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Language services for incoming students

NOTICE

Due to the current health situation, Valencian Workshops and Tastallengües will not be offered this term.

Valencian Workshops: language and cultural workshops to facilitate the full integration of international students. 

Do you want to take part in the local culture and language? Workshop leaders will introduce a wide variety of topics, including practical issues such as language resources, housing or public transportation, and also local customs. 


Tastallengües: an event to welcome international students that promotes multilingualism and language exchanges with local students.

The University organises this event at the beginning of the semester to help you meet local and other international students and practise any languages you wish in a casual context. Food and music are provided for free, and you are welcome to bring along food and drink typical of your culture.


A1 free Catalan courses for international students.

The University has two official languages: Catalan (known locally as valencià) and Spanish (often referred to as castellà). Both are used for academic and administrative purposes, as well as for daily life. Catalan is easy to understand and learn, especially if you already know another Romance language, such as Italian, French, Portuguese, Romanian or Spanish. With 10 million speakers, it's the official language in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Valencia, Eastern Aragon, Andorra and Alghero (Italy). Take advantage of this opportunity and join a free UV Catalan course (A1 or A1+):


Spanish and other languages courses at Centre d'Idiomes (University language school).

Centre d'Idiomes offers University members convenient courses for several languages including Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian and German.


Materials and advice for independent learning of different languages in the self-access language learning centres (CALs).

The UV has three self-access language centres (CAL, Centre d'Autoaprenentatge de Llengües), one on each campus (Blasco Ibáñez, Burjassot-Paterna and Els Tarongers). Self-learning materials, music, books and films are provided. The languages available at the moment are Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Polish and Arabic. Conversation groups and expert tuition are offered for some languages.


Language exchanges through a virtual space that allows you to find people to talk with. 

You can freely arrange language exchanges with as many people as you wish and in as many languages as you want, anytime, using our Facebook page.