Catalan: general, on-site (A1-C2)

Courses from Level A1 to Level C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Strong points

  • Communicative approach
  • Small groups
  • Participative classes
  • Works on all communicative skills
  • Specially aimed at university level students
  • Language preparation for access to public sector employment

Characteristics 
Semi-online courses (in other words, a large number of hours of autonomous distance learning), except the Advanced Level course (C2), which is face-to-face (with an equal number of face-to-face and autonomous learning hours). The number of face-to-face hours varies according to the course level:
- Basic 1 and Basic 2: 16 hours (and 44 hours of autonomous learning)
- Basic 3: 30 hours (and 105 hours of autonomous learning)
- Elementary and Intermediate: 24 hours (and 126 hours of autonomous learning)
- Sufficiency: 12 hours (and 138 hours of autonomous learning)
- Prepare for the Advanced Level (C2) Exam: 12 hours (and 48 hours of autonomous learning)
- Advanced Level (C2): 60 hours on-site

Elementary, Intermediate, Sufficiency and Prepare for the Advanced Level (C2) Exam courses have the support of an online teacher.
Sufficiency, Prepare for the Advanced Level (C2) Exam and Advanced Level (C2) courses includes CIFALC exam.

There may be changes to courses at the Language Service if the university, in accordance with the health authorities, decides to place restrictions on face-to-face teaching.

Levels based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Credit recognition
UAB Students: information
Other Students: information.

Documentation
Course syllabuses
 

Certificate demonstrating a pass in the previous level (or results of a level test). 
Age over 18. 
It is not necessary to be a member of the UAB community. 

    Course Price Total Amount
 Bàsic 1 (4)   UAB students and Saff                       100 % Subsidized
 Mobilility students                       100 % Subsidized
 Others  239,00 €  279,00 €
 Bàsic 2 (4)   UAB students and Saff                       100 % Subsidized
 Mobilility students                       100 % Subsidized
 Others
 239,00€    279,00 €
 Bàsic 3 (A2)
 (CIFALC exam not included)(5)
 UAB students and Saff  66,85 €  80,85 €
 Mobilility students  85,95 €  103,95 €
 Others  239,00 €  279,00 €

 Elemental (B1)

 (CIFALC exam not included)(6) 

 UAB students and Saff  115,00 €  135,00 €
 Mobilility students  138,00 €  162,00 €
 Others  276,00 €  316,00 €
 Intermedi (B2)
 (CIFALC exam not included)(7)
 UAB students and Saff  138,00 €  162,00 €
 Mobilility students  149,50 €  175,50 €
 Others  276,00 €  316,00 €
 Suficiència (C1)
 (CIFALC exam included)(8) 
 UAB students and Saff  156,00 €  182,00 €
 Mobilility students  168,00 €  196,00 €
 Others  288,00 €  328,00 €
 Superior (C2)
 (CIFALC exam included)(9)
 UAB students and Saff  360,75 €  390,75 €
 Mobilility students  360,75 €  390,75 €
 Others  600,00 €  640,00 €
 
     
 Exam preparation for Superior (C2)
 (CIFALC exam included)(9)
 UAB students and Saff  212,25 €  212,25 €
 Mobilility students  212,25 €  212,25 €
 Others  354,00 €  394,00 €

 

* The total amount is the price of the course plus administrative management fees (€40)

* * The second enrolments and subsequent registrations have a bonus of €40

(4) Catan basic 1 and 2 courses are 100% subsidized for UAB students and staff.

(5) Basic 3 level courses are subsidised by 65% for students who do full studies at the UAB and UAB staff and 55% for mobility students.

(6) Elementary level courses are subsidised by 50% for students who do whole studies at the UAB and UAB staff and 40% for mobility students.  

(7) Intermediate level courses are subsidised by 40% for students who do full studies at the UAB and UAB staff and 35% for mobility students.  

(8) The level of proficiency courses are subsidised by 35% for students who do whole studies at the UAB and UAB staff and 30% for mobility students.

(9) The higher level courses are subsidised by 25% for students and UAB staff.

The PDI of the UAB has a subsidy of 100% of the amount of all the courses of Catalan.

