Welsh 2 Lower: module 3

Course Dates: 25/04/22 - 11/07/22
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Location: Online
Improve your elementary Welsh in this communicative class. The emphasis is on the practical use of Welsh and the development of your listening and speaking skills. Based on book Cwrs Sylfaen. Suitable if you have completed Welsh 2 lower: module 2 or have studied Welsh for about 2 years.
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 £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £115.00

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Course Code: LW231

Started Mon, eve, 25 Apr - 11 Jul '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The aim of this course is to build on students’ communication skills in Welsh; to give them the opportunity to speak in increasingly more complex sentences in Welsh; to move beyond talking about the “here and now” and increase confidence whilst interacting in Welsh.

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?

We aim to cover the revision units of Cwrs Sylfaen (A2) before progressing onto units 1-5 of Cwrs Canolradd (B1). Topics will include talking about neighbours, making complaints, giving advice, habits and routines.

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

-- Extend sentences in the present tense using bod (fy mod i, dy fod di, eu bod nhw etc.)
- Use a variety of (conjugated) prepositions (ynddo, ohoni, ar bwys)
- Confidently choose between byth and erioed
- Recognise (written) short-form verbs and know when they are commonly used in speech
- Give and ask for advice
- Confidently express an opinion and ask for others’ views on a given topic.

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

Students should have completed Welsh 2 lower: module 2 or have equivalent experience at A2 level. You should be familiar with the basic word order of Welsh and understand how to form simple sentences in the present, past and future. You should be able to confidently and accurately answer ‘yes’ and ‘no’ using the required form of the verb ‘to be’ (ie/nage, (nac) ydw/oes/oedd, do/naddo etc.). You should be able to ask for help or guidance in Welsh when you don’t understand.

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 numbers 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?

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?

Dysgu Cymraeg: Sylfaen/Foundation (A2)- De Cymru/South Wales (Y Ganolfan Dysgu Cymraeg Genedlaethol/National Centre for Learning Welsh) (1999686152)

Dysgu Cymraeg: Canolradd/Intermediate (B1)- De Cymru/South Wales (Y Ganolfan Dysgu Cymraeg Genedlaethol/National Centre for Learning Welsh) (1999686179)

Both books cost approximately £10 (see the Welsh Bookshops Map at https://learnwelsh.cymru/learning/amdani-learn-welsh-festival-of-reading-2022/ to find a Wales-based retailer) 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 and spoken by the tutor.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Welsh 2 upper module 1. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
This year's workshops in Celtic languages are: Gaelic Matters (LEW11), and Breton in a Day (LWW11).

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.