What is the course about?
Suitable if you have completed Welsh 2: module 1. Improve your elementary Welsh in this communicative class. The emphasis is on the practical use of Welsh and the development of your listening and speaking skills. .
Please note that there is no class on Tuesday, 19 February.
What will we cover?
We aim to cover units 11 - 16 of Cwrs Sylfaen (published by WJEC). Topics will include discussing where you were born and brought up; introduction to the passive construction. Discussing the news; asking a favour and polite requests. The emphatic construction; making plans for the future.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- discuss future plans
- say where you were born and brought up
- understand basic news items
- make polite request in Welsh.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Level 2. Suitable if you have studied Welsh for about one year recently, or have completed Welsh 2: module 1, 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 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 work at home.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
This term, we will finish Cwrs Mynediad and will start on Cwrs Sylfaen: Llyfr Cwrs (De), Authors: Mark Stonelake, Emyr Davies, ISBN: 9781860855184. There is a North Wales version of this book. Price approximately £20.
Homework will be set from Pecyn Ymarfer (Practice Pack), ISBN: 1 86085 528 8. Price approximately £3.
Please try: Grant and Cutler at Foyles- www.foyles.co.uk/languages (020 7437 5660).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Welsh 2 module 3. 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