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Teaching and research


Along the last years, the Chair in Galician Studies has offered the following free choice subjects on a four-monthly basis. Students from any faculty at the University of Deusto were eligible to sign on:

  • Lingua Galega I (4,5 credits)
  • Lingua Galega II (4,5 credits)
  • Galician Literature and Culture I (4,5 credits)
  • Galician Literature and Culture II (4,5 credits).

Following the guidelines established in the Bologna Declaration, in the academic year 2012-2013 the University offers the following courses in the area of Galician Studies: 

  • Segunda Lengua I: Gallego (6 crédits)
  • Literatura Gallega (6 crédits)
  • Historia, estructura y sociolingüística de la lengua gallega (6 crédits)

In addition to this, the Chair in Galician Studies organizes courses of Galician language open to anyone (belonging or not to the University community) who wants to acquire and / or improve their oral and written skills in that language. Courses cover the different levels listed in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and they are especially geared for preparing CELGA exams.

Introductory course in Galician language

The Chair of Galician Studies of the University of Deusto, in cooperation with the Linguistic Policy Secretary of Xunta de Galicia, offers an introductory course in Galician Language. The course is aimed at people with little or no previous knowledge of Galician language. The main aim is to acquire basic competences both in oral and written Galician, equivalent to those specified for the level A1 and A2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. In addition to this, the course is especially geared for preparing Celga exams, held by Galician government (

HOURS OF ATTENDANCE: 70 contact hours, divided into two weekly sessions of 1h30 each
DATES: 21/11/2017-26/04/2018
TIMETABLE: Tuesdays and Thursdays 19.30-21.00
PLACE: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Campus of Bilbao)
LANGUAGE: Galician
PROFESSOR: Ana Fernández Troncoso (lecturer of the Chair of Galician Studies). Office 334 (telf. 944 139 063, ext. 2493)


General: 325 €

: Those interested in taking the course can make their payment to the following account: 0182-1290-36-0016521104 (BBVA), specifying under “Concepto”: Curso Gallego (código 8415).
The bank receipt together with certifying documents (in case of reduction), should be scanned and sent by e-mail to, or by post to:

Cátedra de Estudios Gallegos
Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Humanas
Universidad de Deusto, apartado 1
48080 – Bilbo (Bizkaia)

The fee is not refundable if the student signs out.

DEADLINE: until 12pm on November 20, 2017
RECOGNITION: At the end of the course, the students will receive an official supporting document.