Sponsored by the National Centre for Learning Welsh, this scheme is co-ordinated by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, and it forms part of the wider Welsh Language Work Scheme run by the National Centre for Learning Welsh.
This year’s scheme began officially in April 2019 and will come to an end in March 2020.
Six universities in Wales are taking part this year:
* Aberystwyth University
* Bangor University
* Cardiff University
* Cardiff Metropolitan University
* Swansea University
* University of Wales Trinity St David
Language tutors at the six universities have been appointed to work with staff across Wales to improve their Welsh language skills. Staff are offered 120 hours and there is also an opportunity for staff at intermediate or higher levels to attend a five-day residential course at Nant Gwrtheyrn in January 2020.
The scheme has received a warm welcome from universities, and this year more than 290 members of staff have been enrolled.
Aim of the Scheme
The aim of the scheme is to give higher education staff the opportunity to develop their language skills in order to enable them to increase their use of Welsh at work. To gauge progress, each learner’s level of proficiency will be identified at the beginning and end of the scheme. The scheme is open, and free of charge, for staff of all levels of proficiency, whether they are just starting out or are more experienced learners.
This scheme is extremely flexible and the learning method varies from institution to institution.
If you are a member of staff at an university in Wales you may have already received information about the scheme from your institution’s co-ordinator.
If you require further support please contact Dr Owen Thomas at the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01267 610441