At UWTSD we are passionate about promoting the Welsh language. Whether you’re Welsh, from another part of the UK or an international student, there are courses available if you’re interested in learning. Or if you’re interested in Welsh culture and just want to learn some key phrases, check out our Welsh phrase guide .
Opportunities for Welsh Learners
‘Y Cymraeg a’ch Gyrfa‘ : Welsh and your Career module
The Welsh Language Services Centre, RhagorIAITH has developed a free 5 credit module available to all students, whether Welsh speakers or learners, focusing on Welsh in the workplace. If you’re interested in this module speak to your program directors about running it as part of your course.
Five-day intensive residential course
If you’re looking to improve your Welsh-language skills in an intensive, challenging setting, this course in Lampeter could be a great option for you. This five-day accredited course gives students at every level the opportunity to learn quickly with guidance from experienced tutors in a relaxed environment.
Over the week you will achieve a broad understanding of the language, its grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation patterns. The course will focus on developing your confidence and the effectiveness of your communication in everyday conversation. Small classes will ensure you have plenty of individual attention in addition to the opportunity to collaborate with other like-minded students.
By the end of the course, a learner with no previous knowledge of the language should be able to hold a basic conversation, while experienced learners could gain complete fluency.
Spring Course: 8th-12th April 2019
Summer Course: 15th– 22nd July 2019
Certificate in Practical Welsh
The Certificate in Practical Welsh offers students at all levels an opportunity to gain additional knowledge of the Welsh language. The course is very flexible, operating at three levels; Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced; and allowing students to choose from a variety of learning pathways.
The Foundation Certificate is designed for students with no prior knowledge of Welsh to develop a working knowledge of the language and its grammar. You can choose to learn through online modules or combine e-learning with the five-day residential course in Lampeter.
By the end of the course you will be able to communicate at a good basic level about a range of everyday topics such as shopping, your family and the weather.
The Intermediate Certificate is designed for those with a limited knowledge of the language to increase their understanding and to develop their confidence in written and spoken skills. There will be a focus on perfecting your grammar and your translation skills.
Learners at this level will also be given the opportunity to learn entirely online or combine with the popular residential course in Lampeter.
The Advanced Certificate will give students who speak with a good level of fluency the opportunity to strengthen their spoken Welsh and writing skills and increase their confidence. With a focus on using Welsh in the workplace, as a student on this course you will revise grammar and practice applying it in a range of practical tasks. You will be given the valuable opportunity to participate in activities with other learners on group forums via Moodle.
If you’d like to find out more about any of these learning opportunities, including information about pricing, please get in touch with Gwen Davies by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opportunities for Welsh Speakers
Language Skills Certificate
Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol developed the Language Skills Certificate to give students in Wales evidence of their language skills to present to future employers. The certificate is recognised by employers as prominent as the Welsh Government and ITV Wales as demonstrable evidence of your ability to work through the medium of Welsh. It’ll be a great addition to your CV.
Find out how to gain the certificate by visiting the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol website.
Take a Module in Welsh
Whether you’re already fluent in the language or a proficient learner, there may be opportunities for you to take a module in Welsh while you study with us.
There are opportunities across an amazing variety of courses for fluent speakers to study in Welsh. The benefits to developing your Welsh language skills whilst at uni are immeasurable. Taking a module in Welsh will:
- Give you the opportunity to develop your language skills at a higher level
- Make the most of the skills you already have
- Allow you to get to know other Welsh speakers on your course
- Make you more appealing to employers in Welsh public and private sectors who testify that employing bilingual staff is better for business
- Give you access to bursariesfrom Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
If you have any queries about taking modules through the Welsh Language, contact Bethan Wyn Davies by emailing email@example.com or call 01267 676618.