Issues of Learning the Romanian Language as a Foreign Language among Serbian Students

Ursulesku-Milicic, Rodika and Spariosu, Laura and Janjic, Ivana (2012) Issues of Learning the Romanian Language as a Foreign Language among Serbian Students. In: 2nd International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’12), 4-6 May 2012, Sarajevo.

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The aim of this paper is to present the main issues of learning the Romanian language as a foreign language among Serbian students of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad. It is the intention of the authors to detect and discuss the common errors made by students taking the final test. The testing has been done on a sample of thirty students and the target group were A1, A2, B1, B2 level students. The test consisted of reading comprehension, writing and use of language. The language courses have been held twice a week and last ninety minutes each. Based on research results, it could be said that students create their own mental grammar that suffers changes during the whole language learning process. The common errors that occurred on A1 and A2 level are related to writing of the Romanian specific vowels ă, î, â and use of article and preposition; on B1 and B2 level errors are related to use of the enclitic forms of personal pronoun, use of present tense and order of words in sentence. Having in mind the fact that error making could be a strategy in language learning process, the authors believe that these results could be a reliable indicator of the Romanian language learning process as a foreign language. Analysing the errors, it could be concluded that there is a strong influence of both mother tongue and other languages learned before. Furthermore, it could be underlined that a large number of errors are intralingual in nature due to the fact they occured as a resuls of transfer from mother tongue or other foreign language.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: The Romanian Language as a Foreign Language, Serbian Students, Issues, Errors
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Mr. IT Center Editor
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2012 11:17
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2012 11:17

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