What is the course about?
This intermediate-level course will build on your sound basic knowledge of Welsh (covered in Welsh 2 and 3) and increase your confidence at using the knowledge and skills you already possess.
What will we cover?
A revision of units 20 - 30 of Cwrs Sylfaen, proceeding to units 1 - 5 of Cwrs Canolradd. Topics include talking about what you would and could do (conditional), comparing things, and reported speech. The emphasis will be on speaking the language.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- say what you would, could or should do
- compare people, places or things
- report what happened or what could or would happen
- say where you were born and grew up, and asking someone else.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed Welsh level 2 and 3 or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
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 some knowledge of basic (such as nouns and verbs) and more intermediate 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?
All students need to buy the course book "Cwrs Canolradd: Llyfr Cwrs" (De), Authors: Eiran Conlon, Emyr Davies. Price approximately £20. Either the South Wales version (ISBN: 1 86085 578 4) or the North Wales version can be used, depending on personal choice. Homework will be set from Pecyn Ymarfer (Practice Pack), ISBN:186085 5881. The course books can be obtained from: Foyles,(Tel: 020 7440 3248 www.foyles.co.uk) ; Welsh Books Council (www.gwales.com) ; European Bookshop (020 7734 5259 www.europeanbookshop.com).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LW321 Welsh 3 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