Catalan language (elementary) (2019/2020)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Lidia Carol
Lidia Carol
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
I semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Sep 30, 2019 al Jan 11, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students will reach A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and they will be able to communicate in Catalan in everyday situations (personal and family information, daily actions, tastes and preferences), in routine activities that require a simple exchange of information, they will be able to describe in simple terms personal aspects and to express immediate needs. Besides, the student will achieve a general knowledge of the Catalan culture.


Along with the morphological, phonetic and syntactic aspects, some basic notions will be given on both the history of the Catalan language and culture (with a rapid view on the current linguistic varieties of Catalan: eastern and western).
In order to stimulate communication skills, literary, journalistic or other texts will also be read/deal.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Albert Vilagrasa A punt 1. Curs de català. Llibre de l'alumne PAM 2018
Albert Vilagrasa A punt 1. Curs de català. Llibre d'exercicis PAM 2018 978-8-498-83990-6
Carol, Lidia Dalla pagina allo schermo. Uno sguardo alla letteratura catalana contemporanea Cierre Edizioni 2007 9788883144202
N. Bastons, C. Bernadó, Ll. Comajoan Gramàtica pràctica del català Teide 2011 9788430733965
VVAA Novetats del diccionari : Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició Barcelona : Institut d'estudis catalans 2008 978-84-92583-02-7 Dizionari e grammatiche consultabili online nel nostro corso (sulla piattaforma e-Learning)
N. Bastons, M. Mas Veus 1 PAM 2005 9788484157427

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination (grammatical structures, reading and listening comprehension, and composition of text) and oral test (interview in Catalan on required reading and / or communicative situation).