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How can I find out if I am entitled to a Catalan qualification?

To find out if your studies are equivalent to any of the Catalan official certificates, see the Directorate General for Language Policy’s list of equivalent qualifications to the official Catalan certificates

If I take an Intercat course, will I obtain an official certificate?

The Intercat courses are online tools to help you learn Catalan easily and at your own pace, but they do not lead automatically to an official qualification.

The Courses and certificates page gives details of all the ways to obtain official certificates of Catalan.  

 

Where can I find sample papers for the official Catalan examinations?

You can obtain sample papers for the official examinations and details on how to enrol for the exams held by the Directorate General for Language Policy from the Catalan language website.

You can also find sample papers in the certificates section of the website of the Catalan Interuniversity Commission for Language Education and Certification (CIFALC).


The Institut Ramon Llull also publishes sample papers on its website.

Where can I get a qualification in Catalan?

If you have completed the courses and passed one of the examinations approved by CIFALC (the Catalan Interuniversity Commission for Language Education and Certification) held at a Catalan university, you can request a certificate from the university’s language service.

If you have studied in Catalonia or have any Catalan qualification, diploma or certificate issued by an official body outside Catalonia, see the DGPL’s list of equivalent qualifications to the official Catalan certificates. This page also gives details of all the requirements (courses taken, teaching centre, period of study, etc.) and where to obtain the official certificate.

If you have taken and passed one of the official examinations held each year by the Directorate General for Language Policy, you can collect the certificate from its offices in the city where you sat the test.

If you have completed a Consorci per a la Normalització Lingüística (CPNL) course and passed the final examination (Basic 3, Elementary 3, Intermediate 3, Sufficiency 3 or Superior C2), an official certificate will be sent to the e-mail address you provided.

If you live outside Catalonia you can find where and when examinations will be held on the website of the Institut Ramon Llull (IRL). The examinations can be sat by anyone of any nationality who is aged fourteen or over on the date of the test, and who wants an official accreditation of their knowledge of the Catalan language without having studied an official course.

The results can be obtained from the Institute’s website after the date published in the examination announcement. Candidates who pass the examination can download the corresponding certificate.

What do I have to do to get a Catalan qualification?

Catalan universities hold common examinations of knowledge of the Catalan language, and for this they are coordinated through the Interuniversity Commission for Linguistic Training and Accreditation of Catalonia (CIFALC). Official Catalan language certificates are awarded to language service apprentices through the calls that allow the accreditation of six levels of linguistic competence in Catalan: Initial A1, Basic A2, Elementary B1, Intermediate B2, Sufficiency C1, Superior C2.

The Directorate General for Language Policy (DGPL) holds official examinations each year. These are announced in the Official Journal of the Government of Catalonia (DOGC), usually before the end of January. The exams usually take place in May or June and the registration period is at the start of the year.. The DGPL website contains all the information on these exams.

For more information about language certificates, go to: this link.

If you have studied in Catalonia or have any Catalan qualification, diploma or certificate issued by an official body outside Catalonia, see the DGPL’s list of equivalent qualifications to the official Catalan certificates.

The Consortium for Language Standardisation (CPNL) runs officially recognised courses that allow students to obtain a certificate equivalent to that of the Secretariat for Language Policy. The courses lead to the attainment of each level of proficiency in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): Basic A2, Elementary B1, Intermediate B2, Sufficiency C1 and Superior C2. In these courses, total assessment is the sum of the course assessment (and therefore completion of the tasks proposed by the teacher) plus the final mark for the proficiency test.

If you live outside Catalonia you can find where and when official examinations will be held on the website of the Institut Ramon Llull (IRL). The examinations can be sat by anyone of any nationality who is aged fourteen or over on the date of the test, and who wants an official accreditation of their knowledge of the Catalan language without having studied an official course.

Where can I take Catalan exams if I don’t live in Catalonia?

The Institut Ramon Llull organises regular official examinations in cities around the world to assess candidates’ knowledge of Catalan and issue international certificates. The examinations cover all levels and can be sat by anyone of any nationality who is aged fourteen or over on the date of the test, and who wants official accreditation of their knowledge of the Catalan language without having studied an official course. The tests for obtaining the Institut Ramon Llull Catalan language certificates are open examinations designed to assess candidates’ language skills irrespective of where or how they learned.

The results can be obtained from the Institute’s website after the date published in the examination announcement. Candidates who pass the examination can download the corresponding certificate.

Can I study Catalan on my own and then sit an exam to get an official certificate?

The Directorate General for Language Policy (DGPL) holds official examinations each year. These are announced in the Official Journal of the Government of Catalonia (DOGC), usually before the end of January. The exams usually take place in May or June and the registration period is at the start of the year. The DGPL website contains all the information on these exams.

For more information about language certificates, go to: http://www.intercat.cat/es/info/certificats-oficials-catala.jsp

If you have studied in Catalonia or have any Catalan qualification, diploma or certificate issued by an official body outside Catalonia, see the DGPL’s list of equivalent qualifications to the official Catalan certificates

The end of course certificates (Basic 3, Elementary 3, Intermediate 3, Sufficiency 3, Superior C2) issued by the Consorci per a la Normalització Lingüística (CPNL) are official and are equivalent to the certificates issued by the Directorate General for Language Policy (DGPL).

If you live outside Catalonia you can find where and when official examinations will be held on the website of the Institut Ramon Llull (IRL). The examinations can be sat by anyone of any nationality who is aged fourteen or over on the date of the test, and who wants an official accreditation of their knowledge of the Catalan language without having studied an official course.

Can I take a face-to-face Catalan course at a Catalan university, and obtain an official certificate, without being a student there?

Most Catalan universities offer face-to-face Catalan courses and issue certificates which are equivalent to the official qualifications, even if you are not a student there. Contact the language services of each university for details.

The certificates you will be awarded if you take these courses and pass the official examinations are issued by the Catalan universities and are organised by the Catalan Interuniversity Commission for Language Education and Certification (CIFALC). The university where you take the course and exams will issue the official certificate. These certificates are approved by the Directorate General for Language Policy of the Government of Catalonia.