of Law
     Hermann Oberth Faculty of Engineering
     Faculty of Sciences
     Victor Papilian Faculty of Medicine
     Faculty of Economics
     Faculty of Journalism
     Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Food Industry and Environmental Protection
     The University College
     Department for Distance and E-Learning
Sibiu also houses the Nicolae Bălcescu Land Forces Military Academy, as well as some private universities.


   ACCOMMODATION
- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ACCOMMODATION OFFERED (HOTEL, APARTMENTS, STUDENT HALLS, OTHERS; IF THERE ARE
COOKING FACILITIES) AND ON THE RENT TO BE PAID PER WEEK


Dormitories
    The University has a number of dormitories and in oder to find accomodation there students should contact
       the Department for International Relations for further guidance. Upon doing this they will be presented
       with all information concerning costs and availability. The email adress is dep.externe@ulbsibiu.ro.
Hostels
    Joly Hostel, Filozofilor 12, ☎ +40 369426079. Located very near the center of Sibiu. Breakfast is not
       included but you can use the kitchen all you want. Laundry is available for 2 Euros. Door rooms average
       about 7 beds per room Rooms from 40 Lei.
    Old Town Hostel, Piata Mica 26, ☎ +40 269 216 445. Located in the heart of Sibiu in a 450 year old
       building looking over one of the 3 main squares. Breakfast is not included but you can use the kitchen all
       you want. Laundry is available for 2 Euros. Door rooms average about 10 beds per room Rooms from 50
       Lei.

Hotels
      Hotel Apollo, Nicolae Teclu 14, ☎ (+40(0)269 212 485. Comfortable and modern hotel not far from the
       city centre. Internet is available in rooms. Rooms start at €56.
    Pension Santa Maria, Str. Livezii nr. 43, ☎ (+40) 0269 224 451. A ten minute drive from the center of
       Sibiu. Rooms are well equiped and well kept. Breakfast is included. Free wireless internet available.
       English speaking owners. Rooms start at 132 RON.
Hotel Continental, Calea Dumbravil 2-4, ☎ (+40) 0269 218 100. This 13 floor, 182 room hotel is plain but well
maintained. It's rooms often have nice views. It is located a five minutes from Old Town. Rooms start at 256
RON.



   MEALS
- SHORT DESCRIPTION ON THE SERVICES OFFERED (UNIVERSITY CANTEENS, RESTAURANTS, BARS, OTHERS)



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In the old town there are many restaurants, fast foods and cafes where people can enjoy not only good food from
the local and international cuisine but also good music and cosy atmosphere. The Small Square became in the last
few years the best place to go out in Sibiu because of the big range of restaurants, cafes and pubs which also have
terraces during the summer.
For interested students there is also the university canteen in walking distance from most faculties.



   RECEPTION OF STUDENTS

- MEETING POINT (PLACE, DATE AND TIME OF FIRST MEETING - FOR EACH COURSE WHERE DIFFERENT)

The meeting point is agreed upon with the students. In order for it to be decided upon the arrival date and time has
to be communicated to the Department of International Relations in due time via email.


   EXTRA MURAL ACTIVITIES

- SITE VISITS


Visit
       The old town The old medieval town is perhaps Sibiu's main attraction, and it is indeed very beautiful.
        Most of the buildings in the old town were built by German settlers and merchants who came to Sibiu in
        the late Middle Ages. Today, the buildings remain in very good conditions, and the streets are peppered
        with small, secluded lanes, corner cafes and wonderful churches. The old town is divided into two parts:
        the Upper Town, which contains most of the city's historic sights, and the Lower Town, which is home to
        many charming buildings and cobbled squares.
     The Citadel of Sibiu The Citadel of Sibiu was, in the Middle Ages, one of the best fortified in Europe and
        today remains very well preserved. The towers and bastions of the area are well worth a visit, but most of
        all, make sure you visit the wonderfully charming Stairs Passage, which connects the lower part of the
        citadel with the upper part. If you want to splurge, dine at the Golden Barrel (Butoiul de Aur), the oldest
        restaurant in Romania, which sits at the end of the Stairs Passage.
     Huet Square The Huet Square ( Piaţa Huet) is home to a jumble of Gothic buildings and is dominated
        by the Evangelical Cathedral, one of the most beautiful in Sibiu. Here, you can also find the city's only
        fully-German school, the Samuel von Brukenthal Gymnasium, which shows the city's proud German
        heritage. In fact, Huet Square stands to be the most German of all places in this city which is as much
        German as Romanian, and, all the same, 100% Transylvanian.
     The Brukenthal Museum Said by many to be the second best museum in Romania (after the National
        Art Museum in the capital Bucharest), the Brukenthal is a must see in Sibiu, containing 1090 paintings.
        The museum is named after Samuel Brukenthal, the governor of Transylvania. There are paintings from
        Dutch and Flemish schools, Italian schools and, of course, German, Austrian and Romanian collections.
        The museum also displays Governor Brukenthal's own collection dating from the 15th-18th centuries.
     Astra Museum is the biggest open air museum in Europe. Not only does it have interesting and very
        picturesque exhibits but it also lies in a very beautiful area with a nice view of the mountains.
Outlying attractions In addition to Sibiu's wonderful historical and cultural attractions, the city is also very
picturesque in the natural dimension. Paying a visit to some more outlying attractions enables you to sample the


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amazing Transylvanian environment. Sibiu is a good base to explore the medieval fortified churches of
Transylvania. Mediaş is accessible by train from Sibiu, but to see many in one day you will need your own
transport or try and seek out a guide from the local travel agencies.


