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There are many resources and organisations that support the Welsh language and those learning it. This page collates some of the main items together, plus relevant insight from parallel.cymru contributors. Bookmark, share and enjoy!
Gwersi / Lessons
Y Ganolfan Dysgu Cymraeg Gendlaethol / The National Centre for Learning Welsh
The National Centre for Learning Welsh is responsible for all aspects of the Welsh for Adults education programme - from curriculum and course development to resources for tutors, research, marketing and e-learning. Its aim is to attract new learners to the Welsh language and increase the numbers using and enjoying Welsh each day. The National Centre works with a network of providers across Wales, which delivers Welsh courses on its behalf and are outline below.
Say Something In Welsh
SaySomethingInWelsh is a course that focuses on helping people learn to speak and understand Welsh, and avoids wasting time on complicated grammar rules and reading/writing. Based on the latest research in language learning, the course provides downloadable MP3 files for free. The entire introductory course of 25 lessons, the practice sessions and vocabulary units are all entirely free of charge. Give it a go and you'll be speaking Welsh in no time!
Everyone learns in different ways. For the first time in history, we can analyze how millions of people learn at once to create the most effective educational system possible and tailor it to each student. Duolingo's ultimate goal is to give everyone access to a private tutor experience through technology. It's hard to stay motivated when learning online, so we made Duolingo so fun that people would prefer picking up new skills over playing a game.
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Nant Gwrtheyrn or “the Nant” as it is often called, now home to the National Welsh Language and Heritage Centre, is a magical place located in a former quarrying village on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in north Wales. The Centre specialises in Welsh for Adults (as a second language) and offers intensive residential courses throughout the year.
A four-week intensive summer course. Over the years, hundreds of people have become fluent Welsh speakers thanks to this ground-breaking course. You will be immersed in the Welsh language from dawn to dusk, speaking the language both in the classroom and socially.
Intensive courses every summer of varying lengths. Experience the capital city of Wales and enjoy great Welsh history and culture on your doorstep. Cardiff is a vibrant city which is packed full of Welsh history and opportunities to speak the Welsh language.
Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant
One-week intense courses at Easter and in July in Lampter. The University is located in the heart of Welsh speaking Wales, providing learners with ample opportunity to practise the language. Where better to learn Welsh? Come to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David on the Lampeter campus to learn Welsh quickly, in a relaxed atmosphere with the help of experienced Welsh language tutors.
Cymru FM is a 24/7 online radio platform which allows users to contribute and broadcast their very own radio shows. It’s mainly aimed at Welsh speakers, Welsh learners and those with a keen interest in anything Welsh. It allows local communities to create and broadcast their own shows.
The main source for listening to Welsh-language talk shows and music; the new Radio Cymru 2 station offers even more choice of broadcasts, and you can catch up online for free.
Welsh language TV channel. Shows are available online for 30 days on catch up, and each Sunday morning a show for learners is broadcast: Dal Ati (keep at it).
An exciting series of 20 books for adults who are learning Welsh, arranged by level (Mynediad, Sylfaen, Canolradd and Uwch) and aligned with national Welsh for Adults curriculum. A wide range of authors have contributed, including some of Wales' best-known and some who have learnt Welsh themselves. The range contains 14 new works and 6 adaptions of Cambridge Readers for new English speakers.
The free encyclopedia with over 100,000 articles available in Welsh.
Yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol
Held during the first week of August every year, the National Eisteddfod is a celebration of the culture and language in Wales. The festival travels from place to place, alternating between north and south Wales, attracting around 150,000 visitors and over 250 tradestands and stalls. The history of the Eisteddfod in Wales can be traced back to 1176, with the modern history of the organisation dating back to 1861. Traditionally a competition-based festival, attracting over 6,000 competitors every year, the festival has developed and evolved over recent years, and whilst the competitions form the central focus for the week, the Maes (site) itself has grown and developed into a vibrant festival with hundreds of events and activities for the whole family.
The Mentrau Iaith are the way in which local communities work together for the benefit of the Welsh language. They have proven to be an effective community development model whose work makes a real difference to local communities. Today, there are 22 Mentrau Iaith which serve each and every part of Wales, such as providing events for learners, activities for children and organising music gigs.
