What is the course about?
To enable students to communicate in Welsh in a wider range of situations and conversations with more confidence. The main aim of the course is to teach you to speak using naturally-spoken Welsh. The course will cover most of the basic northern and southern dialects. Grammar will be taught but will not be the emphasis.
What will we cover?
We aim to cover units 6 - 12 of Cwrs Sylfaen. Topics will include: giving an opinion, discussing health, eating out.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- express an opinion
- describe your home
- express a need and ask for something politely
- buy something in a café.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 2. Suitable if you have studied Welsh for about one year recently.
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 will be Cwrs Sylfaen (published by CBAC).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LW221 Welsh 2 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