Occitan Language

Learn Occitan

Adieu-siatz!
(Hello!)

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
  • una fenèstra
    a window
  • un pichon
    a child
  • un ostal
    a house
  • una femna
    a woman
  • un libre
    a book

Reviews for Speak! Occitan

Product Rating
Conversing in short order
I wanted a product, that was easy to use and a teacher from Toulouse told me about TeachMe! Occitan. He had tried it out and found it good. Based on his comments, I got myself a copy. There was an Occitan evening in our town a while ago and I was really surprised how much I could understand. I could recognize the words I had learnt and I could follow the conversation without too much trouble. Afterwards there was singing. I was able to sing along as, thanks to TeachMe! Occitan, I could read the lyrics quite well. I like to use the Auto-Lernen Funktion and I do a bit of vocabulary and then a bit of grammar. I was using the setup 'Occitan/German' in the beginning, but having now achieved a base vocabulary, I've set it up to learn 'German/Occitan'. For the last few days, I've been writing all the letters of the words which helps me retain the new words I learn. I also read the stories regularily and it's getting easier and easier to fill in the missing words. TeachMe! makes learning fun. It's very interactive and the repetitive process really helps you to learn quickly. I'll be conversing with the locals in short order.
Published on Apr. 24, 2009 by Renate from Toulouse, France
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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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Surprisingly good and easy to use
It's surprising how simple it is to learn a language with an interactive course like TeachMe!. The user can use what he needs when he needs it. It's easy to know what level you're at and what you should work on. This course is pleasantly organized and I am happy to be able to say 'Soi satisfach. Aprene es mai facil amb lo plaser' (I'm satisfied. Learning is easier when it's fun).
Published on Jan. 14, 2009 by chameroy from Le Mée-sur-Seine, France
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Excellent introduction to a beautiful language
If, like me, you have long wanted to learn the language of your roots but you hesitate to embark on this adventure alone, go for it! TeachMe is an easy to use and effective learning method. Installing the CD-Rom is a breeze and it takes only minutes to master the operation. Learning is divided into a good mix of vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation that permits you to progress rapidly and without even realizing it. For me the big plus of this method is to provide opportunities for all learners, including beginners, to practice Occitan at their own pace and according to their desire. So to increase the number of people who speak Occitan, get learning!
Published on Nov 6, 2010 by Audrey from Pau, 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
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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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

I was born in England.
Nasquèri en Anglatèrra.
I was born in America.
Nasquèri en America.
I am tired.
Soi cansat.
I am learning French.
Apreni lo francés.
I am a student.
Soi estudiant.
I am fine.
Vau plan.
I am learning Spanish.
Apreni lo castilhan.
I am from Germany.
Veni d'Alemanha.
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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:
    $33.80
    €27.10
    £22.70
    $35.20
    CHF 31.80
    R$ 67.70
  • List Price:
    $39.80
    €31.80
    £26.70
    $41.40
    CHF 37.40
    R$ 79.60
  • You save:
    $6.00
    €4.80
    £4.00
    $6.20
    CHF 5.60
    R$ 11.90
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