Washington DC WELSH

Cymdeithas Dewi Sant

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). 


Lingo Newydd

  • 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)


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.