Presentation on theme: "Welsh Language Opportunities in Coleg Gwent. The Welsh Language Act 1993 Since the introduction of the Welsh Language Act in 1993, the Welsh Language."— Presentation transcript:
The Welsh Language Act 1993 Since the introduction of the Welsh Language Act in 1993, the Welsh Language has equal legal status to the English Language in Wales and Public Bodies have an obligation to offer their services in both Welsh and English. The Welsh Language is important to Coleg Gwent We are working to increase the amount of services, courses and modules which can be delivered in Welsh throughout every campus
Opportunities for you in Welsh If you don’t speak any Welsh we have beginner courses available for you to join. These courses are Free and run for 2 hours per week for 10 weeks. Details of courses are on the following slide. You will need to buy the course books For more information contact Sean Driscoll at the Gwent Welsh for Adults Centre by calling 01495 333701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com
Develop your Welsh Skills If you speak Welsh, you can: Complete your assignments in Welsh Take your Key Skills or Essential Skills in Welsh Get support with language needs and development You should speak to your personal tutor and / or contact the college Bilingual Champion, Kelly Young by emailing Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org Kelly.email@example.com Support is available to you throughout the college.
Courses at your campus CampusLevelDay of the WeekTime NewportBeginners L1Monday15.30-17.30 NewportBeginners L1Monday18.00-20.00 CrosskeysBeginners L1Tuesday15.30-17.30 CrosskeysBeginners L1Tuesday18.00-20.00 PontypoolBeginners L1Wednesday15.30-17.30 PontypoolBeginners L1Wednesday18.00-20.00 UskBeginners L2Tuesday9.00-10.30 Ebbw ValeBeginners 2Tuesday15.00-17.00 For more information contact Sean Driscoll at the Gwent Welsh for Adults Centre by calling 01495 333701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. email@example.com
Welsh Language as part of the If you are taking the Welsh Baccalaureate – remember that you can take Welsh for your language module You can access short courses through the BBC learning Website http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/learning/learnwelsh/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/learning/learnwelsh/ and through the S4C website http://www.s4c.co.uk/dysgwyr/ http://www.s4c.co.uk/dysgwyr/ If your whole class want to learn Welsh, tell your tutor and we can arrange short Welsh courses for your class
Welsh History and Culture If you are researching Welsh Culture and History including famous People and Events you can get some great information from the following websites The BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/themes/figures.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/themes/figures.shtml Britain Express http://www.britainexpress.com/wales/history/ Wales.com Website http://www.wales.com/en/content/cms/english/about_wales/his tory/history.aspx http://www.wales.com/en/content/cms/english/about_wales/his tory/history.aspx
Language etiquette? To show customers which language is preferred, it is etiquette that the preferred language is spoken at the end of the message, showing the caller which is the preferred language For example ‘Croeso, Welcome’ would show that the speaker would prefer to speak in English as they have finished their sentence in English
Y Clwb – The Welsh Social Club To Join ‘Y Clwb’ contact Kelly Young by emailing- Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org For trips and activities in Welsh, the chance to meet Welsh speakers and socialise in Welsh – Join ‘Y Clwb’ For Fluent Welsh Speakers and Welsh Learners.
Some Useful Welsh Words and Phrases English Good Morning Good Afternoon Lesson Finished Late Happy Tired The weekend Welsh Bore da Prynhawn da Gwers Wedi gorffen Hwyr Hapus Wedi blino Y penwythnos
For More Advice If you would like more advice on what is available to you at your campus, please contact: The Learning Advisors at your Learning Centre The Bilingual Champion, Kelly Young Your personal tutor The Centre for Welsh for Adults