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The official language of the Catalan universities is Catalan.


"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."

Language exchange

What is Intercat?

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.

It has three different sections:

  • I'm learning Catalan: tools for the independent study of the Catalan language (Speakcat, university conversation guides...).
  • Sign me up!: information and activities linked to the linguistic and cultural welcome programmes for foreign students (language exchanges, 80 tips, Ajuda'm...).
  • I live in Catalonia: documentation with information on the Catalan identity and the Catalan university setting (Catalan in Catalonia, Catalan at University, Lingcat, Barcelona Youth...).

This multimedia platform was set up in 1999 as an initiative of the language services of nine Catalan universities along with the Language Policy Office. It is co-financed by the European Union, the Ministry of Universities, Research and the Information Society and the Catalan public universities. As of 2007 the updating and maintenance of the Intercat portal has been the responsibility of the Secretariat for Universities and Research of the Ministry of Economy and Knowledgement.

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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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