A l'abast (At hand) is a collection of data especially thought for non-native speakers of Catalan and who share an interest to approach the situation of our language and culture, whether they have chosen the Balearic Islands as their place of residence or not. The intention of A l'abast is to facilitate the learning of resources which will prove useful to establish a basic communication in Catalan. It is a collection of sentences commonly used in everyday life. The written text is completed by a CD-ROM where you will be able to hear these sentences pronounced by a native speaker and to repeat and record the ones you produce. A l'abast is not a Catalan course, but only a first step to the language of the Balearic Islands, aimed at encouraging you to learn more.