The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol is launching a new website today (Monday 27 April) which includes a wealth of Welsh-medium post-16 learning resources which will support learning from home during the current exceptional situation.
The Porth Adnoddau (Resources Portal) brings together a substantial collection of resources already available on different Coleg platforms as well as resources available on other partner organisations’ platforms including the Welsh Government and CollegesWales.
The beta version of the website is being launched early as a result of the Covid-19 crisis with the aim of supporting pupils in years 11, 12 and 13, as well as learners in further education colleges, apprentices and university students to continue their Welsh language and bilingual studies during this period.
According to Mari Fflur, one of the Coleg Cymraeg’s Academic Managers,: “It is an extremely challenging time for young people therefore the Coleg is very pleased to be launching this website today, earlier than we had initially intended, in order to offer a range of resources that will help learners to continue their Welsh and bilingual studies from home.
“I’d like to encourage year 11, 12 and 13 pupils, learners in further education colleges and university students to visit the website as there is something there for everyone. And I would encourage people to visit regularly as new resources will be uploaded regularly. In particular there are resources which are very relevant for year 13 pupils – resources that will give them a flavour of the type of work students will undertake in their first year in university.”
Here are some examples of resources available on the new website:
- Gwasanaethu trwy’r Gymraeg (Serving through the medium of Welsh) – a brand new app for workers and students in the emergency services sector which aims to support them to speak Welsh to the public.
- Cyfaill Celfyddyd (Art Companion) – an introduction to learning pathways and a career in the world of art and design in Wales, including 18 video interviews with artists and crafters who have used the Welsh language and their Welsh identity throughout their careers.
- Ap tabl cyfnodol (periodic table app) – the first app of its kind in Welsh and an essential resource for anyone studying the sciences through the medium of Welsh.
- PAAC (Pecyn Adnoddau Amlgyfrwng Cymdeithaseg) (Multimedia Sociology resources pack) – e-books and videos in line with the Sociology A Level specification. The resources are also an excellent introduction to the subject for those going to university to study Sociology for the first time in September.
- Cist Offer Newyddiaduraeth (A Journalist’s Treasure Trove) – videos of experienced journalists sharing tips and advice for students.
- Adnoddau rhaglennu Python (Python programming resources) – multimedia resources to teach programming through the medium of Welsh.
- Prentis-Iaith – online sessions that introduce the Welsh language as a skill in the workplace, targeted towards apprentices.
More information on the range of resources is available on the new website www.porth.ac.uk or by following the #AdnoddyDydd (resource of the day) hashtag on social media.