Editors Choice – Best Catalan Language Books
Are you looking for a complete course in Catalan which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Catalan will guarantee success. Now fully updated to make your language learning experience fun and interactive. You can still rely on the benefits of a top language teacher and our years of teaching experience, but now with added learning features.
The course is structured in thematic units and the emphasis is placed on communication, so that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday situations, to using the phone and talking about work.
By the end of this course, you will be at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
Why is Catalan an important language to learn?
More than 7 million people speak the official language of Spain, and and another 3 million can understand it. Catalan is you key to conversations in beautiful places like Ibiza and Park Güell. If you have been dreaming of visiting Spain for quite some time, you must also plan to spend part of your time over in Catalonia and the islands of Majorca and Ibiza. These areas offer a slightly more unique experience than the rest of Spain, although you need to know how to speak Catalan to get the most out of your visit. While some people believe that speaking Catalan is useless, most people think that it is necessary to learn in order to fully appreciate the culture of the areas where it is spoken the most. Of course, knowing how to speak Catalan will also help you communicate with the locals, which will enhance your experiences and adventures even more during your visit. There are about ten million people in this world that speak Catalan, which means that you could potentially stumble upon a native Catalan speaker, or one that speaks the language quite well, at any time in your life. In fact, while this language is mostly found in certain areas of Spain, you will also hear it in certain parts of southern France and Andorra, which is a charming country that can be found in the Pyrenees mountains. The best part about learning Catalan is that you will find that you can fully appreciate the culture. You will also surprise those who speak Catalan, because they are not accustomed to anyone else taking the time to learn their beautiful language.
Learn to speak Catalan
The reality is that if you know Catalan it will make your trip and experience in Catalonia 10 times better. People love to hear foreigners speak their local language and Catalan is no different. Pick up Catalan : The Ultimate Beginners Learning Guide and be well on your way to learning the Catalan language.
This convenient dictionary and phrasebook contains 4,000 dictionary entries, a pronunciation guide, concise grammar section, and all the essential language a traveler to Barcelona and other places in Catalonia, Spain needs.
As the title and subtitle indicate, this book is intended to be a basic introduction for beginners who would like to begin studying Catalan, or at least learn the basics. This book contains information regarding pronunciation, phrases useful in daily life, important vocabulary and basic grammar and represents the Catalan language as it is spoken in the Catalonian region of Spain
Catalan: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Catalan grammar, presenting an accessible and systematic description of the modern language. It is the only comprehensive grammar of the language available in English