Barcelona is a bilingual city, where both Catalan, the city's and Catalonia's own language, and Spanish, are spoken. One of the features of the program is for you to have a basic and receptive knowledge of Catalan by the end of the first term.

To attain this aim, if you don't have any previous knowledge of Catalan, it is mandatory that you enrol in the following language landing program, which has been designed to give you practical information of Catalan language and culture.

https://www.upf.edu/web/idiomesupf/catala-landing-programme

For more information about learning languages at UPF, see:

 

https://www.upf.edu/web/idiomesupf