IAITH Timeline

  • IAITH Cyf. established at Lampeter
  • Original staff team: Llinos Dafis, Siân Wyn Siencyn and Nest Gwilym
  • Provide pioneering advice and guidance on bilingualism to public bodies in West Wales
  • Begin publishing educational resources for ACCAC
  • First steps taken in delivering language awareness training
  • Gareth Ioan appointed CEO
  • Offices moved to Newcastle Emlyn
  • Development of first Welsh Language Scheme for Carmarthenshire County Council
  • Language awareness training defined and training resources commissioned
  • Dr Kathryn Jones joins staff
  • First annual lecture delivered by Emyr Llywelyn
  • Cyfiaith translation services established
  • Office established at St Asaph
  • Venturing Onward report commissioned by Welsh Language Board, pioneering report on local language initiatives
  • First county-wide language strategy developed for Carmarthenshire County Council
  • Estyn Llaw established as a support service for third sector organisations
  • IAITH awarded WLB commission to manage language transmission project. Twf established.
  • Steve Eaves and Elaine Davies join IAITH staff team
  • Launch monitoring of compliance service in relation to Welsh Language Schemes
  • Commissioned to provide language consultancy for Communities First
  • Begin to provide consultancy services in Ireland
  • Produce Iechyd Da! language awareness resource for NHS Wales
  • Facilitate WLB’s Bilingual Workplaces initiatives
  • Publish Social Networks and Young People’s Language Use for WLB with European Centre for Research
  • Establish Language Planners Wales as a network for LPP professionals
  • Develop pioneering behaviour change project Ma’ Dy Gymraeg Di’n Grêt
  • Publish Creating a Truly Bilingual Wales as a contribution to the debate around language legislation
  • Host a conference on The Language Order and Language Rights at the Temple of Peace, Cardiff, presided over by Lord Gwilym Prys Davies
  • IAITH Cyf. registered as a charity
  • Begin to provide consultancy services in Scotland
  • IAITH report on the experiences of Welsh speakers in health and social care informs ‘More than Just Words’ strategy.
  • Host conference on How to decipher the Census in partnership with Institute of Welsh Politics, Aberystwyth University
  • Develop Gweithredu’n Lleol (Local Action), WLB’s final publication
  • Establish post-graduate certificate in Language Policy and Planning in partnership with University of Wales Trinity St David
  • IAITH commissioned to pilot parent support project Tyfu gyda’r Gymraeg
  • Facilitate Y Gynhadledd Fawr (The Big Conversation) on behalf of First Minister
  • Assist Welsh National Assembly in implementing its Official Languages Act 2012
  • Provide language planning advice to Carmarthenshire’s successful bid to relocate S4C’s HQ in West Wales
  • Host conference on Language and Economy in partnership with Institute of Welsh Politics, Aberystwyth University