Studiu de caz
The 13 students in the preparatory year appreciated the resource “Povești în jurul lumii – Salutări din România/ Stories from around the world ", which was used in an on-site session – however, it can also be used in on-line mode. They considered the test useful and inciting as it offered a large amount of information about Romania, which some considered, however, too much to take in in one lesson and some found it too fast-paced. For most, the lexical items represented the main benefit. They also emphasized the funny, agreeable side of the way information was presented. In their comments they stated that they would not change anything, however, they would choose to have less new vocabulary, even if it helps introducing new content. Our students did not have the level aimed at by the resource (C1, rather A2, so this accounts for their response to the more difficult lexical items), but they were willing to work and, after they were provided additional information and support in English regarding certain terms related to Romanian civilization and culture, they managed to complete the tasks. It can used as a resource for individual learning if the text is adapted (by the lecturer) – for instance, the verbs in the present of the Indicative can be turned into the past tense. It is accessible and friendly from a technical point of view, the colourful images are an element of attraction for the students: their attention and interest were captivated and their interest in finding more about Romania increased. Rînciog Diana Carmen Mirela, Universitatea „Petrol-Gaze” din Ploieşti, Facultatea de Litere şi Ştiinţe, Departamentul Filologie.