THE ADVANTAGES OF STUDYING IN WELSH – COUNTRY. LANGUAGE. PRIDE.
The Welsh language belongs to everyone in Wales – whether you are fluent or if you only know a few words.
Perhaps you don’t feel confident speaking Welsh, but you enjoy singing ‘Yma o Hyd?’. Sometimes, all you have to do is use the simple words ‘Bore da’ or ‘Sut wyt ti?’ to start a conversation in Welsh.
Speaking Welsh opens doors for you;
- By speaking Welsh, you will have opportunities to make new friends and to socialise
- By speaking Welsh and English, you can be part of two cultures
- By speaking Welsh, more jobs will be available to you
- Two languages – double the choice
- By speaking Welsh, more courses will be available to you when the time comes, for you to choose a college or university course
- Being able to speak Welsh and English will be advantageous to you in the future.
In these films, some of the learners who used to attend further education colleges talk about how using Welsh helps them in their jobs.
You have an advantage – use your Welsh
Speaking Welsh opens doors for you;
- There will be more opportunities for you to make friends and to socialise if you speak Welsh
- By speaking Welsh, and English, you can be part of two cultures
- More jobs will be available to you if you speak Welsh. Two languages: double the choice
- Remember also that you will have more choice when it comes to choosing your college or university course.
Click on the map to look for your local college and see what subjects and support are available for you there.
'Use your Welsh' video by the Coleg Cymraeg
FE Ambassadors’ Blogs
Learn about the experiences of our Further Education Ambassadors, their role, their interests and the opportunities that are available at college.
Blog by Coleg Gwent’s Welsh Ambassador, Kate Atwell
“I have to admit, after studying through the medium of Welsh since childhood, I was a bit nervous about starting college as I thought there would be limited opportunities to communicate in Welsh. So I was delighted when I heard about the college’s ‘Welsh Buddy’ role, as it would give me the opportunity to continue to socialise and work in Welsh.”
My year at Coleg Cambria
“My name is Lewis and I’m following a level 3 Childcare course at Glannau Dyfrdwy. Play, learning and child development are some of the things that we are looking at.”
Using Welsh in the world of Sport – Bursaries for apprentices and learners who are studying Sports.
The Sport Bursary is currently closed for applications, the scheme will re-open soon.
Apprentices and learners at further education colleges who are studying sports
When the application period is open there will be a bilingual application form to fill here. Make sure that you explain how you will be using your bilingual skills on your course. Remember – it’s your enthusiasm about using and increasing the use of Welsh personally and at work or on a placement that’s important, not how much Welsh you speak!
Unfortunately, you can only receive the bursary once.
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