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Linguistic stays in Catalan-speaking territories

Thanks to the institutional collaborations, the Institut Ramon Llull organizes linguistic and cultural stays in Catalan-speaking territories in order to help the students to improve their language skills, as well as to give them the opportunity to know Catalan culture through courses, lectures and plenty of activities.

Summer Language Visit to Valencia (AVL/IRL)

During September the Valencian Language Academy and the Institut Ramon Llull organize a summer language visit for Catalan/Valencian language students from universities and other educational centers abroad. It is a great opportunity for those who want to spend the summer improving their language skills and to know the city of Valencia.

The Summer Visit combines language and culture courses with a cultural and leisure activity program.

Accommodation and duration

Valencia: from the 9th to the 21st of July 2017

Addressees

College 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 specialized professors

Culture course

Cultural activities

Requirements

To attend or have attended (Catalan/Valencian) language studies in any university outside the linguistic domain and to have an A2 or higher level.

Number of available places

20 (10 places are reserved to those students coming from universities co-funded by the Generalitat Valenciana).

Application for registration (from the 1st of April to the 10th of May 2017)

Those interested should fill in the application for registration available at the electronic headquarters of the Institut Ramon lull (https://oficinavirtual.llull.cat/ov).

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/Valencian studies abroad. The application must also include an assessment of the student’s level of achievement in relation to the 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 10th of May 2017).

Selection of participants

The Institut Ramon Llull will create a commission conformed by representatives from the AVL and the IRL in order to assess 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 Visit to Valencia and the Summer Language Visit to Barcelona. Assessment: up to 1 point.

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

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

4. Level of achievement of the course or courses on Catalan/Valencian 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. This limitation does not affect those places reserved to students coming from universities co-funded by the Generalitat Valenciana.

In case the number of applications does not reach 20, 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 20 places.

From the 20th of May, those interested could consult the resolution of the selection process at the notice board of the electronic headquarters of the Institut Ramon Llull (http://oficinavirtual.llull.cat/ov/tauler1)

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 20th to the 31st of May 2017)

Those who have been selected to participate in the Summer Language Visit to Valencia 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 Language Visit to Valencia. 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 Language Visit to Valencia 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.

The registration includes:

  • Language and culture course
  • Teaching material
  • Cultural activities
  • Accommodation
  • Insurance (covers all the teaching, cultural and activities specifically cited in the Summer Language Visit to Valencia).

For more information about the Summer Language Visit to Valencia, please do consult the www.llull.cat site. You can also send a message to the Institut Ramon Llull (infollengua@llull.cat).

The Institut Ramon Llull is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat (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 Catalunya Govern de les Illes Balears Ajuntament de Barcelona
The IRL forms part of the Fundació Ramon Llull, which was established by the Government of Andorra, the Ramon Llull Institute, General Council of the Eastern Pyrenees, the city of Alghero, Balearic Islands Towns and Entities Network and the group of Valencian Cities, and has its central offices in Andorra.
Fundació Ramon Llull