Beginning Welsh: Intro
I constructed this work set after using many different texts for introductory courses. Each of those texts sought to include too many tenses, constructions, grammar elements and lists of vocabulary. The rate of decline in course population, as well as the lack of understanding and retention led me to alter the approach.
In this course we will learn only 3 tenses, each closely linked to the present tense. We will seek to add to these tenses several useful paradigms and constructions so that simple conversations might be created in real time by the end of the course. While limiting the breadth and diversity, I expect a high level of mastery of all the material presented.
Each lesson will build on the last and assume mastery thereof. Each lesson will begin with the key concept presented in the lesson and then we will work through exercises, both written and verbal.
The typical breakdown for the BYU Welsh course of study is:
• Beginning Welsh textbook plus Cwrs Mynediad unedau 1–11 in Welsh 101
• Cwrs Mynediad unedau 12–25 in Welsh 102
• Cwrs Mynediad unedau 26–30 plus Cwrs Sylfaen unedau 1–15 in Welsh 201
• Cwrs Sylfaen unedau 16–30 plus extra material in Welsh 202.
Variations in this schedule are likely to occur, but this is a good baseline.