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'I want to be a Welsh speaker because...'


I want to be a Welsh speaker so I can watch Pobol Y Cwm without subtitles! Also, because my Mam speaks Welsh, she lives in the Valleys which is predominantly English speaking and I would love to have a conversation in Welsh with her there.


I want to learn Welsh because I’ve lived in Wales for over 20 years and think its about time I learned the language!


I want to learn Welsh because we have moved to Wales and our children are starting in a Welsh stream school in September.


I decided to learn because when I visited Wales I could understand signs like “Araf” and “Dim Parcio” but everything else was totally incomprehensible. Its so different to other languages. I thought it would be great to learn it and to help keep it alive. Also, to keep my brain active and one day I might also like to live in Wales. :slight_smile:


Hi Ellen-3 I have similar aims, I wish I had learned sooner and been able to chat to my grandparents in their first language. All the best on your journey to become a welsh speaker.


I want to learn Welsh because I want to undo the injustice of my school days when it was treated as a foreign language. Iwant to return to Wales and intergrate with the community once more.


I live in Arizona and have found two Welsh speakers in Tucson. You’d be surprised where they show up!


I’d like to be able speak Welsh with people in Wales :slight_smile: oh, and be able to read Welsh, eventually…


I am Irish too, Mick, but live in North Wales. Welsh is such an amazing language. I want to speak it out of respect for the culture and the wonderful people, and especially to restore it to its rightful position after the harm inflicted on the country by the English.


I want to be able to immerse myself in the language I “lost” at the age of 3 when we moved away. I want to be able to converse with my aunts, uncles, cousins and their kids in our language without having to get everybody to converse in English just so I can understand. I’m proud to be Welsh and don’t want to be on the sidelines any more when it comes to speaking and understanding the language.


I want to be able to speak the language of the country of my birth and converse with my daughter who’s fluent.


I want to be a Welsh speaker as I’m lucky enough to have moved to live in mid Wales.


I want to be a Welsh speaker because I want to understand the people of my adopted homeland, both literally and culturally. I imagine going to see my Doctor (who encouraged me to learn) and speaking to him in Cymraeg!


I want to be a Welsh speaker because I live in Wales and so I can communicate better with my family in law who are all native Welsh speakers (I’m Dutch).


I want to be a Welsh speaker because I want to reclaim the language I was not taught as a child and speak Welsh to my family when I visit Wales!


I want to be a Welsh speaker because it’s the language of my home country, because it keeps me in touch with home even though I’m exiled in Essex, and because it’s beautiful!


I really want to be a Welsh speaker so I can support my children, one has just started nursery at a Welsh medium school and the others 11 months so the more I can learn to help them the better!


I want to learn Welsh to make my mother proud, to honour my heritage and to achieve something totally for myself.


I live in Wales, I love the poetry of the countryside and in the hearts of Welsh people, I am half Welsh and finally because I surmounted the challenge of lesson 7 challenge one and now it seems a bit like I’m rollercoasting downhill. I’m waiting for the next steep challenge, though I have to say that lessons 11 and 12 don’t seem as bad as I had thought they might be. Am I in for a shock?


Crumbs! I’m really struggling with 11… maye I’m slacking on the effort I was putting in to start with!