Learn Welsh – Swansea Bay Region to deliver Welsh for Adults courses on behalf of the National Centre for Learning Welsh

Academi Hywel Teifi, Swansea University, has been invited by the National Centre for Learning Welsh to deliver Welsh for Adults courses on its behalf in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot local authorities. The Academi Hywel Teifi provision will be active under the name and brand, Learn Welsh – Swansea Bay Region.

Learn Welsh – Swansea Bay Region is among 11 providers invited to deliver courses across Wales on the Centre’s behalf. The Centre is a new national planning body responsible for all aspects of the Welsh for Adults education programme. The new structure, which comes into force on 1 August, builds on the important work undertaken previously by the six Welsh for Adults Centres.

Dysgu Cymraeg Ardal Bae Abertawe / Learn Welsh Swansea Bay Region Efa Gruffudd Jones, Chief Executive of the National Centre for Learning Welsh, said: “This is the first time for a national planning body to take responsibility for the Welsh for Adults sector and our aim is clear - to deliver an inclusive service that welcomes and supports learners and new speakers of Welsh.

“I’m looking forward very much to working with Learn Welsh – Swansea Bay Region at Swansea University as we coordinate provision, introduce new resources and provide a central point of contact for all information about learning Welsh.”

Dr Gwenno Ffrancon, Director of Academi Hywel Teifi, Swansea University, said: “Learn Welsh – Swansea Bay Region has significant expertise in, and a wealth of experience of, the Welsh for Adults sector as well as a detailed understanding of learners’ needs in the area. We are pleased to be collaborating with the Centre to further develop the opportunities that are available for Welsh learners and to increase the numbers of Welsh speakers in our region and beyond.”

An informal event to launch the National Centre for Learning Welsh will be held at 2pm on Saturday, 30 July at the Maes ‘D’ Learners’ Pavilion at the Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod.

Learn Welsh – Swansea Bay Region’s full list of courses for Beginners to Advanced Levels are available online at www.learnwelsh.cymru and the Beginners Course brochure is out now.