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.
What will we cover?
We aim to cover units 25-30 of Cwrs Sylfaen. Topics will include talking about the dates and periods of time and discussing opinions and preferences. Learners will also be introduced to a novella written for learners of the Welsh language: Gangsters yn y Glaw.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- confidently use conditional verbs
- compare things and people
- confidently use both of Welsh's two different counting systems
- discuss events from the novella.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Welsh 2 lower module 2 or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
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?
Coursebook: Cwrs Sylfaen: Llyfr Cwrs (South Wales version) by Emyr Davies Mark Stonelake
Practice pack: Cwrs Sylfaen: Pecyn Ymarfer (South Wales version) (ISBN: 1860855288)
Novella: Gangsters yn y Glaw (Cyfres Amdani), Pegi Talfryn (ISBN: 1785622412).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Your tutor will advise you on the best course to join.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details