It’s good to talk as new project brings Welsh speakers and learners together.
A new pilot project which matches Welsh speakers with Welsh learners was launched last night at Pontypool Campus, Coleg Gwent.
The aim of the voluntary scheme, called ‘Siarad’ (the Welsh word for speak, pronounced ‘shaa-rrad’) is to raise the confidence of Welsh learners by giving them an opportunity to chat in an informal setting with fluent speakers. The learners will also be introduced to Welsh-medium leisure and cultural activities in their areas.
As part of the scheme, Learn Welsh Gwent has matched 29 learners with 29 Welsh speakers who will meet for at least 10 hours to chat and practise. The scheme is based on a similar one called Voluntariat Per La Llengua in Catalonia.
Helen Young, Informal Learning Officer for Learn Welsh Gwent, said "It was a heartening experience to see so many people, from every corner of Gwent, talking Welsh with a totally new person, here last night. There was a lovely atmosphere in the room and I feel that our learners have increased in confidence already! A rousing performance by Côr Y Dreigiau was the perfect ending to an exciting and promising evening."
If you would like further information on the scheme or any of our Welsh courses, please get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org / 01495 333710. Diolch.
Teuluoedd Gwent yn mwynhau penwythnos o ddysgu Cymraeg yn Llangrannog.
25 families from Gwent ventured to Llangrannog for an exciting, fun packed weekend of learning Welsh, activities, entertainment and much more. The weekend was a unique opportunity for learners to put their Welsh into practice with other families from accross Wales, all with the same goal.
From complete beginners to higher level there was something for everyone. The adults participated in Welsh classes whilst the children were kept busy doing many of the activities under the supervision of experienced Welsh speaking leaders. These included horse riding, skiing, horse trekking, Go-karting, tobogganing, archery, climbing, swimming and more!
If you would like to join us next year, please get in touch email@example.com / 01495 333710.