Learning Welsh

Learning Welsh

Update: 2020-12-14
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In this episode, Freya Smith talks to two learners of Welsh, Susannah Paice and Joe Simpson. They discuss what motivated them to learn the language and compare their experiences, mentioning the many resources that help them, including tv shows, books and music. They also chat about other Celtic languages such as Scottish Gaelic. 


Here are the resources mentioned in the podcast:


Dysgu Cymraeg


Say Something in Welsh (Twitter / website)


S4C


BBC Learning Welsh section


BBC Wales, Catchphrase


Pobol y Cwm (soap opera, S4C)


Gollwg (news website, good for learners)


TV shows e.g. Y Gwyll (Hinterland); Un Bore Mercher (Keeping Faith); Pobal a Cwm (link above)


Geiriadur (Online Bilingual Dictionary, University of Wales)


Nant Gwrtheyrn (offers residential immersion courses)


Cyfras Amdani (book series aimed at learners)


Jiráff, a'r Pelican a Fi, Roahl Dahl (quite advanced)


Y Dydd Olaf, Owain Owain (advanced) (science-fiction, available online)


Gwenno (musician)


Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar, Gareth King


9Bach (band)


Celtic Students Conference


Niteworks (Scottish band)


Deoraí (Irish band)




This episode is in English.


Host: Freya Smith.


Guests: Susannah Paice & Joe Simpson.

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Learning Welsh

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