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 
Courses with a certain number of face-to-face hours and a certain number of additional hours of independent distance work; these hours vary by level. In most courses, independent-distance-work hours are very high (semi-online mode).

- Bàsic 1 and Bàsic 2: 16 hours (and 44 hours of autonomous learning)
- Bàsic 3 (A2): 30 hours (and 105 hours of autonomous learning)
- Elemental (B1) and Intermedi (B2): 24 hours (and 126 hours of autonomous learning)
- Preparació per a l'Examen de C1: 12 hours (and 138 hours of autonomous learning)
- Preparació per a l'Examen de C2: 12 hours (and 48 hours of autonomous learning)
- Suficiència (C1) and Superior (C2): 60 hours on-site (and 60 hours of autonomous learning)

Additional information
Elemental (B1), Intermedi (B2), Preparació per a l'Examen de C1 and Preparació per a l'Examen de C2 courses have the support of an online teacher.
Preparació per a l'Examen de C1, Preparació per a l'Examen de C2, Suficiència (C1) i Superior (C2) courses includes CIFALC exam.

Summer courses characteristics
The Sufficiency (C1) and Prepare for the Advanced Level (C2) Exam summer courses require intensive participation since they take place during the month of July. See more detailsThese 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. 

Bàsic 1, 2 and 3 Semipresencial    

 

Course Price  Total Amount *   
UAB students and Saff, Alumni UAB 69,65 € 83,65 €
Mobility students 89,55 € 107,55 €
Others 249,00 € 289,00 €
The platform www.parla.cat is used for all three levels.
Level bàsic 3 does not include the CIFALC** exam.
Basic courses 1 and 2 are 100% subsidised by UAB students and staff.
The bàsic 3 course is 65% subsidised for students who complete their studies at the UAB and for UAB staff and 55% for mobility students. 

 

Elemental (B1)    

 

Course Price  Total Amount *   
UAB students and Saff, Alumni UAB 119,50 €            139,50 €            
Mobility students 143,40 €            167,40 €            
Others 287,00 €            327,00 €           
The platform www.parla.cat is used.
The course is 50% subsidised for students who complete their studies at the UAB and for UAB staff, and 40% for mobility students.
The price of the course does not include the CIFALC** exam.

 

Intermedi (B2)    

 

Course Price  Total Amount *   
UAB students and Saff, Alumni UAB 143,40 €            167,40 €            
Mobility students 155,35 €            181,35 €            
Others 287,00 €            327,00 €            
The platform www.parla.cat is used.
The course is 40% subsidised for students who complete their studies at the UAB and for UAB staff, and 35% for mobility students. 
The price of the course does not include the CIFALC** exam.

 

Suficiència Presencial (C1)      

 

Course Price  Total Amount *   
UAB students and Saff, Alumni UAB 326,30 € 352,30 €
Others 624,00 € 664,00 €
The course fee includes the CIFALC** exam.

 

Superior Presencial (C2)     

 

Course Price  Total Amount *   
UAB students and Saff, Alumni UAB 376,50 €            406,50 €           
Others 624,00 €            664,00 €           
The course fee includes the CIFALC** exam.

 

Preparació per a l'examen de C1    

 

Course Price  Total Amount *   
UAB students and Saff, Alumni UAB 162,50 €          188,50 €           
Mobility students 175,00 €          203,00 €           
Others 300,00 €          340,00 €           
he course is subsidised by 35% for students who complete their studies at the UAB and for UAB staff, and 30% for mobility students.
The price of the course includes the CIFALC** exam.

 

Preparació per a l'examen de C2      

 

Course Price  Total Amount *   
UAB students and Saff, Alumni UAB 220,50 €          250,50 €           
Mobility students 220,50 €          250,50 €           
Others 368,00 €          408,00 €           
The course is subsidised by 25% for UAB students and staff.
The course fee includes the CIFALC** exam.

