Occitan Language

Learn Occitan

Bon vèspre!
(Good afternoon!)

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.

Next Feature

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
  • una dròlla
    a girl
  • una femna
    a woman
  • una fenèstra
    a window
  • un ostal
    a house
  • un gos
    a dog

Reviews for Speak! Occitan

Product Rating
Occitan course a winner
I have quite a number of software-based and CD Audio language courses and few are as easy to follow and learn from as the TeachMe! courses. The recorded Occitan speakers are extremely clear and easy to understand. The material is from useful, everyday spoken language and presented in a familiar school room environment. Another feature that I especially appreciated was the collection of stories on audio disk that presented continuous, narrative use of a spoken language to which I do not have daily access.
Published on Dec. 19, 2009 by Richard from Littleton, USA
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Excellent
This Occitan course is really incredible. With the Audio CD with stories, you can easily pick up the pronunciation in a couple of days and in a week, you'll be able to read and understand the stories. As well, the CD with exercises is a great long distance 'teacher'. You can modify the level according to you needs and you can select your own way of working. For me, as a Catalan speaker, I believe it is good to learn Occitana, the language of the middle ages and de the Troubadors, the nicest language in Europa. 'Ieu soi plan satisfech è fòrça uròs amb aqueste cors de lenga occitana,a faiçon diferenta d'aprene a lenga'
Published on Jul. 30, 2009 by Diego Cerezo Moya from Barcelona
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Wow, what a course!
I had to search quite long time to find a course to learn Occitan. At last I found one at Linguashop. I ordered it and a few days later, the course arrived, I was thrilled. Instantly, I began with the course and it was amazing! Everything was so easy to use. The program is great, I love the 'Autolearn' function. It's like having your own teacher
Published on Aug. 30, 2010 by Tim from Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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Perfect
Works out fine... easy steps to start and provides a lot of potential to improve your skills. Easy to install, although I hope I will be able to install it on my other computers too, without any restrictions. To be continued .... Johan.
Published on Oct. 21, 2013 by Johan from Zevekote, Belgium

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Important Reasons why people learn Occitan

Your relatives speak Occitan
If you have relatives who speak Occitan, learning Occitan will help you to communicate with them. If your family spoke Occitan in the past you might want to learn it and possibly teach it to your children.
Meet someone new
Many people who have learned Occitan have met their husband or wife because of it.
Travel
If you speak Occitan you will find yourself being welcomed in a way that would never happen if you spoke only English. With a little Occitan, you won't have to be the silly tourist with a phrasebook in hand.
College / University
Proficiency in Occitan will improve your chances of being accepted to university.
Personal development
Bilingualism enhances mental abilities in both children and adults.

Free Occitan Course

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Basic words and phrases in Occitan

What do you do ? (work).
Qual es vòstre mestièr ?
Speak slowly.
Parlatz lentament.
Please.
vos prègui.
How are you?
Cossí anatz ?
How's it going?
va plan ?
Fine, thank you.
Plan, mercé.
Do you speak English?
Parlatz anglés ?
Thank you.
Mercé.
Speak! Occitan

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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  • List Price:
    $39.80
    €31.80
    £26.70
    $41.40
    CHF 37.40
    R$ 79.60
  • Price:
    $33.80
    €27.10
    £22.70
    $35.20
    CHF 31.80
    R$ 67.70
  • You save:
    $6.00
    €4.80
    £4.00
    $6.20
    CHF 5.60
    R$ 11.90
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