It’s easier than ever to learn Welsh.  Whether you want to learn online, attend an evening class or follow an intensive residential course, there’s something for you.  So why not begin to "Dysgu Cymraeg" now?

Your local Welsh for Adults provider is a good place to start. There are 11 providers that offer courses across Wales - there will be one close to your home or place of work.

  • Cardiff
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend
  • Gwent
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot
  • Ceredigion and Powys
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Gwynedd, Anglesey and Conwy
  • Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire
  • Nant Gwrtheyrn residential learning centre on the Llŷn Peninsula

    Courses are available at different levels, from beginners to fluent speakers - get in touch with your local provider to discuss - they're only too happy to help and advise.

    Lefel Mynediad (Entry) courses are for complete beginners, where the emphasis is on conversational Welsh.  At Lefel Sylfaen (Foundation), students are able to expand their speaking skills, while at Lefel Canolradd (Intermediate), more writing, reading and listening is introduced.

    Lefel Uwch (Advanced) helps students strengthen their written skills and Lefel Hyfedredd (Proficiency) courses are for experienced learners as well as for people who speak Welsh as a first language and want to improve their skills.

    More details on the levels can be found here.

    You can gauge your level with an online test on the BBC Wales website or have a chat with your provider. 

    National Centre for Learning Welsh

    The National Centre for Learning Welsh is responsible for all aspects of the Welsh for Adults education programme - from curriculum and course development to resources for tutors, research, marketing and e-learning.

    Its aim is to attract new learners to the Welsh language and increase the numbers using and enjoying Welsh each day

    Welsh for the Family

    'Welsh for the Family' beginners’ courses focus on the fun element of learning, allowing parents to learn the language following the same steps as children at school. Crèche facilities are also available for some lessons.

    Online or blended learning

    Online learning or blended learning, where you attend a class for a few hours a week, and then complete tasks online, can be convenient and effective too.  Podcasts, apps and learner forums are available as part of numerous online or blended learning courses.  The providers, Duolingo and Say Something in Welsh are just a few of the options. The Open University also offers Welsh language distance learning.

    Fast-track and residential learning

    Some people prefer to learn at pace by attending several hours of tuition each week. There are courses of up to nine hours every week on offer which enable you to make quick progress on your journey to learn Welsh.

    Nant Gwrtheyrn, on the Llŷn Peninsular in North Wales, offers residential Welsh language courses in a beautiful coastal setting throughout the year. Other providers also offer summer courses between one and eight weeks at locations across Wales.

    Practice & Enjoy

    Once you’ve mastered the basics, there are plenty of opportunities to practise your Welsh.  There are ‘hubs’ such as Saith Seren in Wrexham, Tŷ Tawe in Swansea and Theatr Soar in Merthyr Tydfil, which organise Welsh language music gigs, walking trips and drama productions, to name just a few activities.  They also have cafes and bars where you can socialise in Welsh.

    Wherever you live your local Menter Iaith should have a wealth of opportunities for you to socialise in Welsh, through classes and activities.  The Wales-wide network of local initiatives support communities to live, work and socialise in Welsh - whatever your level.

    Media and Online

    Don’t forget you can work on your Welsh on social media, online and by just sitting in front of the TV. S4C, which broadcasts wholly in Welsh, has a new strand Dal Ati (Keep at It) for Welsh learners every Sunday morning or via the on-demand service Clic. English language subtitles are available on most of S4C's programmes. 

    Why not listen to BBC Radio Cymru Welsh radio programmes, available live or on the iPlayer, download its weekly podcast for more advanced learners or follow its online service Cymru Fyw. Find out more on our Welsh language News and Media page.

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