Cornish intermediate: module 2
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LH121
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
Students at intermediate level will further develop their communication skills, with the emphasis on listening and speaking. We 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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Asking directions, expressing emotions, writing and replying to letters and invitations. Following instructions, making comparisons.
Further topics will be negotiated with the group of learners.
Grammar: all the grammar required by the Cornish Language Board for the Grade 2 examination, including imperfect and future tenses of 'to be' and imperfect and simple past tenses of the auxiliary verbs and other common verbs, comparison of adjectives, conjunctions, interrogatives, idioms, numbers beyond 100 and second mutation.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- give and understand directions in some detail.
- express emotions - complain and apologise.
- write and reply to letters and invitations.
- give and understand simple instructions, eg. Following a recipe.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed module 1 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?
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?
BORA BRAV by Polin Prys, (BLUE version-Kernewek Kemmyn) published by Kesva an Taves Kernewek, ISBN: 978-1-902917-76-4
Please try: Grant and Cutler - www.grantandcutler.com (020 7440 3248).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Cornish intermediate: module 3 (LH131), but we recommend you discuss your options with the tutor. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
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.