Catalan Studies modules

Catalan Language and Culture 1A

Module code : 09 08869

Availability

Available to BA Hispanic Studies (Single Honours and Major Honours). All Joint Honours programmes with Hispanic Studies. As a MOMD to students with Grade B in Modern Language at A-Level. This module is available to Erasmus students.

Module outcomes

On completion of this module the student will be able to demonstrate above treshold level communication skills in Catalan: read, comprehend, interpret and translate cultural texts and placing them within the wider context of the language and culture of Catalan-speaking territories.

Module description

The three weekly hours are distributed between communicative language and grammar classes (2 hours per week) and a parallel culture hour to develop comprehension skills and to provide an introduction to Catalan Literature and Culture.

The student will also have the opportunity to achieve an extra qualification by taking the International Catalan Certificate issued by the Institut Ramon Llull and held at the University of Birmingham.

Pre-Requisite Modules : none.

Co-Requisite Modules : 09 08870 (Catalan Language and Culture 1B).

Semester: 1

Assessment

3hours Exam (50%) in May-June; 10 minutes Oral Exam (10%); 40 minutes Aural Exam (10%); 90 minutes Grammar Test (20%) and coursework (10%).

Reassessment : resit failed components in Supplementary Examination Period.

Value : 10 credits.

Materials

Mas, M; Vilagrasa, A. (2005) Veus 1/2. Curs de català. Barcelona: Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat.

Poch, A; Yates, A. (2010) Complete Catalan: Teach Yourself . London: Hodder & Stoughton.

Ibarz, T; Ibarz, A. (2005) Colloquial Catalan: A Complete Book for Beginners . United States: Taylor Francis Ltd.

Wheeler, M; Yates, A; Dols, N. (1999) A Comprehensive Grammar . London: Routledge.

Dictionaries: Oliva, S. and Buxton, A. (1989) Diccionari anglès-català and Diccionari català-anglès . Barcelona: Enciclopèdia catalana.

Catalan course online: www.parla.cat

Other teaching materials will be provided by tutors.

Module convenor : Dr Elisenda Marcer Cortés

Tutor : Gemma Segura Sirvent

Catalan Language and Culture 1B

Module code : 09 08870

Availability

Available to BA Hispanic Studies (Single Honours and Major Honours). All Joint Honours programmes with Hispanic Studies. As a MOMD to students with Grade B in Modern Language at A-Level. This module is available to Erasmus students.

Module outcomes

On completion of this module the student will be able to demonstrate above treshold level communication skills in Catalan: read, comprehend, interpret and translate cultural texts and placing them within the wider context of the language and culture of Catalan-speaking territories.

Module description

The three weekly hours are distributed between communicative language and grammar classes (2 hours per week) and a parallel culture hour to develop comprehension skills and to provide an introduction to Catalan Literature and Culture.

The student will also have the opportunity to achieve an extra qualification by taking the International Catalan Certificate issued by the Institut Ramon Llull and held at the University of Birmingham.

Pre-Requisite Modules : 09 08869 (Catalan Language and Culture 1A).

Co-Requisite Modules : 09 08870 (Catalan Language and Culture 1B)

Semester: 2

Assessment

3hours Exam (50%) in May-June; 10 minutes Oral Exam (10%); 40 minutes Aural Exam (10%); 90 minutes Grammar Test (20%) and coursework (10%).

Reassessment : resit failed components in Supplementary Examination Period.

Value : 10 credits.

Materials

Mas, M; Vilagrasa, A. (2005) Veus 1/2. Curs de català. Barcelona: Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat.

Poch, A; Yates, A. (2010) Complete Catalan: Teach Yourself . London: Hodder & Stoughton.

Ibarz, T; Ibarz, A. (2005) Colloquial Catalan: A Complete Book for Beginners . United States: Taylor Francis Ltd.

Wheeler, M; Yates, A; Dols, N. (1999) A Comprehensive Grammar . London: Routledge.

Dictionaries: Oliva, S. and Buxton, A. (1989) Diccionari anglès-català and Diccionari català-anglès . Barcelona: Enciclopèdia catalana.

Catalan course online: www.parla.cat

Other teaching materials will be provided by tutors and available on Web CT.

Module convenor : Dr Elisenda Marcer Cortés

Tutor : Gemma Segura Sirvent

Catalan Language and Literature 2A

Module code: 0912472

Availability

Available to BA Hispanic Studies (Single Honours and Major Honours). All Joint Honours programmes with Hispanic Studies. As a MOMD to students with Grade B in Modern Language at A-Level. This module is available to Erasmus students.

Module description

The intermediate Catalan Course focuses on expanding language skills acquired in the first year, and particularly on consolidating grammar knowledge and further developing oral and written skills in Catalan. The course will also provide and introduction to the study of Catalan literature, through and overview of the most important modern and contemporary literary movements.

The student will also have the opportunity to achieve an extra qualification by taking the International Catalan Certificate issued by the Institut Ramon Llull and held at the University of Birmingham.

Pre-Requisite Module: 09 08869, 09 08870 (Catalan Language and Literature 1A & B).

Co-Requisite Module: 09 12473 (Catalan Language and Literature 2B).

