From today, 4th September, until 15th September, registration is open for the Catalan courses in Mallorca of the Institut d’Estudis Baleàrics (IEB). In this call, which runs from October 2023 to January 2024, all the pre-pandemic face-to-face offer and the semi-presential administrative language course are recovered.

In total, 12 municipalities have joined the course offer, two more than last year. The number of courses has also increased from 51 to 58, including face-to-face, blended, virtual and online courses. They are offered in Alaró, Andratx, Calvià, Consell, Inca, Llucmajor, Palma, Sant Joan, Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Santa Maria del Camí and ses Salines, as well as Eivissa.

Catalan courses in Mallorca: enrolment and modalities

Registration for Catalan courses in Mallorca 2023-2024 must be done online at Classes begin the week of 2 October 2023 and end the week of 15 January 2024. The modalities of the courses are as follows:

  • Face-to-face (75 hours). These are face-to-face courses with classes three days a week.
  • Blended (35 hours). These are courses with face-to-face classes one day a week that must be completed with independent work based on class material.
  • Virtual (75 hours). Internet connection is required. These are live classes at a specific timetable via videoconference. These classes allow the teacher and students to interact in real time.
  • Online. Internet connection is required. Contact with the teacher and students is made through the Moodle platform. This virtual space contains all the contents, materials and activities of the course. It is not necessary for the teacher and students to have the same timetable to work on the contents, but there is a fortnightly session at a specific time to work on oral expression.

Llorenç Perelló, director of the IEB, points out that “in the coming months we will continue working to increase the offer in all the islands so that there is no demand from people who want to learn their own language that is not covered”.