Brithdir Mawr Celtic Language Centre

We offer classes in three of the six Celtic languages – Welsh, Irish and Cornish

Classes run on a Thursday and at present (March 2024) we offer :

  • Welsh – We have two Welsh classes running, both at Entry Level (Mynediad)
  • Cornish – The present class will be finishing 1st Grade in June
  • Irish – Running at Intermediate Level B1

Please contact us if you are interested in joining any of the classes.

You are welcome to attend a taster class to see if the level is right for you.

Why Cornish?

Cornish and Welsh are sister languages. They are very similar to each other. There is a language revival in Cornwall as more and more people learn Cornish. There are classes for adults in Cornwall and in other parts of the world, both in classrooms and online.

Cornish is very easy to learn if you already speak Welsh. Cornish is being introduced into schools in Cornwall at all levels. You can find out more on the Go Cornish website.

The Cornish class in Brithdir Mawr is for complete beginners and will prove an interesting and enjoyable way to spend an hour and a half a week as you learn one of the six Celtic languages, and one which is very close to Welsh. The main emphasis in the class will be on spoken Cornish although you will also learn to read and write the language.

Chwaer ieithoedd yw Cernyweg a Chymraeg. Maent yn debyg iawn i’w gilydd. Mae adfywiad iaith yng Nghernyw wrth i fwy a mwy o bobl ddysgu Cernyweg. Mae dosbarthiadau i oedolion yng Nghernyw ac mewn rhannau eraill o’r byd, yn yr ystafelloedd dosbarth a hefyd ar-lein. Mae’r Gernyweg yn hawdd iawn i’w dysgu os ydych chi’n siarad Cymraeg yn barod. Mae Cernyweg yn cael ei chyflwyno i ysgolion yng
Nghernyw ar bob lefel. Gallwch ddarganfod mwy ar wefan Go Cornish.

Mae’r dosbarth Cernyweg yn Brithdir Mawr ar gyfer dechreuwyr pur a bydd yn ffordd ddiddorol a phleserus o dreulio awr a hanner yr wythnos wrth i chi ddysgu un o’r chwe iaith Geltaidd, ac un sy’n agos iawn at y Gymraeg. Bydd y prif bwyslais yn y dosbarth ar Gernyweg llafar er y byddwch hefyd yn dysgu darllen ac ysgrifennu’r iaith.

Recent article about the course in Golwg.

Upcoming events

Saturday June 1st 2024

Cornish Revision Day (Grade 1)

To prepare for the First Grade Cornish exam. A one-day revision course which will cover the main language patterns needed for the First Grade Cornish exam which is on Saturday June 15th 2024

Please contact us for more details

brithdirmawrhc@gmail.com

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