Resources to learn Catalan from the Balearic Islands
Updated information at http://dgpoling.caib.es


Self-learning centres

- Centre d'autoaprenentatge Paraula. Carrer de Julià Àlvarez, 7, Palma; Tel.: 971 76 13 01. Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 9a.m. to 14pm. and 17pm. to 20pm. Fridays: 9am. to 14 pm.

- Centre d'autoaprenentatge (IES Aurora Picornell). Carrer d’Amer, 46, Palma (Polígon de Llevant); tel. 971 42 00 29. Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9.30am. to 13.30p.m. and 16.30pm. to 20pm.

- Centre d’autoaprenentatge d’Eivissa. Avinguda d’Espanya, 49, 2n pis, Eivissa (Consell Insular d’Eivissa i Formentera); tel. 971 19 59 00. Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8a.m. to 13.30p.m. and 17p.m. to 20p.m. Fridays: 8a.m. to 13.30pm.

A new self-learning centre will soon be opened in Calviˆ.

Catalan courses

Escola Oficial d'Idiomes
Courses from October to June.
Information telephone numbers:
Palma
971 42 13 14
Maó
971 35 43 28
Eivissa
971 31 46 22

Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics
Catalan courses for foreigners organized in different towns of the Balearic Islands. Winter courses and intensive summer courses. All courses are advertised on the local press. Information: 971 784 685

Ajuntament de Palma
Forty-five-hour courses, from October to February and from February to June. For more information, please contact: Centre de Serveis LingŸ’stics, c. de Juliˆ Ëlvarez, 7, tel.: 971 76 13 01.

Ajuntament d'Alcúdia
Sixty-hour courses from October to April. For more information, please contact: Servei de Normalitzaci— LingŸ’stica, tel.: 971 54 80 71.

Ajuntament d'Artà
Centre educatiu municipal "Ses Escoles" .
Tél.: 971 83 52 38.

Ajuntament de Capdepera
Tél.: 971 56 3052

Ajuntament de Manacor
Escola Municipal de Mallorquí.
Tél.: 971 84 31 79.

Centres d'Educació de Persones Adultes
CEPA Son Canals
C. Son Canals, 10 (Palma)
Tel.: 971 42 03 05
CEPA la Balanguera
C. R. Rodríguez Méndez, 14 (Palma)
Tel.: 971 73 02 65
CEPA Camp Rodó
C. Pedagog Joan Capó, s/n
Tel.: 971 75 31 58
CEPA Francesc de Borja Moll
C. Llorenç M. Duran, 37 D
Tel.: 971 88 05 35
CEPA de la Mancomunitat del Pla
C. Hospital,16 (Petra)
Tel.: 971 83 04 41/83 04 31
CEPA de la Mancomunitat del Raiguer
Passeig del Born, 2 2n A (Binissalem)
Tel.: 971 87 04 09
CEPA de Llevant
C. Lepanto, s/n (Manacor)
Tel.: 971 84 47 85
CEPA de Llucmajor
C. Sant Bartomeu, s/n
Tel.: 971 44 34 03
CEPA de Calvià
Ctra. de sa Porrassa, 6 (Magaluf)
Tel.: 971 13 13 50
CEPA d'Alcúdia
C. d'en Bennàssar, s/n
Tel.: 971 54 84 88
CEPA Joan Mir i Mir
C. Sant Joan, 10 (Maó)
Tel.: 971 36 47 58
CEPA de Ciutadella
C. Mallorca, 67
Tel.: 971 38 61 24
CEPA de les Pitiüses
C. Lleó, 8 (Eivissa)
Tel.: 971305368

Fundació ECCA
Catalan courses at elementary and intermediate levels.
Av. Gabriel Alomar i Villalonga, 17, 1r A.
Tel.: 971 71 46 33 21/46 39 07

On-line learning material

a) for Catalan native speakers

Servei d'Autoformació en Llengua Catalana (SALC)
You will find interactive self-correction learning cards for elementary, intermediate and advanced levels, theory cards, working plans, tests to known your own level, tests of the Junta Permanent de Catalˆ (Catalan Language Permanent Board), theory and practical exercises of administrative Catalan.
http://www.upf.es/gl/

Advanced self-learning Catalan course (Valencian variety) through the internet
http://sic.uji.es/serveis/slt/Cours/supxarxa.html

Gex
http://www.ub.es/slc/ffll/accgex.htm
Self-correction programme to work on your vocabulary, spelling, morphology and syntax.

