National Eisteddfod of Wales 2018
3 August - 11 August
This year’s National Eisteddfod takes place in Cardiff Bay.
What is the National Eisteddfod?
- The Eisteddfod is the largest annual festival in Wales with over 150,000 visitors every year
- It celebrates Welsh culture and the Welsh language with something for everyone, whether they can speak the language or not.
Learning a new language can open up a world of opportunities, whether it’s to improve your career prospects or just for social
So, if you want to learn Welsh or develop your Welsh language skills, there’s plenty of opportunity for you to get started at the Eisteddfod.
How can I learn Welsh?
There are many ways to start learning Welsh or improving your Welsh language skills:
- Find your local Menter Iaith who encourage using Welsh language in communities
- Visit the official National Eisteddfod of Wales website and find out more about the centre for learning Welsh on Maes D
- Take a look at the Love4Language page on the S4C site
- Find out about the courses available on Cymraeg
- A lot of Universities offer Welsh for adults courses. Search for different courses available on Courses in Wales
- Take a look at the Welsh language courses in Nant Gwrtheyrn
- On Twitter? Join the @AwrYDysgwyr #aydysgwyr every Monday night between 9 - 10 pm which encourages you to learn Welsh and develop your Welsh language skills
Why should I learn Welsh?
Speaking Welsh has a lot of benefits:
- It gives you the best of both worlds! You can experience two different worlds; TV programmes, music, culture, books and much more
- Being bilingual can open up new opportunities. Some jobs in Wales either ask for Welsh as essential or desirable. If you have Welsh language skills and the other candidates trying for a job doesn't then you're already one step ahead
- It’s alive and current. The IPhone has a Welsh option as does Facebook which shows it's available worldwide and recognised by global companies
- It has an official status in Wales meaning it’s recognised by law so it’s important and can lead to many job openings
- Find out the experiences of Welsh learners and bilingual families Live, Learn, Enjoy Cymraeg