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Honouring Learner of the Year

26 February 2018

This year, the winner of the Learner of the Years at the 2018 National Eisteddfod will receive a special trophy presented by Cardiff University’s School of Welsh.

The Learner of the Year completion was launched during the New Year Course for Learn Welsh Cardiff, on Saturday 13 January. The winner will be announced during the Cardiff National Eisteddfod between 3 and 11 August 2018.

Lowri Bunford-Jones, Welsh for Adults manager at the School of Welsh, said: “We are very proud to support the Learner of the Year completion this year by contributing the trophy that the winner will receive as well as three trophies for those who reach the final round.

“It was a privilege to host the launch of the completion during our New Year Course and for our current learners to see the support and admiration that exists in Wales for their efforts to learn Welsh in adulthood. Our learners choose to learn Welsh for a variety of reasons, from a desire to converse with family and friends to professional workplace purposes, however, by leaning the language they become part of a wider community.

Lowri added: “With the Welsh Government’s target of reaching a million speakers by 2050 it’s important that the opportunities to learn Welsh increase. The School of Welsh is playing its part in creating this provision, from formal undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to the Welsh for All programme, which allows Cardiff University students to learn Welsh free of charge, and Welsh for Adults and Welsh in the workplace activities.”

The entry form for the Learner of the Year completion can be found on the Eisteddfod website (open to anyone over the age of 18 who has learned Welsh to a high standard). The closing date is 31 March.

For more information on the School of Welsh’s range of programmes, please visit the website, or alternatively visit Learn Welsh to find out more about the Welsh for adults courses available in Cardiff.

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