What is the course about?
This course will enable you to develop your fluency, vocabulary and grammar in Catalan.
What will we cover?
Making suggestions; planning activities for the weekend; conditional and future; revisions of past tenses; expressions of obligation; advising; expressing opinions, talking about places to visit and activities to do on holidays; expressing concerns and talking about problems; pronouns.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- make suggestions and make plans to go out
- express opinions and preferences
- ask for advice and give advice
- express opinions
- plan your holidays
- express concerns and talk about problems.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You need to have studied Catalan for at least 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?
Coursebook: Nou nivell bàsic 2, Guerrero, Inés et al. (2010) Barcelona: Castellnou, ISBN 9788498048452
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?
Please ask the tutor or call Languages for advice on 020 7492 2644.
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