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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.

Occitan course


How to 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. If your computer does not have a CD-ROM drive, the software can be installed via a USB stick. The course uses both the Langdocien dialect and the Gascon dialect.

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 Grammar exercises and 20 levels of Occitan Vocabulary exercises. The Occitan dictionary can be called from within each lesson to find the meaning of words. 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 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
  • una taula
    a table
  • una pòrta
    a door
  • un jorn
    a day
  • un mainatge
    a child
  • un òme
    a man

Reviews for Speak! Occitan

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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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Really happy with the course
I've been recommending your Occitan course which I bought a year ago on TV in Barcelona. Thank you. I started with the Occitan language and now I have several books on grammar, verbs, dictionaries, etc.. I was in the south of France and I spoke with some people in Occitan. I'm really happy with your course. Soi vertadièrament urós ambe son cors.
Published on Dec. 11, 2011 by Diego Cerezo Moya from Barcelona
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Useful
Finally, a tutor that doesn't harp. Great vocabulary building. Not just words, but phrases & sentences too. Design your own plan. Grammar through phrases & sentences. Things you can use, not just rules. Work on pronunciation at ease at home. As student & teacher, love it!
Published on Oct. 4, 2010 by Anthony from USA
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For learning Gascon
A very interesting and very progressive course. Not at all daunting. Just do your time with it each day, that's enough for results.
Published on Apr. 19, 2011 by Francis from Prevessin Moens, France

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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
Learning Occitan provides you with an insight into the way of life of Occitan speaking communities. 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

It is hot out.
Fa caud.
It is sunny.
Solelha.
What is the weather like ?
Quin temps fa ?
What is the temperature ?
Quina temperatura fa ?
It is raining.
Plòu.
It is snowing.
Nèva.
It is cold out.
Fa fred.
It is cloudy out.
Lo temps es nivolós.
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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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  • 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
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    $6.20
    CHF 5.60
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