Galician Language and Culture I

Languages & Cultures, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

College of Arts and Law


Code 23597

Level of study First Year

Credit value 20

Semester Full Term

Module description

Galician is the language spoken in the north-west of the Iberian Peninsula. It is an official language within the Spanish state together with Catalan, Basque and Spanish.

  • Studying Galician is easy: It is approachable for students learning other romance languages, for complete beginners and for those who have not studied a language before but want to give it a go.
  • It is useful: did you know that Galician and Portuguese were born as the same language in the same kingdom? Therefore with Galician you can communicate both with Portuguese speakers and with Spanish speakers around the world.
  • Doing research on a topic related to Galician language or culture (cinema, theatre, literature, music, food, wine...) can be very good for your CV. There are many areas that have not been studied in England, Wales or Scotland so you could become an expert on one area of your choice.
  • You can learn about a fascinating culture: did you know that Galicia is a Celtic nation and has one of the most popular Celtic Festivals in the world? ... we preserve millions of ancient festas and festivals and that our traditional food is fantastic ...we have a beautiful landscape and amazing beaches, interesting literature and good musicians. Galician people are said to be very welcoming and funny.

If you want to learn about all this and much more in a relaxed and amusing atmosphere, start learning Galician, you will not regret it.