Cornish advanced: module 3

Course Dates: 28/04/23 - 30/06/23
Time: 19:05 - 20:05
Location: Online
Develop your advanced Cornish conversation and discussion. Suitable for anyone who has studied Cornish for several years and wants to improve their oral skills. Over two years, the course prepares you for the 4th Grade (final grade) of the Cornish Language Board examinations.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £71.00

Course Code: LH213

Fri, eve, 28 Apr - 30 Jun '23

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Students will be studying for the 4th Grade (final grade) of the Cornish Language Board examinations. This is an advanced course spread over a minimum of two years. Students will be expected to do homework and also self-motivated home-study will be required to reach the examination standard. Post - 4th Grade students are welcome. We will include some advanced study together.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

We will be revisiting most topics previously covered but using an advanced level of language. We will be reading and discussing and learning from the set books: PASSIO CHRISTI lines 705-1504 and DEMELZA NANKARREK + FELL YW AN NOS (in ‘Demelsa Nankarrek ha Hwedhlow Erel’ by Jowann Richards). We will also discuss the history of the Cornish language and do a study of Cornish place names in some depth. Conversation and discussion in Cornish will be emphasised. Grammar: All of the grammar contained in 'A Grammar of Modern Cornish' by Wella Brown or in 'Cornish Simplified' and supplements by A.S.D. Smith.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- talk and write about social, cultural and economic problems in Cornwall
- continue reading of the set books for Grade 4 exam
- discuss and analyse and learn from the texts.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an advanced level course and is only suitable for students who have studied the language for a minimum of 3 years and / or have passed the Cornish Language Board 3rd grade examination or students with a high degree of fluency in the language.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

We will be reading and discussing and learning from the set books as listed above. (The publisher for both books is KESVA AN TAVES KERNEWEK). Students are expected to buy their own copies of the literary texts and bring them to class.¿Students will also need to invest in a good dictionary and will find additional books on Cornish grammar etc. useful, for example:¿AN GERLYVER MEUR, dictionary edited by Dr Ken George, published by Kesva an Taves Kernewek, ISBN: 978-1-908965-36-3. 3rd Edition¿A GRAMMAR OF MODERN CORNISH by Wella Brown, published by Kesva an Taves Kernewek, ISBN: 0-902917-00-6¿VERBOW KERNEWEK, (verb tables) published by Kesva an Taves Kernewek, ISBN: 978-1-902917-90-0.
Try Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek online shop for all books.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

We recommend you discuss your options with the tutor. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Jo P'Rhys

Jo has been teaching Cornish for over 40 years and has spoken it since she was young. She loves helping new learners discover this lesser-known Celtic language.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.