Conwy's Welsh language learners joined together for a 'Hwyl yr Ŵyl/Fun Fun' evening at Coleg Llandrillo's Rhos-on-Sea campus recently.

The evening was an opportunity for learners on different levels to come together, meet new people and try out their linguistic skills while participating in a quizzes and a variety of games, after recently completing an intense period of learning.

The college's Welsh for Adults co-ordinator, Llinos Jones, said:

Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The learners have made very good progress and this type of evening is a great opportunity to build on their confidence and to practise speaking the language outside of the classroom. Learning Welsh can open the door to new opportunities and experiences.

One student said:

The whole evening was excellent: engaging and good fun. We have enjoyed expanding our Welsh vocabulary. It has been challenging in parts, but we welcome the chance to test ourselves. Having a command of the Welsh language has numerous benefits in day-to-day life.

The event was organised by Learn Welsh north west, which has courses available on every level in Anglesey, Conwy and Gwynedd. Courses are delivered on behalf of the National Centre for Learning Welsh, which was established in response to the Welsh Government report, 'Raising our sights: review of Welsh for Adults'.

The Welsh language continues to thrive, in fact, around half a million people in Wales speak Welsh; that's around 19% of the population.

For more information about learning Welsh in the Conwy area please email Llinos Jones at jones10l@gllm.ac.uk

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