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Language

Where it can be learnt

Universities

Over 150 universities all over the world offer courses in Catalan language and culture. The Institut Ramon Llull (link to web Map) coordinates them through the university network of Catalan studies abroad. Notable among them are the chairs and study centres in strategic universities, of acknowledged international prestige:

In Catalan-speaking areas there are 21 universities that, grouped together in the Xarxa Vives, offer courses in Catalan for foreign students through their linguistic services (). 

Adult courses

Distributed in over 40 countries in the world, there are over 100 Catalan Communities Abroad. For many years these bodies (cultural centres, associations, etc.) have been the backbone of the associations movement and the promotion and contact with the Catalan-speaking Countries and their culture. Some Cervantes Institutes and Official Schools of Languages in Spain also offer Catalan classes.

In Catalonia, the Consortium for Linguistic Normalization offers courses for non-Catalan speakers and linguistic advice for businesses in over 20 centres.
In the Balearic Islands, the Institut d’Estudis Balears also offers courses for adults. In the Valencian Country, the Generalitat Valenciana runs Teaching Centres for Adults that also offer courses in Valencian/Catalan.

Online: Parla.cat

Parla.cat is a virtual online environment that makes it possible to learn Catalan from anywhere in the world. Over 40,000 people have enrolled on the free version of the courses, which has four teaching levels, from basic to sufficiency. The interface is available in Catalan, Spanish, English, French and German. The network represents an ideal platform for gaining access to a quality course for all those people who, for reasons of geography or availability of time, cannot attend classes in person.

Certificates

Anybody can certify their knowledge of Catalan through the official examinations that the Institut Ramon Llull runs in different places in over 25 countries and which follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Simposi de Joan Corominas
Cartell del Simposi de Joan Corominas

Anybody can certify their knowledge of Catalan through the official examinations that the IRL runs in over 25 countries.

Parlacat
Parla.cat
Aprendre català a les universitats del món
Learning Catalan at the universities of the world. An enlarged version is available on Google Maps
The Institut Ramon Llull is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.
Generalitat de Catalunya Govern de les Illes Balears Ajuntament de Barcelona
The IRL forms part of the Fundació Ramon Llull, which was established by the Government of Andorra, the Ramon Llull Institute, General Council of the Eastern Pyrenees, the city of Alghero, Balearic Islands Towns and Entities Network and the group of Valencian Cities, and has its central offices in Andorra.
Fundació Ramon Llull