What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to communicate in Catalan in everyday situations.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Telling the time, daily routine, hobbies, likes and dislikes, description of towns, description of your home, locating things and places, shopping, food.
Present tense, pronouns, prepositions, numerals, quantities, modal verbs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- ask for and tell the time
- talk about your daily routine and your hobbies
- express likes and dislikes
- describe where you live (your town and your home)
- go to the market.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Catalan 1: module 1 or have an equivalent level.
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 http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level.
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 www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259) or Grant and Cutler at Foyles-www.foyles.co.uk/languages (020 7440 3248).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LT131 Catalan beginners: module 3. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.