Centres for Modern Languages



  • Address: 31 Horea Street, RO-400202, Cluj-Napoca
  • Telephone: +40-264-434164
  • Fax: +40-264-434164
  • E-mail: alpha@lett.ubbcluj.ro
  • Website: alpha.ubbcluj.ro

ALPHA modern languages centre was established in 2002 under Faculty of Letters of the Babes-Bolyai University. Its linguistic objectives are varied and reflect in the teaching, assessment, research and training activities.

ALPHA Centre addresses both students and employees of Babes-Bolyai University and other categories of external applicants.

The centre is oriented primarily towards students and graduates with the following specialisations:

  • Biology and Geology
  • Chemistry
  • Law
  • Physical Education and Sport
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • History and Philosophy
  • Letters
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Psychology and Educational Sciences
  • Sociology and Social Work
  • Environmental Science
  • Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences
  • Theatre and Television
  • Greek-Catholic Theology
  • Orthodox Theology
  • Reformed Theology and Music
  • Roman-Catholic Theology

ALPHA Centre provides:

1. Courses

  • Foreign language courses on three levels
  • Preparation for the ALPHA examination
  • Preparation for international examinations: Cambridge, TOEFL, IELTS, DELF, DELE, Sprachdiplom, etc.
  • Romanian as a foreign language courses on three levels
  • Preparation and training for specialists in teaching Romanian as a foreign language

2. Linguistic Competence examinations based on which the centre issues the ALPHA Certificate for Linguistic Competence  

  • Linguistic competence examinations for enrolling to undergraduate, master's, doctoral programmes
  • General linguistic competence examinations for scholarships, employment, promotions, etc.

3. Other services

  • Romanian language consultancy services
  • Translation services
  • Documentation and editing services in foreign languages

Languages:  English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Hungarian, Romanian as a foreign language, Norwegian, Swedish, Japanese, Polish   

For further information go to: alpha.ubbcluj.ro


  • Address: 58-60 Teodor Mihali Street, Campus, 1st floor, B4 / 115, 400591, Cluj-Napoca
  • Telephone: +40-264-412591
  • Fax: +40-264-418955
  • E-mail: secretariat_lingua@lingua.ubbcluj.ro
  • Website: https://econ.ubbcluj.ro/lingua/


LINGUA Centre for Modern Languages was established in 1999 under the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the Babes-Bolyai University. The mission of the centre is to meet the extracurricular needs for language training, testing and improvement of students and community in line with the European requirements and Linguistic Policy of the Babes-Bolyai University. LINGUA Centre is affiliated to the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education – CERCLES.
The centre is oriented primarily towards students and graduates with the following specialisations:

  • Economics Studies
  • Business
  • European Studies
  • Political and Administrative Sciences

Following the LINGUA examination the LINGUA Centre issues the LINGUA Certificate for Linguistic Competence - general/ business language, for enrolling to undergraduate, master's, doctoral programmes, employment, promotions, scholarships, etc.

LINGUA Centre provides:


  • Foreign language courses on three levels (general and business language)
  • Preparation courses for international examinations (Cambridge, TOEFL, DALF, DELE, CELI, etc.)
  • Preparation for the LINGUA examination
  • Romanian as a foreign language courses on three levels
  • Language preparation courses for admission
  • Summer school of Romanian language, Central and South-Eastern Europe culture and civilization
  • Courses upon request

2. Linguistic Competence examinations: general and business language

  • Linguistic competence examinations for admission to undergraduate, master's, doctoral programmes
  • Linguistic competence examinations for scholarships, employment, promotions
  • Placement tests

3. Translations

  • Certified translation services


  • LINGUA Centre has been publishing since 2002 the Lingua Journal with two series: A. Linguistics and B. Culture and Civilization.


  • Lorenzo Renzi Lexicography Circle
  • Veneto – Romania North-West Cultural Project with the University of Padua (Italy)
  • International Summer School, The Romanian Language & the Multicultural East-Central European Area, the 10th edition in 2008 with the Arizona State University (USA)
  • LINGUA Literary Circle of the students of Babeş-Bolyai University

For further information go to   https://econ.ubbcluj.ro/lingua/



The Centre for Language Industries (CLI) was set up on the basis of the Decision issued by the Senate of Babeș-Bolyai University on 17 July 2008; afterwards, the Centre was accredited as a BBU research unit according to Decision no. 308 of 13 May 2013 of the Senate and reaccredited as a smart specialisation unit (linguistic services included) in 2016.

The Centre functions in the framework of the Department of Applied Modern Languages within the Faculty of Letters and is directly subordinated to the former.

CLI is a centre for research, technology & cognitive transfer, as well as for professional documentation and training which provides specialised linguistic services in the fields of translation studies, terminology, conference interpreting, subtitling & localisation, and language engineering.

The whole activity of the Centre relates to the field of applied modern languages and follows two main guidelines:

  • interdisciplinary research (theoretical and practical);
  • professional linguistic services offered to the academic community, institutional partners, and the public concerned.

The Centre for Language Industries runs:

  • programmes of intensive practice of modern languages (short- and long-term courses) for students, graduates, etc.;
  • training and proficiency tests in multilingual professional communication;
  • preparatory work and assessment of prospective candidates for entering the undergraduate programme in Applied Modern Languages.

The language course offer of the Centre includes:

  • English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, as well as Dutch, Finnish, Japanese, Portuguese, and Russian.

For further information, please visit the website of the Centre.