For those of adult age, adult learning centres (escoles d’adults) offer a wide range of free education:

  • Courses for learning to read and write.

  • Basic training.

  • Courses for obtaining a certificate of successful completion of secondary education (called a Graduat en Educació Secundària or GES in Catalan).

  • Access to intermediate and advanced vocational training.

  • University access for over 25s. 

Workshops on languages, IT and the like are also available, along with a great variety of cultural activities.

If you are unfamiliar with Catalan and/or Spanish, you will find various associations offering courses in your town or city. There are also official language schools (Escoles Oficials d’Idiomes) for those aged 16 or over.

Additionally, the Consortium for Linguistic Normalisation Normalisation (Consorci per a la Normalització Lingüística): offers a complete range of options (presence-based and distance-learning courses, language partner programmes, advice, etc.) for learning Catalan.