The Department of Applied Linguistics, together with People Management, offers administration and service staff a series of free and subsidised training activities with the aim of promoting and increasing the use of English and Catalan at the university.

English

Participants must have a minimum level of English. To find out what your English level is, please take this level test.

The enrolment period for second-semester courses ends 31 January 2023.

In addition, the Department of Applied Linguistics offers a language support service, open to PAS and PDI, with prior reservation. Tutorial sessions are 2 hours, schedule to be agreed.

2nd semester

CLUC-EMI, Certificate of Competence for English Medium Instruction

January 2023

Course Information
Certificate of qualification for teaching in English (CLUC-EMI)
Official certificate. A minimum level of C1 is required.
Face-to-face exam
Written test: 20 January, from 1.00 to 2.30 p.m. – Campus Sant Cugat
Oral test: from  16 to 27 January– Campus Barcelona and Campus Sant Cugat
Registration: from 12 December to 10 January
Price: €75
Registration
CLUC-EMI Preparation course
A minimum level of C1 is required.
​6-hour on-site course
11,16 and 18 January, from 3.00 to 5.00 p.m.
Registration until January 9
Free of charge
Registration


June 2023

Course Information
Certificate of qualification for teaching in English (CLUC-EMI)
Official certificate. A minimum level of C1 is required.
Face-to-face exam
Written test: 30 June, from 1.00 to 2.30 p.m. – Campus Barcelona
Oral test: from  26 June to 7 July– Campus Barcelona and Campus Sant Cugat
Registration: from 29 May December to 17 June
Price: €75
Registration
CLUC-EMI Preparation course
A minimum level of C1 is required.
​6-hour on-site course
21,26 and 28 June, from 3.00 to 5.00 p.m.
Registration until 16 Jun
Free of charge
Registration


NEW!

Course Information
English Conversation and Writing Workshop (C1 level)
12 virtual face-to-face hours
Wednesday, from 1.00 to 2.30 p.m., from 7 February to 14 March
Registration
English Conversation and Writing Workshop (C2 level)
12 virtual face-to-face hours
Wednesday, from 3.00 to 4.30 p.m., from 7 February to 14 March
Registration
Communication in English in the university setting for research and teaching staff (B2 level)
12 virtual face-to-face hours
Monday, from 1.00 to 2.30 p.m., from 8 February to 15 March
Registration
Language Support Service for PAS and PDI 2-hour tutorials, schedule to be arranged. Please, contact multiling@uic.cat


These courses and activities are subject to a minimum number of students.

Catalan

Preparatory courses for the C1 and C2 level exams which consist of two familiarisation sessions with the official CLUC exams for Catalan and for exam content revision. These courses are linked to the interuniversity calls for official CLUC Catalan exams (obtaining certificates recognised by the Generalitat de Catalunya) that take place on the second Saturday in February (1st semester) and the second Saturday in June (2nd semester). The training course is free, unless otherwise specified.

1st semester

Courses Information
Preparation for the proficiency exam (C1) for PAS and PDI
6 face-to-face hours + 9 hours online.
Prior knowledge of level C1 is required.
Barcelona campus
Tuesday, 1 and 8 February, 5 to 8 p.m.
Registration
Sant Cugat campus
Thursaday, 3 and 10 February, 5 to 8 p.m.
Registration
Preparation for the superior level exam (C2) for PAS and PDI
6 face-to-face hours + 9 hours online.
Prior knowledge of level C1 is required.
Price: €60
Barcelona campus
Tuesday, 1 and 8 February, 5 to 8 p.m.
Registration
Sant Cugat campus
Thursaday, 3 and 10, 5 to 8 p.m.
Registration

C1 and C2 exam preparation course participants must have a C1 or C2 level, respectively. To find out what your level of Catalan is, click here and follow the instructions.

These courses are subject to a minimum number of students.

2nd semester

Courses Information
Preparation for the proficiency exam (C1) for PAS and PDI
6 face-to-face hours + 9 hours online.
Prior knowledge of level C1 is required.
Barcelona campus
Tuesday, 31 May and 7 June, 5 to 8 p.m.
Registration
Sant Cugat campus
Thursday, 2 and 9 June, 5 to 8 p.m.
Registration
Preparation for the superior level exam (C2) for PAS and PDI
6 face-to-face hours + 9 hours online.
Prior knowledge of level C1 is required.
Price: €60
Barcelona campus
Tuesday, 31 May and 7 June, 5 to 8 p.m.
Registration
Sant Cugat campus
Thursday, 2 and 9 June, 5 to 8 p.m.
Registration

C1 and C2 exam preparation course participants must have a C1 or C2 level, respectively. To find out what your level of Catalan is, click here and follow the instructions.

These courses 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.

On-site, blending learning and online courses: Catalan
New! The cost of the A2 and C1 Catalan courses will be covered in full for all PDI who are taking the courses for the first time. Discount rate of €75 on all other courses except C2, which has a cost of €150.

On-site, blending learning and online courses: Spanish
New! International PDI qualify for a discount rate of €75 on all levels: A1.1, A1.2, B1.1, B1.2, B2.1 and B2.2, as well as half off all online courses.