What is the course about?
The aim of this course is to introduce students to basic oral communication skills in Welsh; to give them the opportunity to practise and improve these skills in a variety of day to day situations; to promote interest in and awareness of the language and its culture today.
What will we cover?
We aim to cover units 8-14 of Cwrs Mynediad. Topics will include talking about your family and discussing events in the past.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- discuss leisure interests
- discuss family and posessions using 'my', 'your', 'his', 'her'
- ask what the time is and respond.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Welsh beginners: 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 homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The course book Cwrs Mynediad (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 Mynediad: Pecyn Ymarfer / Exercise Pack (Fersiwn y De/South Wales version) (ISBN: 9781860856129) which costs 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?
LW131 Welsh beginners 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