Sadwrn Siarad is a national one-day, FREE event funded by the Welsh government, giving you the opportunity to meet other learners, to practice your Welsh, to try free Welsh lessons (for all levels of ability) and to enjoy a free gig! Of course, this year’s event is an exclusively online one. But there still plenty going on!
There’ll be a lesson in the morning
There’ll be an opportunity for a chat in the afternoon
There’ll be a gig with singer Gwyneth Glyn
To find out more and to book your place, click on the following link and scroll down the page to find what’s happening in your area -
Otherwise, type ‘Sadwrn Siarad’ in to Google / Facebook and Twitter to see what other events and opportunities are available to you on this, the world’s largest Welsh lesson!
Aim high! I had no idea what to expect regarding the levels so I just jumped in! As there’s no cost there’s no risk if you run away after the first break but sometimes they will let you switch to another level if its not for you Go for it!!
@gisella-albertini, I totally agree with @Cetra on this. I jumped straight into an intensive Canolradd course and it was fine. I was more ready to talk than most other participants, through probably the least grammatically accurate. Next I plunged into an Uwch course which turned out to be revision for the exam - but again it was fine. Go for it! As @Cetra says, you have nothing to lose.
@Cetra and @Betterlatethan
Alright, I went for something more challenging - although I prefer not TOO challenging, cause I’m not much of a classroom kinda person, so I don’t want it to end up being too stressful. And at the same time, I’d hate to leave before the end.
So my compromise was going for the middle: Canolradd!
Same area as @theresacorbett. If I get bored with Canolradd, I’ll try to join yours!
Wel o wel, how was your day?
My morning lesson was fun! Nice group and tutor, and level was fine.
Then OMG moment when I found myself in the 150+ people chat group with the interview to Gwyneth Glyn, and I didn’t quite get everything. But it was interesting, and I think I had a quick glimpse of @Cetra and @Hendrik, and a few more I’ve seen before in chat groups - before we got all split. Had a nice chat with three ladies in Wales, and actually really enjoyed the gig!
It was a good session, there were 14 in my group plus the tutor. I spotted @Hendrik in the same group. Our tutor said we weren’t learners we were fluent. It was fantastic seeing so many people for the second part, I did spot @gisella-albertini briefly. Since the learn welsh sessions have had to be online it’s been amazing the variety of places people come from, today included Dubai and Ireland. I enjoyed the gig once I’d found where it was.
I was kind of expecting a live gig on Zoom, so I was a tiny bit disappointed when I found out that it was “just” a pre-recorded video, but then again there is the upside of a) better quality overall and b) the possibility to watch it again: