Catalan language (post-elementary) (2019/2020)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Lidia Carol
Lidia Carol
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 17, 2020 al May 30, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students will reach A2+/B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and they will be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc; the students will be able also to deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in the territories where the Catalan language is spoken, produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest, and, finally, describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. Besides, the student will achieve a general knowledge of the Contemporary Catalan culture (60s and 70s): historical, social and linguistic context under the dictatorship, literature, cinema, plastic arts (reference text, "L'agent provocador" by Pere Gimferrer).


The course offers a theoretical and practical study of Catalan, both from a historical point of view and from purely linguistic perspective. The study of grammar (phonetics, morphology, syntax) is seen as means to develop the capacity of understanding (written and oral forms) and expression (written and oral).
1- Fets i gent. Temps de canvis (tempi passati)
2- Fem les maletes (Possibilità, volontà e futuro. ). Rutes literàries
3- Tenir cura de la salut (Consigli e Condizioni: il condizionale e l'imperativo)
4- Feines de tota mena (Congiuntivo)
5- I si sortim? (Congiuntivo e imperativo)
Reading: "L'agent provocador" by Pere Gimferrer (through the literary text we will deep on the particular context of the 60s and 70s still under the dictatorship: censorship, language, literature, cinema ...)
In order to improve analytical and critical reflection on language, the theoretical and methodological lessons are complemented by practical activities.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Vilagrasa Grandia, Albert A Punt, 2. Curs de català. Llibre de l'alumne PAM 2019 9788498839913
Vilagrasa Grandia, Albert A punt 2. Curs de català. Llibre d'exercicis PAM 2018
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
Gimferrer, Pere L'agent provocador Edicions 62 1998 8429744592
VVAA Novetats del diccionari : Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició Barcelona : Institut d'estudis catalans 2008 978-84-92583-02-7

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, film and / or communicative situation). In order to take the exam (written and oral) is required 80% minimum attendance of the course.
The student has to have completed and passed the examination of "Lingua catalana alfabetizzazione" or equivalent.