What is the course about?
The course will enable you to develop your basic Catalan by giving you more practice on the use of verbs and tenses and also in the daily use of Catalan.
What will we cover?
Exchanging personal information and introducing people; present tense; expressions of obligation; future tense; talking about holidays; describing cities; comparisons; describing a flat and furniture; booking accommodation; describing how things were in the past; imperfect tense; talking about jobs, duties and work conditions; pronouns.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Talk about yourself and your family and exchange greetings
- Duties and obligations
- Talk about the future
- Describe and compare places
- Describe a flat and book accommodation
- Talk about the past
- Talk about the characteristics of different jobs.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You need to have studied Catalan for approximately one year.
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://bildutrapagaran.info/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?
The tutor will let you know if there is a coursebook to buy.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LT221 Catalan 2: module 2. Please enrol early as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details