Catalan Language News Ed. 15 - March 2007

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Fri Mar 16 12:17:15 UTC 2007

Catalan Language News 15 - March 2007

The Catalan Language Observatory was set up in 2004 by cultural organisations from
all the Catalan-speaking lands, with the purpose of monitoring the Catalan language
rigorously and objectively.

The following organisations are members of the Observatory:
· Acció Cultural del País Valencià
· Associació de Juristes per la llengua
· Casal Jaume I de Fraga
· Casal Jaume I de Perpinyà
· Centre Internacional Escarré per a les Minories Ètniques i les Nacions (CIEMEN)
· Centre Unesco de Catalunya
· Comitè de Seguiment de la Declaració Universal de Drets Lingüístics
· Consell de Col·legis d'Advocats de Catalunya
· Culturalnord
· Fundació Congrés de Cultura Catalana
· Institut Linguapax
· Obra Cultural Balear
· Observatori de la Universitat d'Alacant
· Omnium Cultural
· Omnium Cultural de l'Alguer
· Organització pel Multilingüisme
· Plataforma per la llengua

With the support of:
· Institute of Catalan Studies
· Television of Catalonia
· IJLV - the Joan Lluís Vives Institute -, whose members are the following
- Abat Oliba CEU University
- Autonomous University of Barcelona
- International University of Catalonia
- Jaume I University
- Miguel Hernández University (Elx)
- Open University of Catalonia
- Pompeu Fabra University
- Ramon Llull University
- Rovira i Virgili University
- Technical University of Catalonia
- Technical University of Valencia
- University of Alacant
- University of Andorra
- University of the Balearic Islands
- University of Barcelona
- University of Girona
- University of Lleida
- University of Perpinyà
- University of Valencia
- University of Vic

With the support of:


Generalitat de Catalunya Government of Catalonia
Govern de les Illes Balears Government of the Balearic Islands
Generalitat Valenciana Government of the Valencian Community
Parlament de Catalunya Parliament of Catalonia
IEC Institute of Catalan Studies
institut Ramon Llull


The Ramon Llull Institute´s Language Area promotes the teaching of Catalan
language, literature, and culture at universities and other centres for higher
education outside of its linguistic region, especially through the promotion and
support of the Network of Conversation Teachers and the creation of chairs and
other permanent studies of Catalan culture and language.
Participating universities have a conversation teacher who has been selected by way
of a public examination held by the Ramon Llull Institute, or who a university
itself has chosen with the Institute´s approval and the teacher joins the
university of destination directly, for a period of at least one academic year.
The conversation teacher teaches Catalan language, literature, and/or culture and
simultaneously organises cultural activities for the promotion and spreading of
Catalan language and literature, such as seminars, conferences, workshops, and so
forth. An academic manager from the university handles the co-ordination and
each academic year, students can register for tests in order to obtain the
Certificates of Knowledge of the Catalan Language organised by the Ramon Llull
Institute in different towns outside of the Catalan linguistic region.


The Network of Catalan Conversation Teachers has supplied 107 universities in 27
countries on five continents, outside of the linguistic region of the Catalan
language, during the 2006-2007 academic year. As well as those courses given in
Catalan which receive the support of the Ramon Llull Institute, there are 54 other
universities of also giving classes in Catalan on their own initiative. In Spain,
in non Catalan-speaking areas there are 11 universities in which courses in Catalan
language and culture may be taken. There are five overseas universities which boast
a chair, or specific study centre in Catalan, such as the University of Chicago,
the Sorbonne in Paris, the Queen Mary University of London, the London School of
Economics the University of Frankfurt, and these will soon be joined by Stanford
Universit y and the University of New York. In total, they represent some 7000
students around the world who are undertaking courses in Catalan language.
Outside the universities, there are 41 private centres promoting which amongst
other activities give courses in Catalan language and culture. In most of these
cases, they also received institutional support, as well as the the 21 centres,
which offer Catalan classes through the Cervantes Institute, administered by the
Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


GERMANY (22): Berlin (2), Bielefeld, Bochum, Braunschweig, Bremen, Cologne,
Eichstätt, Frankfurt, Friburg, Halle, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Kiel, Konstanz,
Mannheim, Marburg, Münster, Saarbrücken, Siegen, Stuttgart, Tübingen

ARGENTINA (3): Mendoza, Rosario, Santa Fe



BELGIUM: Brussels


CANADA: Toronto

CUBA: La Havana

SLOVENIA: Ljubljana

UNITED STATES (6): Cambridge, Massachussets, New York, Santa Bárbara, California,
Urbana, Illinois, Washington DC

FINLAND: Hèlsinki

FRANCE (9): Aix-en-Provence, Dunkerque, Grenoble, París, Reims, Rennes, Saint
Denis, Saint-Etienne, Tolosa

GREAT BRITAIN (18): Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Exeter, Glasgow (2),
Lancaster, Leicester, Liverpool, Londres, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Oxford,
Sheffield (2),Swansea, Wolverhampton

HOLLAND: Amsterdam

HUNGARY (2): Budapest, Szeged


ISRAEL: Jerusalem

ITALY (10): Bologna, Catania, Firenze, Fisciano, Naples (2), Rome, Sàsser, Trento,

MAROCCO: Casablanca

MEXICO: Mexico D.F.

POLAND (3): Krakow, Poznan, Warsaw



RUMANIA: Bucharest

RUSSIA (2): Moscow, Saint Petersburg


URUGUAY: Montevideo

Universitys of the Catalan Readerships Network and the others centers


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