Semester: 1

Assessment:

3 hour written examination (50%), 15 minutes oral test (10%), 45 minutes aural test (10%) and continuous assessment (30%).

Reassessment : resit failed components in Supplementary Examination Period.

Value: 10 credits.

Materials:

Mas, M; Vilagrasa A. (2005) Veus 2/3. Curs de català . Barcelona: Publicacions Abadia de Montserrat.

Roig, N; Daranas, M. (2011) Passos 2. Llibre de classe. Nivell Elemental (B1). Barcelona: Octaedro.

Roig, N; Daranas, M. (2011) Passos. Quadern d’exercicis Elemental 1 , 2 i 3 . Barcelona: Octaedro.

Dictionaries: Oliva, S; Buxton, A. (1989) Diccionari anglès-català and Diccionari català-anglès . Barcelona: Enciclopèdia Catalana.

Catalan course online: www.parla.cat

Other materials will be provided by the tutors.

Module convenor : Dr Elisenda Marcer Cortés

Tutor : Dr Elisenda Marcer Cortés and Gemma Segura Sirvent

Catalan Language and Literature 2B

Module code: 09 12473

Availability

Available to BA Hispanic Studies (Single Honours and Major Honours). All Joint Honours programmes with Hispanic Studies. As a MOMD to students with Grade B in Modern Language at A-Level. This module is available to Erasmus students.

Module description

The intermediate Catalan Course focuses on expanding language skills acquired in the first year, and particularly on consolidating grammar knowledge and further developing oral and written skills in Catalan. The course will also provide and introduction to the study of Catalan literature, through and overview of the most important modern and contemporary literary movements.

The student will also have the opportunity to achieve an extra qualification by taking the International Catalan Certificate issued by the Institut Ramon Llull and held at the University of Birmingham.

Pre-Requisite Module: 0912472 (Catalan Language and Literature 2A).

Semester: 2

Assessment:

3 hour written examination (50%), 15 minutes oral test (10%), 45 minutes aural test (10%) and continuous assessment (30%).

Reassessment : resit failed components in Supplementary Examination Period.

Value: 10 credits.

Materials:

Mas, M; Vilagrasa A. (2005) Veus 2/3. Curs de català . Barcelona: Publicacions Abadia de Montserrat.

Roig, N; Daranas, M. (2011) Passos 2. Llibre de classe. Nivell Elemental (B1). Barcelona: Octaedro.

Roig, N; Daranas, M. (2011) Passos. Quadern d’exercicis Elemental 1 , 2 i 3 . Barcelona: Octaedro.

Dictionaries: Oliva, S; Buxton, A. (1989) Diccionari anglès-català and Diccionari català-anglès . Barcelona: Enciclopèdia Catalana.

Catalan course online: www.parla.cat

Other materials will be provided by the tutors and will be available on Web CT.

Module convenor : Dr Elisenda Marcer Cortés

Tutor : Dr Elisenda Marcer Cortés and Gemma Segura Sirvent

Advanced Catalan Language 4A 

Module code: 0915036

Availability

Available to BA Hispanic Studies (Single Honours and Major Honours). All Joint Honours programmes with Hispanic Studies. This module is available to Erasmus students.

Pre-Requisite Modules: 0912472, 0912473 (Catalan Language 2 A & B)

Semester: 1 and 2.

Assessment

3 hour written examination (50%), 15 minutes oral test (10%), 40 minutes aural test (10%), translation handbook (15%) and continuous assessment (15%).

Value: 20 credits.

Materials

Badia, J; Balcells, J; Bergua, N. (1998) Català per a persones adultes 3 . Barcelona: Castellnou

Badia, J; Brugarolas, N; Grifoll, J. (1995a) Nivell B. Llengua catalana . Barcelona: Castellnou.

(1994) Nivell C. Llengua catalana. Barcelona: Castellnou.

Castellanos, J. A. (1999) Quadern. Normativa bàsica de la llengua catalana (amb exercicis  autocorrectius). Barcelona: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciències de l'Educació. Barcelona: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciències de l'Educació.

Comelles, S.; Garcia, T; Vilà, C. (2003a) Llengua catalana. Intermedi 1. Barcelona: Barcanova. Barcelona: Barcanova.

(2003b) Llengua catalana. Intermedi 1. Solucionari. Barcelona: Barcanova. . Barcelona: Barcanova.

(2003c) Llengua catalana. Intermedi 2. Barcelona: Barcanova. Barcelona: Barcanova.

(2003d) Llengua catalana. Intermedi 2. Solucionari. Barcelona: Barcanova. . Barcelona: Barcanova.

(2003e) Llengua catalana. Intermedi 3. Barcelona: Barcanova. Barcelona: Barcanova.

(2003f)  Llengua catalana. Intermedi 3. Solucionari. Barcelona: Barcanova. . Barcelona: Barcanova.

Dictionaries: Oliva, S. and Buxton, A. (1989) Diccionari anglès-català and Diccionari català-anglès . Barcelona: Enciclopèdia Catalana.

Other materials will be provided by the tutors.

Module convenor : Dr Elisenda Marcer Cortés

Tutor : Dr Elisenda Marcer Cortés and Gemma Segura Sirvent