NEW! Cornish Language (Part 2)

April 19, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Old School
Fore Street, St Dennis
PL26 8AF
About this course
This course is an enjoyable progression to the basics of communicating in Kernewek. You will practise the four skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing, with an emphasis on speaking and comprehending spoken Cornish Language. The course also provides an increased insight into Kernow’s native culture.
Who is this course for?
These classes are intended for those learners who have attended Introduction to Kernewek for Beginners, Part 1 or an equivalent.
What will I learn?
Whilst your personal objectives will be discussed and agreed at the first session, your tutor will explain the course objectives. These will include the following: • Understand and use numbers up to 100. • Confidently pronounce words in Kernewek. • Likes and dislikes • Ask simple questions and respond to them • How to talk about time and the weather • Negotiate communication with a Cornish language speaker, asking them to repeat, slow down etc.
How will I learn?
You will be invited to participate in a range of enjoyable activities including games, listening activities, and problem-solving tasks that will be developed by the tutor to suit the level of the course and also individual progress. You will be encouraged to practise between sessions to reinforce your learning.
What do I need to bring with me?
The course text book – Skeul an Yeth 1 – is available as a free download. Learners may wish to obtain a Cornish – English Dictionary (a dictionary in Kernewek Kemmyn). You will need a folder and/or notebook to organise your notes and handouts.
What next?
Following the successful completion of this course you may like to continue with Introduction to Kernewek – Part 3. Please ask your tutor or local centre admin team for more information.
About the tutor
Jaqi is a qualified Further Education Tutor and a fluent Cornish language speaker in Kernewek Kemmyn. It was the distant narrative of Celtic community that, whilst studying for a B.A. (Hons) in History and Society at Exeter university, first compelled Jaqi to follow a more Cornish pathway – one which she had long valued. Jaqi first became a Cornish Language Tutor in 2016 having successfully completed a qualification NCFE Award (Level 3) in Education and Training. In conjunction with Cornwall AdEd, she began to develop a series of beginners’ courses in Kernewek at classroom venues in Bude, Bodmin and St Dennis. There are now four courses, including Parts 1 – 3, which adapt well to online learning. As a tutor in Kernewek Kemmyn, she is someone who loves to meet with like-minded people who want to know more about Cornwall’s own language and culture.

Will I have to pay?

Enrolling on a qualification course? Are you employed or self-employed? Is your annual gross salary less than £18,525? If so, you may be eligible to fee remission due to a government initiative. Please contact us directly on 0300 1231 117 to enrol and check you are eligible.

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