Catalan is a romance language which has its origins between the 8th century and the 10th century. The first texts written in Catalan are dated from the 12th century. Between the 13th century and the 16th century became the reference language on the Mediterranean. Nowadays is present in every area in the society. Catalan language is fully adapted to the needs of modern society; it is the 26th language in the world with more presence on the Internet.
Nowadays it is spoken by 10 million people in four different countries: Spain, France, Italy and Andorra. In these four countries, it is spoken in the following regions: Catalonia, Community of Valencia, Balearic Islands (Spain), Northern Catalonia (France) and the city of Alghero, in Sardinian (Italy). In the Community of Valencia it is also called «Valencian».
The universities in these regions which organise EILC courses in Catalan language are the following:
Abat Oliba CEU University
Autonomous University of Barcelona
University of Barcelona
University of Girona
University of Lleida
University of Vic
International University of Catalonia
Technical University of Catalonia
Pompeu Fabra University
Ramon Llull University
Rovira i Virgili University
University of the Balearic Islands