This course teaches Catalan, as spoken in north-eastern Spain today. Each unit teaches the language through a variety of dialogues, reading texts, grammar explanations and exercises for practice and consolidation, and also provides an insight into the traditions and patterns of daily life in Catalonia. Features include: coverage of the Balearic and Valencian varieties alongside the language used in the Barcelona region a full grammar summary for easy reference Catalan/English and English/Catalan word lists. Two 60-minute CDs are available to accompany Colloquial Catalan. Recorded by native speakers, this audio material will help perfect pronunciation and listening skills.