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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.

STAY LOCATIONS AND DATES

Palma (Balearic Islands): 3-15 September 2017

More information: www.palma.cat

RECIPIENTS

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

CONTENT

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

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

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.

NUMBER OF PLACES

20

REGISTRATION APPLICATION (1 APRIL – 10 MAY 2017)

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.

PARTICIPANT SELECTION

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.

REGISTRATION (20-31 MAY 2017)

The people selected to participate in the Summer Language Stay on the Balearic Islands must confirm their registration by sending an e-mail to infollengua@llull.cat. 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 www.llull.cat or contact the Institut Ramon Llull (infollengua@llull.cat).

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

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