Tafwyl is Cardiff’s annual Welsh arts and culture festival – a huge Welsh party! It's a family friendly festival, and is a lively mix of music, literature, drama, comedy, art, sports, food and drink. The event is nine days in total: a fringe event held all around the city for 7 days, ending with the main weekend event at Cardiff Castle at the start of July. Entry to Tafwyl is free and open to all – Welsh speaker or not. It’s a great event for families, Welsh learners and people experiencing Welsh language and culture for the first time.
Eisteddfod yr Urdd
The Urdd National Eisteddfod is one of Europe’s largest youth touring festivals that attracts around 90,000 visitors over a week at the end of May and is held in a different location in Wales each year. The Eisteddfod is a competitive festival with over 15,000 children and young people under the age of 25 competing during the Eisteddfod week in various competitions such as singing, dancing and performing. They have won their place following local and regional rounds held in the spring months leading up to the Eisteddfod.
Eisteddfod Rhyngwladol Llangollen
The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is a music festival which takes place every year during the second week of July in Llangollen, North Wales. Singers and dancers from around the world are invited to take part in over 20 competitions followed each evening by concerts on the main stage. Over five thousand singers, dancers and instrumentalists from around 50 countries perform to audiences of more than 50,000 over the 6 days of the event.
Say Something In Welsh Forum
A large community of learners from all over the world; a warm welcome is offered to all. To encourage accessibility, the language of the forum is English or bilingual.
Welsh speaking practice on Slack
A community of volunteers offering facilitated video/spoken practice sessions on Slack- all are welcome, including to sessions aimed at very new learners.
A keen group of learners and speakers in Derby, who also caretake resources and contacts for communities around England.
Wales Week in London
Wales Week in London is an annual series of activities and events that celebrate and promote everything that's great about Wales. Through a calendar of events around St David's Day, which galvanises existing Welsh communities in London, Wales Week in London builds a positive momentum across the capital that is distinctly about Wales.
Cymry Efrog Newydd / New York Welsh
A network to support Welsh people and those that have an affinity for Wales, with a monthly meet-up, as well as a number of cultural and professional events.
Cymdeithas Madog, the Welsh Studies Institute in North America, Inc. is a non-profit that sponsors Cwrs Cymraeg, a week-long Welsh language course at a different North American campus every July.
North American Festival of Wales
The festival is held in a different location each year, in either the U.S. or Canada, and celebrated over the shared Labor Day holiday weekend. It celebrates the life, heritage, and culture of Wales over four full days of song, merriment, and camaraderie with old and new friends.
Between 2012 and 2014 S4C broadcast a series for new learners called Hwb (boost), presented by an experienced tutor, Nia Parry, and a learner, Matt Johnson. Archives are available on S4C.
Crewyd gwaith celf y prif lun gan Rhiannon Roberts, rhiannonart.co.uk
The artwork in the main image was created by Rhiannon Roberts, rhiannonart.co.uk
Rhiannon Roberts: Peintio Cymru mewn lliwiau newydd / Painting Wales in new colours
Mae Parallel.cymru yn gylchgrawn arlein i roi llais i unrhyw un sydd yn gwneud pethau trwy Iaith y Nefoedd, ac i gyflwyno erthyglau, straeon, diwylliant Cymraeg a llyfrau i’r byd.
Parallel.cymru is an online magazine that gives a voice to anyone who is using the language of heaven, and to introduce articles, stories, Welsh culture and books to the world.
Mae pobl yn profi’r Gymraeg ar gontinwwm o alluoedd gwahanol, ond y ffordd draddodiadol o gynhyrchu deunydd yw mewn dull deuol. Trwy gyflwyno cynnwys unigryw ochr yn ochr, yn ‘paralel’, ac wedi’u graddoli yn ôl hyfedredd (Anffurfiol, Ffurfiol, Llenyddol), gall darllenwyr o bob gallu fwynhau darllen a sicrhau bod y Gymraeg yn hygyrch i bawb.
People experience Welsh on a continuum of abilities, but the traditional way of producing material is as binary Welsh or English. By presenting unique content side by side, in parallel, sequenced by level of proficiency (Informal, Formal, Literary), readers of all abilities can enjoy reading and ensure the language is accessible to all.