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Materials and resources

Reference materials

Resources to write in Catalan and English produced by the University of Valencia Languages Service with other Valencian universities and with the universities of the Xarxa Vives network.

Francesc Esteve (dir.)

Gramàtica zero clarifies the most frequent syntactic questions in a practical and simple way and, as its subtitle declares, aims to guide users with the minimum grammar. It tackles the most important and common linguistic doubts and tries to clarify them with as little terminology as possible. It offers accessible explanations to everyone and it is supported by a remarkable range of examples with a graphic presentation that allows the solutions to be visualised at a glance.

Valencia: Languages Service, University of Valencia 2011

Andreu i Bellés (coord.)

Manual de documents i llenguatge administratius is a tool that regulates and unifies the preparation of institutional documentation and sets the model of administrative language, especially in terms of style, linguistic criteria and the conventions that are specific to it. This publication is the result of a collaboration between the Universitat Jaume I, the University of Valencia, the University of Alacant and the Universitat Politècnica de València, which makes it an obligatory reference for Valencian university administrations.

Castelló de la Plana: Publicacions de la Universitat Jaume I, 2009

Various authors

Criteris lingüístics per als usos institucionals de les universitats valencianes aims to contribute to a homogeneous and appropriate style in Catalan for the formal uses of the university institution.  

Languages services of the Valencian universities, 2004

Various authors

The Interuniversity Style Guide is designed for teaching and research staff, administrative and service staff and language professionals who have to write institutional documentation in English. Although one of the sections covers general writing criteria, the word style in the title refers to linguistic conventions relating to spelling, punctuation, typography and other editorial aspects. Consistency in these areas provides clarity and cohesion in texts that facilitates and simplifies comprehension.

Barcelona: Xarxa Vives d'Universitats, 2013

Joan M. Perujo Melgar

The aim of the Gripau website is, mainly, to make easier the writing of texts to students taking subjects in Catalan, either during secondary education or during the first years of university. The Valencian universities are committed to provide the means for students to increase the use of Catalan and that is why, through this website, we are making this tool available to them so that they can use the language in a fully normal way in all the areas of university life.

Languages Service of the University of Alacant, 2013

Antoni Llabrés & Eva Pons (coords.)

Vocabulari de dret consists of almost 6,000 entries, with equivalents in Spanish, and is the most extensive compilation of legal terminology in Catalan to date. It is a collective work, the result of the collaboration of a team of lecturers from the faculties of law at the University of Barcelona and the University of Valencia and technicians from the languages services from both universities. It is conceived as a useful tool not only for university students and lecturers, but also for professionals in the world of law and, in general, for anyone interested.

University of Valencia, University of Barcelona, 2010

Francisco Javier Casinos Mora, Jean-François Gerkens & Antonio Saccoccio

Vocabulari de dret romà consists of 398 entries containing 493 Latin names with the corresponding equivalents in Catalan, Spanish, French and Italian. It includes terms from the main branches of Roman law, such as sources, public law (political and religious institutions, administrative and fiscal law, and criminal law) and private law (person and family, civil procedure and property law), as well as the transmission and reception of this law. The vocabulary devotes special attention to those terms that may offer more linguistic or adaptation difficulties, especially in Catalan.

Languages Service, University of Valencia, 2007

Graeme Berman

Nomenclatura universitària català-anglès de la Universitat de València is a bilingual glossary of academic terms.

Languages Service, University of Valencia, updated version 2018

Various authors

The origin of Nomenclatura de gestió universitària was the translation into English of all the terms or notions that appeared in the regulations and institutional texts of the universities and which were concepts that did not have a clear equivalence in English. Each university had found its own forms and it was considered necessary to reach a consensus on the proposals and use common forms in all the universities. Thus began the project of creating a shared university management nomenclature among the universities that joined the project.

Xarxa Vives d'Universitats, 2017

Learning materials

To improve your use of Catalan and your multilingual skills. They are produced by the University of Valencia Languages Service along with other language services of the Valencian universities.

Francesc Esteve

The Qüestionari d'Autoavaluació Lingüística (Catalan language self-assessment questionnaire) allows you to find out which mistakes you do in Catalan and correct them with direct links to Ben dit! videos and Gramàtica zero to help you solve your doubts. 

Valencia: Languages Service, University of Valencia 2022

Various authors

Ben dit! is a series that will help you improve your use of Catalan with short videos, just over a minute long, that get straight to the point (words, expressions, resources...).

Valencia: Languages Service & MediaUni, University of Valencia 2022

Various authors

Món de llengües is a series of videos produced by the University of Valencia Languages Service and MediaUni in which international students from different origins explain their language and culture. 

Valencia: Languages Service & MediaUni, University of Valencia 2019

Various authors

Tenim paraula is a set of audiovisual resources that aims to support both teaching and research staff who teach and do research in Catalan, and administrative and service staff who work in this language. It is divided into 80 chapters of advice and language recommendations that will help to clarify some of the most frequent doubts of users.

Valencia: Languages Service, University of Valencia 2009

Héctor Gonzàlvez (et al.)

Fonet is a phonetics practice software published on the initiative of the University of Alacant and with the support of the University of Valencia Languages Service. It is a very useful tool to improve pronunciation and diction in Catalan, especially suitable for university teachers.

Alicante: Biblioteca de Filologia Catalana Digital, University of Alacant

Online resources

For studying Catalan, English, French, German or Italian, selected by the University of Valencia Languages Service.

Click on the language you want to practise to see the resources.