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Teach Yourself Welsh- 2 Audio CDs and Book - Learn to speak Welsh

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Teach Yourself Welsh- 2 Audio CDs and Book - Learn to speak Welsh

Teach Yourself Complete Welsh

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Teach Yourself Complete Welsh - 2 Audio CDs and Book

2 CDs and 238 page Book

Are you shopping for a complete course in Welsh which takes you effortlessly from novice to confident speaker? Whether you're beginning from scratch, or are really from practice, Complete Welsh can guarantee success! Now completely up-to-date to create your code understanding experience fun and interactive. You are able to nevertheless depend found on the advantages of the top code instructor and our years of training experience, but today with added understanding attributes in the course and online. The course is structured in thematic units and the focus is placed on correspondence, thus that you effortlessly progress from introducing yourself and dealing with everyday conditions, to utilizing the telephone and chatting about function.By the finish of the course, you are at Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can communicate with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes usual interaction with native speakers very possible without stress for either party.

Learn effortlessly with a brand-new easy-to-read page shape and interactive features:

NOT GOT MUCH TIME?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to receive you started.

AUTHOR INSIGHTS
Many instant aid with usual difficulties and rapid strategies for success, based found on the author's years of experience.

GRAMMAR TIPS
Easy-to-follow building blocks to provide you a obvious learning.

USEFUL VOCABULARY
Simple to obtain and discover, to build a strong foundation for talking.

DIALOGUES
Read and hear to everyday dialogues to aid you speak and know quick.

PRONUNCIATION
Perfect your pronunciation.

TEST YOURSELF
Tests in the book and online to keep track of the progress.

EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE
Extra online articles at: www.teachyourself.com to provide you a richer learning of the culture and history of Wales.

TRY THIS
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to utilize it.

Official course - Teach Yourself Welsh is the official coursebook for the distance understanding course of the University of Wales.
Website - extra practice information is accessible found on the accompanying url. Practical - the information is present and relevant to persons living in Wales and wanting the code for function or social factors, in addition to those understanding Welsh for their own interest.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Alphabet and pronunciation guide
Map of Wales
Mutation chart
Greetings
More about yourself
Talking about your family
Talking about your loves and dislikes
Extending and accepting an invitation
May I enable you?
Asking for directions
What did you do?
There is anything incorrect with my car
I don't feel well
How were your vacations?
Where were you born?
When is your birthday?
Arranging your holiday
She'll go rather of you tomorrow
In the restaurant
Describing home and area
What would you do?
What time is the upcoming train?
Because I'm cold
You desired to come
Appendix 1: territorial variations
Appendix 2: how to state 'yes' and 'no' in Welsh
Key to the exercises
Welsh-English vocabulary
English-Welsh vocabulary

About the Authors:

Dr Christine Jones is Head of the School of Welsh and Bilingual Studies at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Julie Brake is a senior lecturer in Welsh at Glyndwr University, Wrexham.

About the Welsh Languageaudiobook

Welsh is a member of the Brythonic branch of Celtic spoken natively in Wales, in England by some along the Welsh edge and in the Welsh immigrant colony in the Chubut Valley in Argentine Patagonia. There are speakers of Welsh throughout the globe, many notably in the rest of Great Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The latest census figures (2001) presented in "Main Statistics about Welsh" by the Welsh Language Board, indicate 582,400 (20.8% of the population of Wales in households or communal establishments) were capable to speak Welsh and 457,946 (16.3%) could speak, read and write it. This compares with 508,100 (18.7%) for 1991. Increasing utilize of the English code had led to a decline in the numbers of Welsh speakers. Since the introduction of the Welsh Language Act 1993, offering Welsh equal status with English in the public sector in Wales, this has been slowed.

A greeting in Welsh is regarded as 55 alternative languages included found on the Voyager Golden Record selected to be represenitive of Earth in NASA's Voyager system introduced in 1977. The greetings are specific to each code, with all the Welsh greeting translated into English as "Good wellness to you today and forever". The 2004 Welsh Language Use Survey shows 21.7% of the population of Wales are Welsh speakers. This really is an heighten from 20.5% in the 2001 census, and from 18.5% in 1991. The 2001 census additionally shows that about 25% of Welsh citizens were born outside Wales. The amount of Welsh speakers in the rest of Britain is unknown. In 1993, S4C, the Welsh-language TV channel, published the results of the study into the numbers of individuals who speak or recognize Welsh, and this estimated that there were some 133,000 Welsh-speakers living in England, about 50,000 of them in the Greater London region and edge cities and villages in the Welsh Marches including Oswestry.

