Friday, 25 December 2015

Catalan TV in English

There is a channel which broadcasts an hour in English everyday. Programmes are about news, interviews, debates, etc. The channel is El Punt Avui Televisió and all the programmes are identified with the label "English hour".

A list of some of the programmes you can watch (TV or internet):

Every Monday and Friday they review what's happening in the world of current affairs. Learn about the most relevant local and international stories, and what's more, all in English.

Each Monday, Neil Stokes talks to a different public figure, including artists, sports people, politicians and actors, for whom English is an everyday reality.

Every Wednesday, Catalonia Today editor Marcela Topor interviews well-known foreign residents in Catalonia. From writers and musicians to entrepreneurs and officials, the interviews provide a unique perspective on living and working in Catalonia.

Foreign residents are also the focus every Friday, when Catalonia Today's Nicole Millar talks to people from a variety of countries and ways of life about their experiences of adapting to life in Catalonia.

Every Tuesday, UK journalist Barney Griffiths hosts a discussion of the beautiful game with different guests. After reviewing the previous weekend's football action, the panel also looks ahead to what is coming up in the domestic and European leagues.

Hosted by British writer Matthew Tree, this roundtable debate airs every Thursday. Every week Matthew is joined by differents guests. Including Liz Castro, Patricia Gabancho and Martin Kirby, among others, who discuss the most important events of the week.

Coordinated by Marta Andreu, the Class follows a group of primary school pupils in Barcelona's Nou Barris neighbourhood and their efforts to learn English. The 15-minute show airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Following The Class is Storytime. Produced by Playtime and the British Council, the 10-minute programme has different teachers from the British Council's Young Learners Centre telling a children's story in English.

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