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Learn Welsh Glamorgan
The University of South Wales delivers courses in Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Bridgend on behalf of the National Centre for Learning Welsh. For more information about courses in the area, please contact us on 01443 483 600 or email:

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Learn Welsh Glamorgan

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If you want to learn or improve your Welsh, we can help. With a range of courses available all over the area we’ll be sure to find something that suits you.

There will also be opportunities to meet other learners in day schools, block courses, coffee mornings, book clubs, dinner clubs and much more.


January 2019 Beginner Courses

The courses will start week beginning the 7th January 2019.

Looking for a beginner course in your area? Search our Entry 1 and Entry 1 and 2 courses. 

If you are unsure of your level, please give us a ring on 01443 483 600 for a chat with a member of staff.




Extra Courses

Our Extra Courses run separate to our ongoing courses.

They range from one day sessions during the year to a week long session in the summer.


► Pronunciation Course

Flyer - Pronunciation course

A 10 hour course over five sessions tailored to help you with your Welsh pronunciation.

Session 1: 25/10/2018
Session 2: 08/11/2018
Session 3: 14/02/2019
Session 4: 14/03/2019
Session 5: 11/04/2019

►Location: University of South Wales, Treforest, CF37 1DL.
►Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
►Level: All levels
►Price: £10 – (Includes 10 hours of learning and course book)






► Sadwrn Siarad

Sadwrn Siarad Flyer

The Saturday courses are an excellent opportunity to meet up with other learners from different areas, and to practice your Welsh in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Taster Session:  You will get a taster of Welsh by covering the basics of pronunciation and learning to exchange greetings, personal information and likes and dislikes. You will learn to use numbers, colours, the days of the week and how to talk about the weather.

Entry 1: You will be revising where you went, what you did, the weather and talking about other people and things. You will also start looking more at talking the past tense.

Entry 2/Entry 1&2/Foundation 1: You will be revising time and money. You will also start looking at discussing problems and complaining.

Foundation 1&2/Foundation 2: You will be revising comparing adjectives e.g. “tal, talach, tala”. You will also start looking at the passive, e.g. “Ces i fy ngeni, Cafodd hi ei gweld” (I was born, She was seen).

Intermediate: You will be revising using emphatic sentences. You will also start looking at how to discuss various different topics.

Advanced: You will be revising a number of language patterns you have studied so far at Advanced level. Your tutor will choose a topic of interest for the session and there will be plenty of opportunity to practise your speaking skills.

Proficiency: This class is suitable for fluent students, both first and second language. You will revise and practise using various language patterns using spoken and written classroom activities. The aims of this session are to build confidence and to hone your Welsh language skills.

►Location: University of South Wales, Treforest, CF37 1DL.
► Time: 10am-3pm
►Cost: £10
► Dates:16/02/2019, 20/07/2019.

► Book a space on the next Sadwrn Siarad on the 16/02/2019:



► Sadwrn Siarad+


The Sadwrn Siarad+ is a great opportunity to take part in recreational activities through the medium of Welsh. The workshops are divided by level, and the use of Welsh will be adapted to reflect this, so there will be something for everyone, from Entry to Proficiency level. Past workshops have included meditation, clog dancing, creative writing and language games. The Sadwrn Siarad+ does not include traditional lessons. The aim of the event is to give Welsh learners the opportunity to use and hear the language in a natural setting. Details about the day will be published here very soon. 

►Location: Canolfan Soar, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8BH.
► Time: 10am-3pm
►Cost: £10
► Date: 26/01/2019

► Book a space:




► New Year Course

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►Location: University of South Wales, Treforest, Pontypridd, CF37 1DL.
►Dates: 3-4/01/2019
►Time: 9.30am-3.00pm
►Level: All levels
►Price: £25

►Book a place on the New Year’s Course:




Extra Practise +

We’re always here to support you. There are many opportunities for you to use your Welsh outside a classroom enviroment within the Glamorgan area.

You can start slowly if you want, by going with your tutor to an event for learners. You could then join a Welsh Reading Club maybe, or go to a Coffee Morning. As you become more confident, you could then maybe join fluent speakers at a Welsh Society, or at Welsh events. There’s plenty of choice.  Have a look at our Social Calendar, and keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages.



► Estyn’s Report on ‘Learn Welsh Glamorgan’ University of South Wales.



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