Historically, big numbers of Welsh persons talked just Welsh, but monoglot Welsh speakers are today almost non-existent, at least above school age. Almost without exception, Welsh speakers in Wales furthermore speak English (or Spanish in Chubut Province, Argentina, see Welsh settlement in Argentina). But, some Welsh speakers are more comfortable expressing themselves in Welsh than in English. A speaker's choice of code will fluctuate based on the topic domain and the social context, even within a single discourse (acknowledged in linguistics as code-switching). Although Welsh is a minority code, help for the code grew during the 2nd half of the 20th century, together with the rise of organisations like the nationalist political party Plaid Cymru from 1925 and the Welsh Language Society, Cymdeithas year Iaith Gymraeg from 1962. Welsh as a initially code is mostly concentrated in the less urban north and west of Wales, principally Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Anglesey, Carmarthenshire, north Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, components of west Glamorgan, north-west and extreme south-west Powys, although first-language and additional fluent speakers is found throughout Wales. Welsh is a living code, chosen in conversation by thousands and enjoyed throughout Wales. The Welsh Language Act 1993 and the Government of Wales Act 1998 offer that the Welsh and English languages ought to be treated equally in the public sector, thus far as is fair and practicable. Public bodies are necessary to make for approval a Welsh Language Scheme, which indicates their dedication to the equality of treatment principle. This really is transmitted out in draft shape for public consultation for a 3 month period, whereupon comments on it could be included into a final adaptation. It needs the final approval of the Welsh Language Board (Bwrdd year Iaith Gymraeg). Thereafter, the public body is charged with implementing and fulfilling its responsibilities under the Welsh Language Scheme. The list of alternative public bodies that have to make Schemes might be added to by initially the Secretary of State for Wales, from 1993–1997, through Statutory Instrument. Subsequent to the forming of the National Assembly for Wales in 1997, the Government Minister responsible for the Welsh code may and has passed Statutory Instruments naming public bodies who have to make Schemes. Neither 1993 Act nor secondary legislation produced under it cover the private sector, although some organisations, notably banks and some railway firms, offer a few of their literature through the medium of Welsh.

Local councils and the National Assembly for Wales utilize Welsh as a quasi-official code, issuing their literature and publicity in Welsh versions (e.g. letters to parents from universities, library info, and council information) and many road signs in Wales are in English and Welsh, including the Welsh versions of placenames. But, some references to English destinations are nonetheless provided in English just. Since 2000, the training of Welsh has been compulsory in every universities in Wales as much as age 16, and that has had a main impact in stabilising and to some extent reversing the decline in the code. It signifies, for illustration, that even the youngsters of English monoglot migrants to Wales grow up with some knowledge of the code. But, the big majority of individuals in the primary population centres of South Wales never employ the code in daily lifetime.

Although many road signs throughout Wales are bilingual, the wording on funds is in English just (This really is apart within the legend on Welsh pound coins dated 1985 and 1990, that are valid currency in every components of the UK: Pleidiol wyf i'm gwlad, meaning, "True am I to my country"), and derives within the Welsh National Anthem. The new British coinage from 2008 will likely not bear any Welsh code at all, despite being crafted by a resident of North Wales and being minted at the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, South Wales. Although various stores employ bilingual signage, Welsh seldom appears on product packaging or instructions. The UK government has ratified the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in regard of Welsh. The code has greatly improved its prominence since the creation of the tv channel S4C (and subsequently S4/C, S4/C2) in November 1982, which broadcasts 70% of Channel4's programming and a majority of Welsh code shows[13] during peak watching hours. Additionally, there is an all-Welsh code digital station accessible throughout Europe on satellite called S4/C2, in existence since 1998. The principal night tv news provided by the BBC in Welsh is accessible for download. There is equally a Welsh code radio station, BBC Radio Cymru, which was introduced in 1977. There is, yet, no daily newspaper in Welsh, truly the only Welsh code nationwide newspaper Y Cymro ("The Welshman") being published when a week. A daily newspaper called Y Byd ("The World") was scheduled to be introduced on 3 March 2008 but has been scrapped, owing to low sales of subscriptions and insufficient funds being created accessible within the Welsh Assembly Government. Since December 2001 the British Government has planned to guarantee that all immigrants understand English. It remains to be watched if Welsh is considered a separate case. At present, a knowledge of Welsh, English or Scottish Gaelic is enough for naturalisation reasons and it is very believed that this plan is continued in any proposed changes to the law.

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