I have retired to Wales and don’t want to miss out on all the local gossip!
I want to be a welsh speaker because i want to understand my grand childrens school plays one day !
Started the 6/6. Officially I’m on week two but I have rushed ahead and completed challenges 1-5. But my week two email asks me to answer this important question. So here goes. I want to be a Welsh speaker because…
I love the sound of the language – it feels good to speak
I have family connections with Wales – my father and my aunt - and Cornwall through my mum. Cornwall isn’t Wales, but the languages have the same roots
I am interested in the history and culture of the Celtic regions of these islands
I am enjoying the challenge of learning an interesting new language and hope it may be good for my brain!
because my late parents were Welsh speakers, I live in Aberhonddu and I love the sound of the language.
I want to be a Welsh speaker because I love learning languages and Welsh is my favourite!
I want to be a Welsh speaker because I have Welsh ancestry. Also, when I visited Wales, I was impressed to hear Welsh being spoken. But it was hearing Only Boys Allowed, singing Calon Lan, on Brittan’s Got Talent, that pushed me over the edge to learn.
I hope to be able to use it if and when I get to visit Wales again. In the mean time, I would like to find someone on line to practice with. Either by skype, zoom or Facebook messenger.
I want to be a Welsh speaker because, when somebody asks me, “Can you speak Welsh?”, I can reply “Yes”.
I want to be a Welsh speaker because it was taught poorly at my school and I now have time to do something about it. https://ssi-cyhoeddus.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/recording/1493/6min_10_onesentence.mp3
I want to be a Welsh speaker because me and my son moved to South Wales two years ago after I fell in love with the country on many holidays, and my son will need to learn Welsh for GCSE, so I want to support him and also I feel it is a respect thing to move to Wales and try and learn Welsh!
I write novels set in medieval Wales, and I want a better understanding of my characters.
AND, I want to be able to go into a pub in north Wales and understand and reply to what people are saying
I want to be able to speak to my Godsons in Welsh as they are going to Welsh medium schools.
It is something that I have always wanted to do
Are you in the free Welsh Speaking Practice Slack group, @davidhamilton? There are people there happy to set up online chats. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request an invitation if you’re not a member and you’d like to join
I tried Slack through a link in one of the lessons. It was time consuming and not successful. I am not hopeful that it may be an option for me. And I have Skype and zoom and Facebook messenger that all work very nicely and easily. But, thank you for the email link. I will try an invitation. But not promising to spend a lot of time setting it up.
Once you’re into the SSiW 6/6 Support Slack, you can ignore everything except the #group-video-sessions channel, if you like. That’s where the Zoom session links are posted, so if you’re familiar with Zoom, that will work a treat for you. The timetable for the Zoom sessions is in the #1-start-here channel.
my wife and children speak welsh , her family speak welsh. I want to talk to them in Welsh. I dont want them to speak English for my sake.
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I was born in wales and although my father was a welsh speaker, my mother was not and so we children grew up speaking English. My Nain spoke welsh to me when i visited her but she died when i was only eight. I went to a welsh grammar school and learned some welsh there but as a foreign language. I can remember being rather jealous of the boys and girls from a welsh background who could speak it fluently but they were taught in separate classes. I went to university at Bangor and many of my friends there spoke welsh as their first language and so i became quite competent after four years. Unfortunately, I spent the whole of my working life in England and so never really had much chance to speak the limited amount that i remember. This course has been very interesting so far and dwi mwynhau dysgu cymraeg eto.
I moved to North Wales (Rhyl) two years ago and hopefully now when I travel to different areas in Wales I will be able to have a little chat in Welsh.