Catalan language (post-elementary) (2020/2021)

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Name of lecturer
Lidia Carol
Lidia Carol
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 15, 2021 al May 29, 2021.

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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. In addition, the student will acquire a general knowledge of contemporary Catalan culture (historical, social and linguistic context) through music: from the artistic movement of the "Nova Cançó" during the dictatorship, to the "Catalan rock" of the 90's, passing through the "normalització" lingüística " , till our days (trap, rumba, pop, etc.)


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)
Readings through music (with examples of several important socio-cultural moments from the second half of the twentieth century to ourdays): La Nova Cançó, La música moderna en català (rock, pop, rumba, trap)
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
Vazquez Montalbán, Manuel Antología de la Nova Canço Catalana Ediciones de Cultura Popular 1969 978-84-7233-021-4
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
N. Bastons, C. Bernadó, Ll. Comajoan Gramàtica pràctica del català Teide 2011 9788430733965
Lluís Meseguer La Nova Cançó. Estudis de literatura i música PAM 2018 9788491910107
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.