Institut Ramon LLull



Catalan abroad

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Catalan Language Certificates

The Institut Ramon Llull organises the exams to assess and certify knowledge of Catalan as a Foreign Language (CFL) outside of Catalan-speaking areas.


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:


Pre-registrationFrom 1/03/2019 to 24/04/2019
Payment termFrom 26/04/2019 to 06/05/2019
Basic user – elementary (A2): Writing Test18/05/2019
Independent user – intermediate (B1): Writing Test18/05/2019
Independent user – upper intermediate (B2): Writing Test11/05/2019
Proficient user – advanced (C1): Writing Test25/05/2019
Proficient user – proficiency (C2): Writing Test11/05/2019
Publication of results27/09/2019
Speaking Test dates: Examinees will be notified on the day of the Writing Tests.


Pre-registrationFrom 30/09/2019 to 16/10/2019
Payment termFrom 18/10/2018 to 31/10/2019
Basic user – elementary (A2): Writing Test09/11/2019
Independent user – intermediate (B1): Writing Test 09/11/2019
Independent user – upper intermediate (B2): Writing Test


Proficient user – advanced (C1): Writing Test23/11/2019
Proficient user – proficiency (C2): Writing Test23/11/2019
Publication of results07/02/2020
The Speaking Test will be announced the same day of the Writing Test.


The registration process is carried out in two steps via the virtual office

  • Pre-registration period open at all exam call locations.
  • Formalisation of registration with payment of the exam fees or confirmation in the case of locations where no fees are charged.

The Institut Ramon Llull reserves the right to cancel an exam if fewer than three people pre-register for a level in a given exam location. In the event of cancellation, the Institut Ramon Llull will inform the people affected, who will be able to take the exam at another location and pay the respective exam fee.


  • 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

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.


Aix-en-Provence, Amherst, Amiens, Amsterdam, Bari, Beijing, Belgrade, Berkeley, Berlin, Birmingham, Bochum, Bordeaux, Bristol, Brno, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cork, Durham, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Granada, Havana, Heidelberg, Helsinki, Kiel, Krakow, Leeds, Leipzig, Lille, Lisbon, Liverpool, Lyon, London, Lorient, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Marburg, Maynooth, Mexico DF, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, Naples, New York, Oxford, Paris, Poznan, Quito, Regensburg, Rome, Saarbrucken, Salamanca, San Sebastian, Santa Cruz, Santiago de Compostela, Sassari, Seville, Sheffield, St. Petersburg, Szeged, Toulouse, Turin, Tübingen, Venice, Verona, Würzburg, Zadar and Zaragoza.



Asunción, Buenos Aires, Guadalajara, La Plata, Mendoza, Osaka, Rosario, Santiago de Chile, São Paulo,Tokyo and Washington DC.


The results will be available at the virtual office on the date stipulated in the resolution.People obtaining a Pass grade will be able to download the corresponding certificate.

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  • Generalitat de Catalunya Govern Illes Balears Ajuntament de Barcelona

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