Catalan Beginners: Module 1

Course Dates: 16/01/20 - 02/04/20
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: EC Euston
Carmen Hunter

Learn to speak Catalan, one of the official languages of Spain, on this lively course for beginners. Taught in Catalan, the emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills.


What is the course about?

The course aims to enable students to communicate in Catalan in everyday situations.

What will we cover?

Greetings, asking about meaning and pronunciation of words, spelling, asking for repetition, personal information, jobs, description of people, family.

Present tense, nouns, articles, adjectives, demonstratives, possessives, numerals.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- introduce yourself and exchange greetings

- identify objects and ask about meaning of words, spell words

- give and ask basic information about yourself and others

- talk about your job and hobbies

- describe and identify people

- talk about your family.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No previous knowledge required.

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course is based on the communicative approach:

- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate

Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Tutor's own material. If any book is advised, please try: The European Bookshop (020 7734 5259) or Grant and Cutler at (020 7440 3248).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

LT121 Catalan beginners: module 2. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.


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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 07/12/2019)
Great intoduction to Catalan
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 27/11/2019)
Absolutely worth it and for that price
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Course Code: LT112

Started Thu, eve, 16 Jan - 02 Apr '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £189.00
Concession: £115.00

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