New ways to engage with Welsh language learning during social distancing

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English | Cymraeg

Since the beginning of lockdown; where most workplaces have been closed, it has been more difficult for people to socialise and attend classes where they can learn Welsh. However, fear not; there are a number of ways in which you can start or continue to learn Welsh digitally and socially distanced. Here are a few links to some of what is available.

The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol recently commissioned an interactive online resource for all apprentices to learn more about the importance of Welsh; but also useful words and phrases that they can use at work; where there are also tailored versions for Health and Social Care, Childcare, Agriculture and Construction.

Welsh Language Digital Resources
The National Centre for Learning Welsh has uploaded 1500 free digital learning resources including video, audio and interactive exercises which corresponds with their learning levels (Entry, Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced).

Online Welsh Courses
The National Centre for Learning Welsh has a wealth of online taster courses on their website. Some of which are general Welsh courses, whereas many others have been tailored to other roles and/or industries.

Daily Welsh Lessons
Since the beginning of lockdown, the National Centre for Learning Welsh has evolved by offering free 10 minute Welsh language sessions for beginners at 3pm every weekday. All of the sessions from 23/03/2020 are now available online for you to start learning Welsh.

This is a method of learning Welsh aurally and will enable you to be able to speak Welsh without the need to write anything down. When you start to use this website (or app) you will be able to choose whether you want to learn using South or North Wales Welsh.

Duolingo is another method of learning Welsh interactively online or via an app; and enables individuals to learn Welsh at their own pace.

Iaith ar Daith
Celebrities like Carol Vorderman, Colin Jackson and Ruth Jones learning Welsh. The Iaith ar Daith TV programme started on S4C on Sunday 19 April 2020 at 8pm. Why not catch up online now?

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