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Welsh/ Bilingual Education for All – Mapping the current provision

Dr Gwennan Higham on behalf of Swansea University and IAITH have received a grant from the Learned Society of Wales to hold a series of workshops on the theme of Welsh/Bilingual Education for All: Widening International Immigrants' Access to Statutory Welsh-medium Education. 

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(Added on 14/10/2021)

Placemaking for a Thriving Welsh Language

25 November, 10:00 – 1:00

* Please note, this event will be delivered bi-lingually with simultaneous translation available

How Community & Town Councils can contribute to the Welsh Well-Being Goal

The Welsh language is part of the social and cultural fabric in all Welsh towns and communities and contributes to their own distinctive sense of place and traditions. This Network Event is aimed at town and community councils who are taking steps to make more use of Welsh themselves, support the use of Welsh in their communities, and thinking about or involved in placemaking/planning.

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Summary Placemaking for a Thriving Welsh Language , 25th November 2021

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(Added on 07/10/2021)

Nation of Sanctuary? - Watch again

A chance to watch again, as part of the Eisteddfod AmGen programme

5th of August at 4:00pm

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(Added on 04/08/2021)

Nation of Sanctuary? The experience of refugees making their home in Wales

This year IAITH: The Welsh Centre for Language Planning is hosting an event to discuss the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers of settling in Wales. 

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(Added on 14/07/2021)

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IAITH is looking forward to starting  to pilot a new course on language assertiveness with Mudiad Meithrin as part of the LISTEN project.      

The LISTEN project is piloting a training programme that helps speakers of regional and minority languages express themselves in their own language while feeling calm and self-assured.

  • The training will offer strategies when people are unsure whether their counterparts speak the same language.
  • This methodology will be supported by reading material, videos, and resources.
  • The main outcome of the LISTEN project will be the development of a methodology for adapting the concept of 'language confidence' to specific situations and developing courses  for speakers of minority languages.

For further details contact post@iaith.cymru 

https://www.iaith.cymru/uploads/general-uploads/Hyfforddiant_Pendantrwydd.pdf

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(Added on 22/03/2021)

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The LLECHI, GLO a CHEFN GWLAD partnership invites you to a webinar on Thursday morning, 25 February (11.00 – 12.00 am) to celebrate the first year of this innovative project. The new leaders themselves will introduce you to their work locally and highlight the exciting cross-fertilisation that has resulted from their collaboration. And to question them on the detail of their work we have the journalist Dylan Iorwerth. 

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iJn_fkSxSZeM6B5HdlE29A

For help or further details contact post@iaith.cymru  

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(Added on 12/02/2021)

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The Welsh Government has published IAITH’s study of beliefs, behaviours and barriers affecting parental decisions regarding childcare and early education. The study focuses on a sample of parents who were not accessing government-funded early education or childcare.

The report is available here:https://gov.wales/parent-beliefs-behaviours-and-barriers-childcare-and-early-education

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(Added on 15/01/2021)

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Placemaking is the Welsh Government’s way of realising the Wellbeing of Future Generation goals through the planning system. At the “Eisteddfod Amgen” (the virtual Eisteddfod) in August Owain Wyn, BURUM and Dr Kathryn Jones, Cwmni IAITH  presented a webinar  looking  at land use planning in Wales from the perspective of “a Wales ...with  a thriving Welsh language”, and in particular, the Government’s target of realising a million  Welsh speakers by 2050.  This article by Owain summarises that presentation and discusses from an interdisciplinary perspective what planners can and should do to strengthen Placemaking's contribution to the national effort.

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(Added on 04/12/2020)

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The Listen project on language assertiveness has launched a new multilingual website https://listen-europe.eu/

The website gathers project information and news, as well as providing a platform for future project developments.

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(Added on 25/11/2020)

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Welsh Government has set an ambitious policy framework for Welsh with its Cymraeg 2050 document (Welsh Government: 2017). The document has received widespread support from a large number of members from all parties of the Welsh Parliament. However, despite this, and the goodwill towards Welsh across Wales, Welsh continues to face significant challenges.

Below, we outline some ideas that Welsh political parties could consider when drawing up their manifestos for the proposed national election.

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(Added on 13/10/2020)

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