I’ve just finished course 3! I had to tell people who understand, not just my family They are pleased for me but don’t really get it. I started SSIW at Easter and have completed course 1, level1, course2 and course3.Have I retained it all?-No! Have I retained most of it?Yes!I think It’s a great way to learn. I hated French and Latin lessons at school(along time ago)and used to stare mutinously out of the window wishing I was somewhere else I wanted to learn Welsh even then-holidays in Tenby twice a year responsible for that. Recently I thought it might be possible to learn a few words of Welsh via the internet-I learned a lot more than that!.Is this the end? No it’s just the" end of the beginning " Reaching the (current) end of the course cheered me up after the Rugby on Saturday evening.If I can speak some Welsh can I pretend to be Welsh and support Wales now?I’m waiting for level 2 southern to be ready now. Hwyl
You can more then pretend you support Cymru! You CAN support Cymru! You HAVE TO ( - hehe) support Cymru!
I’ve started to support them long time before I could speak even one single Cymraeg word. (trying to remember what was the first phrase I’ve learnt … Shw mae! me thinks)
Llongyfarchiadau i ti. Da iawn!
And yes … this is only the beginning. Learning a language never stops in a lifetime. There’s always something new to be learnt or something you didn’t know quite yet. Well done!
Wowzers!! Llongyfarchiadau indeed!
That’s an amazing achievement. You should feel really proud.
Llongyfarchiadau from me, too! That is a huge and impressive achievement! Da iawn ti!
(I’m only about 1/3 of the way into Course 2, but I want to pretend to be Welsh, too )
Da iawn! That’s a fantastic achievement.
That’s brilliant Maureen. Well done! You have raced through that at quite a pace! (I started in March and have completed Course 1&2 and Level 1(Northern)). I’m very impressed at how much you have covered in that time!! Like you I was absolutely useless at French at school and it has been a revelation for me and beyond thrilling that I can actually do this Course. Being able to speak some Cymraeg has made me incredibly happy and I am determined to learn more and more.
Now you can watch S4C and listen to Radio Cymru and spend lots of holidays in Cymru speaking Cymraeg!!!
Wow - that is a truly remarkable rate of work! Huge, huge congratulations - absolutely fantastic…
Thank you so much for all the encouraging comments. I can take no credit whatsoever for any success I may have had. It’s all down to the method! A huge thank you to all at SSIW for creating such a great resource. Its been an incredibly fun way to realise a long held ambition.
It’s a delight to hear that kind of praise - thank you so much! - but as we ALL know, the course is no good at all unless people put the (very serious!) effort in as well. So let’s share the credit…