The members of the Alumni UV collective will be able to access the Self-study promoted by the Language Policy Servei.

  • Self-learning in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and other languages in the self-access languages centres (CAL). 
  • Advice on language learning.
  • Conversation groups in Catalan, English, French, German and Italian.
  • Access to our languages media library (newspapers, magazines, films, music, books, etc.).
  • Prepare of language level tests.


The Language Policy Servei also develops:

  • Self-learning for the rest of the university community
  • Specific Catalan courses for exchange & international students and for university staff
  • ​Text and certificates (CIEACOVA, DELE, CELI, CAPLE)
  • Scientific language (Advice, correction and translation)
  • Administrative language (Advice, correction and translation)
  • Promotion of language equality and multilingualism



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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 del Serpis, 29, Edifici Beatriu Civera 2a planta
46022 València
Phone.: 96 393 71 60

  • 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