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NOTICE

As a result of the measures adopted by Institut Ramon Llull in accordance with Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14 March, declaring a state of alarm to manage the health crisis caused by COVID-19, the Catalan language assessment and certification examinations planned for May could not take place. A new calendar has therefore been established.

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.

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:

SINGLE EXAMINATION PERIOD CALENDAR 2020

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.

carried out to sit the examinations as part of the first examination period (Official Gazette of the Government of Catalonia no. 8069 of 21 February 2020), which could not take place in accordance with Royal Decree 463/2020 of 14 March, declaring a state of alarm to manage the health crisis caused by COVID-19, will be considered finalised if those who pre-registered pay the registration fee within the period indicated in the established calendar. These persons may sit the Catalan language certificate examinations for which they pre-registered in the locations where they carried out the pre-registration.

However, those who carried out the pre-registration who do not pay the corresponding fee are deemed to have withdrawn from the pre-registration and, therefore, from sitting the examinations on the corresponding dates and in the corresponding locations.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.

LOCATIONS FOR THE SINGLE EXAMINATION PERIOD 2020

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

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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Registry office: 9h-14h, MON-FRI (amb cita prèvia: registre@llull.cat o T. +34934678007)
Closed: 3rd to 21st August

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