Castell, human pyramids in Catalonia, Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

The program in Iberian Studies at OSU offers Catalan language and culture classes. Our instructors and professors are trained in language, literatures and cultures of the Catalan speaking countries and are members or participants of Catalan institutions such as the Institut Ramon Llull, the North American Catalan Society, the Association Française des Catalanistes, and the Institut d’Estudis Catalans. For more information, contact Holly Nibert

Interested in taking Catalan? The Ohio State University is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA).  Students of member universities enjoy expanded access to world-class resources and programs due to a rich array of academic collaborations, such as CourseShare. The CourseShare framework allows students to register for shared language courses at the same time and in the same manner as regular courses. Grades and credits are reported on the student’s home university transcript. There are no additional fees associated with shared courses, making them even more attractive to students. For more information, contact Rachel Sanabria.

                   Did you know?

Catalonia, Spain

- Catalan is spoken by 9+ million people in Catalunya, the Balearic Islands, the Valencian Community, and in the French department of the Pyrenees-Orientales.

- Catalan is an official language in Andorra, Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and the Valencian Community, and a co-official language in the Italian city of Alghero in Sardinia.

-Most Catalan speakers are bi- or multilingual -- Catalan co-exists with 3 other important European languages —Spanish, French and Italian.

- Catalan is a Gallo-Romance and is very similar to Occitan. It has more in common with French & Italian than with Spanish.