What is the course about?
The aim of this course is to introduce students to basic oral communication skills in Welsh; to give them the opportunity to practise and improve these skills in a variety of day to day situations; 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 1-10 of Cwrs Sylfaen. Topics will include talking about favourite things, and what you used to do.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- discuss problems and complain.
- talk about preferences and favourites.
- give opinions with extended reasons
- use imperfect tense (was/were) 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.
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?
The course book Cwrs Sylfaen (Fersiwn y De/South Wales version) (ISBN:1 86085 518 0) will be used in
the class. There is a North Wales version available. It costs approximately £15.
Homework will be set from the exercises that accompany the course found in Cwrs Sylfaen: Pecyn Ymarfer /
Exercise Pack (Fersiwn y De/South Wales version) (ISBN: 9781860856129) which costs approximately £3.
Please try: WJEC 0292 026 5000.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LQW13 Welsh 2 lower: module 3. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.