Welsh beginners: module 1 & 2

Course Dates: 22/04/21 - 22/07/21
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Location: Online
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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.
Note that this course covers the content of 2 modules to enable progression in September. The pace will be faster than our regular courses.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00

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Course Code: LW113

Started Thu, day, 22 Apr - 22 Jul '21

Duration: 13 sessions (over 14 weeks)

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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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

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 units 1-15 of Cwrs Mynediad. Topics will include sharing personal information, the weather, hobbies, and time.

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.
This course moves at a particularly fast pace, fitting two terms of work into 13 weeks. You will have to do some preparation before each lesson as well as consolidation through homework.

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 3 in September. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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