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Students from exchange programmes share classrooms with Catalan students.

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"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."

Language exchange

Language exchange

Do you want to do a language exchange with Catalan and another language with foreign students at your university? We explain how!

  • University of Barcelona (UB)

    The UB’s Language Services organises cultural activities for those taking part in language exchange, so they can learn to speak while enjoying cultural visits, trips, games, get-togethers, etc.

    To take part in these free activities, sign up for the Conversation Exchange Service.

    Request more information on the Catalan conversation group from: acollida.sl@ub.edu.

  • Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

    Would you like to want to take part in a language or cultural exchange at the university while you meet UAB students? Tandem Programme

    Would you like to help an exchange student to get to know the language and culture of Catalonia? Would you like a local student to help you learn the Catalan language and culture? Learn about the Language Service!

  • Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)

    Sign up for language exchange and practise languages with native speakers. If you join, not only will you improve your English and other languages, you’ll also meet people from other cultures and have a great time. Try it! It’s free and open to everyone.

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  • Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)

    The UPF Language Volunteers language partner programme fosters language, cultural and personal exchange between international students at UPF and students from Catalonia, with the twin objective of aiding the linguistic and cultural integration of foreign students and encouraging language learning and the development of an international outlook amongst Catalan students. The programme also includes support for students who speak Spanish or languages for which there is little demand wishing to learn Catalan. They will be assigned language volunteers who will help them do that without undertaking language exchange in the strict sense of the word.

    For information, go to the programme webpage!

  • University of Girona (UdG)

    Language Tandems: converse in a foreign language that you know or are learning with an exchange student. They’re a great way to improve your oral skills and learn in an informal environment outside the classroom. Hop on a Language Tandem and get going!

    Virtu@l Tandem: for those who want to contact a Catalan student anywhere in the world via Skype, messages, chats, messenger…

  • University of Lleida (UdL)

    Do you want to speak another language but don’t know who with? Want to join in activities in other languages (guided tours, get-togethers, book clubs...)?

    Join the UdL Language Exchange Programme.

  • Rovira i Virgili University (URV)

    Looking for a language exchange partner?

    Enter our URV Language Exchange page on Facebook and add an entry on the wall! Give your name, your language and the language you’d like to practice. If you see an interesting exchange offer, you and your potential partner can get in touch via the message service in your Facebook profiles to arrange when and where to get together. pàgina d'Intercanvis Lingüístics URV al Facebook i afegiu una entrada al mur! Cal que hi especifiqueu el vostre nom, quines llengües oferiu i quines us interessaria practicar. A partir d'aquí, si veieu un oferiment que us interessa per fer l'intercanvi, us haureu de posar en contacte a través de la missatgeria integrada en els vostres perfils de Facebook, per tal de concretar data i lloc de trobada.

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  • International University of Catalonia (UIC)

    The Catalan Unit organises a number of activities throughout the year to promote interaction between local and exchange students. One such activity is the language tandem. A language tandem is an informal way to learn a language that is totally free: local and foreign students get together according to the language they wish to learn or teach, to chat and improve their skills in their chosen language. Why not join?

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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

Join them!

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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Caganer

Caganer

Figurine appearing on the outskirts of the Christmas manger scene in a defecating position; a tradition in Catalonia and Valencia, popular belief is that the figure is intended as a symbol of fertility for the land and thus prosperity throughout the year.

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