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Do you want to learn Catalan from scratch?

Sign up for this 45-hour classroom course geared towards international professionals and designed with the business world in mind.


Will it be useful for you?

This course will enable you to achieve a basic understanding of Catalan and will help you improve your professional career, create new opportunities for your business project, expand your network of business contacts, or simply make new friends in Barcelona.


What will you learn?

Upon completing this course, you will be able to understand and use basic everyday expressions in common usage in the workplace and in business. You will learn to construct simple sentences to effectively communicate using basic linguistic resources.

If you believe you have a higher level and are interested in attending a Catalan class, send an email to


Cost, signing up and participation

This course is subsidised by Barcelona City Council and the Government of Catalonia, so it is free for participants.

If you sign up but cannot begin the course, kindly cancel your registration by sending an email to, so that someone else can have your place.

If you sign up for the course and have to stop attending halfway through it, you will need to explain why you are dropping out in an email message to this same email address.

If once you are signed up you do not start the course or you stop coming without explaining why, your place will go unused and there will be a sanction, which is losing the right to sign up for a similar course in the future.


Organisation and certificates

This course is organised jointly by the Barcelona Language Normalisation Centre (CNL) and the City Promotion Department of Barcelona City Council, the promoter of Barcelona International Welcome.

You can take a look at the course handbook by following this link

If you successfully pass the course, you will receive a proving document from the Language Normalisation Consortium (CPNL).

Data of interest

Aula Formació 17 Incubadora Mediatic
Carrer de Roc Boronat, 117. 2nd floor Mediatic Building. Barcelona
7 pm to 8:45 pm