- SPORTS FACILITIES (SWIMMING, TENNIS, GYMNASIUM; OPENING DAYS AND AVAILABLE INFORMATION)

Sport has always been and still is very popular in Sibiu. Natural opportunities and sport facilities are available
for all those willing to practice sports, amateurs or professionals. Numerous associations and sport clubs develop
an intense activity. There are parks with special alleys for jogging and training, stadiums, indoor courts,
swimming pools and many more that are always full. "Sub Arini" Park is the perfect relaxing place for children
and adults, continuing with Dumbrava Forest. The presence of the mountains, especially of Fagaras Mountains
had a strong influence in developing alpine climbing. The mountains are an attraction for both mountaineers and
ordinary walkers. In winter skiing is one of the mass sports. For years the special event of the car race "Raliul
Dunarea" used to be organized on the roads of Cibin Mountains.

- ENTERTAINMENT (CINEMA, THEATRE, ETC.; BRIEF INFORMATION ON PLACES AND STUDENT FACILITIES)



PERFORMING ARTS
Symphonic Music - The State Philharmonic of Sibiu
Address: Str. Cetatii 3-5
Tel. (269) 206.508
E-mail: filarmo@rdslink.ro
www.filarmonicasibiu.ro
Weekly classical music concerts take place in the newly renovated Thalia Hall, a concert hall and theater dating
from 1787.

Theater - Radu Stanca National Theatre
Address: Bd. C. Coposu 2
Tel: (269) 210.092
E-mail: info@sibfest.ro
Web: www.sibfest.ro
One of the leading Romanian theaters, with origins dating back to 1787, it attracts some of the best-known
Romanian directors. This theater has both Romanian-language and German-language sections and presents an
average of five shows a week.

Theater - Gong Theater
Address: Str. Alexandru Odobescu 4
Tel.: (269) 211.349
Specializing in puppetry, mime and non-conventional shows for children and teenagers, this theater presents shows
in both Romanian and German.




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     Note: where more than one course is organised at each level, this form should be copied and
                                    completed for each course

                                            PART II: COURSE(S) DESCRIPTION

COURSE NO:

LEVEL:
I: Beginner course                                               X
II: Intermediate course

                                                    FROM...                         TO...
PERIOD:                                             01.09.2009                      01.10.2009
1st Semester


 LANGUAGE COMPONENT

- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF LANGUAGE COMPONENT: OBJECTIVES AND TEACHING METHODS

OBJECTIVES:
               - TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH
               A. THE PHONOLOGICAL LEVEL OF THE ROMANIAN LANGUAGE
               B. MORPHOLOGICAL ISSUES
               C. SYNTAX
               D. ROMANIAN CULTURE AN CIVILIZATION

TEACHING METHODS:
           - COMMUNICATIVE ACTIVITIES
           - DISCOVERY PROCEDURES
           - ORAL FLUENCY TRAINING IN SMALL GROUPS

- SUBJECT-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE ELEMENTS                                 YES X NO
 (e.g. special modules for students in particular disciplines)
IF YES, SPECIFY:




- DURATION

TOTAL NUMBER OF CLASSES                                                      h.36
HOURS IN CLASSROOM                                                           h.72
HOURS OF PRACTICE CONVERSATION/LANGUAGE LABORATORY                           h.20
OTHER (PLEASE SPECIFY)




- ASSESSMENT (SPECIFY IF THE ASSESSMENT IS MADE BY WRITTEN/ORAL EXAMINATION, ASSIGNMENT,   ETC.)


               -   ASSIGNMENTS
               -   PROJECTS
               -   WRITTEN AND ORAL EXAMINATION



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     Note: where more than one course is organised at each level, this form should be copied and
                                    completed for each course




 COURSE FACILITIES
- TEACHING AIDS

X AUDIO/VIDEO MATERIALS
X COMPUTER/SOFTWARE
X HANDOUTS/PRINTED TEXTS
X TRANSPARENCIES
OTHER : (SPECIFY)



- LIBRARY                                                   YES X   NO 


IF YES, SPECIFY:
TIMES                       8:00 – 20:00
OPENING DAYS                MONDAY – FRIDAY
ADDRESS                     INDEPENDENTEI STREET , NO. 4

- LANGUAGE LABORATORY                                       YES X   NO 


IF YES, SPECIFY:
TIMES                       8:00 – 10:00
OPENING DAYS                MONDAY – THURSDAY
ADDRESS                     BVD. VICTORIEI, NO. 5 - 7
COST                        FREE OF CHARGE


 CULTURAL         COMPONENT

- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE CULTURAL ELEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE: OBJECTIVES AND TEACHING METHODS

CULTURAL OBJECTIVES:
           - TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH
                   A. ROMANIAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
                   B. BASIC GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL ISSUES
                   C. ROMANIAN TRADITIONS
                   D. SPECIFIC CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL ISSUES
                   E. ROMANIA AND THE EU

TEACHING METHODS:
          - EXPERIMENTAL AND DISCOVERY LEARNING TECHNIQUES
          - INFORMATION TRANSFER STRATEGIES FOR LISTENING AND READING
          - GROUP DISCUSSIONS: PAIRED PRACTICE AND ROLE PLAYING

- DURATION

TOTAL HOURS OF ACTIVITIES                                             h. 72




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     Note: where more than one course is organised at each level, this form should be copied and
                                    completed for each course




 TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF

                                                                     NUMBER OF...:
X TEACHERS
                                                                     1
X ADMINISTRATORS
                                                                     1
X STUDENTS
                                                                     15

COURSE NO: 2

LEVEL:
I: Beginner course                                               X
II: Intermediate course

                                                    FROM...                             TO...
PERIOD:                                             25.01.2010                          21.02.2010
2nd Semester



 LANGUAGE COMPONENT

- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF LANGUAGE COMPONENT: OBJECTIVES AND TEACHING METHODS

OBJECTIVES:

               - TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH
               E. THE PHONOLOGICAL LEVEL OF THE ROMANIAN LANGUAGE
               F. MORPHOLOGICAL ISSUES
               G. SYNTAX
               H. ROMANIAN CULTURE AN CIVILIZATION


TEACHING METHODS:

               -   COMMUNICATIVE ACTIVITIES
               -   DISCOVERY PROCEDURES
               -   ORAL FLUENCY TRAINING IN SMALL GROUPS


- SUBJECT-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE ELEMENTS                                      YES   X NO
 (e.g. special modules for students in particular disciplines)
IF YES, SPECIFY:




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     Note: where more than one course is organised at each level, this form should be copied and
                                    completed for each course




- DURATION

TOTAL NUMBER OF CLASSES                                                 h.36
HOURS IN CLASSROOM                                                      h.72
HOURS OF PRACTICE CONVERSATION/LANGUAGE LABORATORY                      h.20
OTHER (PLEASE SPECIFY)




- ASSESSMENT (SPECIFY IF THE ASSESSMENT IS MADE BY WRITTEN/ORAL EXAMINATION, ASSIGNMENT,   ETC.)


             -     ASSIGNMENTS
             -     PROJECTS
             -     WRITTEN AND ORAL EXAMINATION




 COURSE FACILITIES

- TEACHING AIDS

X AUDIO/VIDEO MATERIALS
X COMPUTER/SOFTWARE
X HANDOUTS/PRINTED TEXTS
X TRANSPARENCIES
OTHER : (SPECIFY)




- LIBRARY                                                     YES X   NO 


IF YES, SPECIFY:
TIMES                       8:00 – 20:00
OPENING DAYS                MONDAY – FRIDAY
ADDRESS                     INDEPENDENTEI STREET , NO. 4

- LANGUAGE LABORATORY                                         YES X NO 


IF YES, SPECIFY:
TIMES                       8:00 – 10:00
OPENING DAYS                MONDAY – THURSDAY
ADDRESS                     BVD. VICTORIEI, NO. 5 – 7
COST                        FREE OF CHARGE




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    Note: where more than one course is organised at each level, this form should be copied and
                                   completed for each course




 CULTURAL         COMPONENT

- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE CULTURAL ELEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE: OBJECTIVES AND TEACHING METHODS


CULTURAL OBJECTIVES:

             -   TO BECOME FAMILIAR WITH


                     A. ROMANIAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION
                     B. BASIC GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL ISSUES
                     C. ROMANIAN TRADITIONS
                     D. SPECIFIC CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL ISSUES
                     E. ROMANIA AND THE EU


TEACHING METHODS:

             -   EXPERIMENTAL AND DISCOVERY LEARNING TECHNIQUES
             -   INFORMATION TRANSFER STRATEGIES FOR LISTENING AND READING
             -   GROUP DISCUSSIONS: PAIRED PRACTICE AND ROLE PLAYING



- DURATION

TOTAL HOURS OF ACTIVITIES                                                  h. 72


 TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF

                                                           NUMBER OF...:

X TEACHERS
                                                           1
X ADMINISTRATORS
                                                           1
X STUDENTS
                                                           15




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