KJ1A001 Practical Catalan 1

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
4/4/5. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Elena Casas Cortada (lecturer)
Mgr. Pavlína Javorová Švandová (lecturer)
Mgr. Jiří Pešek (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucie Rossowová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. David Utrera Domínguez (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Pavlína Javorová Švandová
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucie Rossowová, Ph.D.
Mon 8:00–9:40 L33, Wed 8:00–9:40 L31, Wed 10:00–11:40 L42, Fri 12:00–13:40 G32
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The main goal of this course is that students acquire communicative competences in Catalan corresponding to level A1 in the Common European Framework. This means that, in general, students will be able to understand and produce common expressions related to personal information, family, buying, local geography or job. Communicative competences include linguistic competences (phonetical, lexical, gramatical, etc.), sociolinguistic and pragmatical competences, so that students will have to be able to distinguish textual typology, registers and linguistic varieties and appropriateness in different communicative contexts.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, students have to be basic users of Catalan. This means that they have to be able to: 1. Understand and produce common sentences and expressions related to matters of immediate importance (for instance, basic personal information, information about the family, shopping, local geography and job). 2. Communicate in simple situations that require simple and direct exchange of information about familiar and common subjects. 3. Describe, in a simple way, aspects related to personal experiences, context or immediate needs.
  • 1. Personal information 2. Housing and place of residence 3. Professional activities and relations 4. Daily activities, free time and entertainment 5. Travelling and moving 6. Associative and elective relationships 7. News 8. Physical and psychological feelings and sensations 9. Teaching and education 10. Shopping 11. Gastronomy 12. Public and private services 13. Places 14. Atmospheric conditions 15. Language and communication
  • Serveis Lingüístics de la Universitat de Barcelona (2007-2015): Guies de conversa universitària [recurs en línia]. (Consulta: 3-9-2015).
  • Mas, Marta; Albert Vilagrasa; Núria Bastons; Gemma Verdés; M. Helena Vergés (2005): Veus 1. Curs de català (llibre de l’alumne). Barcelona: Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat.
  • UTRERA DOMINGUEZ, David. Cvičení z katalánštiny (Exercises in Catalan). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 145 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-7436-1. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • UTRERA DOMINGUEZ, David. Cvičení z katalánštiny (Exercises in Catalan). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 145 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-7436-1. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • MAS PRATS, Marta and Albert VILAGRASA GRANDIA. Gramàtica catalana de la A a la Z. Edited by Anna Bartra Kaufmann. 1a ed. Barcelona: Publicacions de l'Abadia de Montserrat, 2012. 509 s. ISBN 9788498835243. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion, practical exercises, homework
Assessment methods
Final exam consisting of four parts: oral comprehension, written comprehension, oral expression, written expression.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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