Cours CC6
Course to improve and study standard Catalan in depth.
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/6491/cc6.html
http://move.to/gircat

Learning material to work on your writing skills
http://sic.uji.es/serveis/slt/cal/fitxes/fEE.html

Fundació ECCA
Courses at elementary and intemediate levels.
e-mail: balears@radioecca.org

PELC (Programa d’ensenyament de llengua catalana)
Self-learning course with three levels (elementary, intermediate and advanced), prepared by the Direcci— General de Pol’tica LingŸ’stica (Department for Language Policy of the Government of the Balearic Islands)
http://pelc.caib.es


b) for non-native speakers

CATACROC
Self-correction programme with grammar exercises for foreigners (it can be downloaded).
ftp://ftp.uab.es/pub/docs/Catacroc

Learn Catalan
Conversation structures in Catalan and verb conjugations. For English native speakers.
http://www.cookwood.com/personal/learncatalan.html

Catalan exercises for English native speakers
To work on communicative situations.
http://131.111.162.141/catalan/monzo/

Learning Catalan on the Internet
Grammar and exercises. For English native speakers.
http://catalunya-lliure.com/Cours/catala.html

Fundació Paulí Bellet
Grammar, exercises, samples of writen dialoguesÉ For English native speakers.
http://www.sola-sole.com/

Conversation guide English-Catalan
http://www.ample24.com/slc


Software learning material

a) for Catalan native speakers


Català multimèdia. Niveaus B i C
(CD-ROM)
Level tests, official tests samples, exercises, examples of textsÉ Editorial Codi 7: Centre de Normalitzaci— LingŸ’stica de Barcelona (available at bookshops).

Endevina
(diskette)
To work on your vocabulary. Elementary level.
Direcci— General de Pol’tica LingŸ’stica, passatge de la Banca, 1-3, 2n, 08002 Barcelona;
tel. 935671000; fax 935671001; email.
dgplgabinet@correu.gencat.es

Barrina
(diskette)
To work on your vocabulary. Intermediate level.
Direcci— General de Pol’tica LingŸ’stica, passatge de la Banca, 1-3, 2n, 08002 Barcelona;
tel. 935671000; fax 935671001; email
dgplgabinet@correu.gencat.es

Niu
(diskette)
To work on your idioms.
Direcci— General de Pol’tica LingŸ’stica, passatge de la Banca, 1-3, 2n, 08002 Barcelona;
tel. 935671000; fax 935671001; email
dgplgabinet@correu.gencat.es

Conjuga
(diskette)
To conjugate Catalan verbs.
Direcci— General de Pol’tica LingŸ’stica, passatge de la Banca, 1-3, 2n, 08002 Barcelona;
tel. 935671000; fax 935671001; email
dgplgabinet@correu.gencat.es

Llengua catalana. Niveau de suficiència
(book and diskette)
Editorial l'Àlber

Manual de comunicacions escrites a l'empresa
(1 book and 2 diskettes)
Ed. Graó

Divercat.
Catalan course on CD-ROM (intermediate level) prepared by the language services of several Universities of Catalonia.


b) for non-native speakers


Diàleg multimèdia. Cours per al Niveau llindar (CD-ROM)
Consorci per a la Normalització Lingüística de Barcelona.
Available at bookshops.

Llindar I i Llindar II (book and diskette)
Grammar and vocabulary.
Editorial l'Àlber.


Other language resources on the internet

On-line resources

Website of the Language and Terminology Service of the Universistat Politcnica de Catalunya. You will find linguistic guides (with the most frequent doubts, spelling conventionsÉ), a terminology database, the linguistic fileÉ
http://www.upc.es/slt/cat/online/index.htm

Guia de conversa universitària anglès-català (University conversation guide English-Catalan)
http://www.ub.es/slc/ffll/guiapdf/hpguia.htm

DAU
Models of administrative forms.
http://www.ub.es/slc/assess/dau.pdf

Tàndem
Language exchanges.
http://cc.uab.es/~iutm3/

Recursos lingüístics en català (Language resources in Catalan)
http://www.llengcat.com/Cours.htm

5000 refranys de nostra terra (5000 proverbs of our land)
http://www.fut.es/~ipv

Enigmacard
Magazine of language games.
http://gdomain.com/flyingmind.Com/enigma/introduccio.html

Scrabble en català
Criteria, terminology, forms, lists, gamesÉ
http://193.145.43.51/dosc/entrada.htm

DrAcArd
Language games.
http://www.xtec.es/~jalins/index.htm

Recull de dites populars (Collection of popular sayings)
http://www.arrakis.es/~francesc/

Cercamots
Eumo Editorial.
http://www.uvic.es/eumoeditorial/programes/cercamots.html

Jocs de mots (Jeux de mots)
Eumo Editorial.
http://www.uvic.es/eumoeditorial/programes/jocsmots.html

Eix@mple web
Riddles, proverbs, map of the Catalan dialectsÉ
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/4045/index.html

1st International Collection of Tongue Twisters
Tongue twisters in Catalan and other languages.
http://www.uebersetzung.at/twister/index.htm

Ailifilia
Palindromes
http://www.fut.es/~mgine/

Foreign Languages for Travelers
Vocabulary for travellers.
http://www.travlang.com/languages/indextext.html

Easy Catalan
Models of basic phraseology
http://www.geocities.com.Athens/Pantheon/6077/

Intercanvis lingüístics (Language exchanges)
To learn Catalan and German.
http://www.slf.ruhr-uni-bochum.de

Jocs i passatemps (Games and pastimes)
Recueil de Joan Vilarnau.
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/1281/jocs.htm