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Language Stays in Catalan-speaking Areas

Summer Language Stay in Valencia (AVL – IRL)

The Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua and the Institut Ramon Llull are organising a language stay in July aimed at students of the Catalan/Valencian languages from universities abroad. This programme is a good option for anyone wishing to make the most of summer to improve their language knowledge and to discover the city of Valencia.

The stay will combine language and culture courses with a programme of cultural and leisure activities.


Valencia: 9-21 July 2017


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 class with specialized professors

Culture course

Cultural activities


The applicant is taking (or has taken) Catalan/Valencian Language Studies at any university outside of Catalan/Valencian-speaking areas and has knowledge of the language at A2 level or higher (CEFR).


20 (10 places are allotted to students from universities co-funded by the Government of Valencia).


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.


A panel formed by members of the Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua and the Institut Ramon Llull will be created 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 Valencia or 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/Valencian. Score: Up to 3 points.

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

No more than three people from the same university will be able to participate in the Summer Language Stay in Valencia. 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). This limit does not apply to the places allotted to students from universities co-funded by the Government of Valencia.

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 in Valencia 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 in Valencia 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 Sumer Language Stay in Valencia. 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 in Valencia, 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
  • Full-board accommodation
  • Insurance (covering all the teaching, cultural and leisure activities that are expressly mentioned in the programme for the Summer Language Stay in Valencia)

For more information about the Summer Language Stay in Valencia, 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

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