Learn Welsh (Cymraeg)

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WELSH CONVERSATION GROUP

Come to our new WSWNE Welsh chat group - meeting on the 4th Saturday of the month, 10:30 am - 12:00 Noon at Panera Bread at The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk, 100 Hemlock Ave, South Windsor, CT. Look for the Welsh flag on the table!

This is a MEMBERS-ONLY group, but it's easy to become a member right now via the Membership Page.

If you are a Welsh learner or speaker looking for an opportunity to chat in Welsh in a casual, friendly setting, we welcome you to join us. The conversation will be concentrated on introductions in Welsh: your name, where you live, where you were born, what work you do etc. All levels from beginners to native speakers are welcome.

Gwrp sgwrs Cymraeg ac y Cymdeithas Cymreig Lloegr Newydd! Os ydych chi'n ddysgwr neu siaradwr Cymraeg, rydym yn eich croesawu. Mae croeso i bob lefel, o ddechreuwyr i siaradwyr brodorol. Rydym yn bwriadu gwneud hwn yn ddigwyddiad misol. Eich gweld yno!

This is not a class… none of the attendees are teachers. Please plan to join in the conversation, even if you can only say a few words. You can get those few words for free by starting to use a Welsh language learning site like Say Something in Welsh or Duolingo before you come for the first time.

For full details on future meetings of the chat group, please find them on our Events Page.

Online Resources for Learning Welsh

See below for online resources to learn to speak Welsh. We will be adding more based on a talk by Diane Owen of the Washington DC Welsh Society at our 2019 St. David’s Day Luncheon. It was filled with wonderful insights into using a variety of resources to learn the Welsh language. Enjoy video of the full presentation below. To see and print out her handouts click here.


Say Something in Welsh:

This online community of learners offers three different levels of audio courses with the intent of helping all learners to speak and understand Welsh easily and naturally. It avoids wasting time on complicated grammar rules and reading/writing. Based on the latest research in language learning, the course provides downloadable MP3 files for free. The entire introductory course of 25 lessons, the practice sessions and vocabulary units are all entirely free of charge. Give it a go and you'll be speaking Welsh in no time!


Duolingo

Free interactive, game-style lessons include a variety of speaking, listening, translation, and multiple choice challenges.


Cymdeithas Madog:

The Welsh Studies Institute in North America Inc. dedicated to helping North Americans learn, use and enjoy the Welsh language. It takes its name from Madog ab Owain Gwynedd, a Welsh prince who (legend says) sailed to America in the 12th century.


Quizlet :

Learner-created flashcards in a variety of languages. Search "Welsh" for word lists in Cymraeg.


University of Wales Trinity St. David:

This online dictionary has been available for several years and offers both English-Welsh and Welsh-English translations.


 

Parallel Cymru:

This digital magazine presents free bilingual articles and resources in a way that may be helpful to those trying to learn the Welsh language.