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Summer Course attracts more learners

20 July 2016

Image of some of the 2016 Summer Course learners
Some of the 2016 Summer Course learners

Cardiff University’s Welsh for Adults centre has seen an increase in the number of registrations for its intensive Summer Course, with more than 180 learners signed up.

This is the highest number of registrations that the centre has experienced in recent years and is an endorsement of the strength and excellence of the programme in Cardiff.

The course attracts learners from around the world and this year five bursaries, worth up to £2,000, were awarded to learners from America, Australia, Hungary, Poland and Patagonia. Alongside the international bursaries, two home bursaries were awarded to learners from the local area.

The purpose of the Summer Course is to enable learners to complete a full Welsh course, which would usually take nine months or more, within just four weeks. There is also flexibility built in to the programme for the learners. The course is split into two-week blocks (half a level completed in one two-week period). Learners can choose to tailor the amount of time they take to complete the course to suit their own circumstances – over a fortnight, a month, six or eight weeks.

The classes are scheduled to reflect a working day, between 9,00am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

In addition to the formal learning a number of social events and activities are organised. This is an opportunity for learners to get to know each other, share experiences and practise their language skills in informal settings.

Find out more about Welsh languages courses at Cardiff.