Next Steps: building stronger reading & listening skills
NEW! Welsh Practice Group -- Meets first Saturday of every month, 10:30am-Noon.
Teaism at Penn Quarter, 400 8th St, NW., Washington DC. Nearest Metro station Archives-Navy Memorial (about a block away).
- Every-other-month magazine for adult learners, with articles color-coded for difficulty level and with extra vocabulary on every page. Easiest level assumes knowledge roughly equal to what you’d know after working through Cwrs Mynediad plus SSiW intro course.
- Subscription price to US is about 20 gbp. Subscription page: http://www.golwg360.com/cylchgronau-cwmni-golwg
Novels written for adult learners.
Available from www.gwales.com. Short novels with vocabulary at the bottom of the page. Easiest starter book is E-ffrindiau, by Lois Arnold (starts at about same skill level as Lingo Newydd; gets a little harder as it goes). Also recommended: Nofelau Nawrseries; Cant y Cant, by R. Alun Charles (book of 100 factual essays of 100 words each, on varied topics).
Pigion: Radio Cymru’s highlights podcast for advanced learners or fluent speakers. (Free)
- Podcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/pigion (Also available through iTunes)
- Vocab list for latest podcast: Available athttp://www.bbc.co.uk/radiocymru/safle/pigion// by clicking on ‘Y rhifyn diweddaraf’. Podcast of highlights from recent Radio Cymru shows, with brief spoken introductions (in Welsh) and with vocabulary lists available online.
Golwg www.golwg360.com (Free)
Online version of Golwg, a weekly Welsh-language magazine covering politics, culture, and arts. Included here because the site is free and there’s lots to read there. Not written for learners.