Welsh Gaelic Intermediate Talk Business
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Learn to speak Welsh Gaelic! Picture yourself doing business with someone who doesnt speak your language. The chances are youll need more than holiday level conversation to get by. Thats why Talk Business was developed. It teaches you basic business vocabulary so that you can concentrate on the important stuff and not waste time searching for the right words.
If you want to succeed in business abroad, then Talk Business is for you. Aimed at people who already know the basics, it gives the specialized language you need for doing business abroad. Must-know language ranges from basics like “what is your website address?” to more advanced discussions of exchange rates, product guarantees and marketing budgets.
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This versatile software CD-ROM installs on any Windows PC or Mac (OS 10.3.9 or higher). It even has files you can transfer to your iPod for language learning on the go!
What will I learn?
Talk Business Welsh gives you essential vocabulary for the workplace. It covers basics such as what is your website address? and my computer crashed and I lost all my files as well as more advanced discussion of exchange rates, product guarantees and marketing budgets.
Topics covered are: – Trading, buying and selling – Marketing, advertising and PR – IT, Internet, e-commerce and communications – Banking, finance, stock exchange and accounting – Business meetings – Business travel – Careers – Negotiations – On the phone – General business vocabulary.
Will it work for me?
Talk Business is aimed at people who already have some experience of the language. You must feel confident enough to start up a conversation and keep it going.
The specialist phrases in Talk Business Welsh are clearly spoken at a speed that you can easily keep up with and copy.
How does it work?
Watch and learn! See and hear how to speak Welsh by watching video footage of native speakers.
Build confidence on a computer. Before testing your new speaking skills in the real world, record yourself, then play back to compare your pronunciation with a native speaker. (Note that we dont use electronic voice analysis: the human ear is usually more accurate.)
Play interactive games. The comprehension quiz prompts you to react to real life situations, while a challenging recording quiz tests your knowledge and pronunciation.
You earn points for every game you play. High scorers can go on to win bronze, silver and gold awards, which you can print out as a record of achievement.
You can learn on the move. Carry on learning in the airport lounge or on the ferry. Just print out the phrasebook sheets included in the program and take them with you.
The Welsh Launguage Board indicated in 2004 that 611,000 people (21.7% of the population of Wales in households or communal establishments) were able to speak Welsh. This figure marks a 0.9 percentage point increase when compared with a figure of 20.8% from the 2001 census, and an increase of approximately 35,000 in absolute numbers within Wales. Welsh is therefore a growing language within Wales. Of those 611,000 Welsh speakers, 57% (315,000) considered themselves fluent, and 78% (477,000) consider themselves fluent or “fair” speakers. 62% of speakers (340,000) claimed to speak the language daily, including 88% of fluent speakers.
Historically, large numbers of Welsh people spoke only Welsh. Today Welsh-only speakers are virtually non-existent, except among mother tongue speakers below school age, and a small numbers of elderly people in traditional Welsh speaking regions. Almost without exception, Welsh speakers in Wales also speak English. However, many first language Welsh speakers are more comfortable expressing themselves in Welsh than in English. A speaker’s choice of language can vary according to the subject domain and the social context, even within a single discourse.