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I am learning Catalan

Listen. Repeat. Speak.
Narrated by: Katie Katie, Maria Maria
Series: I Listen. I Repeat. I Speak., Book 27
Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Languages, Other Languages
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Summary

I am learning Catalan: 300 essential words and phrases, 140 common expressions, the 100 most common verbs, the 1000 essential words. Catalan is a Western Romance language derived from Vulgar Latin and named after the medieval Principality of Catalonia, in northeastern modern Spain. Total number of speakers: More than 10 million. How to learn a language differently? Today, language learning is revolutionizing: you do not have to go to traditional language classes anymore. Our learning method: a selection of hundreds of phrases and essential words. You listen to them, you repeat them, and you speak. We rely on pronunciation, oral rehearsal, listening, combined with words, essential phrases, and a vocabulary list. 20% of the words are used 80% of the time. The end goal is to get a sufficient level in one language to be able to hold simple conversations, to be able to understand simple exchanges, deal with with everyday life and start exploring the new culture that opens up to you.

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speech impediment

For me it's terrible, not even a true Catalan accent, spoken with a lady and her lisp, waist of money for me, not happy

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Awful! Do not buy

Terrible way to learn a language as it launches straight in to long sentences of pointless phrases you'll never use.
No building you up slowly to learn words and then construct sentences to build your confidence. The Catalan speaker sounds like a bot speaking too quickly and the recording is poor so you can't always understand what's being said. Truly shocking and very disappointed.

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  • 03-09-19

no logical order

this language learning book does not follow any logical order. I regular travel to new countries and learn the basics of other languages before going. This book doesn't provide and of the basics and fundamentals and just jumps right in to conversational Catalan at the start of chapter one. it isn't until chapter the that you go back to greetings. I have yet to find where in the book basics like common nouns, verbs and numbers would be in this book. it's hard to find a good audio book on Catalan, but I do not recommend this one.