The Department of Applied Linguistics, in cooperation with the People Management Department, provides Teaching and Research Staff members a series of free or reduced cost activities aimed at promoting and improving the use of English and Catalan at the University, in areas such as academic organisation, teaching, research and knowledge transfer.
A minimum level of English is required to take these courses. To find out what your level of English is, please take this level test.
Unless otherwise indicated, all activities are free-of-charge.
These courses and activities are subject to a minimum number of students. The CLUC-EMI preparation course will be held online if circumstances caused by the pandemic do not allow for classroom attendance.
These courses and activities are subject to a minimum number of students.
General language courses at reduced rate
PDI may also take the English, Spanish and Catalan courses that we offer for the rest of the university community at a highly reduced rate.
On-site, blending learning and online courses: English New! PDI qualify for a discount rate of €75 on our on-site English B2.1, B2.2, B2 with an Official Certificate, C1.1 and C1.2 courses, and €150 on C1 with an Official Certificate, as well as half off all online courses.
C1 and C2-level exam preparation courses divided into two sessions in which participants become familiar with the official CIFALC exam and revise the exam content. These courses coincide with the official CIFALC interuniversity exams (with certificates recognised by the Government of Catalonia), which take place on the second Saturday in February (1st semester) and June (2nd semester). These courses are free-of-charge, unless otherwise specified.