Welsh beginners: module 1

Course Dates: 16/01/24 - 19/03/24
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: Keeley Street
Learn to speak Welsh on this lively course for beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Welsh and the development of your listening and speaking skills.
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Course Code: LW111

Full Tue, , 16 Jan - 19 Mar '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What will we cover?

Topics will include sharing personal information, the weather, hobbies, and time. There will be a particular focus on pronunciation.

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

- Say where you come from, where you live and what you do.
- Say what you like doing
- Show possession using ‘my’ ‘your’ ‘his’ ‘her’.
- Describe the current weather.

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

Suitable for complete beginners.

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 course book Cwrs Mynediad (Fersiwn y De/South Wales version) (ISBN: 9781860856105) will be used in the class. 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 beginners module 2 in Term 3. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Jack Pulman-Slater Tutor Website

Shwmae! Jack dw i! I first joined City Lit in 2017-2019 and it's great to be back teaching Cymraeg and Svenska both in person at City Lit and online. 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. Hej! Jag heter Jack! I love learning languages and started learning Swedish with City Lit a few years ago and I became obsessed by this fasincating Germanic language. This was a journey that recently led me to take my C1 exam at Folkuniversitetet Göteborg. Learning and speaking Swedish has given me access to a entirely new country, culture and perpsective. Learning one Scandinvian language is also a gateway to the others— it's "learn 1, get 3!".

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.