(Communication and Public Relations
Anna Maria did a language tandem with Irma "I got to know lots of people on this programme and was able to practice two foreign languages. I am very happy to have taken part in the UdG tandems programme."
Margarita did a language tandem with M. Elena "I really enjoyed this experience and I would like to repeat it in the second semester."
(Mediterranean Language and Society
Antonio did a language tandem with Neus "This has been a very important activity because I learned lots more about Catalan culture and language. I also had fun with my tandem partner and I am pleased because I was able to help her improve her spoken Italian."
"I really enjoy learning Catalan so that I can integrate into Catalan society and so that I can speak to my neighbours and friends more easily. I am doing a master's degree in Telecommunications and I would really like to defend my final project in Catalan, not only because it is a challenge for me but also because I really like the language and I like communicating with Catalans in their own language."
Maria Raquel Lopes Ramos
"Because Catalonia welcomes people from abroad. It is a way of saying thank you. And because it is a language that is phonetically very funny."
"I enrolled for the Catalan course because I wanted to learn the language of Catalonia. I can also do a Catalan course when I go back to England, in the last year of my degree, and I wanted to know a little bit before I started."
Gisele Vega Salas
"Because I wanted to learn about Catalan culture, the people and everyday life. Barcelona is a very interesting city because it has its own language, a language that identifies the people from here. I like learning new languages."
"I understand perfectly that I'm living somewhere where the people speak Catalan and not just Spanish. And I like being able to surprise people with the fact that although I'm foreign, I speak their language and I want to learn about their culture."
Ana Luisa Rivera
"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."
"To open up my ears and my mind, going beyond words. To understand what is and what is not a country or a language or a border. And more than anything else, to have fun."