Welsh language learners

Whether you’re choosing to learn Welsh for the first time, or simply want to practice what you already know, there are lots of opportunities within Bridgend County Borough for Welsh learners and speakers.

Courses

The University of South Wales run various courses throughout Bridgend County Borough from beginner level to intermediate, advanced, and even Welsh for the family.

To search for a course suitable for you click here.

Library groups

Aberkenfig Library – first Tuesday of the month at 11:30am
If you are gaining in confidence reading Welsh, then come along to Aberkenfig library to read and have discussions through the medium of Welsh. It’s friendly, informal and fun…and there’s always a cuppa and a biscuit to welcome you!

Porthcawl Library – Bore Coffi for Welsh Learners every Saturday at 11am
A coffee morning for those looking to chat and develop their Welsh vocabulary in an informal environment.

Local and Family History Library at Ty’r Ardd, Bridgend
Welsh Language Discussion Group – every other Thursday 11:30am (term-time only)
For those looking to develop their Welsh and build their vocabulary and discussion skills.

Useful links

You can also find useful resources online to help with your Welsh language learning.

Welsh Plus

www.youtube.com/welshplus includes videos covering pronunciation, short grammatical ‘top tips’ and video clips for learners.

Welsh With Us

www.youtube.com/welshwithus summarises grammatical points.

There are also online courses and video clips on the BBC’s Big Welsh Challenge pages, which you can find here: www.bbc.co.uk/wales/learnwelsh/bigwelshchallenge

  • Local and national support organisations

    Organisation Contact number Website
    Age Cymru 08000 223 444 Age Cymru
    Ageing Well in Wales 02920 445030 Ageing Well in Wales
    Alzheimers Society 0300 222 1122 Alzheimers Society
    Age connects morgannwg 01443 490650 Age connects morgannwg
    Older people’s commisioner for Wales 08442 640670 Older people's commisioner for Wales
    Welsh Local Government Association 029 2046 8600 Welsh Local Government Association
    Bridgend County Care and Repair 01656 646755 Bridgend County Care and Repair
    Bridges into Work 2 01656 815317
    Communities First Bridgend 01656 642605 Communities First Bridgend
    Careers Wales 0800 028 4844 Careers Wales
    Adult Community Learning 01656 642729
    BAVO 01656 810400 BAVO
    Local Community Coordinators 07815 579082 Local Community Coordinators
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