Welsh Language

Croeso i Goleg y Cymoedd!

Meet the Team

Lois Roberts

Welsh Language Manager or staff) Tutor

What I do:

I manage the Welsh Language Team. The team is responsible for developing bilingual and Welsh-medium provision; protecting the rights of Welsh speakers and creating opportunities for learners and staff to retain and improve their Welsh skills.

Email: lois.roberts@cymoedd.ac.uk

Tel: 01443 810127

Gethin Gwyn

Work Welsh Tutor What I do:

My main responsibility is to offer provision in tutorials in the priority areas. I’m trying to broaden my understanding of the unit a
the learning was identified and placed in a context for the workplace

Liam Higgins

Bilingual Development Officer

What I do:

I am the branch officer for Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol in Coleg y Cymoedd. It is my role to help promote Welsh Language and culture throughout the college by running activities and events for students and staff.

Email: liam.higgins@cymoedd.ac.uk







Nerys Davies
Welsh Language Facilitator

What I do:

My role requires me to provide provision through offering activities, teaching Welsh to all Course Tutors for one unit. This unit will always be provided bilingually when moving
forward. I will support the work of presenting in the classroom and working with Welsh speakers to complete assessments in Welsh.
My aim is to reinforce the learning of the assessment criteria in a bilingual context.

Email: nerys.davies@cymoedd.ac.uk

Rhys Ruggiero
Welsh Language Facilitator


What I do:

My role requires me to provide provision through offering activities, teaching Welsh to all Course Tutors for one unit. This unit will always be provided bilingually when moving
forward. I will support the work of presenting in the classroom and working with Welsh speakers to complete assessments in Welsh.
My aim is to reinforce the learning of the assessment criteria in a bilingual context.

Lois Moremon
Welsh Language Facilitator

What I do:

My role requires me to provide provision through offering activities, teaching Welsh to all Course Tutors for one unit. This unit will always be provided bilingually when moving
forward. I will support the work of presenting in the classroom and working with Welsh speakers to complete assessments in Welsh.
My aim is to reinforce the learning of the assessment criteria in a bilingual context.

Email: lois.moremon@cymoedd.ac.uk

Sian Stephens
Welsh Language Facilitator

What I do:

My role requires me to provide provision through offering activities, teaching Welsh to all Course Tutors for one unit. This unit will always be provided bilingually when moving
forward. I will support the work of presenting in the classroom and working with Welsh speakers to complete assessments in Welsh.
My aim is to reinforce the learning of the assessment criteria in a bilingual context.

Email: sian.stephens@cymoedd.ac.uk

Bethan Greenhaf

I am the Welsh medium Childcare lecturer. I teach Childcare units bilingually and give support to students through the medium of Welsh

Meet the Welsh Learner Ambassadors

Carys Roach

Lefel 2 Mynediad Sgiliau ar gyfer Astudiaeth Bellach (Gwyddoniaeth) | Access Level 2 Skills for Further Study (Science)

Ashli Phelps

Lefel 2 Cynhyrchu a thechnoleg y Cyfryngau Creadigol | Level 2 Creative Media production and technology

Madison Brown

Lefel 3 Dyniaethau a Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol | Level 3 Humanities and Social Sciences

Luca McAlpine

Lefel 3 Cyfryngau Creadigol a Cynhyrchu Digidol | Level 3 Creative media and Digital Production

Feel free to get in touch!

As a college located in Wales, we think it is important to celebrate our proud heritage and be proactive in helping our learners use their Welsh language skills both in and outside the classroom – whether they are fluent Welsh speakers or only know ‘tipyn bach’ (a little bit). Being able to speak Welsh is being increasingly valued as an additional skill in the workplace, so retaining your Welsh language skills can be real advantage for you in the future. So, what do you need to know about Welsh at the College?

