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Former students reach the Welsh Learner of the Year Final



A former student of the School of Welsh has reached the final of the Welsh Learner of the Year competition. Rhian Dickenson graduated from Cardiff University in 2006 with a joint honours degree in Welsh and History. She was raised in Gilwern but now resides in Abergavenny with her husband and daughter and is head of the Welsh Department at King Henry VIII School in the town.

One of the others to reach the final has attended courses at our Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Welsh for Adults Centre. Isaias Eduardo Grandis is originally from Cordoba before he and his family settled in Trevelin at the foothills of the Andes in Patagonia. He came to Wales in 2009 and took an intensive language course with the Welsh for Adults Centre at Cardiff University. He has since returned to Patagonia and is now a Welsh tutor at the Welsh School of the Andes among other things.

37 have competed for The Welsh Learner of the Year competition and four have reached the final round. The four will compete for the Welsh Learner of the Year trophy at this year’s National Eisteddfod in the Vale of Glamorgan.