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The Language Policy Service is a general service of the University of Valencia. It is organised as follows:

  • Department of Linguistic consultancy
  • Department of Linguistic Promotion
  • Department of Studies and Certification
  • Department of Linguistic Resources
  • Unit of Economic and Administrative Management


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) and to promote the plurilingualism of the university community.


It aims to ensure that the academic, administrative, institutional and interpersonal activities of the University are developed normally in Catalan, as the language proper to the University of Valencia. It also intends to contribute to the internationalisation of the University of Valencia by promoting the learning and use of other languages, particularly English, as the language of international communication. It provides linguistic and terminological education and guidance to the university community, and especially to the PDI (teaching and research staff) and PAS (administrative and research staff), to achieve the maximum communicative linguistic competence and the users’ autonomy, both in Catalan and in other languages. Finally, it intends to encourage sociolinguistic attitudes to promote the Catalan language, and to promote its effective and standard use in all areas of university life.

Services offered

  • Courses

In-class, blended or online Catalan courses aimed at the university community.
Specific Catalan courses for newcomers.
Specific Catalan courses for PDI (teaching and research staff) and PAS (administrative and research staff): tutoring, oral tutoring, intensive summer courses, customer service, etc.

  • Independent learning

Education in Catalan, English, French and German  through the  Independent Language Learning Centres (CAL). Personal guidance, conversation groups (PDI, PAS and Students), use of the language media library (newspapers, magazines, films, music, books, etc.) and preparation and simulation of level tests.

  • Examinations and certificates

Call for the official examination sessions for obtaining the Certificate in Catalan of the Valencian Universities (CIEACOVA).
Call for the preliminary examinations in Catalan and in the process of competitive examinations or public contests carried out by the Human Resources Services for PAS and PDI.
Promotion of language certification tests among the university community.

  • Scientific language 

Linguistic advice in Catalan and English, resolution of queries about scientific language.
Correction and translation into Catalan of texts produced by the PDI at the University of Valencia.
Correction and translation into English of texts produced by the PDI at the University of Valencia.

  • Administrative language

Linguistic guidance in Catalan, resolution of general queries and queries related to administrative language.
Correction of administrative, institutional, cultural and management texts produced and published in Catalan by the University of Valencia’s bodies, centres, departments and services.
Translation into Catalan of administrative, institutional, cultural and management texts  written and published by the University of Valencia’s bodies, centres, departments and services.

  • Promotion of the use of Catalan and of plurilingualism

Promotion of teaching in Catalan among teaching and research staff and students. In particular, promotion of the production and dissemination of Catalan teaching materials.
Promotion of research in Catalan  and, in particular, of the production and defence of doctoral theses in Catalan, and in research articles and scientific dissemination.
Dissemination and promotion of IT, audiovisual and other resources, created publicly or privately, that are useful for achieving linguistic autonomy of users and the widespread use of the language.
Promotion of the use of Catalan among the PAS, both in administrative documentation and in customer service.
Raising awareness among the university community about the proper use of the language to contribute to the standardisation of Catalan and the promotion of plurilingualism.
Dissemination and advice on linguistic rights.
Organisation of to promote Catalan and plurilingualism in different fields (cinema, theatre, music, publications, etc.) among the university community.

Support to activities that promote Catalan at the University of Valencia, carried out by the University’s bodies or by other entities and groups.
Coordination of initiatives to promote Catalan and plurilingualism with other public Valencian universities and institutions, and with institutions from the Catalan linguistic community.
Constant education, promotion and renewal of the university Linguistic Volunteers.

Commitments to quality

Keeping the Language Policy Service’s information channels updated: website, mailing lists, social networking tolos, physical presence in the Independent Language Learning Centres, over-the-phone and in-person customer service, etc.
Measure, evaluate diachronically and publish the participation in the promotion activities organised, as well as the information and language and terminology guidance services provided (recipients, levels, types of service, volume, etc.)
Publish the report of that year, along with the action plan for the following year.
Measures to protect the environment: prioritise electronic information channels (web, email, etc.), reduce paper consumption and, when the use of paper is necessary, use of recycled or organic paper.

The Language Policy Service can help you:

In person, from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 14:00
Location and contact details

Through the Language Policy Service’s website, 24 hours a day. Follow the instructions for each specific service published in the relevant section of the website.

You can send your suggestions to suggestions, complaints and/or compliments form

Language Centre

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.

General Courses

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

Intensive Courses

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).

C/ Serpis, 25
46022 València
Tel.: 963 067 781

Confucius Institute

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
46010 València
Tel.: 963 983 592

Equivalency table for L2 accreditation at the University of Valencia

The students and staff of the University of Valencia need to prove, for various academic and administrative processes, that they have the necessary level in L2. In this sense, the L2 Language Advisory Committee approved the equivalency table to be applied in these cases.

See table

Language Accreditation

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.

More information:

Language Policy Service
Carrer d'Amadeu de Savoia, 4, 3rd floor.
46010 València
Phone: 96 39 37160

  • 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.

More information:

Confucius Institute
Faculty of Language Studies, Translation and Communication
Avinguda de Blasco Ibañez, 32.
46010 València
Phone: 96 39 83592
Fax: 96 39 83592


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