Reposted from another thread.
I've been learning, or have learned Welsh over the past several years, starting on my tenth year now. So I started before SSIW existed, possibly even before it was a twinke in @Iestyn and @aran's eyes.
So in that time I've met dozens if not hundreds of people learning Welsh on the way. Over the past month, as we are getting to 'start of term' time, I've been asking if they have signed up for classes.
No, I've given up.
No, the classes are too far away.
No it's too hard.
Somebody told me that for every 100 people who start at Mynediad 1 only one gets to Uwch. Now I know that some get to a level that they are happy with, but so many fall off the wayside thinking they are failures.
They are not failures. The system is failing them.
Now I know I am preaching to the converted here, but by golly it's making me angry.