What is the course about?
The course is for advanced level students and native speakers aims to encourage students to use their Welsh in a friendly atmosphere; there will be plenty of opportunities to develop your communicative skills and to add a polish to your Welsh. A wide range of specialist vocabulary will be introduced. Students will be introduced to the literary language through modern Welsh literature, articles, etc. and to various aspects of Welsh language, history and culture. New students are welcome to join at the start of each term.
What will we cover?
Colloquial Welsh by Gareth King will be our basis for language work; we will also read a modern novel and some poetry; although the tutors will also use their own materials.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- use expressions of time
- talk about interests
- talk about work and leisure.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 4 - students should have an advanced knowledge of Welsh and have completed Welsh 4: Module 1 and 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 understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time etc). It is essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology.
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?
Intermediate Welsh by Gareth King. Routledge. ISBN 0415120977
Please try: Grant and Cutler - www.grantandcutler.com (020 7734 2012) and The European Bookshop - www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Welsh 5 module 1. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details