Over half a million people in Wales speak Welsh and many more outside of Wales too, particularly in the Chubut Province of Patagonia. Many of the 12% of Welsh speakers now living in Wales who were not born in Wales have learned Welsh either through self-study courses such as this one or by attending classes. Almost 20,000 adults now attend classes each year and, if you are attending such a course, you will find
a valuable revision source. If you have no previous knowledge of Welsh, however, you will also find this course a very useful and practical introduction to the language.
Our focus is very much on the language as it is spoken today and our aim is to help you interact with Welsh speakers in day-to-day situations such as talking about your family and your likes and dislikes, going out for a meal, asking for directions and arranging a holiday. Practice is graded so that exercises which require mainly recognition come first. As you learn more and become more confident, you will be encouraged to write and speak the language yourself. By the end of the course you will be able to handle realistic everyday events and happenings with ease, as well as having a basic understanding of the way Welsh works, so that you can adapt your knowledge to other appropriate situations.
Here are some basic words and phrases to start you on your way!
Catrin dw i
Os gwelwch yn dda
Gaf i baned o de?
Can I have a cup of tea?
Faint yw’r coffi?
How much is the coffee?
). Welsh is an easy language to learn; it is phonetic and many words sound like English words.
Croeso i’r Gymraeg!
Welcome to Welsh!