Associated University Community has a 15% disccount on the external price.
 

Please note: The Language Service will be closed from 01/08/2021 to 29/08/2021, both days inclusive.

To enrol on a language-level course at UAB Idiomes Campus you need to show a certificate to confirm you have passed the previous level or else take a level test

Level required: 

Basic 1 
Basic 2: Basic 1
Basic 3: Basic 2

Elementary: Basic 3
Intermediate: Elementary
Sufficiency: Intermediate
Advanced: Sufficiency

Please enrol in person at the offices of the Language Service. 

Please note: you need to make an  appointment before you come in.

Opening hours for the enrolment period (September, October, January, February, May and June): Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

You can phone us at these times: Monday to Friday, 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Opening hours outside the enrolment period (November, December, March, April and July): Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

UAB Idiomes reserves the right to cancel a group if a minimum number of students has not enrolled.

 

UAB Idiomes offers you the following facilities and discounts for enrolment:

UAB Idiomes Campus

15% discount on the less/least expensive course fee if you study more than one language.
15% discount for single-parent families.
15 % discount for victims of gender-based violence or terrorism.
15% discount for officially recognised “large families” (currently, three or more children).
 15% discount for those who have presented accreditation of their economic situation with a view to paying fees as a grant holder and who fulfil the requirements.  

Attention important:

1. The discounts are non-cumulative.
2. The proof of the discount requested must be provided at the time of enrollment or within 10 calendar days after the enrollment.

If you’re a student starting you can apply for one of the UAB Idiomes grants.

 

The UAB is offering 80 grants to students taking undergraduate studies, official Masters (70) and PhD studies to study with the Language Service during the current academic year.

10 grants are reserved for those who are not currently registered at the UAB and who will finalise their enrolment for courses at the Language Service in the next academic year.

The UAB is also offering 40 grants for intensive summer courses organised by the Language Service during the moth of July.

Grants for the third languages programme (PARLA3)
 
If you are in the first, second or third year of your Bachelor’s degree at the UAB you can apply for a grant to study and certificate levels A1 and B1, and sublevels B2.1 and B2.2 of English, German, French or Italian or to take the B2 exam in any of those languages.
 
The Generalitat de Catalunya is awarding grants for the accreditation of level B2 in third languages for students who started their degree course for the first time in 2014-2015.
 
The programme includes three types of grant: Mode Alevel accreditation and Mode B and Mode Cfor taking a course if you haven’t yet got level B2. if you want to apply for a grant, click the links.
 
For more details about the Parla 3 programme go to the web page Aprenc idiomes.

Language call for applications

In 2020 the UAB is offering a series of language grants within the provisions of the university’s Plan for Languages, available to the different groups: academic staff, administration and services staff and students


Language learning grants for students doing curricular internships abroad
 
Bachelors and Master’s degree students and PhD students registered in any of the centres of the UAB who can accredit having a curricular internship abroad and certify that they have taken a language course can apply for a grant for their language studies.
 
Language learning grants for academic staff

This call for applications is for academic staff language learning and There are two types of grant for lecturers at the UAB who want to improve their knowledge of foreign languages generally and those who specifically want to improve their English in order to promote teaching using this language at the university.
 
Grants for the correction of teaching materials in English and Catalan

To assist in the correction of Catalan and English materials used by lecturers who teach in these languages on undergraduate and master's degree courses. To assist in the correction of course guides written in these two languages for any UAB subject, irrespective of the language in which it is delivered.
 
Call for grant applications for organising events on language diversity management in UAB classrooms

As the UAB and its students become more and more international in nature, lecturers often have to cope with classes that are highly diverse in terms of languages and cultures. These grants aim to help in organising conferences and seminars, to be held in 2020, for lecturers to share their experiences in managing diversity in UAB classrooms or research groups.

Call for applications for AIDA Programme grants: Grants for the Intensification of Teaching in English (English as a Medium of Instruction at the UAB Programme, academic year 2020-2021)

To finance the participation of teaching and research staff of the UAB who have to give their classes in English on the Teaching Support programme. The programme is divided into four actions: 1) Intensive English for Academic Staff course; 2) English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) Intensive Training; 3) Teaching practice: class observation and tutorial; 4) Accreditation.
 

