Occitan Language

Learn Occitan

Bon astre!
(Good luck!)

The Occitan language

Occitan is spoken in southern France, parts of Italy and a small part of Spain. It is spoken as a first language by roughly 1 million people. If you want to learn the Occitan language, our learn Occitan software will have you speaking in a very short time.

Speak Occitan

Speak! Occitan is based on a natural learning process - you practice simple grammar and vocabulary tasks in a structured manner until Speak! decides that you have learned the subject matter well enough to procede to the next level. In this way, you'll progress from the basics to more intricate structures at your own pace in exactly the same way a child learns a language - seeing, hearing and responding over a length of time. The course uses both the Langdocien dialect and the Gascon dialect. If your computer does not have a CD-ROM drive, the software can be installed via a USB stick.

Included in the course

  • 1 CD Rom with software to learn Occitan

Key Points

  • Fun to use
  • Learn Occitan grammar and vocabulary
  • Voice recognition to improve your Occitan accent
  • Occitan talking dictionary
  • The Occitan language lessons can be printed
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Runs on Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP

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Learn Occitan Vocabulary

There are 20 levels of Occitan Vocabulary exercises. Listen to Occitan sentences in crystal clear quality. The AutoLearn feature moves you from the basics up through the levels automatically.

Learn Occitan Grammar

Learn Occitan Grammar

There are 20 levels of Occitan Grammar exercises. The Occitan dictionary can be called from within each lesson to find the meaning of words. There is an explanation of the grammar for each lesson, which clearly explains the goal of the lesson.

Easy to use interface

Easy to use interface

The main screen allows you to access the different sections of the software with a single click. Designed to be used without needing an instruction manual.

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Learn Occitan Pronunciation

You will see the Occitan word written and hear it spoken. After this, you will see the waveform on the screen and then it's your turn to talk! Your voice will then be compared using speech recognition technology and you'll see just how authentic your Occitan pronunciation is.

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Free Occitan lesson

Occitan Grammar point
The English indefinite article a is un or una in Occitan. The word un is used with masculine nouns and the word una is used with feminine nouns.

Examples
  • un òme
    a man
  • un gos
    a dog
  • un libre
    a book
  • un jorn
    a day
  • una fenèstra
    a window

Reviews for Speak! Occitan

Product Rating
Super, really effective
I bought TeachMe! Occitan a few months ago. It's well done and very interactive. Within the first few weeks, I could follow conversations and soon after I was talking myself. The vocabulary taught is very complete and the pedagogical method is very effective. My only regret is that TeachMe! doesn't have a version for Gascon yet (the variant of occitan spoken in my region).
Published on Dec. 20, 2009 by Sébastien from Duran, France
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Fun to use
I have TeachMe! for 8 different languages so far. TeachMe! lets you design your own plan for learning. There are good prompts. You can focus on the skill you need to develop. There's a booklet & audio CD for great practice anywhere, like in the car or at the gym. These programs are for those who want to learn or relearn a language from almost anywhere on the planet. Check it out for yourself. Better yet, get out and start having fun today. John Chapas, educator & student.
Published on Oct. 31, 2010 by John from USA
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Simple and well adapted course
I've been using this software for a few months nad it has allowed me in a short time to learn the basics of writing and pronunciation of the language Gascon. The method is simple and adapted to the various levels of learning.
Published on Nov 14, 2010 by Bruno from Tyrosse, France
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A Fine Course in Occitan!
This program has all the sensitivity of an experienced, live instructor right before you. It guides the student from his very first words to more advanced work, according to his progress, thanks to the AutoLearn feature. I have, in just a very short time, comfortably learned a good deal about Occitan vocabulary and grammar. So much is contained in this course that one fails to tire. As a fluent speaker of Spanish, English, French, German, and Catalan, I would highly recommend this program to anybody seeking to substantially and solidly learn the langue d'oc, Occitan!
Published on Dec. 2, 2009 by Tom from Lincoln

Product Details

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Speak! Occitan
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Important Reasons why people learn Occitan

Impress someone
If you've just met someone who speaks Occitan, you can make a good impression on him or her by learning Occitan.
Friends
If you have Occitan speaking friends, learning Occitan will help you to communicate with them.
Become part of the community
Learning Occitan will allow you to fully participate in the rich oral, written and musical traditions of the Occitan speaking areas.

Free Occitan Course

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Did you know, you can get a free Occitan course from LinguaShop. There are 2 ways to get your free Occitan course. The first way is the simplest, the second way requires your skills as a native speaker.
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Basic words and phrases in Occitan

What is the weather like ?
Quin temps fa ?
It is hot out.
Fa caud.
It is snowing.
Nèva.
It is cold out.
Fa fred.
What is the temperature ?
Quina temperatura fa ?
It is windy.
Fa de vent.
It is nice out.
Fa bèl temps.
It is raining.
Plòu.
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About Occitan

Occitan is spoken in southern France, parts of Italy and a small part of Spain. It is spoken as a first language by roughly 1 million people. Written Occitan can be understood fairly well by anyone with some knowledge of French and Spanish.

Occitan words and phrases

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  • Price:
    $36.00
    €28.80
    £23.40
    $40.70
    CHF 33.90
    R$ 90.10
  • List Price:
    $42.40
    €33.90
    £27.60
    $47.90
    CHF 39.90
    R$ 106.00
  • You save:
    $6.40
    €5.10
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    $7.20
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