Language Policy Service
The Language Policy Service is organised into areas of language training, promotion, advice and terminology and an administrative management unit. Its goal is to achieve the standardised use of language, namely, the development of all the sociolinguistic functions as a modern culture language (Article 6.3 of the University of Valencia Statutes). Services offered:
Courses: In-class, online, or a blend of both offering language learning geared towards university community as a whole. Specific courses for students. Basic Catalan language courses for newcomers. Specific courses for Teaching and Research Staff (PDI) and Administrative and Service Staff (PAS). Tutoring, oral tutoring, intensive summer courses, customer service, etc.) Language programmes for 55+ students of La Nau Gran.
Independent Learning: Education through the Independent Language Learning Centres (CAL). Personalised guidance, conversation groups and use of the language media library (newspapers, magazines, films, music, books, etc.)
Examinations and Certificates: Examination sessions for the access to the Certificate in Catalan of the University of Valencia. Call for the preliminary examinations in the process of competitive examinations or public contests carried out by the Human Resources Service (The Administrative and Service Staff and the Teaching and Research Staff)
Linguistic guidance: Correction of administrative and informative texts written and edited by the organizations, centres, departments and services of the University of Valencia. Translation into Catala of texts and materials produced by the Teaching and Research Staff of the University of Valencia (exams, teaching materials, etc.) Linguistic guidance, help with student queries.
Terminology and technical language: Resolution of queries regarding to technical vocabulary. Production of glossaries and specialised vocabularies.
Linguistic volunteering: Education, promotion and constant renewal of linguistic staff.
Extension of the use of Valencian: Development and diffusion of back up materials for research and teaching. Spreading and promoting IT, bibliographic and media resources and any other materials to help speakers achieve linguistic autonomy to extend the use of the language. Promotion of teaching in Catalan and its use among teaching and research staff and students. In particular, promotion of the production and dissemination of Catalan teaching materials. Encouragement of research in Catalan: Support for writing final projects and theses in Catalan. Encouragement of the use of Catalan among administrative and service staff, both in administrative documentation and customer service. Raising public awareness among the university community about the proper usage of the language which contributes its standarisation.
Information and counselling on linguistic rights. Organising activities that promote the use of the language in different fields (cinema, music, publications, etc.) within the university community. Supporting activities that promote Valencian at the University of Valencia. Coordination of initiatives with other universities and Valencian public entities and in the sphere of the Catalonian linguistic community.
Integration and multilingualism: Resources for the learning of other languages at the Independent Language Learning Centres (CAL). Language exchange, conversation and communication activities in all languages: language tandems and learning languages for fun.
Independent Learning in English: With the Language Policy Service, you can learn or improve your English on your own located on the Campuses of Burjassot and Blasco Ibañez.
In person, from Monday to Wednesday, from 9am to 2pm.
Through the Language Policy Service: www.valencia.edu/spl
The teaching and research staff and the administrative and service staff can forward texts for correction: firstname.lastname@example.org
To solve linguistic doubts, please call 37717
Terminology queries can be sent to: email@example.com
The queries about language training can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can send suggestions to: email@example.com
LANGUAGE POLICY SERVICE
C. Amadeu de Savoia, 4, 3a
Tel.: 963 937 160
Independent Language Learning Centre (CAL)
Blasco Ibáñez Campus
Aulari V, baix
C. Gascó Oliag, 5
Tel.: 963 937 608
Independent Language Learning Centre (CAL)
Biblioteca de Ciències, baix
Tel.: 963 543 200
Independent Language Learning Centre (CAL)
Aulari Nord, baix
Tel.: 963 828 918
The Language Centre of the University of Valencia is made available to the University community and the general public to help meet foreign language needs.
From October to June, the Language Centre offers 90-hour courses for University of Valencia students who wish to expand their language skills. The Language Centre offers both morning and afternoon classes, thereby reaching the greatest number of students regardless of university timetables. Students have the option to attend class twice a week on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, or just attend one day on Friday morning or afternoon, or on Saturday morning.
These courses follow the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, widely adopted by the majority of European universities. As long as the minimum standards of the course have been met, the student will be able to obtain a certificate that will indicate the number of hours, the nature and level of the course and their performance.
Once the course has ended, students will be able to take the accreditation test of their course level. A certificate is issued if passed
During the months of July, August and September, the Language Centre offers 60-hour intensive courses. Students who participate in intensive courses will attend twenty 3-hour sessions. These courses are specifically designed for students who are either between two levels and wish to consolidate their language skills, or those who want to maximise their learning of a language in a short period of time.
Likewise, if the minimum requirements of the course have been met, at the end of the course students will be issued a certificate that will indicate the number of hours, the nature and level of the course and their performance.
Exam Preparation Courses
In the October-June period the Language Centre offers preparation courses for the University of Cambridge Local Examinations, TOEFL and IELTS. The courses with the highest demand are those which prepare for the University of Cambridge First Certificate and Certificate in Advanced English. Students who choose to prepare for this type of exam will take a 90-hour course and will obtain a certificate on successful completion
English for Specific Purposes
The Language Centre is now offering courses that adapt to the necessities of a specific group with the same needs for learning a language. Some of these courses include English for Health Sciences, Legal English and other courses depending on the demand.
Specific courses for High Academic Performance Groups are also offered. These courses do not have an established number of hours, as it may vary according to the characteristic of the course and the students’ requirements.
Foreign Language Certification Tests (PACLE)
Language assessment is one of the services offered at the Language Centre. The PACLE tests determine the level of competence in a foreign language. The Language Centre creates and evaluates these tests, which consist of five parts: grammar, vocabulary, and oral and written expression. Once the tests is completed, the Language Centre issues an accreditation certificate that indicates the student’s level, with a description of the skills included the correspondent level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
LANGUAGE CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA
C. Dr. Joan Reglà, 6, baix
Tel.: 963 394 630
This institute aims to promote the study of the Chinese language and be the centre for teacher and student exchanges. The institute currently offers ‘Chinese: language, culture and society’ and ‘Chinese: language, culture and business for professionals’. Japanese language courses are also offered.
Faculty of Language Studies, Translation and Communication
Av. Blasco Ibañez, 32
Tel.: 963 983 592
The University of Valencia is the examination centre of the following languages:
Spanish: the University of Valencia examines the Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) issued by the Ministry of Education and Culture. There are three levels for this diploma: Preliminary, Advanced and Proficiency.
Italian: As a result of the agreement between the Centre for Evaluation and Language Certification, of the University for Foreigners of Perugia, the University of Valencia is the examination centre of the Official Certificates of the Italian Language (CELI). Every year, the University offers two examination sessions of the five levels of Official Certification of Italian.
Valencian: The Language Policy Service conducts the examinations and issues the certificates of Valencian language skills.
Chinese: The Confucius Institute is an official centre for teaching Chinese language and the spreading of its culture. The University of Valencia, besides offering education, issues the official certificates of Chinese language skills.
INTERNACIONAL RELATIONS OFFICE
Av. Blasco Ibáñez, 13
Tel.: 963 864 180