English and Welsh teaching in Welsh schools

By: Dylan Edwards

The BOGOF approach to language teaching. I like it! With Wales building up to a target of 1 million Welsh speakers by 2050, it’s interesting to see how they’re going about it.

Why a Welsh language education is about giving your child more choice – not taking it away

There are few issues as emotive in Welsh local government as changing a school from Welsh to English medium (or vice versa).

It combines understandably strong feelings that parents have about what is best for their children on one side and understandably strong feelings about the future of the Welsh language on the other.

The latest flashpoint is the decision to change two schools to Welsh-medium ones in Carmarthenshire.

https://nation.cymru/opinion/welsh-language-medium-education-school/

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English and Welsh teaching in Welsh schools

Dan Lucas  Identity Verified
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Seems fair enough Mar 17

If you live in traditionally Welsh-speaking parts of Wales, then the kids learn the language. It certainly enriched my education, and my own children seem to be doing fine. Having said that, this has been a bone of contention for decades. If the children are young, it shouldn't be any more of an issue than, say, learning through the medium of Norwegian in Norway. If they're joining late, in secondary school, then it can be a problem.

Dan


Chris S
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