What is the course about?
To enable students to communicate in Welsh in a wider range of situations and conversations with more confidence. The main aim of the course is to teach you to speak using naturally spoken Welsh. The course will cover most of the basic northern and southern dialects.
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?
Based on units 5-10 of Cwrs Sylfaen. Topics include making complaints, expressinga an opinion, and discussing preferences.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- describe people and places
- discuss problems and complain
- talk about favourite things.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Level 2. Suitable if you have studied Welsh for about one year recently, or have completed Welsh 2: module 2, 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 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?
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 work at home.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
All students need to buy the course book "Cwrs Sylfaen: Llyfr Cwrs" (De), Authors: Mark Stonelake, Emyr Davies. Price approximately £20. Either the South Wales version (ISBN: 9781860855887) or the North Wales version (ISBN: 9781860855931) can be used, depending on personal choice.
Homework will be set from Pecyn Ymarfer (Practice Pack), ISBN: 1 86085 528 8. Price approximately £3.
Please try: Grant and Cutler at Foyles-www.foyles.co.uk/languages (020 7437 5660).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Welsh 3 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).