What is the course about?
This course 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 the course throughout the year.
What will we cover?
The tutor will provide materials for language work; we will also read a modern novel and some poetry; the tutors will also use their own materials.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- talk about people and jobs using: sy, oedd and fydd
- report back using: fy modi i, dy fod ti etc.
- talk about the class using: faint ohonoch chi sy'n…?
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 5 - students should have an advanced knowledge of Welsh.
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). 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?
A modern novel chosen in the first weeks of term.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LW521 Welsh 5 module 2. 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