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'Use' Work Welsh - Summer-Autumn 2021 Courses

The 'Use' Work Welsh courses return for Summer and Autumn 2021 with FULLY-FUNDED confidence-building virtual classes led by experienced tutors and featuring new self-study elements.

Intermediate, Advanced and Proficiency level courses available during August - October 2021, with 5 interactive teaching sessions spread out over 5 days (Monday -   Friday).

Date Level
16/8/21 - 20/8/21 Advanced
23/8/21 - 27/8/21 Intermediate
6/9/21 - 10/9/21 Proficiency (speech)
13/9/21 - 17/9/21 Intermediate
20/9/21 - 24/9/21 Advanced
27/9/21 - 1/10/21 Intermediate
11/10/21 - 15/10/21 Proficiency (writing)

10.00 - 16.00 x 5 teaching sessions

For more information contact us through your employer by e-mailing cymraeggwaith@nantgwrtheyn.org

The main aim of the 'Use' Work Welsh courses is to give everyone who wishes to improve their

Welsh language skills the opportunity to gain confidence in using them. The courses are offered at three levels.

Intermediate

Suitable for those wishing to develop their skills so that their Welsh flows more naturally when speaking the language.

  • An opportunity for you to speak and converse in Welsh in a positive and supportive atmosphere
  • Glossary and technical terms for the workplace
  • Opportunity to practice
  • Meeting-specific terms
  • Online support such as Cysill and the Ap Geiriaduron
  • Language register - texting or emailing colleagues
  • Providing directions, organising and conducting projects in Welsh
  • Use the media and social media to practice your Welsh
  • Issues that canbe a little intimidating such as mutations, male or female verb forms, prepositions

Higher

This course is perfect for people who already feel quite comfortable speaking Welsh in social and informal contexts but need help and support in using Welsh more effectively in the workplace.

  • Formal and informal language in different situations
  • Practice oral and written presentations
  • Accuracy and finding answers to linguistic questions
  • Technical terms used in Welsh and bilingual workplaces
  • The support that technology can offer youwhen you write in Welsh
  • Write notes, emails and short reports to colleagues and others
  • Conduct interviews and give presentations in Welsh
  • Linguistic issues such as numbering and ordering, mutations, verb tenses etc
  • Ask and answer questions correctly
  • Understand how you can help yourself in improving your language

Proficiency

This course is aimed specifically at people who already feel comfortable in using Welsh but who need to further develop their skills in using the language more formally either orally or in writing in the workplace.

Two different courses are provided at Proficiency level. One course will offer a combination of refining oral skills and writing skills. The second course will focus more closely on improving written skills, although some attention will also be given to formal speaking skills.

If you're unsure which course to register for, contact us by e-mailing cymraeggwaith@nantgwrtheyrn.org

Taster Courses

Work Welsh continues to offer and develop Online Short Taster Courses, with 13 courses now available. Anyone can register, at any time. 

If you don’t already have and account on the site, you’ll need to follow 3 easy steps to create an account. You’ll then need to select your employer from the dropdown list to get started.

If possible, try using the Google Chrome browser.

You’ll receive an certificate once you’ve completed a full course (Parts 1 and 2).

You’re welcome to share this link with others at your organisation, and beyond

​Entry Level

A new, extended Online Self-study course on Entry level. Complete a full level, approx. 120 hours of independent learning, with tutor support via revision sessions and more!

Foundation Plus Level

An Intensive 'Learn' Course: 5 or 10 hours of virtual lessons per week - in a group, with a tutor - over 3 or 6 months, with the aim of learning Welsh quickly.

Intermediate Plus Level

The 'Use' courses are currently delivered as combined, virtual courses. Available for those on Intermediate level or above, the aim is to build confidence to return to work and use Welsh.

Confidence Building

A new course for Welsh speakers wanting to build confidence to use Welsh for work purposes, with the opportunity to work one-to-one with a tutor over 12 months.

If you are interested in the courses above please contact Sharon Hopkin s.hopkin@npt.gov.uk