Cornish beginners: module 3

Course Dates: 29/04/22 - 08/07/22
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Location: Online
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This course incorporates a near-beginners' group and an intermediate group. The near-beginners' group is suitable for those who have studied basic Cornish before to the language and the intermediate group is suitable for those who wish to develop their speaking and listening skills. To enrol you should have completed module 2 or equivalent.
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 £66.00

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Course Code: LH135

Started Fri, eve, 29 Apr - 08 Jul '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Students at near beginners level will continue to learn to communicate simply in a range of everyday situations and conversations. Students will also continue learning about some basic elements of a Celtic culture via the history of the language revival, Cornish place-names, etc.

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?

BEGINNERS
Discussing and arranging activities for spare time, give commands, talk about events in the past, understand simple Cornish place-names.
Grammar: all the grammar required by the Cornish Language Board for the Grade 1 Examination, including simple present and present continuous tenses, simple past tense of auxiliary verbs, imperfect tense of verb TO BE, uses of the verb noun, adverbs, adjectives, pronouns, imperatives, declensions of prepositions, first rules of mutation.

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

BEGINNERS
- discuss and arrange activities for your spare time.

- give commands.

- talk about events in the past.

- understand simple Cornish place-names.



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

You should have completed module 2 or equivalent.

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.

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

The course is based on the communicative approach:

- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate

Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.

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

BORA BRAV by Polin Prys, 2020 version preferably, published by Kesva an Taves Kernewek. ISBN: 978-1-908965-39-4¿
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When I've finished, what course can I do next?

At the end of all 3 modules, learners at Level 1 may, if they wish, sit the Grade 1 Examination of Kesva an Taves Kernewek (The Cornish language Board) Please discuss with the tutor what course to do next. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Gary Retallick

Dr. Gary Retallick got his Phd in Physics at Kings college in London in 2006. His dissertation explored the physics of time, touching upon relativity, field equations, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and metaphysics. Followng a stint within the world of teaching philosophy, Gary now teaches physics and mathematics at both Birkbeck College and the Open University alongside running several physics, chemistry and maths courses at City Lit (incl. Cornish).

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