Study modes

1. Regular Courses

At the Official Language School in Lugo we offer regular courses of Chinese, English, French, Galician, German, Italian and Portuguese.

Our syllabus is distributed into three levels to be accomplished in 5, 7 or 8 years:

a) Basic: 1, 2 or 3 years depending on the language. 1 = A1 of the CEFR, 2= A2 of the CEFR, 3= A2 in Chinese.

b) Intermediate B1: one or two school years. 1 and 2 = B1 of the CEFR.

c) Intermediate B2: one or two school years. 1 and 2 = B2 of the CEFR.

d) C1: one or two school years.

e) C2: one school year.

Students obtain a certificate on completion of each level:

  • Basic: Basic A2 certificate.
  • Intermediate: Intermediate B1 certificate and Intermediate B2 certificate.
  • Advanced: C1 or C2 certificate.

Students who have not attained the mínimum requirements but have passed one or several language skills may request a certificate stating this.

Regular courses may be:

  • Anual: 120 hours  from September to June, in two two-hour periods p/w.
  • Intensive: 120 hours from September to Februrary or from February to June in 8 h/w. Thus, two courses of the same level may be completed in just one school year.

2. Life-long Learning Courses for Teachers

Language and Communication Courses (CALC)

These are courses organised together with the “Centro de Formación e Recursos de Lugo” (CFR), our Teacher Support Centre. The courses on offer vary depending on the language. These are 120-hour-long courses from September to June at Basic, Intermediate or Advanced levels.

English or French Teacher Refresher Courses

These 75-hour courses are part of the PIALE programme, as a pre-course for an oncoming foreign school visit. More information here.

3. Galician Courses

These are organised together with the “Secretaría Xeral de Política Lingüística,” a department within the official administration. There are clerical Galician 75-hour courses at intermediate and advanced level. These are for civil servants.

We also offer 60-hour courses to train towards the Galician Language Certificate exams (CELGA).

4. Distance Courses

The Official School of Languages in Lugo is the tutorial institution of the That’s English programme, allowing students to take distance courses. Clic here for more information.

5. External Students

There is a registration period in March or April for those wishing to obtain the School certificates as external students –with no class-attendance. External students may register for any level of the certification exams.



2018-19: FalArte

2017-18: Alimentación e saúde

2016-17: Viaxar