About ‘Clwb Siarad’

Clwb Siarad meets on the first Thursday in every month (but see What’s On for variations).  We don’t just get together to socialise and have a coffee (though we do that, of course) but to learn and share the Welsh language.  Everyone plays their part. from new learners to old ones (like me), and the fluent speakers who help the rest of us.

We use the WJEC/CBAC Cwrs Mynediad:North Wales Version by Elin Meek  (ISBN9781860856112).  We also encourage each other to listen to and speak the language outside our monthly get together. Of the online Welsh courses available we are most impressed by Say Something in Welsh.  Their podcast units – it’s best to choose the North Wales version –  give lots of speaking and listening practice, as well as useful tips for learners at all levels.  The first 26 units are free. https://www.saysomethingin.com/welsh/course1

Both S4C and BBC have programmes/podcasts for learners who aren’t absolute beginners: S4C with Bore Da and Dal Ati on Sunday mornings and BBC with programme extracts and news reports linked from its website http://www.bbc.co.uk/cymru/.  In addition, anyone with satellite can watch S4C direct, while computer users can stream programmes live or for 35 days afterwards – almost all have English subtitles available –  http://www.s4c.co.uk/clic/c_index.shtml

There is a range of affordable but limited dictionaries available.  For beginners we like Heini Gruffudd’s Welsh Learner’s Dictionary. For more experienced learners and for anyone who is fluent, however, the most up-to-date and complete one  is Bangor University’s free App: http://termau.org/index.php/install-search-plug-in/ap-geiriaduron/?lang=en




3 Responses to About ‘Clwb Siarad’

  1. John says:

    bob lwc efo’r Clwb Siarad oddi wrth Clwb Siarad Norfolk.

  2. Gwyn says:

    Mae yma Gymro Cymraeg sydd yn byw ym Mhreston ers blynyddoedd lawer, mi dreuai ddod ar y dydd iau neasaf ( 5ed Mehefin )

  3. Helo!
    I’m a complete beginner (based in Penwortham) and am looking for sources to help me construct sentences and hold a basic conversation. I will check out ‘Say Something in Welsh’. Once I’ve got the basics sorted I will try to pluck up the courage to come to a meeting!

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