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Catalan is a Romanesque language, that is, it belongs to the group of languages that developed from Latin.

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"I enrolled for a Catalan course because I think it is important to learn the language and culture of the place you are living. That's the only way not to feel like a tourist."

Language exchange

Do you want to learn Catalan?

Do you want to learn Catalan? We make it easy for you! With your effort and our help, you can do it. We provide you with a series of courses, guides and activities that will let you attain your goal.

In addition, we will tell you how you can obtain an official certificate in the Catalan language and will show you the resources that exist for you to stay in contact with Catalan from outside Catalonia.

There's no excuse. Speak Catalan!

  • Conversation guides

    Conversation guides

    Level: Beginners

    Aims: To help with first contact and to facilitate personal relations.

    Skills: Comprehension of the language.

    Mode of study: Online and paper format

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  • SpeakCat

    SpeakCat

    Level: Basic - Elementary

    Aims: To discover the basic grammar and vocabulary of the Catalan language along with practical aspects of everyday university life.

    Skills: Comprehension of the language.

    Mode of study: Online

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  • TextOral

    TextOral

    Level: Basic - Elementary

    Skills: Oral and written comprehension

    Mode of study: Classroom learning

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  • Gràcies Programme. Introduction to Catalan

    Gràcies Programme. Introduction to Catalan

    Level: Basic

    Skills: Oral and written comprehension

    Mode of study: Classroom learning

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  • Romanica Intercom

    Romanica Intercom

    Level: Acquisition of level A1 oral comprehension and between B1 and B2 written comprehension.

    Aims: : To develop independence in the reading of general texts in Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Italian and French in a very short time, between 30 and 40 hours, developing reading strategies that enable the rapid use of linguistic bridges between the different Romance languages.

    Skills: Reading comprehension of four Romance languages.

    Mode of study: Online

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  • FontdelCat

    FontdelCat

    Level: Basic

    Aims: To develop comprehension of spoken and written Catalan.

    Skills: Comprehension of spoken and written Catalan.

    Mode of study: Online

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  • Argumenta

    Argumenta

    Level: Competence - Advanced - Intermediate

    Aims: To improve linguistic and communication skills in the academic and professional environment. Most of the contents of Argumenta are applicable to Catalan, but also to other languages.

    Skills: Production of all type of formal oral and written texts as required in the university environment and attainment of an optimum skill level for any communication situation.

    Mode of study: Online

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  • Parla.cat

    Parla.cat

    Level: Basic - Elementary - Intermediate - Competence

    Aims: To publicise educational resources, tools and materials linked to the teaching and learning of the Catalan language.

    Skills: From understanding simple texts and writing short texts using basic vocabulary, to the comprehension of texts with a specific line of argument on various subjects, oral fiction texts, the oral outlining of arguments in formal situation and the correct production of texts with a line of argument that are coherent, cohesive and appropriate for the communication situation.

    Mode of study: Free: the course allows fully independent study as the materials are free access.
    With tutor: students are supported in their learning by a tutor. There is a fee for this mode of study.

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  • Paraules.cat

    Paraules.cat

    Level: Basic - Elementary

    Aims: Vocabulary building.

    Skills: Language comprehension.

    Mode of study: Online

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  • Class-Talk UPC

    <em>Class-Talk UPC</em>

    Level: Intermediate

    Aims: To aid comprehension of the phraseology frequently used in university classrooms in Catalan, Spanish and English.

    Skills: Comprehension and production of oral and written expressions common to the educational environment.

    Mode of study: Online.

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  • The art of communication. 50 tips for effective oral presentation

    The art of communication. 50 tips for effective oral presentation

    Level: Competence – advanced.

    Aims: To improve the quality of oral presentations.

    Skills: Production of formal oral texts appropriate to the university sphere.

    Mode of study: Online.

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  • 20 writing tips

    20 writing tips

    Level: Competence – advanced.

    Aims: To guarantee language quality and consistency in institutional and academic documents generated by universities.

    Skills: Production of formal written texts appropriate to the university sphere.

    Mode of study: Online.

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International students at the UB are on the move

Visita al refugi antiaeri de la plaça del Diamant

Next activity: Barcelona 7/3/2017

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Have you got a language exchange partner? Would you like to go out with your partner and other UPF students?

Visita al turó de la Rovira, al turó del Carmel i al Parc Güell + esmorzar internacional de fi de trimestre

Next activity: Barcelona 11/3/2017

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Esqueixada

Salad made of shredded cod or tuna, lettuce, tomato, olives, and other ingredients.

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