What is the Institut Ramon Llull?
The Institut Ramon Llull is a public body founded with the purpose of promoting Catalan language studies at universities abroad, the translation of literature and thought written in Catalan, and Catalan cultural production in other areas like theatre, film, circus, dance, music, the visual arts, design and architecture.
To this end, the Institut Ramon Llull signs agreements with foreign universities in order to promote Catalan teaching in them and it coordinates and offers support to over 140 centres all over the world where Catalan studies are present. At the same time, the Institut Ramon Llull supports international Catalanist associations and foments specialist studies and linguistic research at prestigious universities. As the official body certifying linguistic competence in Catalan abroad, it organizes examinations and awards certificates for the different levels, in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. (read more)