Second Language Welsh
The Fflic a Fflac series are a set of resources aimed at assisting Welsh language development in the Foundation Phase. Whilst they are primarily intended for use in teaching Welsh as a second language, they can also be used for supporting and improving the ability of native Welsh speakers. The series consists of four comprehensive multimedia packs of progressing difficulty, four sets of additional reading books, a music CD-ROM and a pair of puppets.
Fflic a Fflac pack 4 is the fourth in the series and is the most challenging as it builds upon everything students have learnt in the other three packs. This pack, which includes 3 DVDs, 18 colourful A5 books and an interactive CD-ROM, is divided into six units and will strengthen students confidence in using the learnt Welsh language patterns, sentence structure and vocabulary.
The DVDs follow the adventures of two puppets, Fflic and Fflac and two presenters, Lyn and Alys. The videos introduce language patterns through a variety of methods including studio-based interaction between puppets and presenter, songs and video clips on location in schools and around Wales. Each video is around 5 minutes long which means they can be easily incorporated into lessons.
The books reinforce the language explored in the DVDs and is suitable for group or individual reading. At the back of each book there is a list of vocabulary and language to be used when introducing, reading and discussing the stories. Some of the books also introduce rhyming and some can be used in role playing. In addition to the usual story books, some factual books are introduced.