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Language Stays in Catalan-speaking Areas

Summer Language Stay on the Balearic Islands

During September the Institut Ramon Llull and the University of the Balearic Islands organize a summer language stay for Catalan language students from universities and other educational centers abroad. It is a great opportunity for those who want to spend the summer improving their Catalan language skills and know the city of Palma, and Majorca Island.

The Summer Stay combines Catalan language and culture courses with a cultural and leisure activity program based on the touristic offer of the island.

Accommodation and duration

Palma (Balearic Islands): from the 2nd to the 14th of September 2018

More information: www.palma.cat

Addressees

College, universities and other educational centre’s students with Catalan studies programs abroad.

CONTENTS

Language courses

  • Elementary level (B1 MECR)
  • Intermediate level (B2 MECR)

30 hours of class with specialised teachers

Culture course

10 hours about aspects related to the island’s cultural patrimony in order to give the students the opportunity to know its history, literature, art and environment.

Cultural activities

Evenings and weekends will be devoted to know the city of Palma and Majorca Island.

  • Weekend cultural visit to Menorca Island and participation in Gràcia de Maó Verge celebrations.

Requirements

To attend or have attended a minimum of 100 hours of Catalan language studies in any university outside the linguistic domain.

Number of available places

30

Application for registration (from the 4th of April to the 11th of May 2018)

Those interested should fill in the application for registration available at the electronic office of the Institut Ramon Llull.

Once the applicant has sent the application, his or her Catalan language professor will automatically receive a message with a link to the electronic application that will have to be filled with the following information:

- That the applicant attends or has attended Catalan language studies abroad. The application must also include an assessment of the student’s level of achievement in relation to Catalan language.

The application will be completed when the professor have filled the electronic application with the cited information. Once this happen, the applicant will receive a confirmation email. Any application missing this information will not be accepted.

Those not fulfilling with the application requirements or submitting the application after said deadline will be excluded from the selection process (understanding out of deadline all applications registered on the Institut Ramon Llull after the 11th of May 2018).

Selection of participants

The Institut Ramon Llull will create a commission to evaluate the submitted applications in accordance with the following evaluation criteria:

1. That the applicant has not participated in the two previous editions of the Summer Language Stay in the Balearics Islands, Summer Language Stay in Valencia, or Catalan Language University Campus. Assessment: up to 1 point.

2. That the applicant is in possession of any of the Institut Ramon Llull or Andorra Government Catalan language certificates: Assessment: up to 1 point.

3. Reasons why the applicant is learning Catalan. Assessment: up to 3 points.

4. Level of achievement of the course or courses on Catalan language in which the applicant is enrolled to or has been enrolled to at any of the universities outside the linguistic domain. Assessment: up to 3 points.

A maximum of three people from the same university is established, considering preferential criteria upon the level of achievement of the course or courses on which those interested in are enrolled or have been enrolled to.

In case the number of applications does not reach 30, it will be possible to select more than three people from the same university. Under no circumstances the total number of selected people will exceed the 30 places.

From the 22nd of May, those interested could consult the resolution of the selection process at the  bulletin board at the electronic office of the Institut Ramon Llull.

Those fulfilling with the admission requirements but not having been selected in the first instance will become part of a reserve list.

Registration (from the 22nd to the 31st of May 2018)

Those who have been selected to participate in the Summer Stay will have to confirm the registration by sending a message to infollengua@llull.cat. Unconfirmed registrations will not be accepted.

In case of resignation from any of the selected ones, those who are in the reserve list will be able to register in the Summer Stay. The deadline for this new period of registration is from the 1st to the 10th of June.

If any person resign to participate in the Summer Stay will have to communicate it to the Institut Ramon Llull before the 15th of June. Time-barred communications with no justified reason (health issues, academic or professional matters) will imply the impossibility to participate in the forthcoming two editions.

In both cases vacancies will be offered to the people in the reserve list, according to the mark obtained in the assessment of the application.

Registration includes:

  • Language and culture course
  • Teaching material
  • Cultural activities
  • Accommodation
  • Weekend cultural visit to Menorca Island (flight and accommodation)
  • Insurance (covers all the teaching, cultural and leisure activities specifically cited in the Summer Stay program).

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 do consult the www.llull.cat site. You can also send a message to 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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