Three scholarships, worth £2,000 each, are available to learners from Patagonia to study Welsh in Wales next summer.
The scholarships are funded by the National Centre for Learning Welsh and will enable three people from Patagonia to spend a month studying at either Cardiff University or Aberystwyth University, two of the Centre’s providers.
Applicants for the scholarships must be at least at Intermediate level and have already shown a commitment to learning the language. The scholarships are administered by the British Council and are available on their website https://wales.britishcouncil.org/en/programmes/education/welsh-language-project The application forms should be completed and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 October 2018.
Following a stay in Wales to improve their language skills, learners will be expected to actively use the language on their return home, contributing to the life of the Welsh community in Patagonia, whether activities or classes.
One who has benefited in the past from a scholarship like this is Magalí Yangüela Cuniolo from Trelew:
“I am extremely grateful for this scholarship. I had a great time. It was a very memorable experience. My Welsh improved, and I learnt a lot.
"Before I came to Wales, I felt that I wasn’t fluent, but after studying in Wales over the summer I feel a lot more confident. I met a lot of lovely people and enjoyed the whole experience. In my opinion it was well organised, and we learnt a lot in a few weeks. Thank you very much for everything.”
Efa Gruffudd Jones, Chief Executive of the National Centre for Learning Welsh, said:
"We're very excited to offer this scholarship to three people from Patagonia who want to come to Wales to learn and improve their Welsh. We're proud of the unique relationship between Wales and Argentina, and we’re delighted to offer assistance to ensure the language remains part of community life in Patagonia. "
For more information contact Hawys Roberts, Principal Communications Officer National Centre for Learning Welsh on 01267 240574 or email@example.com