Catalan is a relatively little-know yet fascinating language spoken not only in Catalonia, Spain, but also in the Balearic Islands, Andorra, Sardinia, and some parts of South-East France. If you intend to travel regularly, work or study in one of these regions, then being able to speak Catalan will certainly be helpful and you will leave a good impression on your Catalan colleagues and friends. Learning Catalan will also enhance your travel experience in Catalonia.
With so many language learning options available ranging from evening classes to online courses, it is often difficult to know where to start your Catalan language learning journey. It’s important to assess which type of language course or combination of courses is the most appropriate for you. To help you make the right choice, the experts at Cactus have compared the benefits of each alternative and provided a comprehensive list of language learning options to get you started. So what are the best ways to start learning Catalan?
If you can’t fit a group language course in your schedule or you prefer to study in your own time, one-to-one Catalan classes are the perfect solution. Cactus offers both face-to-face and Skype Catalan language lessons. These are tailored to your needs and can take place anywhere, anytime.
Online language courses are an excellent way to start learning Catalan and to practice a language when and where you want. Such courses can’t fully replace lessons with a qualified teacher who will not only motivate you throughout your language learning journey, but will also answer any questions you may have. Nevertheless, they are an excellent way to supplement your lessons with a teacher. As it can be difficult to choose quality resources from the considerable number of courses available online, Cactus has carefully assessed and listed free online Catalan resources for your reference.
Cactus also offers Skype private tuition with a qualified native speaking teacher, which is an excellent online alternative to other online courses.
Living abroad is a dream that many long for, and it is often said to be the best way to achieve fluency in a foreign language. For fluent English speakers, one of the easiest ways to live abroad is by teaching English as a Foreign Language. You can become an English teacher abroad by taking a TEFL course with Cactus. You do not have to be a native speaker but you need a C1 level of English to take the course. We offer CELTA and Trinity Cert TESOL preparation courses across the world, including in Barcelona and Valencia. For more information about TEFL courses and advice on how to become a TEFL teacher, please visit our dedicated website, or email us.