Languages at the UdG

Mobility

Under the Regulations for students’ participation in international mobility programmes during their bachelor's and/or master’s degree studies, bachelor’s and master's degree students at the University of Girona who wish to take part in international mobility programmes must have a B2.1 accreditation for one of the three languages included in the Parla 3 programme (English, French, German and Italian), except where the language of instruction at the host destination is Spanish. Accreditations of students’ language levels must figure in their respective Personal Reports in the UdG's Academic-Information System.

When students apply for places, these third-language accreditations must appear in their respective academic records.

How to have a third-language accreditation entered in an academic record:

  • Processing and exceeding a course of level B2.1 or superior of English, French or German organised by the Modern Language Service of the University of Girona. Once a student has passed the course, their accreditation will be automatically entered in their academic record.
  • Certification of the level through an examination free of English, French or German organised by the Modern Language Service of the University of Girona. Once a student has passed their minimum-level B2.1 examination, their accreditation will be automatically entered in their academic record.
  • Overcoming a subject of the curriculum of a minimum of 5 credits taught in a complete way in a third language. To that end, these courses must provide for the existence of a mechanism, at some time during teaching, for assessing a student’s (oral and written) language knowledge and ensuring evaluations of third-language competence. Passing a course does not imply competence in its associated language level. Accreditations must be asked for through the faculty or school’s Academic Secretariat.
  • Other certificates recognised by the UdG for the purpose of the accreditation of a third language. If the student has one of these certificates that amount to a minimum level of B2.1, it be necessary to show it in the Academic Office of the Secretary of the faculty or escola so that constancy agrees in the report (Consult the recognised certificates for the UdG for the purpose of the accreditation of knowledge of a third language) .
  • Overcoming any other test specific to knowledge that the level B2.1 proves, at least, organised by the public and private universities of the Catalan or Spanish university system, with the requirements for the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and endorsed by the suitable organisations. Qualifications need to be shown to the faculty or school's Academic Secretariat.

All mobility places have at least one and at most two associated languages, depending on the language the student will have to study or work in. It will be up to the person responsible for the place at the UdG to decide on the associated language and its required level, which, in the case of English, may not be below the level required for obtaining the bachelor's degree (currently B2.1). As for other languages, the established minimum required is the A2 level, apart from French, which is B1. Even so, where higher, the level required by the host institution will prevail. This information will be facilitated for the Office of Relations with the Exterior  and it will be made clear in the offer of squares.

Minimum levels required in general:

  • Anglès: B2.1
  • French:  B1
  • German: A2
  • Other languages: A2

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