Catalan is a member of the Romance language family. It is closely related to Spanish, French and Italian. It is spoken in Andorra, in the Catalonia region of Spain and on the Balearic Islands. Catalan is also spoken in parts of Aragon and in Valencia. A total of 12 million people speak or understand Catalan. The language arose between the 8th and 10th century in the Pyrenees region. It then spread to the south and east through territorial conquests. It is important to note that Catalan is not a dialect of Spanish. It evolved from Vulgar Latin and is considered an independent language. Therefore, Spaniards or Latin Americans do not automatically understand it.
Many structures of Catalan are similar to other Romance languages. But there are also a few features that do not occur in other languages. Catalan speakers are very proud of their language. Learning Catalan has been actively promoted by political groups for a few centuries. Learn Catalan - this language has a future!
Learn Catalan for beginners with book2 by "50 languages"
Learn Catalan for beginners is one of over 50 language courses that we offer. book2 is an effective way to learn Catalan. All our materials are available both online and as iPhone and Android apps. You can successfully learn Catalan on your own using this course! The lessons are clearly structured and will help you achieve your goals. Learn the new language fast using the 100 topics in the lessons. The MP3 files in the lessons are spoken by native speakers. They make it easier to learn pronunciation. Even beginners can learn Catalan efficiently with the practical sentences in book2.
First you will learn the basics of the language. Sample dialogues will help you speak the foreign language. Prior knowledge is not needed. Even advanced learners can refresh and reinforce their knowledge. You will learn frequently used sentences and can use them immediately. You will be able to communicate in multiple situations. Use your break or commute to learn Catalan for a few minutes. You can learn when traveling and at home. You are on the go and can learn Catalan anywhere.
Learn Catalan with the Android and iPhone app "50 languages"
The "50 languages" Android or iPhone app is ideal for all those who want to learn offline. The app is available for Android phones and tablets as well as iPhones and iPads. The apps include 30 free lessons from the book2 Catalan curriculum. All tests and games are included in the app. The MP3 audio files by book2 are a part of our Catalan language course. Download all audios for free as MP3 files.
Learn Catalan - fast and free with book2 by "50 languages"
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