If you live outside Wales but still want to learn Welsh, there's no shortage of options.

Welsh Societies

Expat Welsh Societies are a good place to find out about Welsh lessons. London has a London Welsh Club, Bradford a St David's Society and Edinburgh Cymry Dineidyn. There are dozens of other societies across the UK, organising all sorts of activities with a Welsh flavour. 

But it doesn't stop there. There's a Welsh Society in Paris and a St David's Society in Hong Kong, while the United States has Cymdeithas Madog as well as the Chicago Tafia Welsh Society and other similar groups. 

Language Schools

Language schools across the UK also offer Welsh courses. There are several places to study in London, including City Lit and the UCL Centre for Languages and International Education. It’s also possible to study Welsh in Bristol .

Online learning can be convenient and effective too. Podcasts and apps are available as part of numerous online courses and learner forums. Say Something in Welsh, Learn Direct and Duolingo are just a few of the providers. The Open University also offers Welsh language distance learning.


You could always spend your holidays back home on a residential Welsh language course. Nant Gwrtheyrn on the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales is one of several centres offering week and two-week long residential courses.

TV and radio

You can also practise your Welsh by listening to BBC Radio Cymru, which is available throughout the world, or watching S4C programmes which are available across the UK.  

More information on Welsh language media is available on this page.


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