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Croeso: Beginners' Welsh
This unit is taken from Croeso, a beginners’ language course that concentrates on Welsh...
This unit is taken from Croeso, a beginners’ language course that concentrates on Welsh as a tool for communication, but it also provides some insights into Welsh societies and cultures through printed and audio materials. It will be of interest to all those who want to improve their language skills in order to communicate more easily and effectively in Welsh. This unit focuses on basic greetings and introductions, numbers and days of the week. By the end of this unit you will have gained confidence in communicating in Welsh, and you will be able to understand language used by speakers from different areas of Wales. You will develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in Welsh.
By the end of this unit you should know:
- how to greet people and introduce yourself in Welsh;
- numbers 0-10;
- days of the week;
- how to exchange basic personal information.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Croeso i'r Gymraeg! Welcome to Welsh!
- 2 Sesiwn 2
- 3 Sesiwn 3
- 4 Sesiwn 4
- 5 Additional reading/writing practice
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Croeso: beginners' Welsh
Welsh is a direct descendant of the Celtic language which was spoken in Britain before, during and after the Roman occupation. It is Britain’s oldest spoken language, and possesses a rich cultural history. Closely related to Breton and Cornish, and more distantly to Irish, Manx and Scots Gaelic, it is today spoken by almost 600,000 people in Wales, some 20 per cent of the population.
This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course Croeso: beginners' Welsh which is no longer taught by The Open University. If you want to study formally with us, you may wish to explore other courses we offer in this.
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Originally published: Wednesday, 27th July 2011
Last updated on: Tuesday, 10th December 2013
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