What is the course about?
This course is intended for learners who have completed a year of Welsh study, or who have the equivalent level. You will continue to develop your understanding of Welsh grammar and improve the 4 key skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing).
What will we cover?
Discussing current affairs, talking about the past, and other topics to be negotiated with the tutor.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
By the end of this course you should be able to:
- express opinions
- discuss news items
- use emphatic sentences
- gain confidence in using a variety of tenses
- understand conditional sentences.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You will have studied Welsh for a year, or have an equivalent level.
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 Sylfaen(Fersiwn y De/South Wales version) (ISBN:
9781860856105) will be used in the class. There is a North Wales version available. It cost approximately £15.
Homework will be set from the exercises that accompany the course found in Cwrs Sylfaen: Pecyn Ymarfer / Exercise Pack (Fersiwn y De/South Wales
version) (ISBN: 1860855288) which costs approximately £3.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LW121 Welsh 2 Lower: 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