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    Catalan Language and Culture: a Practical and Fun Course

    Catalan is a romance language used by more than 11 million in Europe. Nowadays Catalan is fashionable because of its social movement in Catalunya, the fame of Barcelona and the multiple touristic attractions. In this course, the learning process is practical and combined with an immersion on the Catalan culture.

    My method is based in creating visual scenarios in which you will discover the words to use and the right way to make sentences in that situation. Once we can have a small conversation in that scenario, we will repeat it at the next meeting and it will be included in our "refresh quarter" which is a 15 minute revision on all the words and ways of saying that you keep learning. My focus is on connecting the language to your needs and wishes to make sure the learning is well grounded.

    Extra information

    !/ You can prepare a list of themes you would like to talk about, or the situations in which you wish to be able to talk.
    2/ I will invite you to a Google Drive Sheet where you can do more exercises and choose what to practice.
    3/ We will follow the official language learning program by the Generalitat de Catalunya.

    Location

    At teacher's location: Willem Buytewechstraat, Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Online via webcam

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    General info

    Skills:

    Age:

    Adults (18-64 years old)
    Seniors (65+ years old)

    Student level:

    Beginner
    Intermediate

    Duration:

    60 minutes

    The class is taught in:

    English, Spanish, Catalan

    About Me

    At the age of 36 I was making documentaries when a Media School asked me if I could give a workshop and a new adventure started with the discovery of teaching. To my surprise (I always thought I wasn't good enough to teach) the students made more short videos and reports than ever in the previous years of the school. It seemed that I was good for them and to share my knowledge and skills was a great experience.
    Nowadays, I give workshops and short courses or lessons, and I am developing games for education too. I am a passionate person who loves whatever I do because I like to know more, to have challenges and to work with others.

    Education

    Masters Degree Cinema and Television, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, 2007-2008.
    Philology Degree, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
    Bachelor of Audiovisual and Media, EMAV, Barcelona.
    English for Teaching Purposes, Coursera Online Course.
    Design and Development of Games for Education, MITx Online Course.

    Experience / Qualifications

    Documentary Filmmaker. Game Designer.
    Lecturer at Universitat de Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya. 2005-2016. Started teaching at Audiovisual Communication Studies and ended with a full-time job, completely devoted to my students and dedicated to creating new study projects and to the needed research. Meanwhile, I directed 18! Final Thesis Projects.
    Guest Lecturer at International Institutions and much more.
    With this course you will learn Spanish in a playful easy way: we will look at the words and the grammar as part of a game that we play. So every time we play, we are better at it! Learning and practicing how to speak a language can be challenging. My method is based in playful learning while creating scenarios in which you will discover the words we need to use and the right way to make sentences in that situation. I prepare the scenarios based on the list of interests you have. Once we can have a small conversation in that scenario, we will repeat it at the next meeting and it will be included in our "refresh quarter" which is a 15 minute revision on all the words and ways of saying that you keep learning. My focus is on connecting the language to your needs and wishes, to make sure the learning is well grounded.
    Being able to express your ideas and projects in public is a fundamental ability for your professional career. In the audiovisual field where I have been working for fifteen years, giving a good convincing pitch was the only way to find investors for my documentary projects. Later, working as a teacher at a Faculty of Media and Communication, I had the opportunity to help students prepare their presentations, and very especially their Final Thesis Presentations. All and all, I have my personal toolbox for preparing anyone (welcome shyness!) to feel confident and at ease in order to communicate with the verbal language, the body language, and the visual language.
    What do you like about documentaries and what do you have to say to an audience? What insights can you give about your context? What stories near you have a meaning that matters? What images you see are powerful to touch the public? Your own ideas and experience is our main source for the decision making of what film are you ready to write and direct. The purpose of sharing my methods and process is that you find your own voice and style for developing meaningful documentaries and designing low cost production processes.
    This ia a five sessions course of two hours per session in which you will learn to prepare 5 healthy and tasty recipes that will give you the basis for preparing different meals. You will learn how to: - prepare fresh pasta with light ingredients and with a variety of sauces, - cook spiced rise and kinoa, - prepare tasty vegetables with different cooking methods, - prepare fresh meat and fish in a few minutes using the grill and the oven, At the same time you learn the cooking proceedings you will learn where to buy the freshiest ingredients and how to chose them.
    This is an eight hours course in which you will learn just enought to have your first experiences with Spanish speakers. You will learn with a visual method: - how to intrduce yourself - how to do basic shoppings - how to order food and drinks - how to ask for directions - how to express your opinion on basic daily stuff. For every hour of class you put another hour and a half of study and you will be ready for your first adventures in Spanish.

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