Module code : 09 08870
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.
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.
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)
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.
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 : Cristina Fernández