How To #1: Get Started. (2 pages)
how to #1: get started
How To #1: Get Started.
Welcome to SaySomethinginWelsh! You are definitely in the right place to become a confident
Welsh speaker! You are probably aching to get learning Welsh, so we'll keep this first step brief.
Finding the lessons
Going to our front page
lesson page for Course 1.
If you are anywhere else on the site, look at the grey bar at the top of the page, and you will see
some headings, for instance Learn, FAQ and Discuss. Click on Learn.
By default, the page will open on Course 1. This is where we recommend that you start! If you are
looking to follow the assessment route, then see Assessment below.
Before you start any lessons, click on Introduction. A page will open that has two headings –
Introduction (Northern) and Introduction (Southern). Underneath will be a grey box with the name
of the lesson that you want to listen to, in this case marked Welsh C1 introduction.
You can do one of two things with the lesson files.
1) Listen online:
Make sure you've got your earphones in or your sepkers turned on, then click on the arrow to the
left of the lesson name. This is where you can listen to the file without downloading it. This is great
if you are using a computer that isn't yours, or if you only want to listen once. If you are not sure
whether you want to use the SSiW course yet, then this is the way to listen! Once you have clicked
on the arrow, it will turn into a pause button. If you want to pause what you are listening to, guess
what? Click on this button to take a rest.
Alternatively, you can download the file to your computer. If you are going to listen more than once
to a lesson – lessons can take a few runs through to get really comfortable with them – then you
should download them by clicking on the downward pointing arrow to the right of the lesson name.
There are quite a few advantages to downloading the file before listening. For a start, the online
player is very basic, and doesn't let you fast forward or rewind the lesson, whereas the player on
your computer will let you do both, and more.
Importantly, once the file is downloaded, you can put it on a portable mp3 player or phone and
listen while you're doing something else – a great way to learn!