Croeso: beginners' Welsh: Track 1

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Are you interested in learning more about one of Europe's oldest languages? Or would you simply like to brush up on your Welsh? Then look no further. This collection of audio material features a variety of speakers, talking about their interests, holidays, opinions, likes and dislikes. A short historical account can also be found here. There is even a conversation between two people from Patagonia who speak Welsh as their first language. We also look at greetings as well as past and future events. This material is taken from The Open University course L196 Croeso: beginners' Welsh.

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  • Duration 1 hour
  • Updated Thursday 10th February 2011
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Languages
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Track 1: Introduction

An introduction to this album of Beginners’ Welsh lessons.


© The Open University 2011


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Introduction    An introduction to this album of Beginners’ Welsh lessons. Play now Introduction
2 Welsh in a year    Jen Llewelyn, author of ‘Welsh in a Year’, talks about her experiences. Play now Welsh in a year
3 Introducing yourself and your family    People introduce themselves and their family. Play now Introducing yourself and your family
4 Welsh speakers from Patagonia    Two ladies from Patagonia speak in Welsh. Play now Welsh speakers from Patagonia
5 Daily routines    Two people describing what they are doing. Play now Daily routines
6 Pastimes 1    People talk about what they like to do. Play now Pastimes 1
7 Likes and dislikes    Expressing your opinion and talking about your likes and dislikes. Play now Likes and dislikes
8 Change    Listen to what has changed over the past 20 years. Play now Change
9 Holidays    Talking about the future and about what you should or would like to do. Play now Holidays
10 Circumstances and verbs    Talking about what you might do in certain circumstances using the conditional forms of verbs. Play now Circumstances and verbs
11 Describing yourself    Menna describing herself and talking about her work. Play now Describing yourself
12 19th century Welshman, John Williams    An account of a 19th-century Welshman, John Williams. Play now 19th century Welshman, John Williams

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