Institut Ramon LLull

Catalan Language Certificates

The Institut Ramon Llull is the body responsible for assessing and certificating students’ knowledge of Catalan outside the Catalan-speaking area. 

NOTE

The intention of the Institut Ramon Llull as organiser of the calls for exams to evaluate knowledge of Catalan outside its linguistic area is to conduct these in a normal manner according to the places and dates provided. 

Despite this intention, holding these exams may be affected by measures that may be taken by the various governments and authorities of each place where the exams are held in order to manage the health crisis caused by Covid-19 or other circumstances related to the pandemic. 

If these exams cannot be held in one or more of these place or any incidents arise that affect administering them, the Institut Ramon Llull will inform interested parties of these circumstances. 

If the impossibility of holding an exam occurs once payment has been made, the registration fee will be refunded to interested parties. 

AVÍS

AVÍS de 28 d'abril de 2021:

Per circumstàncies sobrevingudes relacionades amb la pandèmia i alienes a la voluntat de l’Institut Ramon Llull, queda desconvocada la celebració de les proves per a l’obtenció dels certificats de llengua catalana a la localitat següent:

Bochum (Alemanya): les proves s’havien de celebrar el dia 8 de maig de 2021

RESOLUTION 

Resolution launching the first call for exams for the year 2021 to obtain certificates accrediting knowledge of the Catalan language from the consortium of the Institut Ramon Llull (published in DOGC 24-03-2021)

Levels

The Institut Ramon Llull certificates enable students to prove their level of knowledge of the Catalan language for academic and occupational purposes (public administration, businesses, institutions, etc.). The exam system is organised on a scale of five levels in line with the Common European Framework References for Languages:

1st CALL CALENDAR 

DATESDEADLINES
Registration and payment deadline del 07/04/2021 al 27/04/2021 fins a les 17:59:59 h. (CEST. UTC+2) o fins que s’esgotin les places. 
  
Basic user – elementary (A2): Writing Test15/05/2021 
Independent user – intermediate (B1): Writing Test 15/05/2021 
Independent user – upper intermediate (B2): Writing Test

08/05/2021 

Proficient user – advanced (C1): Writing Test22/05/2021 
Proficient user – proficiency (C2): Writing Test08/05/2021 
Publication of results22/09/2021 
Date of oral exams: interested parties will be notified on the day of the written exams. 

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT 

The registration process is conducted through the virtual office

Interested parties can formalise their registration for the exams by either paying the corresponding registration fee or confirming their registration in the places where the exams are exempt from payment. 

The number of places at each level is limited by the organisational capacity of the call venues. 

The exam may be cancelled if at least 3 people do not register for a level in an exam location. In case of cancellation, the Institut Ramon Llull will inform the affected people so that they can be examined for the same level in another place, provided there are places available, or they may request the return of their exam fees. 

EXAM FEES

  • Basic user – elementary (A2) €30
  • Independent user – intermediate (B1) €35
  • Independent user – upper intermediate (B2) €35
  • Proficient user – advanced (C1) €40
  • Proficient user – proficiency (C2) €40

COUNTRIES WHERE NO EXAM FEE IS CHARGED
Any location in Africa, Central and South America and the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, India, Iran, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.

LOCATIONS FOR THE EXAMINATION

Aix-en-Provence, Amsterdam, Belgrade, Berlin, Bochum, Bologna, Brno, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cambridge, Frankfurt, Granada, Grenoble, Heidelberg, Alghero, Havana, Leipzig, Lille, Lyon, London, Lorient, Luxembourg, Madrid, Marburg, Mexico City, Moscow, Munich, Naples, Oxford, Paris, Poznan, Quito, Regensburg, Rennes, Rome, Saarbrücken, Salamanca, St. Petersburg, San Sebastian, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santiago de Compostela, Zaragoza, Seville, Siena, Toulouse, Turin, Tübingen, Venice, Vitoria, Zadar and Zurich. 

    Results 

    The results are available at the virtual office on the date established in the resolution. People who obtain a passing result will be able to download the corresponding diploma.  

    infollengua@llull.cat 

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