LLengua i estudis catalans

Llengua i cultura al món

Blog de llengua
10 January 2018 ,  20:35
20 November 2017 ,  09:42
01 November 2017 ,  16:40

Language Stays in Catalan-speaking Areas

Summer Language Stay on the Balearic Islands

The Institut Ramon Llull, in cooperation with the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), is organising a language stay in September aimed at students of the Catalan language from universities and other educational centres abroad. This programme is a good option for anyone wishing to make the most of summer to improve their knowledge of the Catalan language and to discover the city of Palma and the island of Mallorca.

The stay will combine language and culture courses with a programme of cultural and leisure activities linked to the island’s cultural tourism.


Palma (Balearic Islands): 3-15 September 2017

More information:


Students from universities and other centres abroad where Catalan Studies are taught


Language courses

  • Independent user – intermediate (B1 CEFR)
  • Independent user – upper intermediate (B2 CEFR)

30 hours of classes with specialised teachers

Culture course

10 hours on aspects relating to the cultural heritage of the island so that trainees can discover features of Mallorca’s history, literature, art and natural environment.

Cultural activities

The afternoons and weekends will be devoted to discovering the city of Palma and the island of Mallorca.

Language Exchanges or Conversation Groups


The applicant is taking (or has taken) a minimum of 100 hours of Catalan Language Studies at any university or centre outside of Catalan-speaking areas.




Applicants must fill in the registration application form available at the electronic office of the Institut Ramon Llull.

Once the applicant has submitted the registration application, his or her Catalan language teacher will automatically receive an e-mail containing a link to an electronic form that he or she must fill in with the following information:

- A statement confirming that the applicant is taking or has taken Catalan Language Studies abroad. The Catalan language teacher must also include an assessment of the student’s level of progress in the Catalan language.

The registration application will be deemed complete when the Catalan language teacher has submitted the electronic form containing the aforementioned information. At that point, the applicant will receive a confirmation e-mail. No application will be deemed valid without that information.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements or who submit their registration application outside of the registration term will be excluded from the selection process. Any application received after 10 May 2017 (according to the recorded date stamp for the Institut Ramon Llull’s incoming mail, messages, submissions, etc.) will be deemed to be outside of the registration term.


The Institut Ramon Llull will create a panel to assess the applications submitted, in accordance with the following criteria:

1. The applicant has not participated in the two previous editions of the Summer Language Stay in Barcelona. Score: Up to 1 point.

2. The applicant has a Catalan Language Certificate awarded by the Institut Ramon Llull. Score: Up to 1 point.

3. Reasons why the applicant is learning Catalan. Score: Up to 3 points.

4. Level of progress on the Catalan language course or courses that the applicant is taking (or has taken) at universities outside of Catalan-speaking areas. Score: Up to 3 points.

No more than three people from the same university will be able to participate in the Summer Language Stay on the Balearic Islands. For the purposes of this limit, the applicants will be assessed in particular on their level of progress on the course or courses that they are taking (or have taken).

If the number of applicants selected in accordance with the assessment criteria does not reach 20, more than three people from the same university can be selected. The total number of people selected to participate in the Summer Language Stay on the Balearic Islands cannot be higher than 20 under any circumstances.

From 20 May, applicants may check the notice board at the electronic office of the Institut Ramon Llull to see if they have been selected.

Those applicants who fulfil the admission requirements but have not been selected the first time round will form part of the reserve list.


The people selected to participate in the Summer Language Stay on the Balearic Islands must confirm their registration by sending an e-mail to No registration will be deemed valid without that confirmation.

If any of the selected people decide not to take up the offer of a place, the people on the reserve list will be able to register for the Summer Language Stay on the Balearic Islands. The term of this new registration period is 1-10 June.

If someone who is registered decides not to participate in the Summer Language Stay on the Balearic Islands, he or she must notify the Institut Ramon Llull before 15 June. If he or she notifies the Institut Ramon Llull after that date and does not have a good reason for doing so (e.g., health problems, academic or occupational issues), he or she will not be able to apply to participate in the next two editions.

In both cases, vacant places will be offered to people on the reserve list in accordance with the score obtained in the assessment of applications submitted.

Registration includes:

  • Language and culture course
  • Educational materials
  • Cultural activities
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance (covering all the teaching, cultural and leisure activities that are expressly mentioned in the programme for the Summer Language Stay on the Balearic Islands)

European Citizens must be in possession of the European Health Insurance Card.

For more information about the Summer Language Stay on the Balearic Islands, please check the website or contact the Institut Ramon Llull (

Sponsors of IRL projects

The Institut Ramon Llull

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

Generalitat de CatalunyaGovern Illes BalearsAjuntament de Barcelona

This website uses its own and third party cookies to offer better browsing. By browsing in it the user agrees to the way we use cookies. Users can prevent cookies from being generated and erase them by using the options on their browser. Blocking cookies may mean that some of this website’s services and options do not work properly.

Cookies are small pieces of data that websites send to browsers and which are stored in users’ devices: computers, mobile telephones, tablets, and so on. Their purpose is to improve the experience of using the website, as these archives make it possible for the website to remember information about the user’s visits, such as preferred options or language. In this way the website personalizes its content and becomes more agile and useful for the user.

By browsing this website users agree to cookies being installed in their equipment that enable us to find out the following information:

Types of cookies

This website uses session, or temporary, cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies merely keep data while the user is visiting the website. Persistent cookies store the data on the device’s hard drive so that it will be accessible in more than one session.

Depending on the type of data obtained the website can use technical cookies.

These allow users to browse the webpage and use the different options or services it contains. For example, controlling data traffic and communication, identifying the session, entering restricted access areas, requesting enrolment or participation in an event, using security features while browsing and storing content.

Personalization cookies.

These allow users to access the website with some general characteristics that are either already predefined in their hard drive or defined by the user. For example, the language, the type of browser used to access the website, the chosen content design, the geo-location of the device or the regional configuration from where access takes place.

Statistical analysis cookies

These make it possible to monitor and analyse the behaviour of visitors to the website. The information gathered is used to measure a website’s activity and to produce users’ browsing history, making it possible to improve the service.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies that manage and improve the services offered can also be installed. For example, statistics services like Google Analytics.

Managing the cookies in my browser

Users can allow, block or erase the cookies installed in their device by configuring the browsing options.

If the use of cookies in the browser is blocked, some services or functions of the webpage may not be available