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Are you teaching or research staff member?

 

We provide support for writing teaching and research materials. We help you to improve your foreign language skills and communication skills in general. We also provide resources to help you teach in English and improve your students’ effective communication skills.

  • Grants for thesis revision in English and Catalan.
  • Free translation and revision of teaching materials and research articles in Catalan.
  • Free revision of teaching materials in English.
  • Translation and revision of thesis abstracts in Catalan and English.
  • Advice on specialised and sworn translation services.
  • 50% discount on courses in the UPC Language Programme at Merit School and UniCor Languages.
  • CLUC and Cambridge ESOL exams.
  • Free weekly Time to Talk sessions for teaching and research staff.
  • Workshops and resources for academic communication in English.
  • Tools for assessing effective communication skills in courses.
  • Catalan language courses and tutored self-access learning plans.
  • Official exams and certificates for Catalan Level C.
  • Advice on language and terminology.
  • Multilingual online dictionaries and terminology databases on the UPC’s areas of knowledge.

 

 

Are you an administrative staff or service staff member?

 

We provide support for writing institutional texts and publishing them in several languages. We provide services and resources to help you to improve your communication skills and accredit your foreign language skills for your professional development.

  • Official Catalan language certificates, courses and tutored self-access learning plans.
  • Courses in the Administrative and Service Staff Training Plan: administrative documents, English for academic management, etc.
  • 50% discount on courses in the UPC Language Programme at Merit School and UniCor Languages.
  • CLUC and Cambridge ESOL exams.
  • English language certificates that are valid for recruitment and promotion at the UPC.
  • Resources for learning and improving English language skills.
  • Free weekly Time to Talk sessions for administrative and service staff.
  • Translation and revision of texts that units need to publish in different languages.
  • Machine translation and editing software.
  • Advice on language and terminology.
  • Administrative document templates and style guides in MERLÍ!: Writing Resources.
  • Multilingual online dictionaries, search engines and the UPC Multilingual Nomenclature.

 

Are you a student at the UPC?

 

We provide resources for learning and practising foreign languages. We can help you to improve your communication and technical writing skills.

  • Courses in the UPC Language Programme at Merit School and UniCor Languages for which officially valid UPC certificates are awarded.
  • UPC certificates for the B2.2 Level on bachelor's degrees, for ECTS credits and for mobility.
  • CLUC and Cambridge ESOL exams.
  • Grants for 100-hour language courses in the UPC Language Programme.
  • Grants to support international student induction.
  • A UPC discount of €150 for English Course 6, designed to foster certification of Level B2.2 among bachelor’s degree students.
  • Personal advice on certifying language skills and applying for credit recognition.
  • CLASS-TALK: a resource for following courses in English.
  • Free weekly Time to Talk sessions.
  • Catalan language and effective communication courses for which ECTS credits are awarded, including how to write an effective CV, how to do a job interview, etc.
  • Com Comunicar: a resource for assessing and improving communication skills at university.
  • Resources for writing theses and solving doubts.
  • Multilingual online dictionaries, search engines and terminology databases on the UPC’s areas of knowledge.   
  • Twitter competitions with prizes for Sant Jordi, Science Week, etc.
  • Online Linguistic Support (OLS) for the Erasmus+ programme.
  • SALSA'M mentoring programme, which lends support to mobility students on academic, language, social and cultural issues.

 

Are you new to Catalonia?

 

We offer induction courses, workshops and activities in the Hola! Cultural and Language Reception Programme and the UPC Language Programme.

    • Orientation Week, Just Arrived and cultural induction workshops.
    • Basic Catalan courses for beginners.
    • Spanish courses for foreigners.
    • Cultural activities and outings to get to know Barcelona and Catalonia.
    • Courses in the UPC Language Programme at Merit School and UniCor Languages for which officially valid UPC certificates are awarded.
    • CLUC and Cambridge ESOL exams.
    • Free weekly Time to Talk sessions and language exchange service.
    • SALSA'M mentoring programme, which lends support to mobility students on academic, language, social and cultural issues.

 

 

Do you represent a school or campus?

 

We provide support for the analysis of language needs, services to facilitate language learning, certification, use and quality at your school and language induction services for international students.

  • Translation and revision of course guides, academic information, websites, etc.
  • Courses in the UPC Language Programme at Merit School and UniCor Languages for which officially valid UPC certificates that can be used for ECTS credit recognition, the B2.2 Level and mobility are awarded.
  • Monthly English CLUC and Cambridge ESOL exams. Specific sittings can be organised on demand.
  • Information sessions on language certification for bachelor's degree students.
  • Basic Catalan courses and Spanish for foreigners.
  • Just Arrived, workshops and activities for international students in the Hola! Cultural and Language Reception Programme.
  • Free weekly Time to Talk sessions and language exchange service.
  • Language knowledge surveys and language level tests.
  • Portal for the UPC's language services and resources.