Which is the best way to learn Romanian?
The answer to the above question depends on your preferred way of assimilating new information.
As you might well know, some people remember easier different type of content:
- learn by doing
In learning Romanian just use the materials that work best for you. Here at learnro.com we strive to provide you with as much audio video material as possible. Our lessons will be packed with audio video materials for learning Romanian(we are working hard to deliver good quality of those).
If you are the type that would rather learn while doing we plan to have plenty of exercises for learning Romanian. You can start with our Romanian level test to see which are your strengths and weaknesses.
You can of course try to go to Romania for a visit, and try out all your Romanian skills there, however we assume that you would like to have a cheaper option. Nevertheless if you ever have this option it is one of the most effective one. Being in Romania helps enormously in learning Romanian.
Learning Romanian by using materials for children
Another way of approaching Romanian is the children's approach: using materials for children. This method works only for adults that do not feel offended by reading books for children. If you do try to use Romanian books for children, then our advice is to find the books that are used in school for pupils, and to avoid the stories for 2-3 years old children, just because they do contain specific vocabulary (e.g. fairy, once upon a time...) that you won't hear in adult discussions. However it is worth noting that 90-95% of children's books vocabulary can be easily used by adults.
Give Romanian a try
If you have the possibility to talk to a Romanian (a colleague at work, husband/wife, via the internet) then we advice you to do so.
While some of us have a spontaneous tendency of trying out what we've just learned, others might tend to wait until they've reached a level which they consider good enough not to embarrass them. If you are part of the latter category, or even if you are a bit shy before practicing your Romanian skills, then just remember one thing: any Romanian will greatly appreciate your efforts regardless of the number of mistakes that you make. It is the fact that you are trying that makes the whole difference, rather than being fluent in Romanian.
We've seen people in managerial positions studying for years other languages(we are referring here to other languages than Romanian), but not dearing to speak or write. If you are part of this category, then for important matters do speak the language that you prefer, but for non-important stuff such as chatting over the weather, or asking a friend about yesterday's football(soccer) game, you have nothing to loose by speaking Romanian, you will only gain from it.