Studying through the medium of Welsh or bilingually

There are certain things you can study through the medium of Welsh or bilingually (subject to viable numbers):

  • Bilingual provision at Levels 2 and 3 in Childcare (funded by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol)
  • Bilingual provision at Levels 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care (funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol)
  • Bilingual provision at Levels 2 and 3 in Public Services (funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol)
  • Bilingual provision at Levels 2 and 3 in the field of Sport (funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol)
  • Bilingual provision at Levels 2 and 3 in Creative (funded by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol)
  • Bilingual provision at Levels 2 and 3 in Business (funded by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol)
  • Bilingual provision at Levels 2 and 3 in Construction (funded by Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol)
  • A Welsh-medium Maths GCSE resit class
  • Bilingual Welsh Baccalureate groups at AS and A Level through the A Level Centre
  • A-level and AS level in Welsh

Help and Support

So, what can we do at the College to help you maintain or improve your Welsh language skills or learn a little Welsh if you haven’t learned it before?

  • Welsh Club
  • Cwtsh Cymraeg on each Campus
  • Support in main qualification
  • Support in tutorials
  • Submitting work in Welsh
  • Sitting exams in Welsh
  • Opportunities to be a Welsh Ambassador
  • Volunteering opportunities in Welsh
  • Futures support in Welsh
  • Wellbeing and Safeguarding support in Welsh
  • Maths support in Welsh
  • Welsh-themed activities
  • Signposting to external activities in Welsh
  • Mentoring in Welsh
  • UCAS/HE Application support in Welsh
  • Learning Support in Welsh
  • Opportunities to learn Welsh

Your Language; Your Rights

The Welsh language belongs to you. Under the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011, you have the right to receive services and support through the medium of Welsh if you so wish. As a college, we would like to encourage you to make the most of these rights during your time with us.  You have the right to the following: 

  • Letters, forms and correspondence from the College in Welsh 
  • Welcome booklets and prospectuses in Welsh 
  • To apply for financial assistance in Welsh 
  • A Welsh speaking personal tutor 
  • Access to a counselling service in Welsh 
  • Meetings related to complaints, disciplinary issues and support in Welsh 

And, subject to the approval of your course’s awarding body, you have the right to:  

  • Submit work in Welsh 
  • Certificates in Welsh 

Calendar of Welsh-themed events

Here at Coleg y Cymoedd we have a calendar of events to celebrate our Welshness. Here is a list of some of them. Join in the celebration on across the College!

16 September – Owain Glyndwr’s Day

15 October – Shwmae Sumae Day

7 December – Welsh Rights Day

11 December – Llywelyn the Last Day

25 January – Santes Dwynwen Day

10 February – Welsh Music Day

1 March – St David’s Day

27 February – 3 March – Welsh Week

29 May – 3 June – Urdd Eisteddfod

June – Ffiliffest

July – Parti Ponty

5-2 August – National Eisteddfod

Useful websites

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol – The Coleg works across Wales to develop Welsh language medium opportunities for students. It funds Welsh medium lecturers and offers scholarships for students to study through the medium of Welsh. http://www.colegcymraeg.ac.uk/en/

Cysill and Cysgeir – a Welsh spellchecker and dictionary – available on all College computers under the folder ‘Cysgliad’. They’re also available on-line https://www.cysgliad.com/

Porth Termau – Terminology for the world of education https://termau.cymru/?lang=en

Welsh Government – all kinds of information about Welsh languages legislation and strategies https://gov.wales/topics/welshlanguage/

Selar – Latest Information and news about the Welsh contemporary music scene https://selar.cymru/

Wicipedia – The Welsh language version of Wikipedia https://cy.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafan

Golwg 360 – A Welsh language weekly on-line magazine https://golwg360.cymru/

Menter Iaith Rhondda Cynon Taf – a local organisation in RCT that encourages local enthusiasm to use more of the Welsh language – they arrange all kind of activities for all ages. http://www.menteriaith.cymru

Menter Iaith Caerffili – a local organisation in the Caerphilly area that encourages local enthusiasm to use more of the Welsh language – they arrange all kind of activities for all ages. http://www.mentercaerffili.cymru/

S4C – The Welsh Language television channel – http://www.s4c.cymru/

National Centre for Learning Welsh – https://learnwelsh.cymru/

The Coleg Cymraeg creates training and study opportunities in Welsh and inspires
learners, students and apprentices to use the Welsh skills they have. We are
grateful to the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol for the investment and support.
You can read more about the work of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol here.

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