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Feedback sought on national curriculum for Welsh for Adults courses

The National Centre for Learning Welsh has held a public consultation on a new national curriculum for the Welsh for Adults education programme.

This is the first time a full curriculum has been developed for the programme and it will underpin all Welsh courses in future.

The curriculum follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.  It describes what learners need to achieve within the four language skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading) and describes key language patterns.

The draft curriculum is available to read here. The deadline for responses was 3 February 2017.

Helen Prosser, Director of Strategy at the National Centre for Learning Welsh, says: “For the first time ever, one national curriculum will form the foundation for all the sector’s activities.  The new curriculum will lead to the development of new and exciting resources, including interactive digital programmes.  We look forward to discussing how the curriculum can contribute to the development of the language continuum in Wales.”

The National Centre for Learning Welsh works with 11 providers to deliver a variety of Welsh courses across Wales, from blended courses, which combine online and classroom learning, to weekly daytime and night classes.

For more information, please contact Hannah Thomas, Director of Marketing and Communications, on

Notes for the editor

  • The National Centre for Learning Welsh is funded by Welsh Government.
  • The different levels in the Welsh for Adults programme are:
Level names European Council framework grading
Uwch/Advanced B2
Canolradd Intermediate B1
Sylfaen/Foundation A2
Mynediad/Entry A1