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Catalan for Beginners

Universitat Pompeu Fabra via FutureLearn

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Learn Catalan by spending a day with Ella as she explores Barcelona

Catalan is the language of international tourist destinations such as Barcelona and Valencia – hotspots of history and culture.

On this course, you will explore the basics of the Catalan language alongside Ella – an American tourist in Barcelona – as she learns basic vocabulary and grammar in the context of everyday local life. Learning via glossaries, exercises, and videos, you’ll get to grips with the essentials of communication in this most fascinating part of Europe.

You’ll discover Catalan phrases and pronunciation, as well as the culture of the region – even listening to a full playlist of Catalan songs in the process.

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning basic Catalan who has no prior knowledge of the language, but wants to learn beginner-level Catalan (A1) to integrate effectively and rapidly while visiting Barcelona and Catalonia in general. Learners will need to be fluent in English as this is the working language of the MOOC.

Taught by

Elisenda Campmany



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