Welsh 3 lower: module 2

Course Dates: 09/01/24 - 12/03/24
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Location: Online
Join this lively course to further develop your upper-intermediate Welsh.
Suitable if you have recently completed a Canolradd level course or have equivalent experience (i.e. Have student Welsh actively for at least 3 years).
Based on Cwrs Uwch 1 (Dysgu Cymraeg).

Please note: No class on 13/02/2024.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Welsh 3 lower: module 2
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  • Course Code: LW322
  • Dates: 09/01/24 - 12/03/24
  • Time: 11:00 - 12:30
  • Taught: Tue, Daytime
  • Duration: 9 sessions (over 10 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Clare Whitehead

Course Code: LW322

Started Tue, day, 09 Jan - 12 Mar '24

Duration: 9 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

The aim of this course is to give students the opportunity to practise using Welsh in a wider range of contexts and for a wider range of purposes; to expand their grammatical and communicative abilities in the language; and 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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

We will cover the initial units of Cwrs Uwch.

These units include revision of the following areas of grammar by situating them in extended speaking tasks: y dyfodol, berfau amodol, y cymal enwol (e.g. “dw i’n meddwl bod…”) a’r goddefol.

Topics covered will include the countryside, heroes and art.

Topics will include community, family, food, arts and culture.

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

- Make arrangements and plans in Welsh
- Talk about things with multiple processes or stages
- Recognise and use more informal expressions
- Recognise differences between south and north Walian
- Confidently approach texts of increasing length and complexity
- Respond in increasingly complex sentences
- Confidently use different forms of the future tense
- Use common verbs in conditional tense more confidently.
- Use clauses connected with 'bod' more confidently.
- Use tags in various tenses, in emphatic and non- emphatic sentences, and in affirmative and negative sentences.

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

Students should have completed a course at Canolradd level or have equivalent experience (i.e. have studied for approximately 3 years). You should know the basic word orders of Welsh and know how to form sentences in the present, past and future. You should be able to accurately answer “yes” and “no” (using the different forms of the verb ‘to be’). You should be able to ask for help in Welsh when you don’t understand.
This course is at CEFR Level B2.

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 coursebook Dysgu Cymraeg: Uwch 1 (B2) (Y Ganolfan Dysgu Cymraeg Genedlaethol/National Centre for Learning Welsh) (1999686101) will be used. There is both a southern (De Cymru) and northen version (Gogledd Cymru) of the book available.

It costs approximately £10 or can be downloaded as a PDF for free from https://dysgucymraeg.cymru/dysgu/cwricwlwm-a-chwrslyfrau/

• There are 3 coursebooks at lefel Uwch, so please be sure to download or purchase the correct one: Uwch 1 (south Wales).
• 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?

Welsh upper 3 module 2 in January.

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.