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Where to Learn Catalan

You may already hear about the declaration of the independence of the Catalonia from Spain in this year, 2017. So, if you decided to learn Catalan and be a part of the best places in the world, then you need to search for the learning center in your region. There are peoples around the Europe, who speaks in Catalan. And, one of the best soccer clubs in the world is Barcelona FC is located in Barcelona, the capital Catalonia. We have comprised some learning center from where you can learn Catalan easily.

People show ‘Esteladas’ (pro-independence Catalan flags) as they gather during the XXVI human towers, or ‘castells’, competetion in Tarragona on October 2, 2016.
These human towers, built traditionally in festivals within Catalonia, gather several teams that attempt to build and dismantle a human tower structure. / AFP / LLUIS GENE (Photo credit should read LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images)

The EOI Official Language School

There are six official language schools in Barcelona, in Sants, Sant Gervasi, and the Raval to name a few. They offer different types, of course, depending on availability and requirement: the intensive course involves two and a half hours of teaching four days a week for four months; while year-long classes can either be just once a week or twice a week. At the end of the course, students are evaluated and receive an official certificate for their achievements.

Parla.cat

This is an online learning platform, offering free learning resources from beginner to advanced level of Catalan. You’ll need to create an online profile to be able to use the site, but this only takes a minute and unlocks a wealth of documents, activities, and games. There is also an option to get guidance from a tutor but for this, you will need to pay a fee – starting from as little as €14 per course at the lower levels.

On the FGC train

A recent proposal organized by the FGC trains and the organization La Plataforma per la Llengua is offering people a chance to learn Catalan for free… on the train. The purpose of the project is that people can learn Catalan easily on the train. The idea is entitled as ‘El Tren de la Lengua’.  There are some volunteer Catalan-speakers who would like to learn the language and share the same daily train route. Commuters from the outskirts of the city can spend 20-30 minutes a day conversing with a native Catalan speaker for free without having to go looking for a classroom. Contact the organization directly for more information on how to sign up.

The Consortium for Linguistic Standardisation (CPNL)

This is the most famous official body charged with promoting the Catalan language in Catalonia and they organize courses in centers across the region. Most interestingly, the CPNL offer free beginner’s classes as an incentive to help promote the language. These classes last 45 hours in total and are typically spread over a period of two months. There is a requirement to attend regularly or else your spot may be given to someone else, but this is by far the most affordable option for anyone looking to cover the basics.

So, that’s all for today about the compilation of some of the best Catalan learning center. If you want to learn Catalan very quick and easy way, you can consider the above learning center to learn the language. Wish you a happy learning.