Institut Ramon LLull



Cultura catalana

Àmbits d'actuació

30/04/2020. Back to school... and to Cafè català! - CANCELLED

As someone said, the Catalan language may have a small global footprint with approximately 10 mil...

21/04/2020. A virtual exchange between Catalan and German students

Due to the collaboration between the UB Linguistic Services and the Catalan language assista...

25/02/2020. Warwick Translates Summer School

Are you practising professional or newcomer to the art of translation? Develop your translation s...


Where it can be learnt


Over 150 universities all over the world offer courses in Catalan language and culture. The Institut Ramon Llull coordinates them through the university network of Catalan studies abroad. Notable among them are the chairs and study centres in strategic universities, of acknowledged international prestige:

In Catalan-speaking areas there are 21 universities that, grouped together in the Xarxa Vives, offer courses in Catalan for foreign students through their linguistic services

Adult courses

Distributed in over 40 countries in the world, there are over 100 Catalan Communities Abroad. For many years these bodies (cultural centres, associations, etc.) have been the backbone of the associations movement and the promotion and contact with the Catalan-speaking Countries and their culture. Some Cervantes Institutes and Official Schools of Languages in Spain also offer Catalan classes.

In Catalonia, the Consortium for Linguistic Normalization offers courses for non-Catalan speakers and linguistic advice for businesses in over 20 centres.

In the Balearic Islands, the Institut d’Estudis Baleàrics also offers courses for adults. In the Valencian Country, the Generalitat Valenciana runs Teaching Centres for Adults that also offer courses in Valencian/Catalan.

Online: is a virtual online environment that makes it possible to learn Catalan from anywhere in the world. Over 40,000 people have enrolled on the free version of the courses, which has four teaching levels, from basic to sufficiency. The interface is available in Catalan, Spanish, English, French and German. The network represents an ideal platform for gaining access to a quality course for all those people who, for reasons of geography or availability of time, cannot attend classes in person.


Anybody can certify their knowledge of Catalan through the exàmens oficials that the Institut Ramon Llull runs in different places in over 25 countries and which follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages


Simposi de Joan Corominas
Cartell del Simposi de Joan Corominas

Anybody can certify their knowledge of Catalan through the official examinations that the IRL runs in over 25 countries

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Aprendre català a les universitats del món. Disponible una versió ampliada a Google Maps
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