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Background

The Learning of Welsh as a Second Language

The Cardiff School of Welsh and Welsh for Adults Centre have a joint programme of research exploring aspects of current and possible future approaches to the teaching of Welsh as a Second (and Foreign) Language.

The aim of the programme is to develop new practical approaches to the teaching of Welsh that can be trialled in the WfA Centre, the School and elsewhere. Key questions addressed by the programme include:

The programme runs in collaboration with Professor Alison Wray of the Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy, who is an international expert on formulaic language in the language learning context.

The programme’s funded initiatives included: