Welsh beginners: module 3
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LW003
Duration: 10 sessions (over 12 weeks)
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 20-30 of Cwrs Mynediad.
Topics will include shopping, holidays, describing people and places and expressing opinion about both.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- ask for something in a café.
- say you have common ailments.
- say what you are able to do
- describe people and places and give opinions.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Welsh 1 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?
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?
The course book Cwrs Mynediad (Fersiwn y De/South Wales version) (ISBN: 9781860856105) 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 Mynediad: Pecyn Ymarfer / Exercise Pack (Fersiwn y De/South Wales version) (ISBN: 9781860856129) which costs approximately £3. WJEC 0292 026 5000.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Welsh 2 module 1. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Shwmae! I first joined City Lit in 2017-2019 and it's great to be back teaching Cymraeg as part of our team of 3 committed Welsh tutors. I was brought up in north Pembrokeshire and was fortuntate enough to attend Welsh- and bilingual- medium schools where I acquired Welsh. The Welsh language has given me lots of opportunities and it's brilliant to be able to welcome new people into the language as a tutor. Welsh is a vibrant, living and thriving language, not just in Wales but also here at City Lit. When I'm not teaching online at City Lit, I'm a PhD researcher at Cardiff University in the pronunciation of adult second language learners of Welsh. I love learning languages and started learning Swedish with City Lit a few years ago, something I still keep up now.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.