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Cymdeithas Dewi Sant

Getting Started


Say Something in Welsh online course: www.saysomethinginwelsh.com  (Free)

  • Downloadable all-audio courses designed to build skill in speaking & understanding Welsh; lessons introduce important patterns & vocab and get you to practice them in different combinations.  Northern & Southern versions. 
  • Intro course (Course 1) is 25 half-hour lessons, plus 10 vocab lessons, plus short weekly listening and speaking practices – all free.   Paid subscribers (about $5/month) get access to daily intro-level practices, plus the Intermediate course (Course 2) of another 25 halfhour lessons, with vocab units & practices, plus an Advanced course (Course 3) which is gradually being published.
  • Website has an active & friendly discussion forum, map of SSIW learners around the world, & wiki of useful info.  Also runs weeklong total-immersion Bootcamp vacations in the west Wales village of Tresaith.


Teach Yourself series (recently renamed and reissued):

  • Teach Yourself Welsh Conversation, now renamed and updated as Speak Welsh with Confidence (CDs plus booklet).
  • Teach Yourself Welsh, now renamed and updated as Complete Welsh (CDs plus book) – available on Amazon.com.


Older versions are still available through Amazon or through www.bookfinder.com.  The two sets above are different in flavor – the ‘conversation’ set is more like Say Something In Welsh in being audio-oriented.


Welsh for Adults textbooks & practice CDs, used in standard classroom courses in Wales.

  • Series of 3 books & materials (first level: Cwrs Mynediad; followed by Sylfaen & Canolradd), in Northern and Southern versions.  Available from www.gwales.com


Cwrs Cymraeg --  annual weeklong Welsh course in the US:  www.madog.org

Next course:  July 19-26, 2015 -- Portland, Oregon. 

Cymdeithas Madog’s week of Welsh courses at all different levels (complete beginner to advanced), plus all sorts of activities.