Intercat is a collection of electronic resources in a web environment: teaching material, sociolinguistic documentation, information on language volunteering, etc. aimed at providing an introduction to Catalan language and culture. It is aimed specifically at students visiting the universities in Catalonia as part of mobility programmes.
Yes. The majority of Catalan universities offer face-to-face Catalan courses and give equivalent certificates to the official ones, even if you're not a student at the university. See the section I'm learning Catalan on the Intercat platform.
The certificates you obtain on completion of these face-to-face courses are are awarded by the Catalan universities, their processing is overseen by the Interuniversity Commission on Catalan Language Learning (CIFOLC) and they are officially recognised by the Directorate General for Language Policy of the Government of Catalonia.
Intercat courses are virtual tools to learn Catalan easily and at your own pace, but they do not lead to an official certificate.
For pathways to official Catalan certificates, see I'm learning Catalan on the Intercat site.
Yes. The Directorate General for Language Policy holds exams every year to certify knowledge of Catalan by means of a resolution published in thel Official Journal of the Government of Catalonia (DOGC), usually by the end of January.
The exams are open to anybody over 16 years of age at the time of sitting, of any nationality, regardless of courses they may have taken previously.
You can find past papers and detailed information on the registration procedure for Directorate General for Language Policy exams on the Catalan language website.
You can also find past papers on the Interuniversity Commission on Catalan Language Learning (CIFOLC) website, in the section entitled CIFOLC certificates.
The Institut Ramon Llull holds language proficiency exams periodically in various cities around the world, which lead to international Catalan certificates. The exams are for different levels.
If you would like further information, go to the Institut Ramon Llull web.
Yes. If you don't go to university, you take part in the Yes. If you don't go to university, you take part in the organised by the Directorate General for Language Policy as a learner.
Yes. If you don't go to university, you take part in the Language Volunteering programme organised by the Directorate General for Language Policy.
If you are at university, are studying or have studied at any of the Catalan universities, you can also take part in the language volunteer activities organised by each university.