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Catalan resources

Postby reineke » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:19 pm

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Curs de Català
Catalan course – Learn Catalan online for free

http://www.cursdecatala.com/en/

parlacat http://www.parla.cat/pres_catalaenlinia ... /index.php

http://ice.uab.cat/fontdelcat/

50 languages http://www.goethe-verlag.com/book2/

Vocabulary http://www.paraules.cat/inici.asp

Multilingual vocabulary tool/conversation guide
http://www.ub.edu/guiaconversa/a.php?fe ... a&idioma=1

Dictionaries/reference
https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... 19&t=3035/
http://traductor.gencat.cat/index.jsp?locale=ca
http://www.catalandictionary.org/en/search/

Courses in Barcelona
http://www.upc.edu/slt/en/learn-catalan ... anguage=en

Multimedia
http://www.ccma.cat/tv3/
http://www.ccma.cat/catradio/directe/catalunya-radio/

Lists of links

Intercat http://www.intercat.cat/ca/index.jsp
http://www.intercat.cat/en/eines-aprendre-catala.jsp
Cactus https://www.languagecoursesuk.co.uk/fre ... resources/
UB http://www.ub.edu/enllaca/directori.php?branca=193

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List of Resource links to learn Catalan from the Generalitat Recursos per aprendre català
Flash exercises- "Vincles"
Practice tests and resources from the Balearic Islands Government
Catalan Online Dictionaries
Dictation Excerises with pdf transcript and mp3 audio
Català bàsic- Iniciació a la llengua oral- pdf and audio, Basic Catalan 1 &2 from the Generalitat
From the Institut Ramon Llull: videos to learn Catalan
Viure a Catalunya. Aprenem català des de l'espanyol / Vivir en Catalunya. Aprendemos catalán desde el español
Grup de treball de tutors i tutores d'aula d'acollida Pla de formació de Badalona/A1 Catalan resources for Catalan teachers
Llicència d'estudis 04·05: Recursos d'estructuració de llenguatge more language resources including a dictionary of actions illustrated
Muds de Mots/Catalan word games by level
Flash reading exercises/
Parla.cat- the Generalitat's course with multilingual or monolingual base
Digui, Digui Curs de Català videos on youtube
GlobalVoices en Català- sporadically updated- links to human made translations in several languages to make your own parallel texts.
Book of Genesis Catalan Audio Bible on youtube
Public Domain Translated Books- look for "pdf" These come from the website in Spain called: traduccionliteraria. The books date from 1900-1930.
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Re: Catalan resources

Postby Henkkles » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:39 pm

https://ai.glossika.com

Catalan is a free language, anyone can study it without a subscription.
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Re: Catalan resources

Postby PunkJesus » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:41 pm

Assimil has Catalan courses in Spanish and French
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Re: Catalan resources

Postby crush » Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:00 pm

PunkJesus wrote:Assimil has Catalan courses in Spanish and French

The Assimil course is amazing, it's the only resource i used for learning Catalan and had no trouble communicating, reading, watching TV/movies, etc. afterwards. Prof. Argüelles highly recommended it as well.
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Re: Catalan resources

Postby jonm » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:34 am

There's a podcast called Sobretaula that seems interesting. It's unscripted conversation where the hosts answer questions from listeners. For example, from the most recent episode: What is the spiciest food in the world and how is that measured? How much time do we spend at traffic lights? Why do people get tattoos? My Catalan is not at a level where I can understand very much yet, but it seems like something I'll enjoy listening to down the road.

The website that I linked to above doesn't have the first several episodes, but they can be downloaded here.
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Re: Catalan resources

Postby tractor » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:43 pm

crush wrote:
PunkJesus wrote:Assimil has Catalan courses in Spanish and French

The Assimil course is amazing, it's the only resource i used for learning Catalan and had no trouble communicating, reading, watching TV/movies, etc. afterwards. Prof. Argüelles highly recommended it as well.

The Spanish El catalán sin esfuerzo (70 lessons) and the French Le catalan (100 lessons) are very different. If I remember correctly, the one Arguelles reviewed was the Spanish one. The French one has much shorter and less demanding lessons. On the other hand, I think they explain the grammar better in the French one.
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Re: Catalan resources

Postby tractor » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:38 am

I think Alan Yates, Teach Yourself Catalan (1975, reissued 1993) is an excellent resource. This book is not the same as the current TY Catalan. It's based on the old school grammar-translation method and there's no audio, so many people probably won't like it. It is, however, a very nice introduction to Catalan grammar and pronunciation (using IPA), and it teaches core vocabulary. It's a nice supplement to more modern courses like Assimil.
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Re: Catalan resources

Postby crush » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:23 pm

tractor wrote:
crush wrote:The Assimil course is amazing, it's the only resource i used for learning Catalan and had no trouble communicating, reading, watching TV/movies, etc. afterwards. Prof. Argüelles highly recommended it as well.

The Spanish El catalán sin esfuerzo (70 lessons) and the French Le catalan (100 lessons) are very different. If I remember correctly, the one Arguelles reviewed was the Spanish one. The French one has much shorter and less demanding lessons. On the other hand, I think they explain the grammar better in the French one.

I had no idea they were different. I used the Spanish one (70 lessons) and thought it was great.
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Re: Catalan resources

Postby tractor » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:11 pm

reineke wrote:Courses
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Digui, Digui Curs de Català videos on youtube

Digui, digui is a lot more than just those funny, old videos. It's an entire set of course materials.

There are two levels: Level 1 (units 1–30) and level 2 (units 31–60).

Digui, digui is based on the communicative approach. When it was first made in the 1980s, it was primarily designed for Spanish speakers living in Catalonia. In the early 1990s they made an "international" edition of level 1, intended for foreigners not necessarily living in an immersion context in Catalonia.

For each of the two levels. the following material was made:
Textbook
Audio
Handbook (only level 1)
Written exercises
Teacher's manual
Videos

The key to the written exercices book is in the teacher's manual.

What you need as a self-learner are the textbook, the audio and the handbook.

The textbook contains dialogues, oral exercices (repetion and substitution drills), written exercices and more "open", communicative exercises where you practise what you've learnt.

The audio is at a natural speed right from the start.

I think the handbok is an essential tool for someone using Digui, digui on their own. In the handbook you'll find translations of the dialogues, key to the exercises, grammar explanations, vocabulary etc. The handbook is available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. At least the English handbook is brilliant. I haven't used any of the other four. The handbook is available for level 1 only.
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Re: Catalan resources

Postby tractor » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:59 pm

If anyone wonders why they retired the old Digui Digui course, I think watching episode 7 will make it clear. Not exactly PC.
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