Learners in PortTalbot

Is there anyone from Port Talbot learning on here please

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@JohnYoung might know - he’s not too far away in Skewen :slight_smile:

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Thanks for reply Skewen is not that far away. Joined today and looking forward to learning

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Well a huge welcome to the forum in that case :smiley:

Anything you need to ask, this is the place!

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@Oddsandgirl I’m in the US so nowhere nearby, but I just wanted to say Welcome to the forum!

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Just joined today & from PT :blush:

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Wow it sounds like things are warming up nicely in Port Talbot!

Welcome Siân, welcome @Oddsandgirl!

You’ve both found the forum which is a great place for answers.

Pob lwc!

Rich :slight_smile:

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Welcome Sian! Great to have you here! :slight_smile:

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Croeso, OddsandGirl, i’r ffrwm (Welcome to the forum)! Nicky Roberts who was Welsh Learner of the year in 2018, is a member here, and has his own website for learning Welsh, has a webpage listing virtual and physical hangouts to learn Welsh. Unfortunately, none are listed for Port Talbot. However, there are several online/virutal meet ups. Perhaps one of them will work for you while you find a group to speak with in Port Talbot?

EDITED TO ADD - I’m unable to copy and paste the webpage. Easiest way to find the information is to search for ‘meetups’ in the search bar and click the link to take you to the page.

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Hi both and a grest welcome. Yes I’m living in Skewen, not far from you. Great to have you here.

Theres a great centre in Swansea, TyTawe in which you can have a cheap cuppa and a chat on Saturday mornings, or go to evening social events. Learners of all levels right from one sentence and some 1st language speakers, who love speaking to learners.

Also a new Welsh bilingual cafe in Clydach, and a handful of venues in Pontardawe and an SSiW meeting in Bridgend.

Also, there is a fellow learner in Neath. In the mean time, it will be great to keep in touch as we learn together.

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A very warm welcome to the forum @sian-11 and @Oddsandgirl :slight_smile: :star2:

I’ll mention this in the newsletter today. I’m sure there are a few SSiWers in Port Talbot now :slight_smile:

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I’m in Glais , so not that far either. I’ve been to Melys the bilingual cafe in Clydach several times and they are very supportive and do lovely food too. I keep meaning to go to Ty Tawe, but haven’t made it yet…

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Hiya I’m in Kenfig Hill Just started this week.

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Hi there, I’m Helen and I’m on level 1 Challenge 7/8 at present and I live in Margam. Really pleased to know there are other learners local to me, I really need to practice speaking and listening to actual human beings lol. :smiley:

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Hi, I,m up in Tonmawr equidistant from Port Talbot and Neath. I m lucky that the children go to Welsh schools so I can practice with them although one is a teenage boy so its mostly one way, I m not sure if he can understand or he’s just ignorant. I’m using the course recorded on my phone and then bluetoothed over the radio while I drive which uses “dead” time really well. If you re looking for someone to talk to I also tend to end english sentences with “diolch” which triggers some welsh speakers into action. I live in a village where welsh was spoken by my mothers generation, most had moved here from nearby Pontrhydyfen, but was then lost. We are now lucky to have a resurgence in that there are probably 10 to 20 children going to Ysgol Gymraeg castell Nedd/ Ystalyfera so although we ve skipped a generation we are now fighting back. I ve spoken to quite a few people within the village and have talked about setting up a welsh converstional meet locally perhaps combining those wanting to learn with the established speakers so if it comes about I ll post on here. Again, Cwmafan has got a large number of Welsh speakers and also there are sometimes trad music evenings held in the Brit and Rolling Mill, again, I ll post if I hear of anything. I know that there are also music evenings in Ty Abertawe, perhaps we can organise a trip. Thanks

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Hello Sian, glad to have someone else from PT on here, will be good if we can chat and help each other
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We could arrange a group chat on a hangout as a start?
Not sure how to add people as friends on here, still finding my way around.
I’m on week one.

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Hi Carin (?). You don’t have to add friends as such. All forum members can join in any discussion. It’s all very friendly and respectful and overlooked by moderators.

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Thanks John. I’ll have a look into maybe setting up a hangout for us all to have a chat if that’s ok.
Thinking 7pm one evening? If I manage to set one up I’ll pop up a link and wait to see if anyone else fancies joining me. Gulp, or will I be Billy no mates lol

For a place to meet up and have a face to face chat, there’s The Twenvle Nights, or The Margam Dear that I know of, any other suggestions for a place and a time? I’m free most days :slight_smile: