MAE: Supporting Romanian communities to study Romanian language is a priority

MAE: Supporting Romanian communities to study Romanian language is a priority

The Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) considers a priority supporting the study of Romanian language in the Romanian communities, including its status as an official language of the EU, among the citizens of other states, MAE informs in a Wednesday release on the occasion of the Romanian Language Day.

The release said that there are increasingly more young people interested in translating in/from the Romanian language or activating inside European institutions.

“The Foreign Ministry is actively involved in conducting the activity of about 50 language, culture and civilization readership centres in 30 countries in Europe, Asia and America as well as in the project initiated by the Romanian Language Institute in 2007 — “Courses of language, culture and Romanian civilization”, dedicated to Romanian students enrolled in schools from Belgium, Italy and Spain and, starting 2015, for those in Portugal and Ireland”, the MAE added.

In this context, the institution speaks about the scholarship program offered to foreigners by the Romanian state and that some of its objectives are the promoting of the Romanian language and a better understanding of the country by the citizens all over the world.

“The native language of 30 million people, the fundamental element in keeping the national identity and a cohesion factor for the Romanian communities abroad, the Romanian language represents, through its history and art, through its linguistic unity of historical Romanian communities, a scientific and undeniable argument, but also a promoting instrument for the Latinity of Romanian people. A constant topic in current debates regarding the education of young generations refers to the preservation and perpetuation of the identity profile elements, particularly the language, history and culture, in order to realize the importance of these elements in the intellectual and moral formation of young people”, the Foreign Ministry added. More…