Main sessions

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Course 1

Welcome to Course 1 of SaySomethinginCornish, written by Cyf and produced in partnership with MAGA, the Cornish Language Partnership.

Please listen to the introduction before starting the course, so that you know how to use it for the best results.

Because this is a new approach to learning a language, we advise you to start from lesson one whether you're a total beginner or an experienced learner. The important things to remember are: 

1. Don't worry!  You learn better when you're relaxed, so don't be a perfectionist, and enjoy each lesson :-)

2.Try to practice regularly.  SSiCornish will (in the near future!) provide practice speaking and listening sessions you can use for this (the listening is particularly important). Making up your own sentences and listening to Cornish radio both help too. Practicing small chunks regularly (preferably daily) will be more helpful to you than doing large chunks less often..

3. Speak first, read and write later.  Reading and writing are important skills, but before you know how to speak and understand the language, they can actually hinder progress. Your mind naturally interprets the things you read and it can have a subconscious effect on the way you pronounce words. It will make a real, valuable difference to your learning if you get on board with the SSiCornish principle of learning to speak and understand Cornish first of all.