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Knowledge of a third language is a core element of university education. To this effect, Act 1/2018, of 8 May , amending </g>Act 2/2014, on tax, administrative, financial and public-sector measures</g> </g></g>, stipulates (under Article 211) that</g> students admitted to university studies for the first time as from the academic year 2018-2019 will be required to demonstrate</g>, on completing their studies, </g>a B2 level in one of the four foreign languages established in the Catalan education system (English, French, German, and Italian), unless the bachelor's degree report says otherwise.

Moreover, the Governing Council of the University of Girona, in session 4/19, agreed to amend the regulations for third languages in bachelor's degree studies.See the full text of the agreement (eBOU-4/2019) .

  • Third-language requirements at the UdG according to study and year of access
  • Third-language accreditation channels at the UdG:
    1. Obtaining a recognised certificate or having a degree that it exempts from the accreditation according to the Catalan Inter-University Board's current Agreement. It will be responsibility of the UdG’s Delegated Teaching and Students Committee, once the report on the Modern Languages Service (SLM) has been seen, to keep this information up to date, as well as to assess the acceptance of other certificates not included in the Agreement.
    2. Obtaining a certificate showing the passing of any specific test of knowledge confirming at least the level achieved in the each qualification report, organised by state or private universities from the Catalan or Spanish university system , with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and endorsed by the relevant bodies. As for Spanish universities, the certificates will have to bear the stamp of the Association of Language Centres in Higher Education .
    3. Having passed at least 12 ECTS corresponding to UdG study courses or recognised activities taught entirely in a third language, which each centre will determine. To opt for this channel, students will need to pass the English B2 CLUC exam that can be taken for free at the SLM.
    4. Preparing, taking the viva for and passing the bachelor's thesis in a third language. To opt for this channel, students will need to pass the English B2 CLUC exam that can be taken for free at the SLM.
    5. Staying at a university or foreign company within the framework of a mobility programme or under an educational-cooperation agreement where activities are held in the three languages mentioned above, for accreditation purposes, by obtaining of a minimum of 9 ECTS or a minimum stay of 2 months of practicals. If necessary, the stay’s assessment activities will have to be carried out in the third language in question.
    6. Teaching subjects of a third language tat accredits the required level or above, according to the bachelor’s report or with the supervision of the Modern Languages Service.

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