- Can I listen to the recordings while driving/operating machinery etc?
- No. You need to be in a safe environment where you can devote your full attention to the recordings. In a relaxed sort of way, of course.
- How many books are planned?
- There are currently three books in preparation. Work is already well underway on the second volume, which is being piloted in the same way as the first.
- How often should I study?
- Probably as often as you like. Twice a week is much better than once, since you have less time between sessions to forget things. Three times a week is even better, but don't go mad. The course should always be a pleasure, never a chore.
- Is the course suitable for complete beginners?
- Is the course suitable for North and South Wales Welsh?
- Book one - yes. Because we use the fuller forms of the verbs - rydw i - etc, we feel that the course can be used in all parts of Wales and beyond. There may be the odd variation, but nothing major. (We're based in the South by the way)
- I'm already doing/have done some Welsh before. Is the course ok for me?
- Yes. The course makes a great revision aid or booster.
- What age is the course aimed at?
- As a rough guide 10-16 years. But don't be put off if you're older.
- What computer/webbrowser do I need?
- Most PCs or Macs should work fine. Have a look at the games and quizzes first if you're concerned. The activities use Flash technology, and so are not currently compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, although we are looking at alternatives.
- What do I need to follow the course?
- You'll need the course book and the audio files. We'll aim to make the downloads available free of charge for owners of the book for immediate download. We'll also make the recordings available on CDs, although we'll have to charge for these. It will also help to follow the online games and activities.
- What does the course cover?
- Book one in the course aims to cover everything needed to take you to Welsh as a Second Language Entry Level.
The book and recordings will cover the following:
Present tense (Rydw i) – each person
Perfect tense (Rydw i wedi) – each person
Using the present tense to talk about the future – (Rydw i’n mynd i) each person
Imperfect – (Roeddwn i) – each person
Question words – Ble, Pryd, Pam, Beth, Pwy, Pa, Sut
Days of the week
Soft mutation – which letters change, but not every occurance
- Who are you?
- Cwm Gwrachod is written and recorded by Colin Jones BSc, a professional Welsh to adults tutor and author of the acclaimed Cadw Swn home study Welsh course for adults.