* The total amount is the price of the course plus administrative management fees (€40).
** CIFALC (Comissió Interuniversitària de Formació i Acreditació Lingüístiques de Catalunya) Inter-University Commission for Language Training and Accreditation of Catalonia.

- The second enrolments and subsequent registrations have a bonus of €40
- 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 external prices.
- Returned receipts and refunds incur a handling fee payable by the bank account holder. The amount of this handling fee is € 2.50.

Collectives:

  • Mobility students: Students who come to the UAB as part of a mobility programme (Erasmus, Seneca...)..
  • UAB students and staff: Students (undergraduate and postgraduate), academic staff and administrative and service staff of UAB centres.
  • Associtet University Community: Amics UAB; Esfera UAB; Parc de Recerca; Alumni UAB; Students, Teaching Staff and PAS of Affiliated Schools, Alumni Servei de Llengües, Fundació Autònoma, etc.

Open in person from 1 September 2022.

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.

Opening hours:

  • September, October, January, May and June
    Mondays to Thursdays, 9 to 14 and 15 to 20 h
    Fridays, 9 to 14 and 15 to 19 h
  • November, December, March, Arpil and July
    Mondays to Fridays, 10 to 13.30 and 15 to 19.30 h.

Phone times (93 581 13 25):

  • Mondays to Fridays, 9.30 to 12.30 and 15 to 18 h.

Email: s.llengues.info@uab.cat

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Please note:

- Your enrolment will be finalised when we have confirmed that the entry requirements have been met.
- The number of places on our courses is limited, so we deal with enrolment requests in the order they arrive.
- When you have enrolled, we will contact you to confirm this and give you the payment instructions, where appropriate.

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

 
  Edition Calendar Days and hours
October 1 03.10.2022 to 07.11.2022 Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 to 12 h (closed)
  2 03.10.2022 to 07.11.2022 Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 to 14 h (closed)
  3 03.10.2022 to 07.11.2022 Mondays and Wednesdays, 15 to 17 h (closed)
  4 03.10.2022 to 07.11.2022 Mondays and Wednesdays, 17 to 19 h (closed)
  5 04.10.2022 to 27.10.2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 to 12 h (closed)
  6 04.10.2022 to 27.10.2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 to 14 h (closed)
  7 04.10.2022 to 27.10.2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 15 to 17 h
       
November 8 14.11.2022 to 12.12.2022 Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 to 12 h (closed)
  9 14.11.2022 to 12.12.2022 Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 to 14 h (closed)
  10 14.11.2022 to 12.12.2022 Mondays and Wednesdays, 15 to 17 h
  11 14.11.2022 to 12.12.2022 Mondays and Wednesdays, 17 to 19 h
  12 08.11.2022 to 01.12.2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 to 12 h
  13 08.11.2022 to 01.12.2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 to 14 h
  14 08.11.2022 to 01.12.2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 15 to 17 h
       
January 15 09.01.2023 to 01.02.2023 Mondays and Wednesdays, de 12 to 14 h
       
February 16 20.02.2023 to 15.03.2023 Mondays and Wednesdays, 17 to 19 h
  17 20.02.2023 to 15.03.2023 Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 to 14 h
  18 20.02.2023 to 15.03.2023 Mondays and Wednesdays, 15 to 17 h
  19 21.02.2022 to 16.03.2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 to 12 h
  20 21.02.2022 to 16.03.2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 to 14 h
  21 21.02.2022 to 16.03.2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 15 to 17 h
       
March 22 20.03.2023 to 24.04.2023 Mondays and Wednesdays, 15 to 17 h
  23 21.03.2023 to 20.04.2023 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 to 14 h
  24 21.03.2023 to 20.04.2023 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 to 12 h

 

 
  Edition Calendar Days and hours
October 1 03.10.2022 to 07.11.2022 Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 to 14 h
  2 04.10.2022 to 27.10.2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 15 to 17 h
       
