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NOTICE

Due to the evolution of the epidemiological situation caused by COVID-19, we inform you that the Institut Ramon Llull Catalan language exams corresponding to the call for May 2020 are postponed until a new date from September 2020.

Consequently, the pre-registration process for the exams is cancelled. We will keep you informed through our website.

For any queries please contact infollengua@llull.cat

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

Published in the Official Gazette of the Government of Catalonia on 21 February 2020

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
Pre-registrationFrom 10/03/2020 to 24/04/2020
Payment termFrom 23/04/2020 to 04/05/2020
Basic user – elementary (A2): Writing Test16/05/2020
Independent user – intermediate (B1): Writing Test16/05/2020
Independent user – upper intermediate (B2): Writing Test9/05/2020
Proficient user – advanced (C1): Writing Test23/05/2020
Proficient user – proficiency (C2): Writing Test9/05/2020
Publication of results23/09/2020
Speaking Test dates: Examinees will be notified on the day of the Writing Tests.

2ND CALL CALENDAR

DATESDEADLINES
Pre-registrationFrom 28/09/2020 to 14/10/2020
Payment termFrom 16/10/2020 to 29/10/2020
Basic user – elementary (A2): Writing Test07/11/2020
Independent user – intermediate (B1): Writing Test 07/11/2020
Independent user – upper intermediate (B2): Writing Test

14/11/2020

Proficient user – advanced (C1): Writing Test21/11/2020
Proficient user – proficiency (C2): Writing Test21/11/2020
Publication of results12/02/2021
The Speaking Test will be announced the same day of the Writing Test.

Registration

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.

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.

EXAMINATIONS VENUES 1st CALL

Aix-en-Provence, Amherst, Amiens, Amsterdam, Bari, Belgrade, Berlin, Birmingham, Bochum, Bologna, Bristol, Brno, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cambridge, Cardiff, Chicago, Cork, Durham, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Granada, Heidelberg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Leipzig, La Habana, Lille, Lyon, Lisbon, Liverpool, London, Lorient, Luxemburg, Madrid, Marburg, Maynooth, México DF, Montreal, Moscow, Munich, Naples, Nueva York, Oxford, Paris, Poznan, Quito, Regensburg, Rennes, Roma, Saarbrucken, Salamanca, St Petersburg, San Sebastián, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santiago de Compostela, Zaragoza, Sevilla, Sheffield, Siena, Szeged, Toulouse, Tokyo, Turin, Tübingen, Venezia, Verona, Vitoria, Würzburg y Zadar

    EXAMINATIONS VENUES  2nd CALL

     

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

      Results 

      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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