 

Level, dates and schedules

 
First semester
 
Edition Calendar      Days and hours
1 15.9.2021 to 13.10.2021      Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
2 15.9.2021 to 13.10.2021      Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
3 15.9.2021 to 13.10.2021      Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
4 15.9.2021 to 13.10.2021      Mondays and Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
5 16.9.2021 to 14.10.2021      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
6 16.9.2021 to 14.10.2021      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
7 18.10.2021 to 15.11.2021      Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
8 18.10.2021 to 15.11.2021      Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
9 19.10.2021 to 16.11.2021      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
10 19.10.2021 to 16.11.2021      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
11 22.11.2021 to 22.12.2021      Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
12 22.11.2021 to 22.12.2021      Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
13 11.1.2022 to 3.2.2022      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 
Second semester
 
Edition Calendar      Days and hours
1 21.2.2022 to 16.3.2022      Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
2 21.2.2022  to 16.3.2022      Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
3 22.2.2022 to 17.3.2022      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
4 22.2.2022 to 17.3.2022      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. 
5 22.2.2022 to 17.3.2022      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 p.m. o 5 p.m.
6 23.3.2022 to 27.4.2022      Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
7 24.3.2022 to 26.4.2022      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
8 24.3.2022 to 26.4.2022      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

First semester
 
Edition   Calendar      Days and hours
1 16.9.2021 to 14.10.2021           Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (cancelled)
2 19.10.2021 to 16.11.2021      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
3 22.11.2021 to 22.12.2021      Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
4 23.11.2021 to 21.12.2021      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
5 23.11.2021 to 21.12.2021      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
6 11.1.2022 to 3.2.2022      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Segon semestre
 
Edition   Calendar      Days and hours
1      21.2.2022 to 16.3.2022      Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
2 23.3.2022 to 27.4.2022      Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
3 23.3.2022 to 27.4.2022      Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
4 24.3.2022 to 26.4.2022      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
5 23.3.2022 to 27.4.2022      Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
6 24.3.2022 to 26.4.2022      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

 

First semester
 
Edition   Calendar      Days and hours
1 18.10.2021 to 15.12.2021      Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
2 18.11.2021 to 27.1.2022      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Second semester
 
Edition   Calendar      Days and hours
1 24.3.2022 to 19.5.2022      Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

First semestre
 
Edition   Calendar      Days and hours
1 19.10.2021 to 25.1.2022                Tuesdays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Second semestre
 
Edition   Calendar      Days and hours
1 23.2.2022 to 18.5.2022      Wednesdays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

First semestre
     
Edition   Calendar      Days and hours
1 20.10.2021 to 26.1.2022               Wednesdays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
 
Second semestre
 
Edition   Calendar      Days and hours
1 3.3.2022 to 26.5.2022      Thursdays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

First semester
 
Edition   Calendar      Days and hours
1   4, 18.11; 2, 16.12 2021; 13, 27.1.2022      Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 
Second semester
 
Edition   Calendar      Days and hours
1   9, 23.3; 6, 20.4; 4, 18.5 2022      Wednesdays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

First semester
 
Edition   Calendar      Days and hours
1    27.9.2021 to 2.2.2022      Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

First semester
 
Edition   Calendar      Days and hours
1   2, 16, 30.11; 14.12 2021; 11, 25.1 2022      Tuesdays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
2   2, 16, 30.11; 14.12 2021; 11, 25.1 2022      Tuesdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
3   2, 16, 30.11; 14.12 2021; 11, 25.1 2022      Tuesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 
Second semester
 
Edition   Calendar      Days and hours
1   7, 21.3; 4, 25.4; 9, 23.5 2022      Mondays, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
2 8, 22.3; 5, 26.4; 10, 24.5 2022      Mondays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
3 9, 23.3: 6, 27.4; 11, 25.5 2022      Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
4 9, 23.3: 6, 27.4; 11, 25.5 2022      Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Levels
  • End: 14/05/2021
  • Mode: Classroom-based
  • Place: Campus