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Welcome to the UdG

Language assistance

We hope that your stay at our universities will be a fruitful one and that you will have fond memories of it.

At the University of Girona, classes are mostly taught in Catalan, which, as you will already be aware, is one of the two official languages of Catalonia, along with Spanish. So, it is important that you learn some Catalan. You will quickly realize that it will not be difficult at all, especially if you already have knowledge of another Romance language.


There are many resources to the network which they will allow you to get to know our language and our culture before arriving in Girona.


The speakcat is in a university context a course of set Catalan, with exercises and basic activities that discover the grammar and vocabulary of the language. It also contains exercises and activities related with practical aspects of the daily university life. 

This platform offers four levels of learning of the Catalan: Basic, Elementary, Interval and Sufficiency. Videos, audios, games, activities with animation, can find it... everything thought to make the learning of the Catalan easy.

Conversation guides 

You are of where you are and wherever you go, we want you to enjoy this experience and you to take the opportunity every instant of your stay. In the Conversation guides you will find everything from the most frequently used expressions to the most practical linguistic resources for finding accommodation or any administrative procedure in public and commercial services.

You can also download the mobile application from App Store and Google Play.


This set of resources - teaching materials, socio-linguistic documents and information on language exchanges and volunteers, among other aspects - will help to introduce you to the Catalan language and culture. It is particularly aimed at students on mobility programmes that are visiting Catalan universities.

Guide for newcomers in the University of Girona

If you have just arrived in Girona, download this survival guide; here you will find all the necessary information related to finding accommodation, academic procedures, how our university works, leisure and culture in Girona, and some essential contact numbers.       


Catalonia at to click

Here you have a collection of links that provide you with information about Catalonia. If you are thinking of coming to Catalonia, this is a good place to start preparing your stay. If you are already in our house, you will be able to know more things here about us.

The Catalan temperament in 80 clues 

This guide has as an objective to introduce the persons who sell several aspects at a university of Catalonia about the habits and the functioning of the Catalan society: as a person who has just known herself, when he agrees on speaking to somebody about you or about you, properly is greeted to act when they invite us to have dinner...

Catalunya i el món 

Know, in an informal way, cultural aspects between Catalonia and different countries of Europe. The countries that it refers to are: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Northern Countries, Poland, United Kingdom, Slovak Republic, Czech Republic.


The University of Girona plans to make your arrival as easy and quick as possible so that you can get to know our city, our language and our culture, and that is why it is organising the following training activities. 

Initial reception

The Modern Languages Service and theInternational Office of the University organise a welcome period every semester, just before classes start.

During these days you have the opportunity to attend an initial reception, a combination of training sessions on Catalan language and culture, and visits and activities that will bring you closer to Catalan culture and the city of Girona.

This Introductory Course in Catalan Language and Culture (3100RC0003/2021) is recognised with 3 credits.

Catalan Course A1 initial level (September)

The Modern Languages Service offers you this course designed so that, virtually and independently, but always accompanied by a tutor, you can learn the language through resources such as videos, games, audios, readings and grammar and vocabulary exercises.

The course also aims to introduce you to Catalan culture and society by means of a series of short lessons, accompanied by tasks or exercises, on the history, geography, traditions, gastronomy, etc. of Catalonia.

Check the Courses on offer section of this website if you want to know the dates when it takes place and how to register.

At the Modern Languages Service we plan to open a tutored edition of the A1 level course in Catalan language on a monthly basis, so that you can access this initial training regardless of when you join our university. Over the course of the month in which you register, someone from the Modern Languages Service will be available to answer any questions or queries you may have.Check the Courses on offer section of this website if you want to know the dates of the different editions of the course and how to register.

You also have the option of enrolling on the A1 self-study course in Catalan language, available in the Moodle classroom on the Babel portal. Someone from the Modern Languages Service will be available to answer any questions or queries you may have.

And if you already know some Catalan, you can also take the A2 level Catalan course, which consists of an online supervised work block from the platform, and a face-to-face conversation block.

Do not hesitate to contact us and we will help you find the best option.

Remember that you will find all the information about the A1 and A2 level Catalan courses in the Courses on offer section of this website.

We want to accompany you during your stay in Girona and help you to learn more about our language and to get to know us better. We propose two different and complementary ways of doing it.

Language exchanges

The language exchange is an informal way of practising or improving languages you already know or that you are learning, in which two people who speak different languages meet up to practice the other person’s language.

But it is also a good opportunity to live and to exchange intercultural aspects. In addition, the programme has academic content (2 free-elective credits) and offers you the chance to take part in leisure and cultural activities.

Catalan courses

As a continuation of the initial training you have received in the initial welcome or if you already have some previous knowledge of Catalan, you can follow the A2 level Catalan course.

This course consists of a virtual block of tutored work using the platform and a face-to-face block of conversation.

You will find all the information in the Courses on offer section of this website.

Here at the Modern Languages Service we also offer an extensive range of language courses: English, French and German.

You can see them in the Courses on offer section of this website.

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