A series of Welsh for Adults adverts, which will be broadcast until 14th January 2008, highlight the many benefits of learning Welsh. Celebrities such as Colin Charvis, Derek Brockway and Simon Weston, who are learning Welsh through the BBC’s Big Welsh Challenge, are endorsing the biggest ever campaign to encourage adults to master the language.
Welsh for Adults courses, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government are delivered through six new dedicated centres set up in accordance with the commitment made in Iaith Pawb (2003) the Welsh Assembly Government’s bilingual Strategy for Wales.
Education Minister Jane Hutt said:
As a Welsh learner myself, I know the benefits and the real sense of achievement learning Welsh can bring. I would encourage anyone interested in learning Welsh to make it their New Year resolution and contact their local Welsh for Adults centre to find out more.
For further information, visit www.welshforadults.org.
The TV ads will be broadcast on both HTV Wales and S4C until 14th January.
The six centres responsible for planning and funding the Welsh for Adults provision in Wales are:
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
University of Wales, Bangor
University of Glamorgan
University of Wales, Swansea
For more information about courses taking place locally, contact the nearest Welsh for Adults Centre; learndirect on 0800 100 900 or email@example.com
9 January 2008