Complete Catalan Beginner to Intermediate Course

Complete Catalan Beginner to Intermediate Course : (Book and audio support)

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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.

Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

Author insights
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.

Grammar tips
Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.

Useful vocabulary
Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.

Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.

Don't sound like a tourist! Perfect your pronunciation before you go.

Test Yourself
Tests in the book to keep track of your progress.

Try This
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

The audio for this course is available for free on or from the Teach Yourself Library app.

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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 288 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 658g
  • Teach Yourself Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 40
  • 1444105655
  • 9781444105650
  • 274,267

Table of contents

Introduction and Pronunciation guide Unit 1 Benvingut! Welcome! Greetings and introductions; Attracting someone's attention; Saying and askin where someone is from Unit 2 On vius? Where do you live? Introducing other people; Exchanging personal details; Talking about your family; Asking and saying where places are (I) Unit 3 Una cita An appointment Making an appointment; Asking and telling the time; Making a simple call; Asking and saying where places are (II) Unit 4 Anem a comprar Let's go shopping Asking about prices and paying for purchases; Asking about opening and closing times; Describing quantities, size and weight Unit 5 Que fas? What are you doing? Talking about what you are doing now; Discussing your daily routine; Saying how often you do something Unit 6 Al restaurant At the restaurant Talking about preferences; Ordering meals and drinks; Asking for and giving suggestions Unit 7 Els transports Transport Booking a train or plane ticket; Expressing opinions about people or things; Making simple comparisons Unit 8 De vacances On holidays Asking for or booking a room in a hotel; Identifying different kinds of accommodation; Hiring a car Unit 9 Gira a la dreta Turn right Identifying public places; Asking for and giving directions; Giving instructions and distances Unit 10 Vaig neixer a Eivissa I was born in Ibiza Talking about key events in your past; Saying how long ago something happened; Talking about someone's job/profession; Greeting someone on a special occasion Unit 11 Quin vestit mes bonic! What a nice dress! Talking about clothes in a shop and trying them on; Talking about sizes and colour; Describing a person's physical appearance Unit 12 Festa major Local festivities Talking about events in a recent past; Talking about incidents in the city; Talking about your pastimes Unit 13 Dema ploura! Tomorrow it is going to rain! Talking about projects and events in the future; Talking about the weather; Asking for services in a bank; Replying to an invitation; Sending apologies Unit 14 Oferta de treball Work opportunity Discussung requirements for and details of a job; Talking and writing about obligations and responsibilities Unit 15 No em trobo be I don't feel very well Expressing moods and physical feelings; Saying what is wrong with you; Giving and listening to advice; Unit 16 Aixo no era aixi It wasn't like this before Discussing how things used to be; Asking for and giving opinions Taking it further Reference tables Key to exercises Catalan-English Vocabulary English-Catalan Vocabulary Index
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About Anna Poch

Anna Poch Gasau is a native speaker and an experienced teacher of Catalan to adults. She has been teaching at universities and schools in France and England since 1996. Alan Yates is former Professor of Catalan Studies at the University of Sheffield and has recently received a prize for his services to the teaching of Catalan.
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