Welsh 2 lower: module 2
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LW221
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
The aim of this course is to build on students’ basic communication skills in Welsh; to give them the opportunity to practise expressing opinions in Welsh and moving beyond talking about the “here and now”; to promote interest in and awareness of the language and its culture today.
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?
We aim to cover units 13-25 of Cwrs Sylfaen. Topics will include talking about favourite things, holidays, making plans and celebrations.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Exchange factual and personal information
- talk about preferences and favourites.
- give opinions with extended reasons
- use different forms of the future tense with confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Welsh 2 lower: module 1, or have equivalent experience. You should be familiar with the basic word order of Welsh and understand how to form simple sentence in the present, past and future.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number for daily activities (e.g using money, telling the time, etc).
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?
TThe coursebook Dysgu Cymraeg: Sylfaen/Foundation (A2)- De Cymru/South Wales (Y Ganolfan Dysgu Cymraeg Genedlaethol/National Centre for Learning Welsh) (1999686152) will be used. It costs approximately £10 or can be downloaded as a PDF for free from https://dysgucymraeg.cymru/dysgu/cwricwlwm-a-chwrslyfrau/
A North Walian edition is available; however, southern Welsh will be taught in the class.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LW231 Welsh 2 lower: module 3. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.