Where to learn

In Galicia

The main offer of linguistic education for adults is managed by the Xunta de Galicia.

The Escolas Oficiais de Idiomas (public run language schools), that depend on the autonomous Ministry of Education, Sciencie and University Planning, teach Galician at five levels: Basic A2, Intermediate B1, Intermediate B2, Advanced C1 and Advanced C2.

Also, the Secretaría Xeral da Lingua (General Secretariat of Language) currently organizes the following courses:

Courses in Galician language. Aimed at the different professional and social groups, and made up of four levels, corresponding to those estabilished in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), developed by the Council of Europe: Celga 1 (level A2), Celga 2 (level B1), Celga 3 (level B2) and Celga 4 (level C1).

Courses in Galician administrative language. Aimed at the personnel of different administration and made up of two levels: intermediate and superior (the latter aimed at the personnel of local and state administrations).

Courses in Galician judicial language. Aimed at the personnel of the justice administration and made up of two levels: intermediate and superior.

The Xunta de Galicia, as a member of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE), prepares exam models for the levels A2, B1, B2 and C1, which guarantee international recognition of the certification of knowledge of Galician.

The services of linguistic normalization of the three Galician universities, as well as those of some councils, also organize their own offers of education in Galician, which can be accessed via different notices that these entities usually publish on their website.

-Linguistic Normalization Section of the University of Vigo

-Linguistic Normalization Service of the University of A Coruña

-Linguistic Normalization Service of the University of Santiago de Compostela

During the summer, there is also the possibility of attending the Summer courses of Galician language and culture "Galician without Frontiers". This courses are organized by Real Academia Galega and Instituto da Lingua Galega (USC).

Outside Galicia

The General Secretariat of Language has collaboration agreements in place with different universities outside Galicia with the intention of creating Galician assistantships and chairs that strengthen and disseminate the language internationally. At present, there are thirty-seven centres for Galician studies at different universities in Spain, Europe and the Americas. Also, the Xunta de Galicia promotes the teaching and learning of Galician in collaboration with the government of Castile and León, through the protocol for the promotion of Galician in El Bierzo and Sanabria. In addition, Galician is taught at reference centres for emigrant communities, such as the Santiago Apóstol School of Buenos Aires in Argentina, the Vicente Cañada Blanch Spanish School in London, or the Castelao School of Caracas in Venezuela.

Teach yourself

Thanks to the development of new technologies, it’s possible to come closer to the learning of the Galician language using new tools available in the web, as interactive on-line courses: