What is the course about?
This intermediate level course will build on your sound basic knowledge of Welsh (covered in Welsh 1 and 2) and increase your confidence at using the knowledge and skills you already possess.
What will we cover?
Modules of work from a 'Cwrs Pellach' focussing on thematic discussions with homework set form extended reading pieces focussing on aspects of contemporary Welsh culture. Students will be introduced to Students will also study a learners' adaptation of the novel 'Cysgod y Cryman' by Islwyn Ffowc Ellis.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- use equative and comparative adjectives
- use the impersonal in the context of discussing the news
- confidently use emphatic constructions
- start recognising differences in Welsh dialects.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed Welsh 3 module 1 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?
Students will be provided with a coursebook during the first lesson.
Students will also be studying an adaptation of the novel 'Cysgod y Cryman' by Islwyn Ffowc Ellis:
Cysgod Y Cryman: Ar Gyfer Oedolion Sy'n Dysgu Cymraeg; Series: Cam at Y Cewri; ISBN: 0863833993
Your tutor will let you know if there any texts you need to buy.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Welsh 3 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