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Studying Catalan

We are one of the longest established international centres for the study of Catalan. Our interests cover the language, literature, popular culture, art and politics of the Catalan people. Our native speakers will teach you their language and share their enthusiasm of all things Catalan.

You can take Catalan in the following ways through Open Languages:

  • Beginners 
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Please note - Catalan modules are only available as intensive modules, and the possibility of taking these modules on top of your degree will depend on your individual timetable availability. 

Before selecting your module and to make sure you choose the right route into this language for you, please review your existing language level against our criteria.

To register, choose your module: 

Module SemesterEquivalent language level (CEFR)Number of contact hoursChoose this module if...

CATL012

Semester 1

Beginners - A1 

3 - 4 hours per week. This module is timetabled with current degree programme students. 

You have no knowledge of the language at all. 

CATL056

Semester 1

Advanced (A-Level equivalent) - B1 3 - 4 hours per week. This module is timetabled with current degree programme students.  You have studied the language formally up to A-Level or equivalent - at least 150 hours. 
CATL078 Semester 2 Advanced - B2.1

3 - 4 hours per week. This module is timetabled with current degree programme students. 

You have studied the language formally beyond A-Level - please seek advice from module convenor.