Working Bilingually in the Third Sector

Date: 15 June
Location: FLVC Corlan, Mold Business Park
Trainer: Siwan Tomos a Ffion Alun
Fee: £85 + VAT / £75 + VAT for IAITH members
Time: 13:00 pm - 16:00 pm


The aim of the session is to give organisations information and confidence to develop the use of Welsh in their workplaces and when delivering services

Audience: The training in intended for: 

  • Managers and frontline staff who want to develop bilingualism in their organisation
  • Officers who are responsible for their organisation’s language policy
  • Individuals who want to know more about the significance of working bilingually 


Attendees will :

  • Receive an introduction to language awareness
  • Discuss the advantages of delivering bilingual services
  • Look at legislation and public policy with regard to devloping bilingualism
  • Look at service users’ experinces
  • Receive information and discuss practical ways of supporting bilingualism in the organisation  
  • Recognise barries and have at go at problem solving
  • Look at examples of good practice
  • Have an opportunity to network over a cup of tea 


Siwan Tomos is the Director of Education and Training at IAITH: the Welsh centre for language planning.  Siwan joined IAITH at the end of 2011 from an youth work background. She is responsible for our community focused projects. She is also an experienced trainer and has provided language awareness training to a host of organisations across Wales including the National Assembly, Ceredigion County Council, the County Voluntary Councils, Welsh National Opera and Hywel Dda Health Board.

She also contributes to community-based research projects at IAITH

Ffion Alun has worked for IAITH as an Estyn Llaw Development Officer over the past 3 years. She is a skilled trainer and has previous experience through her work with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and Careers Wales.

In her role at IAITH, Ffion has worked with a range of third sector organisations and community groups across Conwy encouraging them to participate in different consultations