Shelagh Fishlock has sent this information through about an online magazine called Y Wennol - The Swallow. It is distributed for free by Rob Evans who is an ex-tutor and has a website called Gydangilydd.cymru. This is what Rob says about Y Wennol:
When I was a tutor in Powys some years ago I started a newsletter called Y Wennol and got Welsh learners to write stories to fill it. The newsletter was printed to start with and fortunately I ran a printing business at the time, later it was published on the web. But I retired and moved to live in Swansea and that was the end.
I have been concerned about all the enthusiastic learners who get lost somehow after their courses are over. I don’t think we do enough to get them into the Welsh community. The language cannot afford to lose a large percentage of learners who have shown enthusiasm and support .Hopefully this humble newsletter will be a way to keep learners in contact with the language either by reading or contributing their own articles to it.
Writing is a good way to develop your language skills because you have time to find the best way to express yourself. When you are in conversation you have to think very quickly. Reading is very important if you want to develop your vocabulary. the more you read, the more words accumulate in your sub-conscious. So, enjoy your reading!
Most of us want to learn Welsh so we can talk to friends and other Welsh speakers. But in order to improve our new language it really helps to start reading and writing. There is an on-line free magazine which can be very useful, called “Y Wennol” (The Swallow).
It has articles on different topics with vocabulary, a beginners’ page and information about events. Everyone is welcome to write an article or story, no matter what your level of Welsh. (The editor corrects any mistakes)
I have been reading and contributing to Y Wennol for more than a year, which has been a real boost to my confidence in Welsh.
To receive Y Wennol every month, email Rob Evans – firstname.lastname@example.org