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The first primary language centre opened in 1984 and due to its astounding success, other centres opened soon afterwards. Today, there are four centres in Gwynedd. The primary centres are located in Caernarfon, Dolgellau, Llangybi and Penrhyndeudraeth.

The aim of the Language Centres is to provide an intensive Welsh course to newcomers to the County in order to enable them to blend into the bilingual society and fully participate in bilingual education experiences.
This provision is central to supporting primary and secondary schools to implement the current Language Policy.
(Welsh in Education Strategic Plan 2017-2020)

Pupils from 6 - 11 years old who are newcomers to the County are welcomed into their nearest Language Centre for a term's course. Sixteen pupils at most will attend each centre, apart from Dolgellau which accomadates 8 pupils.

Gwynedd Language Centres Pamphlet (coming soon)

 

Structured course
The course has been carefully planned to ensure success. The lessons have a clear structure that develops week after week to offer standard language to pupils.

Lively and fun course
A lot of emphasis is placed on enjoyment, as this will ensure that pupils gain the confidence needed to use the language effectively.

Multimedia and cross-curricular course
Through the medium of drama and singing, mathematics and science, physical education and art and many more subjects, the children are immersed in the Welsh language. This is reflected in the teachers’ work plans. This enables the pupils to return to their schools to follow the curriculum in Welsh.

In order to ensure appropriate follow-up in schools, teachers at the Centres will offer an after care service to the pupils after returning to their schools.

Am fwy o wybodaeth an gyrsiau i rieni/oedolion, cysylltwch a'r ganolfan iaith leol. (Cymraeg yn unig)

 

Polisi Diogelu Data (Welsh only available)

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