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Learners practise their Welsh skills at St Fagans

Approximately 50 learners from south Wales will be able to use a brand new educational resource when they visit St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff, on Thursday morning 15 November 2018.

The ‘Llwybrau Llafar’ (‘Spoken Pathways’) resource has been developed by the National Centre for Learning Welsh in partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru/National Museum Wales and is suitable for learners at all levels.  

Learners from Gwent and Glamorgan, together with teachers from the Sabbatical Scheme – a special scheme to teach Welsh to teachers - will spend the morning at the museum in order to practise their Welsh skills.

By using the resource, which is based on the Learn Welsh sector’s different learning levels, learners will be able to learn more about some of St Fagans’ iconic buildings, including Maestir School, St Teilo Church and the Rhyd-y-Car cottages. 

As the learners use the resource and explore the site, they can work in pairs and answer questions about the various buildings.  In addition, there will be useful vocabulary in order to help them with their tasks. 

St Fagans is one of Europe’s foremost open air museums and Wales’ most popular tourist attraction.  The National Centre for Learning Welsh works in partnership with the museum to hold the annual Welsh learners’ festival, Ar Lafar, which returns to the site on 6 April 2019.

Helen Prosser, Strategic Director at the National Centre for Learning Welsh said:

‘‘I would like to express my thanks to everyone who has been involved with the work of developing this valuable resource.  We look forward to visiting the site and using the resource for the first time on Thursday.  It will both enrich the experience of learners who visit the site in future and help improve their Welsh language skills.’’

A limited number of paper copies of the resource can be found at St Fagans or it can be downloaded from the National Centre for Learning Welsh’s website here.