November 3 14.11.2022 to 12.12.2022 Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 to14 h
  4 08.11.2022 to 01.12.2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 to 14 h
  5 08.11.2022 to 01.12.2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 15 to 17 h
       
January 6 09.01.2023 to 01.02.2023 Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 to 14 h
  7 10.01.2023 to 02.02.2023 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 15 to 17 h
       
February 8 20.02.2023 to 15.03.2023 Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 to 14 h
  9 21.02.2022 to 16.03.2022 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 15 to 17 h
       
April 10 12.04.2023 to 10.05.2023 Mondays and Wednesdays, 15 to 17 h
  11 18.04.2023 to 11.05.2023 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 to 14 h
  12 18.04.2023 to 11.05.2023 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 15 to 17 h
       
May 13 03.05.2023 to 31.05.2023 Mondays and Wednesdays, 15 to 17 h
  14 02.05.2023 to 25.05.2023 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 to 14 h

 

 
  Edition Calendar Days and hours
November 1 14.11.2022 to 25.01.2023* Mondays and Wednesdays, 15 to 17 h
       
December 2 13.12.2022 to 28.02.2022*/** Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 to 14 h
       
March 3 27.03.2023 to 31.05.2023 Mondays and Wednesdays, 12 to 14 h

* There is no class for this course any day of the week from December 19th to 23rd 2022.
** There is no class for this course any day of the week from February 6th to 10th 2023.
*** There are no classes for this course on September 29th 2022.

 
  Edition Calendar Days and hours
October 1 26.10.2022 to 01.02.2023* Wednesdays, 12 to 14 h
       
March 1 01.03.2023 to 24.05.2023 Wednesdays, 15 to 17 h

*There is no class for this course on any day during the week of 19-23 December 2022.

 
  Edition Calendar Days and hours
October 1 26.10.2022 to 01.02.2023* Wednesdays, 12 to 14 h
       
March 1 02.03.2023 to 25.05.2023 Thursdays, 12 to 14 h

* There is no class for this course any day of the week from December 19th to 23rd 2022.

Edition Calendar Days and hours
1 20.09.2022 to 02.02.2023*/** Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 to 14 h
2 13.02.2023 to 31.05.2023 Mondays and Wednsdays, 12 to 14 h

* There is no class for this course any day of the week from December 19th to 23rd 2022.
**There are no classes for this course on September 29th 2022.

Edition Calendar Days and hours
1 20.09.2022 to 02.02.2023*/*** Tuesdays and Thursdays, 17 to 19 h

* There is no class for this course any day of the week from December 19th to 23rd 2022.
*** There are no classes for this course on September 29th 2022.

 

Edition Calendar Days and hours
1 9 and 23 November, 7 December 2022, 11 and 25 y 1 de febrer de 2023 Wednesdays, 12 to 14 h (cancelled)
2 7 and 21 March, 11 and 25 April, 9 and 23 May 2023 Tuesdays, 17 to 19 h

Edition Calendar Days and hours
1 9 and 23 November, 7 December 2022, 11 and 25 January and 1 February 2023 Wednesdays, 15 to 17 h (closed)
2 3 and 17 November, 1 and 15 December 2022, 12 and 26 January 2023 Thursdays, 12 to 14 h (closed)
3 3 and 17 November, 1 and 15 December 2022, 12 and 26 January 2023 Thursdays, 17 to 19 h (closed)
4 7 and 21 March, 11 and 25 April, 9 and 23 May 2023 Tuesdays, 12 to 14 h
5 7 and 21 March, 11 and 25 April, 9 and 23 May 2023 Tuesdays, 15 to 17 h
6 7 and 21 March, 11 and 25 April, 9 and 23 May 2023 Tuesdays, 17 to 19 h
7 8 and 22 March, 12 and 26 April, 10 and 24 May 2023 Wednesdays, 15 to 17 h
8 8 and 22 March, 12 and 26 April, 10 and 24 May 2023 Wednesdays, 10 to 12 h