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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.

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

DATES DEADLINES
Pre-registration 01/03/2017 – 24/04/2017
Payment term 27/04/2017 – 08/05/2017
Basic user – elementary (A2): Writing Test 20/05/2017
Independent user – intermediate (B1): Writing Test 20/05/2017
Independent user – upper intermediate (B2): Writing Test 13/05/2017
Proficient user – advanced (C1): Writing Test 27/05/2017
Proficient user – proficiency (C2): Writing Test 13/05/2017
Publication of results 22/09/2017
Speaking Test dates: Examinees will be notified on the day of the Writing Tests.

2ND CALL CALENDAR

DATES DEADLINES
Pre-registration 25/09/2017 – 18/10/2017
Payment term 20/10/2017 – 31/10/2017
Basic user – elementary (A2): Writing Test 11/11/2017
Independent user – intermediate (B1): Writing Test  11/11/2017
Independent user – upper intermediate (B2): Writing Test

18/11/2017

Proficient user – advanced (C1): Writing Test 25/11/2017
Publication of results 9/02/2017
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

Exam locations

Aix-en-Provence, Amiens, Amsterdam, Bari, Belgrade, Berkeley, Berlin, Bielsko-Biała, Birmingham, Bochum, Bologna, Bordeaux, Bristol, Brno, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cambridge, Cologne, Cork, Edinburgh, Exeter, Frankfurt am Main, Freiburg, Glasgow, Granada, Havana, Heidelberg, Helsinki, Krakow, Leeds, Leipzig, Lille, Lisbon, Liverpool, Lyon, London, Lorient, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Maynooth, Melbourne, Mexico City, Montreal, Moscow, Nantes, Naples, Newcastle, New York, Oxford, Paris, Poznan, Quito, Regensburg, Rennes, Rome, Salamanca, San Sebastian, Santa Cruz, Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Chile, Sassari, Seville, Sheffield, St. Petersburg, Szeged, Toulouse, Turin, Tübingen, Urbana, Venice, Verona, Washington DC, Wrocław, Zadar and Zaragoza.

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.

Sponsors of IRL projects

The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and theBarcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

Generalitat de CatalunyaGovern Illes BalearsAjuntament de Barcelona

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