Welsh Beginners: module 1
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Suitable for complete beginners. Based on Cwrs Mynediad – fersiwn 2 (Dysgu Cymraeg).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LW001
Available start dates
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 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 1-8 of Cwrs Mynediad. Topics will include: greetings, sharing personal information (eg where you live, if you work, what your name is), talking about the weather and discussing plans.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-- greet and address other people (formally and informally)
- give and ask for basic personal information (in the simple present and simple past tenses)
- talk about the weather (using third person verbs)
- know the numbers 1-20
- know the alphabet and sounds of Welsh.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 1 course - No previous knowledge of Welsh required.
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 audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and complete weekly homework tasks via Google Classroom (with weekly written feedback provided by the tutor).
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The course book ‘Mynediad – Entry (A1) Fersiwn 2 (De Cymru / South Wales)’ will be used in
the class. The book can be downloaded for free as a PDF from the National Centre for Learning Welsh: https://dysgucymraeg.cymru/media/11869/mynediad-y-de-2021.pdf
There is a North Wales version available (however, Southern Welsh will be taught in class and used by the tutor).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Welsh beginners module 2. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.